Since there have been past issues with newer members posting live auction links that members here are watching and/or bidding on, in the Bargain of the day thread, I'm starting a similar thread asking members to limit postings to Japan online ads, and any live auctions with a "Buy it Now" option, that way everyone has a fair chance, without unduly increasing watchers, bids, and final valuations. Pawn shop finds and local classified finds are also welcome. The only recommended guidelines are: 1- It's ultimately up to the buyer to decide if an item is really a good deal or not, so do your homework before laying down your cold hard cash. No post or poster is to be held liable, in the event sale of an item doesn't turn out to be a bargain. 2- If you want to list one of your items or a friend's items, best do so in the classifieds section. 3-To avoid frustrating watchers of regular format auctions, that aren't "buy it now" format or relists, please post only fixed price or relisted auctions with zero bids (that didn't sell at the same starting price the 1st time around). Sites that post Japan used equipment listings include digimart.net , j-guitar.com , ishibashi.co.jp/eng/ , Reverb.com "Buy it Now" auctions => Yahoo Japan + eBay Japan shops that ship worldwide : Bottom's Up Guitars Buy Japan Chuko Gakkiya Far East Guitars G'Seven Guitars Guitar Shelter Guitar shop Hoochies Guitar Traders Historic Guitar HYybrid Guitars Hyper Guitars Ishibashi Music (all shops) Kinko Music Co Music Plant Tsukuba Ohkubo kangakkiten Rockin' (Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Toyota, Kariya) Strato-Crazy VelvetSound Digimart Information in English??????????? There should be no Japan tax charged when buying direct from these shops. Happy hunting !