im from winnipeg and im going to grand forks in a bit and i will have between $300 and $400 any places i can get a decent acoustic basses or electric (rather get good acoustic then sub par electric)

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps

Dont be so humble, your not that great....
Dude, I'M from Winnipeg! Whereabouts in Winnipeg are you? Anyway have you checked out Long and McQuade, St. Johns, Second Encore, Quest Musique, Mother's Music? I don't know about Grand Forks but I do know all those stores in Winnipeg and I also know that Quest Musique is the best one we have. The prices are on par with internet prices, and their selection ain't too shabby either.