Several days ago I finally found a short scale Warwick bass for sale but it's in Germany. When I tried to purchase it online I got a message telling me that they're unable to ship it to the US. I sent an email to them thinking that this must be some kind of mixup and I got a response today: Dear Customer, Thank you for your email. Unfortunately we are not able to ship Warwick products to the US. We are prohibited by existing agreements between manufacturers and distributors from selling some items to certain territories. This is something over which we have no influence – nor can we predict when, or if, the situation will change. Kind regards, Katharina Mari, Export Sales Has anyone heard of this situation before? I've seen people in the US who have Warwick basses and they had to get them somehow.