Hopefully this is posted in the right spot. I just bought a used Rickenbacker 4003 bass from Guitar Center. It's in great condition, sounds fantastic, a real beauty... EXCEPT that the previous owner thought it a good idea to put stickers on the thing. I've seen other posts that try to figure out how to fix the issue -- and it doesn't look like there are great options. My question is different: What do you all think the devaluation is for a 4003 Rick with discoloration to the finish due to 2 stickers? + A 6"? vinyl sticker on the back of the bass came off easily and the discoloration is mild but noticeable to a future buyer. + A 2"? sticker on the front of the base uses a stronger adhesive and I haven't removed it yet - but I'm expecting a similar or worse discoloration. If the "99" on the metal jack input is the model year then it's a 1999. I do know it's pre-2006 because it doesn't have the push-pull for the 4001 sound. So it is possible the stickers have been on there for 12 or so years. This is in sunny Florida. GC has a 30 day return policy. So I plan on asking for a discount because a) I didn't buy it with discoloration in mind and b) I worry about resale value. They listed the bass at about $1890. I bought it at about about $1550 ($1450 w/ tax). I'll post photos later tonight when I can take some shots. But what do you all think? Is it a hundred bucks? Hundreds? More? Less? Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!