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We have prices in Montreal at Photo Service and L.L. Lozeau that are often cheaper than Vistek by a few dollars. We can rent pro equipment at both stores. There are other stores such as Dumoulin, Royal Photo, Simon's Camera that sometimes have price variances that make it worthwhile to shop there. The reason why some people from Quebec may buy from Vistek is that they do not pay Quebec sales tax, only Federal (GST) sales tax, and shipping is often "free".
I have tax numbers, so buying from Vistek is more expensive for me, than locally.
As far as B&H, there is a price difference between local stores and prices paid at B&H. Case in point, if I wanted to buy a 5DII, I would save approximately $400, including shipping from B&H to Montreal, even using World Wide Saver. Include the battery grip, and it comes close to $600 savings. With an even canadian to us dollar, it makes sense to buy from B&H. I like to encourage local dealers, however when the price difference tops $75.00, I buy from B&H.
I am a main poster to Quebec Photos (www.quebecphotos.ca), a french-speaking photography forum, the biggest in Quebec (and in Canada), and people, including myself, speak highly of PCB equipment. There are quite a few owners of Alien Bees, and everyone is highly satisfied with the products. We're a few waiting our turn on the list to get the Einstein. The first one that gets it will organize a get-together to try it out, and comment on it to others.