Okay, in the High and Lows thread I posted VERY excited because I won the top item on my want list...an item that has been on top of said list for over 2 DECADES! The Jumbo Machinder of Combattra! An item I wanted even before I knew it existed as Shogun Warriors were THE toys of my childhood, the Marvel comic featured 3 robots...Raydeen Dangard Ace & Combattra...I still have the Raydeen from my childhood and got Dangard a couple years ago...but Combattra was ALWAYS my favorite. So I find one on Yahoo Japan and place a bid....I won this morning! Needless to say I was THRILLED! posted that I finally got the number one item on my want list and left to go buy a couple movie toys. I get home and decide to see what the yen conversion rate is so I know how much to expect my card to get hit with only to see that the high bid I had placed and saw was still the high bid at auction end is gone, the new high bidder is a LOT lower than my bid. Confused I e-mail Celga and get a response. It seems that because I am not Japanese and not living in Japan the seller REFUSES to sell the item to me. Apparently he believes that any Japanese toy he sells can only go to someone living in Japan with assurances that it will not be sold to "outsiders"! WTF!!! The seller then e-mails me saying that these toys were only intended for Japanese people and that I have no business placing a bid to "steal beloved Japanese characters from their homeland". So now I'm not only REALLY dissapointed that I thought I had won something that was very special to me, I get this load of crap from the seller himself...who decided that despite thefact he no longer wishes to own the item, he's willing to cut his sale by over $200 to make sure someone with Scottish / Danish ancestory from California doesn't "sully" the toy....but I'm getting more and more PISSED OFF! He cut the prices of several of his items as he eliminated any bidders from proxy sevices. It's just assinine. Don't want to sell to foreigners...sell them to a used toy store in Japan. I'm sure THEY would have been more than happy to take my money with a smile.