I orderded an Interepid 8 string about a year and a half ago or so. Still with import tax added it was a great price, IMO.
But the one thing that I was scared of was the no-warranty issue, so even if the guitar had arrived broken, there would have been no warranty whatsoever. I decided to take the risk, and I was lucky, the guitar arrived just fine. It had one minor dent on the edge of the fretboard, but maybe such minor things are kinda usual in the lower price segment?