So yesterday my husband and I drove to a small guitar shop some hour or so away from our house, just because band practice was canceled and we had nothing else we really had to get done. He said he had seen a Jackson guitar in this shop some months ago and wanted to find out if they were a verified Jackson dealer (he's a gui****, and loves his Jacksons). We get there...no Jacksons. Lots of Washburns though, but neither of us are especially interested in Washburns. The last Washburn I had was...less than satisfactory. It had major major fretboard problems and the worst fretjob I've ever seen. So when the owner/Luthier enthusiastically tried to get me to buy a BB15 5-string... which he claimed was an 800 dollar bass and he would part with it for 580.00 (they go online for 549.00 and are just your average entry level basswood body active 5 string) I was a bit "meh" about the whole place. The real kicker came when he said he could do a professional set up on my Fender P-bass for 175.00. :| I can have that done closer to where I live for almost 100 bucks less...fret level and intonation and everything. He then started to sorta diss the guy I normally take my stuff to as "simply a repair man and not a real luthier". Then he started to go on about how all Squier basses were absolute junk....and he's in there selling entry level Washburns :| Why do people try to talk to you like you're an idiot and think they want to hear you diss other luthiers and overcharge for not-so-great basses and services? Anyway. Just sort of a "cool story bro" story.