After doing a trade - the person received my bass and he received mine - the same day he had my bass he messaged me saying that he was sending the bass back the following week. He didn't even ask if it was ok with me to send back. Just straight up 'I am sending this back'. He just cited that he thought his bass was greater value and thus just wanted to return. He said he would pay for shipping of the bass back and forth so I am fine with that and in the end I will do this because he is pining over his bass but this trade has just made me realize to not do trades in the future or be very cautious of them. In our discussions there was not mention of a returned policy and I have always assumed that is how trades work. Thus, there is a liability of never being able to play a bass and if it is not what you wanted then you are kind of S.O.L. Not sure how many other TB'ers out there had someone of similar experience as far as returns go. But from what I noted - I thought trades were just that - one bass goes to the one person and the other goes to the other and unless there is something seriously wrong like the bass is completely messed up then that is the end of that deal.