Ok, so I've been gassing for a Fender Jazz. I pretty much detest GC, but it's close to where I work, so I head over there on my lunch hour (or so... . I've been wanting to play a Geddy Lee and compare that to the Am jazz. I play the Geddy and really like it, but before I get to a/b the Am jazz I see a Spector Rebop 5 in natural sitting there.....uh, with a price tag of $499.00!!! This is no "scratch and dent" either. I'm not a 5'er kind of guy (MTD and Elrick 5's gone bye-bye...), but this thing really grabbed me...played wonderful with a truckload of varied great tones. It's about 11:30 a.m. and apparently they had a big Labor Day sale yesterday. One of the sales guys is going around removing the sale tags on various instruments and spies me with the Spector...the regular "sale" price is $999.00. I tell him I'll take it for $499.00 and he mumbles something about that being only for yesterdays sale....has to talk to the manager, but I make it clear that I won't pay a penny over that....a few minutes later it's mine! I'm sure they didn't lose any money (even with a $1499.00 list), and I hadn't done any homework since I was looking for a Fender, but I think I "done good" on this one...I couldn't walk away for that kind of quality at that price...anyway, that's my score of the day!