An interesting question came to mind today as I heard a radio commercial for a certified pre-owned car. What if some high-profile bass manufactures (and other instrument manufactures) offered certified pre-owned high-dollar instruments? The way I envision the typical process would be: Brand name X has the program offered to its retailers that outlines the assessment criteria, general pricing strategy, marketing support plan, and commission structure that allows both brand name X and its retailers to profit from each transaction One day, an owner of a bass, made by brand name X, sells or trades the bass to a music store that is an official retailer for brand name X. The music store assesses the bass to see if it meets all criteria. If it does meet all criteria, then it's put through brand name X's certification process and marketed as certified pre-owned Now, that's just my take on a potential high-level program. Do you guys think the industry could make money with something like this? Do you have other ideas of how programs could operate?