I was going to by my jc from ishibashi but I found the same one cheaper at Umenaka.com I sent them an email a few days ago and haven't heard back. Do they ship internationally?
Also, ishibashi listed one of their J customs a lot cheaper on a seperate page. Could I use that to bring down the price? I'm not sure how flexible they are in price negotiations. They wouldn't give me a display model discount so I don't know if they would lower it. I would just ask but I don't have all the money quite yet so I don't want to bring them down and then ask them to wait. Also, if they never negotiate I'd rather not bring it up and stay on better terms with them.