Never get mad, I just still don't understand why. Called a guitar center out of town. I was interested in a bass I had been interested in. Bass in topic is a Cort/Elrick Josh Paul Signature 5string. Since it's the holidays I thought I'd give it a shot since there were some discounts and mark downs going on and plus they'd had the bass awhile. Listed at $499.00. So after making contact with sells rep. He finds out the bass had been sold once, and was immediately returned do to neck adjustment problems. Now I'm asking what I could possibly get the bass for with knowing about the neck problem. $449.00 go figure still with no holiday discount.