Re: Questions about how Ibanez retails products
I know it isn't, and I wouldn't, but someone who wants a particular model will go out of their way to get it.
The way word spreads around the world and the ease of getting around it make that argument largely irrelevant in today's world. I could understand if it was ssomething like a J. custom, but models in the RG series not being available in Australia (eg, rg470 with a mahogany body)? Or how about an ICT700. We can't get that here either. That plain and simple doesn't make sense to me.
I can understand a retailer choosing not to stock an item, but to not have that option in the first place is a different story. One of my local shops has offered to ship in models on request from the catalogue, but what if the model I want isn't in there.
I don't buy that different models/different markets argument. Maybe if I was around 20 years ago I would've, but not now.