LAVEEN, Ariz — Ruben Macias is a teacher with a passion for music.
"It’s a part of who I am. Since I was little, I knew that’s what I wanted to do," he said.
In December, Macias was looking to make a few extra bucks and decided to sell his vintage Gibson guitar on eBay for $2,400. He found an interested buyer in Pennsylvania.
"I took it to the post office and she weighed it. I paid the shipping and I bought the insurance for the $2,400," Macias said. "(It) was the price of the sale of the guitar so I bought insurance for exactly that amount.”
But when the guitar arrived in Pennsylvania, the buyer told Macias it was damaged.
"When he took out the guitar and opened it, he could see that the neck was busted," Macias explained.
The buyer took a photo of the box the guitar was shipped in to show that a corner of it was clearly crushed.