COMMENTS ON NY STORE, honesty, ethics Can you believe other things this store tells you? There are many ways an unscrupulous dealer can rip you off. You mentioned overcharging on shipping, misrepresenting merchandise (Thailand). In addition, they can take your money, ship a month later and have free use of your money. They can give you mint-used, or mint demo as new. They can overcharge for an extended warranty. >>>>>>>> Nevertheless, it's initial offer is the best I can find on the Internet and compared to > prices here in Holland, the difference is enormous! So, I will keep them to their offer.> IF you can keep them to ship you a new lens without an exhorbitant fee. You may not be able to "hold" them to selling you a "Thai" Carl Zeiss lens! Any "best" offer is worthless if they don't sell you what you expected at the promised price. It's not a real offer. Caveat emptor-buyer beware. Many of these "lowest" prices are higher than their competition when you add their S&H, etc, etc. I have purchased from reputable mail-order firms. No problem w/return or refund when the mistake is theirs. In one case, I bought a 3rd party lens which did not AF properly with a Nikon. They replaced it with another new lens, which worked fine. Best wishes on your getting the CZ 70-200.