Feeling your pain dude. UPS is reeling right now, they lost their contract with eBay and Paypal for advertising and prefered shipping. Be glad though that you got something. I bought a 2006 Epiphone Tbird off eBay last month. It was shipped through UPS on the 27th, arrived at Jackson Mississippi the 28th and then disappeared off the face of the earth. UPS did not notice a problem until i inquired on the 5th of february that the bass had not arrived and was told the shipper had to initiate a tracer and then they would look for it. It is the 18th now and no bass, a claim has been made and i need to be patient. I know it is a $250 bass but the fact that no real effort is being made to rectify the problem makes me livid. Hope you get your bass soon, but i will never use UPS again.