Bad NGD!

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
I bought this guitar off eBay a little while back just as something cheap to leave at work.
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I got it out of its bag today to clean it up as I'm on leave now but to my dismay I noticed this!

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The bloody neck has a crack in it. The scarf joint feels raised and I can see the fretboard separating from the neck in one place! Balls.

I guess I'm going to have to send it back to the seller. I just hope they are not going to be shitty about it.

Ah man that's such a shame :( I can't believe people put things up for sale without listing any and all issues. Transparency is key I believe but people just don't seem to care. Best of luck sending it back or repairing!

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
How long have you left it between purchasing/receiving it and noticing the damage?
I won the auction on the 28th and the expected delivery was the 31st. I couldn't say what day it arrived but I have no reason to doubt it got here when eBay said it should. It arrived just as I was about to leave for work so I only looked at it quickly and I haven't taken it out of the case again until today because it was so dirty I didn't want to play it until I cleaned it so I waited until my leave from work today to sort it.

I've officially asked for a return but he won't accept it.

At the moment he says he can't see a crack in the neck, just the scarf joint. Tell me if I got it wrong but that really looks like a crack to me. It comes off the scarf and goes to the fretboard.

If this happened in the post I feel sorry for the guy but it's the risk you take selling on eBay and posting your guitar I suppose. It's always a gamble.

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
Show him this and tell him the scarf joint has started to separate. It’s somewhat obvious given that there is a shadow and a highlight in this picture. You can open a case against him and use this photograph.

eBay will likely side with you on this.

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I've already officially asked to return it and sent him all the pics that are in the thread. I think I have to wait a week before eBay can get involved.

Edit: Things are looking up, I'll keep you posted.