(a tip o' the hat to Joe Nerve) 1. I don't care about nicks, dents and scratches - so I have no fear of them. 2. Price. I shop wisely. 3. I'm not scared of having other people's gunk on my equipment. Nobody gets out of here alive, or gunk free. 4. I don't mind having an instrument that's already broken in. 5. I NEED to be able to get rid of basses with no hassle, if necessary, so I never buy at over-inflated prices. 6. I'm not hung up on having a warranty; most are "limited" anyway. 7. The smell of new does nothing for me. 8. Peeling plastic off of pickguards and pickups holds no special thrill. 9. I don't mind waiting a little while to get what I want, in the color I want, with the fingerboard I want (maple, if you wanna know). 10. I always buy at a price that enables me to resell and either make money, break even, or at the very worst take a $50 hit. It's a great way to "try" basses without making a $$$$ commitment that I might later regret. 11. I don't care if my "used" stance bugs anyone. Double overtime bonus 12. It seems silly to pay the "new" price for something that will depreciate in value the minute it leaves the store (yes, there ARE exceptions, but not as many as you'd think).