Once again- thanks to all who participated. Thought I'd close the month with this statistic; it seems that many of us feel more secured having a go at the instruments we intend to purchase before parting with cash. It's good to see what you are getting as opposed to having received a lemon through mail order & spent precious dollars (& time) to have your gear rectified subsequently. However, some of us embrace convenience; we don't mind the mode of purchase, as long as we end up a happy camper.
Farewell February... :-)