I shipped out a bass a week ago, was in perfect condition. It was nearly brand new and there wasn't a mark on it. I shipped it out in (This was a Warwick Corvette, by the way) its gigbag, in a box with padding on each end and a padding to hold the neck in place, in a box, and then in another box. I recieved my Warwick Thumb in the same packaging, so I felt pretty safe everything would be OK. Today I get an e-mail from the guy saying that: - The Strings were shot (this could be, I only had the bass for 2 weeks and didn't get a chance to change them) - The Fretboard was horribly dry (It is wenge, but..?) - The brass frets were terribly tarnished - Something has been spilled on the pickup area, something rough and shiny coating the area there? - Claims he plugged it in, no sound. - Claims "molex plug-in that has the red and black wires coming from the battery was shorting out keeping the 9 volts from activating the pickups which means no sound" - Claims pickup pot is backwards (turn it forward and the rear pickup works you turn it back and the front pickup works) (is that even possible?) - Claimed the neck needed cleaning with steel wool ("you can feel the laminates on the back side, steel wool fixed that and made it smooth again, instead of the lines (ridges) you could feel" Now I know UPS isn't always known for it's perfect shipping record, but this sounds a little far fetched to happen just from the shipping process. I asked him for pictures of the damage so I can see exactly what he's talking about, though he claims to have taken it to a music shop and had most of the problems fixed. Anyway, I know that this bass was immaculate when I shipped it, and I've never had a problem dealing with someone before. Is this guy trying to scam me out of money or something? Or is it really possible that UPS screwde up that bad? I asked him how the packaging was when he got it, if it had been tampered or anything. Something doesn't smell right here.