Yes, this one goes to 11 : 1. I don't care about nicks, dents and scratches - so I have no fear of the first on a new instrument. 2. Price. I shop wisely, usually only buy basses that are on blowout sales, and if not always get between 28% and 23% off waiting for musiciansfriend sales, and using their backstage pass. 3. I don't like other people's gunk on my equipment. 4. I like to break instruments in, myself. 5. I NEED to be able to return basses with no hassle, if necessary. 6. I enjoy having a warranty. 7. I like the smell of new. 8. I like peeling plastic off of pickguards and pickups. 9. I like being able to get what I want, when I want it, in what color I want it. 10. I always buy at a price that enables me to resell either making money, breaking even, or at the very least taking a $50 hit (worth it to me as it winds up being $50 for a 2 or 3 year rental). 11. I want to piss off @vvvmmm , and I think maybe the people in the basswoods thread that I didn't read.