So, without disclosing names or anything, I made a trade here through TalkBass with a guy who had a perfect 20 score here on TB and like 300 or something on eBay. Very VERY open communication between the two of us about the 2010 American P-Bass deluxe I was shipping to him for the 2010 Stingray 4HH. We sent pictures, I even sent a video of me demoing the bass, the whole 9. All went great and smoothly. We each rec'd the basses today on the same day (practically the same time). Mine was well received (a little setup from the shipping is needed, but otherwise fine). His arrived totally fine too. In fact, the most protective packing job I've ever seen! Excellent at every level ... BUT ... As I was about to change out the strings on the Ray, I noticed some scratches on the top of the heads stock (see below) that he never told me about. He said that he didn't notice them before he packed it and shipped it. Everything else about the bass is as he said - in fact it's near new ... other than these scars. The bass I sent him was near new too ... sans scars of any sort. I want to keep the bass because it nicely rounds out my collection, plays like a dream and other than the headstock issue, looks practically new. My concern though is that if I sold the P-Bass for cash I would have gotten (purely for argument's sake) $1,000 because it's practically mint. Let's say, without the scratches, I could get $1,000 for the Stingray (again, for argument's sake) but the scratches bring the value down ... So, dear Talkbass friends, what do you feel is a fair way to handle this? I don't want to spend another $60 to ship it. I don't really want to give it up because it's a top quality bass. What would you say is a fair resolution?