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MTD 535 - Bass Stolen In FedEx Land

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by bassgrackle, Oct 20, 2020.


  1. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Shipped a very special MTD 535-24 bass to a very nice buyer last week. And it seems that somewhere after it arrived at the local distribution center in Florida to prepare for home delivery the bass was never scanned again.

    It's a very unique bass, the top is Holly (white wood) and the neck is old stock Rosewood from the Martin facility collection.


    Please keep your eyes open for this one. It was fully insured, but its really not about the money for me, its about how special of an instrument this really is.
     

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  2. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    FWIW, if you haven't already gone down this route, I ran into a similar problem a few months ago - the packing slip had fallen/been torn off the box in transit and it was in the lost packages warehouse. Things do get stolen, but it's very rare, especially an object as big as a bass. Call FedEx - I know what a huge pain in the ass that is and I apologize in advance - and ask them to run a trace. Once you get to someone halfway competent in the States, their customer service is pretty good, but getting there is an absolute chore.

    Best of luck, it's a beautiful instrument. Hope it gets home soon.
     
  3. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Thank you I really appreciate your insight. I had a trace ran and they told me they will have the case open for 2 months. In the meantime they are going to be sending me a credit.
     
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  4. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Cool. As I said in my quick edit, things do get stolen, but very rarely is it an object as large as a bass. It took them about a week and a half to find my bass, if memory serves, but they did find it. I hope it turns up soon!
     
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  5. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Oooo, big loss on the MTD.
     
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