Putting this in the humor section because it's better to laugh than to cry.
So the big bass buying adventure starts with a craigslist ad,.......
Guy advertises a musicman sub for $170. Shows a pic of the sterling ray,....hmmm,..pretty interested. I text him and we agree to $150.
I get my stuff together, jump in the car to go meet him,...and I get a phone call. He says he just finished researching the bass, and it's worth 600 bucks.
I tell him that's the new price of a sterling ray, not what they would sell for used. Ask how much he wants now, and he sticks to $600. I tell him lots of luck and turn around and head back home.
Next up is a Fender MIM fretless on GC's used site,..price drop to $149.99!
Try to get it yesterday, but store is closed for turkey day. Try to buy it via their online sales, but price still shows the old price of $299.99. Talk with customer service, they tell me to call the store this morning, they open at 7:00 AM,....that's 6:00 AM my time.
Set my alarm for 6:00, get up, grab some coffee and call. The manager tells me they are too busy to deal with a phone order, but will put the bass back for me and will call back in a few hours.
Around 10:00 I call back, ask for the manager, he comes on the line and tells me that when he pulled the bass, he saw a huge bow in the neck,....the truss rod is broken.....
...Maybe the moral to the story is,...be thankful for the nice basses i already have and forget about chasing "deals" online. Or maybe I should just be glad the only turkey I bought was of the edible variety.
Happy thanksgiving to all.