OK, so I really don't need another bass. But MF has a sale on Mitchell MB100 Short Scale electric basses for $89.99 and free shipping. I had some store credit burning a hole in my pocket, so I ordered a Powder Blue model. Actually, another short scale won't hurt! They are (and were yesterday) listed as in stock, so I purchased one, only to be notified later that they were on back order. Well, today I checked their website and they were listed as back in stock, but my order page still showed my purchase as back ordered. I called MF this afternoon to find out what the story was. Their people are still working from home, and the girl that I got didn't seem to know. After contacting a supervisor at my request, she advised that they had a few in stock "at a couple of their stores". Of course she was referring to GC. Upon further inquiry, she admitted that if I wanted one of those, it would most likely be a demoed floor model and not new in the box. I told her that I didn't want something that numerous people had beat on, and in that case I'd wait for a new shipment to come in. She said they weren't expecting any new ones for about a month. How can a business stay alive if it is run like that? It's in stock, it's backordered, the next day it's in stock (but only at one of their stores), and although you bought what you thought was a new bass in the factory box, you would be receiving something that has been heavily thrashed by many aspiring musicians. It won't be here for Christmas, but I guess I'll just tread water and play one of my other basses!