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Yeah, as far as I’m concerned, B&H is the way to go.
However, if you really want to shop around, go to Sony’s website, and compare prices only to the sites that Sony gives their thumbs up to. Otherwise you’re asking for trouble, with all the gray market goods out there.
TO save you a couple hundred bucks, only buy batteries off eBay. You can get generic batteries that work just as well as the real deal for next to nothing. I got a 10 hour battery for my GL-2 for $10 this way. You can also get most of your other accessories of eBay, such as lighting, tripods, etc. Don’t expect the same markdown as the batteries, but you’ll still get good deals.
On that note, while eBay might be great for accessories and whatnot, I would NOT recommend buying cameras there. I know too many people (myself included) who have been burnt buying a super cheap camera on eBay. It’s not uncommon for cameras sold on eBay to be abused or almost dead.
In short, if you’re trying to pinch every penny, eBay the accessories, and B&H the cameras. That will bring your $7500 down a bit.
Hope that helps!