- Jan 9, 2011
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Had my eye on one of those Custom Blackback Epiphone LP’s. Seller lowered the price to a point that I was happy with, so I pulled the trigger. He had it pictured in one of those really nice TSA cases with the super padded and supportive red interior. The guitar arrives today, it’s in a standard run-of-the-mill Epiphone case. Not the end of the world, but intentionally deceptive from my point of view. Furthermore, he didn’t pack it very well, and the toggle switch snapped off in transit because he left the switch tip on. Again, not the end of the world, it wouldn’t hurt to upgrade the switch anyway. So I go on and ask for a partial refund, I just pulled a number out of my ass to cover the switch replacement, and the case switcheroo I asked for a $100 partial refund. the guy was not pleased, thinks the case isn’t a big deal, but he’s willing to kick back a little something for the switch. He said, the nicer case in the picture was only for “display”. I think that’s bait and switch, even though this case is also nice. I have Reverb involved now, and we’ll see where it goes. Anyway, do you think I asked for too much with the $100? I thought he would make a counter offer, but he has yet to do so. Here’s a photo of what he listed and what I got.