Every bass o' mine I got used and was either a good deal or a damn great deal!
In order of acquisition; Fender Aerodyne (2007 CIJ):
$376 shipped from a pawn shop down in Alabama (they have a website and will send pics). It has some chips in the paint here and there, but it was in magnificent condition. Had it set-up and all they had to do was restring it and clean out the pots. Squier Standard P-Bass Special (probably 2007-08, CII, Refurbished):
$250 shipped from fretjoe
. My absolute favorite! Squier Affinity Jazz Bass:
$115 from Musician's Friend. Barely used, sounded great, only had one ding on the underside. My first "beater/travel bass". Squier Standard Jazz Bass (2008, CII):
$285 including shipping, stand, gig bag and instructional book w/. CD & DVD. Squier Deluxe Jazz Active V (2009, CII):
Traded the Affinity Jazz to subsidize this purchase. $259 shipped, before trade-in. Squier Standard P-Bass Special (2000, CII): (is there a pattern here?!)
I just got this yesterday for $100, before shipping ($10) and a one-year protection plan ($15). So the total is a tidy $125. I wanted another "beater/travel bass" (thus the protection plan) and I saw this, and since I love the P/J configuration and the Jazz neck, it was a no-brainer, especially for the price.
Here's the "usual suspects", sans the Affinity, which I sold before taking these pics, and the newly acquired P-Bass Special, which is in a nice sunburst color. Once I turn the pickguard black and maybe throw on some DR Black Beauties, I'll add the new pics.