This is a totally random post and a complete long shot. Somewhere between 6-8 years ago, I was living in Auburn, Alabama. Before moving there I had been living in Naples, FL with my father. Before I left to go to Alabama, I had dropped off my Aerodyne Jazz bass for a repair at a local independent music shop. I knew it would be a few months until I came back to get it since I was going out of state and I let them know. While in Alabama, the shop called me three times to ask/make sure I was coming back for the bass (they kept telling me since Christmas was coming up they could easily sell it if I wanted them to). Each time I was very clear that I would be home around Christmas time and assured them that I would definitely be coming to pick it up. Well, you can see where this is going. I get back to the shop, give them my claim ticket. The guy looks surprised and goes, "We don't even use this style claim ticket anymore." Anyways, he goes in the back and comes back out with an empty gig bag. They had sold the bass. The guy even told me that while in the back he called the person he sold it to and told me that it had been bought for a Christmas present for someone's son and that they really love it. He went on to tell me how they had attempted to reach out to me multiple times regarding the bass but could never get in touch with me and I never got in contact with them. Completely false, I spoke to them three different times and certainly did not have and un-returned messages from them. I even looked at the guy and go, "I know I spoke to Greg (I think that was his name, maybe Gary or something)," and he says, "Well, I'm Greg." I went on to ask how I could have known his name if we never spoke (no he wasn't wearing a name tag) and he just kind of fumbled around for some words. Anyways, he just kept saying that they tried to get in touch with me and they thought I wasn't coming back for it (complete lie). He then told me that he could offer me $100 off of a new bass if I wanted to buy one right then. Ridiculous. So, with my head absolutely spinning, I walked out the door and back to Alabama. Let me be clear that I realize how absurd this situation is and that I had the ability to bring legal charges. At the time I was young and just not thinking clearly. For some reason I kind of just "let it go". The point of this thread is not for everyone to chime in with how they would have demanded a new bass or at least the $$ it was worth in return. I'm sure that's what everyone would have done because I'm aware that is exactly what I should have done and would do now. The point of the thread is to find the bass. Not because I'm trying to get it back, I understand that whoever bought it purchased it fair and square with no knowledge of the situation and is completely innocent of wrongdoing. I honestly am just wondering where it is, what it's doing, how it's been enjoyed. Crazier things have happened on Talkbass. I know, total long shot. Just throwing it out there. Here are a few pics of me playing it in Orlando.