Wow, zombie thread! Theres a number of services which will bid on your behalf; Zordons mentioned one, Rinkya, and another I've heard of (but never tried myself) is Celga. Another alternative is that there a very few Japanese based retailers who will ship overseas. The second-hand anime goods giant Mandarake have an English language website that you can order from internationally.The third, and most expensive option, is to go to Japan. You might wnat to wait until the exchange rate settles down, though...!
"The power of bakers, the power of artists; even the power of witches! It must be a power given by God... sometimes we suffer for it."- Ursula, Kikis Delivery Service.