Checking to see if anyone is traveling here from our Japan office anytime soon, a friend in the office mentioned he'd pick one up for me for $450. It's interesting that STAX USA has such a large pricing delta given that the import duty for this would be ~$22.50, plus freight and insurance even over Japanese MSRP, it seems like a large delta.
Edit: I am in no way criticizing Justin or the US distributors, I'm just suspecting STAX has a small presence in the US with high overhead. Alternatively, they may treat STAX USA as an independent satellite and are double dipping on margin for both orgs.
Edited by zerodeefex - 1/8/13 at 11:43pm