So I hit up the GC yesterday with my friend and his dad. Me and his dad, both being bass players, went the little bass room while he tried out the Mesas. So i'm playing a couple basses, then I look up and guess what I see? A RICKENBACKER! I've been wanting to play a Rickenbacker since I signed up for Talkbass and my chance was finally there. There was the older Ruby Red John Myung Signature 6 string up there too, which I liked, but that's not as important as the Rickenbacker. So I have the dude take it down, and I start playing it. I really liked it, but I noticed it has flatwounds. I couldn't get the crunchy greatness to it's full potential. It was black with a white pickguard, and it was $1200 used. So I say to this guy, "Since this is used, can I get this for $800?" And he goes, "Ahh... the thing is, we barely make any money off these trade-ins" and immediately my bull**** alarm went off. I can get a new Rickenbacker for $1200 right? He said he would include a new set of strings and a strap, but I just think that's kind of ridiculous. Your thoughts?