On which part of Houston do you live Cope? I am by Katy (West i-10) and I acquired one from the CC at Highway 6 & Westheimer (Southwest) for $59, and it was the last one. Tempted to get their last 5D, but I just purchased my 7D, 18-70, 50prime, and beercan last month.
Keep us upto date whenever you sell your 75-300 on ebay because Im thinking of purchasing a 28-300 to replace mine.
My neighborhood CC manager told me that they were a new store (true) and were never allocated any Minolta gear. I was out near NASA tonoght picking up a TV cabinet with my brother-in-law, and walked over to the camera department looking for 5D batteries. They didn't have any, and I casually asked if they had any Minolta equipmeny left, and the girl pulled out a silver 75-300. It scanned at $59.99, so I took it home. I think it's going to eBay, I am lens poor and have no more room at the inn.