After my Chatting Bird purchase the other month, I decided to trawl more and wander right into the depths of one of them with some google translation. Next thing you know, I've bought 2 MIJ RG's for less than the cost of a Squier.
I don't know what the exchange rates and import taxes are like for those of you in the US and UK/EU, but given how low the prices are on these auctions, I urge you to give it a shot. I've had a few transactions on JAUCE and they've gone smoothly. The only headache are the fees but even taking them into consideration, I'm still WAAAAAY on top and have access to a plethora of Japan only guitars like this one that's on its way.
Hell, even just for a browse it's still cool seeing the odd guitars available and cool ones not released overseas including all the old MIJ Jacksons, Charvels and Ibanezes.
Yahoo Japan Auctions. eBay Japan
Now to find me a pre Caparison, Jackson Soloist Custom Special.