Actually it was 50 bucks, but the seller included a well padded gigbag, cable, strap and guitar stand. So it was either a $50 guitar with free accessories or $50 accessories with a free guitar. It was one of those mom bought a bass for her son because he begged for one, but after a month he never played it again. Anyway, I bought this 3 year old very dirty and stickered up Affinity P-Bass on on Monday with the intention of learning how to do my own setups and see if I like a 34" after starting out on short scales. The setup part went very quickly... with the help of Talkbass setup info, the Fender website and my bass instructor I now know how to set up a bass and have this one playing about as well I think as an Affinity can play. From that standpoint it has already paid for itself. It also cleaned up to the point where it truly looks like a new bass. The biggest surprise however was how this Affinity sounds and plays. I am absolutely in love with it. If there was any doubt as to whether I would like a P-bass, that doubt is now completely gone. The neck, the tone, even the weight... everything feels fabulous about this bass. The band I've been rehearsing with is having our first public performance on June 9 and I'm almost positive I am going to use the Affinity instead of my Jag or Gretsch short scales. I've read some negatives on TB about Affinity basses but for the life of me after playing around with this one I cannot figure out why. I am going to have to go out and try a VM or CV P-bass because they must be REALLY amazing LOL!