I will admit I am an Amazon freak. I have bought many things from them and used sellers and not once have had a problem. Auto parts, cds, clothing items etc... However I am leary about buying a bass from them. The one thing I am afraid of is shipping. I love that shipping would be free and I would get a bass sans sales tax and shipping. But I am worried it would be shipped in a standard wedge box pulled from a warehouse with no cushioning and get banged up on the way to my house. Ive had basses shipped before. But from private sellers and have had good results. From a major seller. I just dont know. Ive had auto parts shipped that were basically pulled from shelves in standard packaging and shipped that way. No problems, but with a bass its scary to think of that being the same method. Anyone have any experience with buying any gear from Amazon?