#1
So I got a used squier Jim root tele (like $200, score), but it arrived with a couple of pretty big bumps on the bottom. I talked to the seller and he's being pretty chill about it, he's gonna contact the post office to see if they have some kind of insurance, and if not he said he'd transfer me $50 to get it fixed. I'm just wondering if there's any way i can fix it without taking it to a shop

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#2
Was there visible damage to the outside of the box? If not, the Post Office may just say he didn't pack it right. Priority Mail in the US carries free $50 worth of insurance. He would have had to buy more.
You should be able to fill it with something and paint it to match.
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#3
ryanbwags I mean, the guitar was bubble wrapped inside the case, with a very thick layer of bubble wrap on the outside, so it's kinda hard to say.
should mention I'm Norwegian, so the laws are a bit different here
#4
sondrEFH Bubble wrap inside of the case and outside of the case in the shipping box? The guitar was busted before he shipped it. No way that happened if it was that well protected.
He's chill about it because he's not surprised.
And yeah, I'm sure the rules are different there. Doesn't sound like the post office's fault, here.
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#5
ryanbwags well there wasn't actually a box, and I don't think it was wrapped very well around the bottom. I also found flakes from the finish in the case so
#6
Interesting
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Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
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Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals
#7
I'd say take the 50 bucks, get yourself a halfway decent meal and leave the guitar as is. It adds character, y'all should see my Ibanez
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#8
Quote by sondrEFH
So I got a used squier Jim root tele (like $200, score)


I'm not sure that's a score. Especially not with the dings (and who knows what else wrong with the guitar?).
Honestly, I'd send it back to him and find another. But you're Norwegian, so who knows?
#9
Quote by dspellman
I'm not sure that's a score. Especially not with the dings (and who knows what else wrong with the guitar?).
Honestly, I'd send it back to him and find another. But you're Norwegian, so who knows?


Its 399.99 retail, so at 200 - 50 the seller is getting him for the dings...that's not a bad deal at all.
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#10
dspellman I have played it and it seems fine beyond that, besides, the one at my local music shop is $470 (ridiculous) and it's not exactly a huge country