That's not the situation in Montreal Baird, the only store that carries Rickenbackers is Steve's music and there is a 3 year wait at the moment. I remember when I told my bass-playing friends that I had bought a Rick, they were all amazed. I get the feeling that in the ROC it's a lot easier to get your hands on a Rick than in Quebec. Here the only way to get one is through the used market, that's how I got mine ('74 mapleglo ). Small price to pay to live in Montreal though . As for Rickenbackers being overpriced, my personal opinion is that now they are worth what they're supposed to be worth. I feel that in that legendary period of time you often hear about, about ten years ago, when it is said that they sold for the likes of 1250$, is crazy! Had I only been older and capitalized on that.