[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2121942]You can buy one from Japan right now!!
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I’ll pass though for that price ;)[/QUOTE]
I’d still advise to be cautious. Sold in and shipped from Japan does not necessarily mean Made in Japan…
A good example is the Casio line of watches (G-Shocks, Pathfinders, etc). It is possible to get a watch shipped from Japan, a model/version only sold in the Japanese market, but it’s Made in Thailand, China, etc. It’s best to ask the seller first to avoid unnecessary surprises.
If you ask and don’t get an answer, chances are it’s “nay”. If it’s MIJ, the seller will likely answer promptly.
Yes, I would consider paying $399 for a MIJ Buffalo drive as well. But in this case, they are selling MIC products at MIJ prices. To me, that is not right, not fair. LOL. Sony has done that, just about every company has. If they want to make MIC products, at least adjust the price downwards accordingly. But the execs are pocketing same profits for lesser quality…well if the consumers don’t particuarly care…I would probably do it too.