I did a quick search on some of the Japan made Fender re-issues from the 80's, and some of these things are going for $1200-1800.
Maybe 3 years ago I picked up an '83 mij Tele Custom RI for roughly $300. It had been played heavily and had plenty of knicks, dings, and weatherchecking to prove it. Looked like more of a relic than my $4K CS Relic, and more importantly it played great. The prices these days amaze me.
the japanese fenders are damn good. nothing like the messican ones.