This lens is also still listed in the refurbished section of the Canon Direct Store but is out of stock at the moment. Worth keeping an eye on.
I got one for under $1000 like new from the Canon direct store. It was in their refurbished section. I did get it when they were having a 20% off sale. The 24-70/f2.8 L is out of stock right now, but you may want to check the site once or twice a day, nice lenses go fast. I've have very good luck with the Canon refurbished lens program - I think they are often better than new stock - each one is fully checked out and calibrated by a Canon tech before sale. They come with a 90 day warranty (vs 1 year for new), but I find that is plenty of time to see it there is a problem.
Best deals are on ebay 🙂