So I stop into the GC to see what's hanging. There's a used bass that catches my eye, a MIM Fender Zone P/J active bass. It plays well and seems to sound ok given the adverse conditions (guy playing guitar nearby, general noise, unknown amp, probably needs new strings and a setup,etc). Best of all it's light and I like the neck. The bad part is, it's been refinished by an amateur with what appears to be black primer paint. There are paint drips on the edges, and brush marks on the back, and it appears they either painted over some tape, or maybe some sort of filler on the back. The original red finish is showing through in spots, but it's impossible to tell what all is going on under the slopped-on primer paint. In short, it's all kinds of ugly. And it's tagged $299. So I take it to the counter, thinking they'll be happy to come down at least $100 on the price. Nope. The guy says they aren't allowed to go any lower until corporate headquarters tells them to. He agrees with me that nobody is going to pay $300 for the thing, but he can't budge on the price. I ask how long it's been hanging there at that price. They tell me, since December. So I walked out with my money in my pocket.