Thought I'd already posted here, but... I have two.
1) More than a decade ago, I was in my old local shop out in western Mass, and saw a cool looking RG they had hanging up. It was what looked like an alder body, quilted maple top, trans purple finish a little sun-faded but still pretty cool looking, with real Dimarzios and a slightly thicker than normal neck that was ppretty comfy. Sounded awesome too. There was something funky up with the neck, though, where there was this little metal insert where the headstock met the neck - I thought maybe it was a really weird headstock repair or something, I couldn't figure out what it was but it made me nervous enough that the $400 price seemed a bit much. I was home from college for the weekend, so I left the guitar in the shop, drove back up to school, and literally that next week saw a picture of a USRG.
It was gone the next time I was there.
2) A couple years ago, I bought a RG1527 used off a local forum member on a different board. I wasn't really in the market but it was a cool looking guitar, had Dimarzios, and he kept cutting the price, so finally I offered to buy it from him at the price a cut or two before (I think I paid $450 or $500 for a guitar he'd just cut to $400). Bought him dinner too when we met up to do the handoff - he was in school, needed the money, and it seemed like the right thing to do. To this day, I've never played an Ibanez with a better neck - not my 7620, not my 2027, not my 762, not my PWH, not even my CST (note that I only still own the PWH and 762). The thing smoked, and was just such an obscenely well made guitar, but unfortunately I absolutely could not get on with the DActivators. So, I sold it to another buddy of mine locally, who eventually traded it to another forum member out in CO. A couple months went by and we were both starting to kick ourselves because we kept talking about how awesome the neck was, so my buddy got in touch with the guy he'd done the trade with, but he'd sold or traded it away and had lost track of the guitar. Best neck I've ever played on an Ibby - had I just swapped pickups, it probably would have been my PWH that got sold, and not the 1527.
Incidently, if any of you ever see a blue 1527 with an impossible to remove "top secret" sticker behind the bridge and white DActivators, tell me.