Ok guys and gals, It's already been established that I'm selling my Rick. I've decided to move on to a 5 string, and try out different sounding basses in the process. Here's the ebay link if any are interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=906721275 In my auction I stated that I'd ship to the US and Canada only (to keep it simple, and I rarely sell on ebay anyhow) yet today I got an email from a gentleman in Germany who wishes to purchase the Rick. He says he'll place his bid and pay w/ PayPal, if I agree to ship the bass to him in Germany after the close of the auction. My question is: Have any of you ever shipped a bass or anything of value overseas? Any idea on the base cost? Is there a lot of red tape? Is it really that much of a hassle? I've got 3 days left on my auction, and I'd like to get this guy an answer within say 24 hours... All your advice and stories(good OR bad) is appreciated. Thanks a bunch.