I have to say I'm impressed. On this past weekend I ordered from an eBay vendor with a great reputation and a great price on the Panasonic 35-100m f/2.8 lens. The price was $1098 USD and about $25 for shipping for a totall of $1123 USD -- less than what I paid from my 12-35mm! Japan Post EMS (express mail service) tracking showed the lens shipped, cleared Tokyo outbound for the United States all by Monday night. On Tuesday night it was in JFK in New York City. On Wednesday the USPS attempted signature required delivery but my wife was out. Today (Thursday) she went to the post office and got it for me. I'm amazed at how fast this shipping and the system moved and processed this including clearing US Customs. THREE DAYS! Everything in the box is in Japanese, lol. But Panasonic has a worldwide warranty system so this isn't even "gray market". Fantastic. So far my tests of the lens are thrilling me. I love it. The vendor's ebay user name is: matsuiyastore Matsuiyastore store on eBay! The are Matsuiya International Ltd. of Kanagawa, Japan.