Originally Posted by hrodbert696
Where does this come from? He tried the bass out! If it couldn't be tuned, if there were all these problems, wouldn't they have been OBVIOUS at the time? I played this bass from time to time at home and at least once at an open mic event, always loved how it played. I only sold it because I wasn't really gigging with it and decided to cut back to the minimum.
Fuggedaboutit already! The flake had every chance to detect and call attention to any so-called "flaws" at the time he inspected and played the instrument. He failed to do so, you now have his money - and assuming that you had established an explicit "All Sales Final" policy with him at that time - this is now a dead issue.
Ignore him. Get on with your life. Have another beer...