Number 3000 is old?! bugger me.. I got number 00069 ! though bought it very soon after they came out :p
Hahah well as I said it is pretty old seems the latest ones are now up to 12,000! I wasn't too fussed about the age of it, it's just it was rusted and seemed like a previously returned unit.
After I returned the unit to Bumper Bargains they said they don't have any in stock to replace it with but on the site it's still listed as being in stock and I could've bought one off their site, something fishy is going on with Bumper Bargains, so while the customer service was great, I have a feeling they sell Returned/B-stock units rather than brand new units.
My new stick from FlightStore turned up this morning so I'm dying to get out of work haha. Will update when I check it out later!