If you noticed or participated in the Talkbass poll on the site's homepage, over one-fifth of the respondents, (the largest percentage - 140 of us to date report spending over $2k (US) on bass gear in the last year. Or, 1291 GBP or 2047 Euros. That's a lot of buying power. I would imagine we aren't including Talkbass Supporting memberships, t-shirts and bass magazine subscriptions. Doesn't it seem that dealers in bass gear are really missing the boat by not supporting the site with their ads, at the very least???