Warning minor rant to follow with maybe a little bit of lessons learned- so don't read if you aren't interested. It took me many years to learn, but I am done buying any new bass unless it is a custom one (particularly Fenders) - I have taken a MAJOR HIT on every Fender bass I bought new- like a 45-50% hit EVERY time I go to sell it. Doesn't matter whether it has been a MIA or MIM. Doesn't matter whether I bought it new online with a 15% off discount or at the dealer. Doesn't matter whether I pay the extorniate Ebay fees or take my chances on Craigslist. Learn from my mistakes. Used or Custom all the way now- no in-between. (I am thrilled with my custom Carvin Jazz basses, so at least there is that. (and yes I know the pain I will feel if I ever tire of them and sell them). Long story short- Are MIA or MIM Fender worth the current sticker prices? Absolutely not, if you have any plans to sell it. Expect a 50% or greater loss.