Are there any guitars that have a good trem that are under $400 US?
Guitar under $400 with good vibrato... New or used?
preferably new and if it matters i play mostly 80's Metal.
If you didn't mind going used, I'd recommend the PRS Santana SE. The problem is, as the price lowers, so does the quality - especially with the vibrato, or trem. PRS makes a good quality knife-edge whammy. Those things are solid. On others, just look at the whammy wrong and the guitar instantly goes out-of-tune.
You could get a Yamaha Pacifica for about $300, and a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS100 (probably the best trem in the world) for roughly $100
I've heard many many bad things about the edge III online but a worker at a guitar store was talking about how good they are. Is the worker wrong?