I'm finally able to afford a Rickenbacker 4003. My local music shop (which is an authorized Ric service center) will price match. That means that I can get that 2010 Ric 4003 (that's been sitting in the shop, unsold, for at least 5 months) for the same price as at MusiciansFriend. I played it in November and loved it. I really want it. I'm wondering what the profit margin on these basses is and how much I should offer for it. I'd like to calculate the depreciation but don't know if depreciation works on the only Ric for sale vs. standard depreciation for things like cars. They'll demand $1900-2000 (whatever MF is charging) but I'd like to pay closer to $1500-1600. Any suggestions on how to proceed?