I hope this one is in correct forum. Soon I'll pay a visit to the states for a business trip and while I'll be there I'm planning to buy my dream bass (14th bass, hush!) Gibson explorer bass. The Guitar Center store in the city I'm gonna visit, doesn't have it in stock. I contacted them and asked if they can order one for me. They required a down payment of 50%, which I accepted. Then when I asked about their bank details, they told me they'd require a full payment in advance. I understand their motive for asking a down payment and even a 50% is high but I accepted. But 100%, don't you think is it too much? Based on your experience, is it a common practice or a special treatment for me?