Let's ask the owners of this site if we could have a forum dedicated to the recovery of our stolen instruments. Where we could post serial numbers and or pictures/descriptions of our dearly departed. I wouldn't expect such a thing to end thievery, but if one member could get back just a single instrument, wouldn't that be worth it? What do you think? Our instruments are being sold somewhere and maybe some of us could could help. Between all our members, we are in contact with thousands of instruments for sale on any given day. Even if you don't find your long lost bass, maybe you will be able to help someone else find theirs. I'm sick of donating instruments to the black market(4 basses,6 guitars and a 48 channel mixer, etc.), aren't you? If you don't think much of my idea, try and think of a better one. This problem affects us all. I'm sure every single one of our members has been ripped off or knows someone who has. Let's make it our new year's resolution to try to help each other out with this problem. Thanks.