MY QUESTION TO THIS THRED IS.... Has anyone else been through this? So I purchased a guitar off of Reverb that was listed in mint condition. The seller even wrote in the description that it was new. After haggling and deciding on a number we could both agree on I paid and waited the few days until it arrived. When I went to pick it up from downstairs I noticed the seller took multiple pieces (literally like 8 different pieces of cardboard) and tapped it all around the guitar case to make a makeshift box. I took a picture in the elevator, even before getting into my apartment because I thought for sure the neck would be cracked or something with there being no shock resistance; like peanuts, paper, bubblewrap, etc. to take any blows if the driver accidentally dropped it or whatever. After opening it up the guitar was covered in this weird sticky substance. Yes - I thought of the same thing you're probably thinking of now too.. I have no idea what it was but it was pretty damn gross. I convinced myself to get passed that and all of the rash on the back. I then plugged it in to check and make sure everything was working properly. I immediately noticed the neck pickup wasn't working. It was completely dead. So at this point the guitar was way misrepresented and it showed up broken. I contacted the seller let him know that I wanted a refund because of all of the issues and he then began to say that I was screwing him over. <mod edit. Posting private conversations is against the rules> Here's a pictures of the box he made (it was a flying V so that's why it's shaped like that) and just one of the spots of rash on the back I took because he kept claiming it was unplayed and never used. https://ibb.co/WBTR8ZN https://ibb.co/mGqNXNd Sorry I'm not sure how to upload pictures on here so these are just links to each photo. Anyways I just received a call from a lawyer and in the voicemail he said I would be receiving papers and needed to be home at a certain time. I missed the call and he then called my mom and told her the same thing in a voicemail to her. Has anyone been through this sort of thing before? I'm so confused on how and why this "lawyer" is calling my family members and why my seller didn't just file a claim though UPS, or dispute my return in Reverb or Paypal like a normal person if he strongly believed that in the 5 minutes I held the guitar I was the one to cause all sorts of damage to it I've never been served papers nor am very knowledgable on the legal side of the spectrum. Do I just ignore this? PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF THIS NUT HEAD.