I just picked up a brand new Ibanez ATK300 for $300! I got it at a local Mom and Pop shop where I was stopping by to pick up some strap locks for my SRX500. The owner was helping some other folks out, so I wandered to the back where they keep the basses and noticed that he started carrying Ibanez. Nothing of interest except the ATK that had no price tag. Me: How much for the ATK? Owner: I dunno, how much? Me: I am asking you, there is no price tag. Owner: Oh, ummm $200 or $299... Me: Are you sure?! Owner: Why, is that too cheap? Me: Uhhh, no, that would be great! After he rings up the strap locks... Owner: So will you buy it for $299? At this point his assistant has just looked up the price on the computer and is printing out a tag to put on it. Owner's Helper: Are you really going to sell the bass for $299? Owner: I guess so, that is what I originally said. How much do we normally charge for it? Owner's Helper: $499. We bought it from Ibanez for more than $299... Me: So I can have it for $299 then? Owner: If you give $300 now you can have it, otherwise it goes back up on the wall for $499. Me: Sold. I have dealt with the guys at this shop before and they are the most laid back I have ever met. They also sold me the hard shell case that sells online for $149 for $90. As if that was not enough... when I got home, I noticed that when the A string was played at the 7-9th fret, the string was buzzing up by the nut (never had this happen before). So I went back down there 15 minutes before they closed and the owner set up the bass... free of charge! Turns out that the neck needed some more relief and now it is playing pretty darn smooth. The store in question in case anyone in the Atlanta area would like to deal with a killer shop is: Braswell Music in Suwanee. They have a US G&L that I got my eye on... Ox.