Are you serious Canon, with those prices..? All my L lens are second-hand and cost me less than you offer for your refurbished lens. Seriously, it would make sense to create something a little more dynamic in your promotion of these much sought after lens.
I trust this will happen. The pound is weak now. The euro too, should be some great(er) deals out there!
By the way, I paid 500euros for a 70-200 f/4 L ( non IS ) in Spain, in perfect condition! ( Casanovafoto )
Food for thought...