I was curious what others thought of this, since I actually noticed it today. Often there is one or two auctions up for a trumpet that costs anywhere from 4k (Taylor) to 9k (Monette), and the auction states, trumpet, no mouthpiece, no case. Does that seem silly to anyone else, that you can spend 9k on a horn, and you don't even get a case? At that point, I would think 9k for a horn warrants at least a 50 dollar used Conn case from 1983 without handles or locks... something. Especially, it the horn costs that much, what are they going to do? Bubble wrap it a foot thick? It just seems silly to me.