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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Iv only found one vendor for j customs but anyone know another reliable one?
....or am i just stuck with looking for ppl to buy off from?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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you can try www.ishibashi.co.jp
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A gentleman in japan , meetstursparkles ,on evlbay sells them from time to time and ships to the U.S. ,a few guys here ,including myself have bought from him.
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A gentleman in japan , meetstursparkles ,on evlbay sells them from time to time and ships to the U.S. ,a few guys here ,including myself have bought from him.
ishibashi was a couple hundred cheaper last time I checked, but rates may have changed
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If you want it cheap buy store direct. Why anybody would want to pay a $300 upcharge for nothing more than it being listed on e-bay is beyond me.
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If you want it cheap buy store direct. Why anybody would want to pay a $300 upcharge for nothing more than it being listed on e-bay is beyond me.
Now you tell us!
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I shouldn't have to tell you common sense

If you want to overpay feel free to buy one of mine, but at least you're guaranteed to get the best J Custom for your money.
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I shouldn't have to tell you common sense

If you want to overpay feel free to buy one of mine, but at least you're guaranteed to get the best J Custom for your money.
That is probably the best way to go, unless you know someone who can read or speak Japanese. I couldn't find crap on that Ishibashi website. Even on the translated pages.
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It looks like Meestursparkles at least has a good track record... so far. I can't knock him for making a few bucks with the translation and shipping. It's a little scary to think about how he got that nickname, though.
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That is probably the best way to go, unless you know someone who can read or speak Japanese. I couldn't find crap on that Ishibashi website. Even on the translated pages.
html is html, even in japan. hover over the links and see where they take you

Here's the stock they've posted online
http://1484.bz/c/search.cgi

Just email to order, they've got a ton of people that speak english.

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It looks like Meestursparkles at least has a good track record... so far. I can't knock him for making a few bucks with the translation and shipping.
Sorry but, it seems really stupid to me to pay hundreds more to save yourself 10 minutes of work. Even if navigating is too much work (just go to http://ishibashi.co.jp/store/ and search "ibanez j custom") you can just email ishibashi and have them take care of everything for you. I can't knock him for trying to make a few bucks, but I don't know why people are spending those extra bucks
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How much of a savings are we talking here? About $2300US shipped seemed resonable. How much cheaper is it direct from ishibashi? (in US dollars, sorry)
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Depending on the rate but around $1900 + $125. I actually pay more than that but my deals go through my buyer and he gets his cut.
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How much of a savings are we talking here? About $2300US shipped seemed resonable. How much cheaper is it direct from ishibashi? (in US dollars, sorry)
Just did a quick conversion

226800 * .95 (to get rid of japanese sales tax) = 215,460
215,460 + 16000 shipping = 231,460
231,460 yen = $1,967.96
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That seems like a significant savings. Thanks for the conversion help.
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