Hey guys! I'm starting to learn to play and am going to buy my first bass. I've researched a lot of basses and I think the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is the one for me. (Note: I'm not in the United States, and instruments cost more in my country: I've converted figures to USD but don't be shocked if they're higher than what you're used to.) I can get the Squier brand new, with 12-month warrranty, at a local music shop for $425. However, I've found someone selling theirs in the local classifieds. They say it is (and it looks to be) in good condition - 'almost new' - and that the current strings are quite new and haven't been played much. They've also upgraded to EMG J pickups, which aren't particularly important to me right now as a learner, but there it is. They're asking $270 (firm). My question is: what would you do if this was your first bass? Would you save the $155 and go for the almost-new bass, or get the same model brand new with the 12-month warranty? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for any input you can offer!