What kind of bass is it? Where did you have it shipped in, and what kind of finish is it?
What's the weather like where you are? I just had a Spector Euro 5LX shipped into Canada from the USA and the drastic weather changes and careless handling of my package my bass arrived with several superficial cracks in the gloss finish. They are not down to the wood and the tech's I've spoken to locally don't wanna do the work because the whole bass needs to be refinished, but I want to get it taken care of. If you post more info maybe someone else can chime in.
Here are some pics of the damage to my bass: