MASTODON Guitarist Claims That He Was Victim Of Online Auction Scam

Guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON has posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page:

"I recently sold a guitar on eBay to a kid in Germany. Now, long story short, he didn't like the guitar so asked for a refund. I gladly said, 'Send the item back and i will give you a refund. Well, he opened a case [and] somehow eBay Germany decided in his favor and refunded his money, WITHOUT EVER SENDING THE ITEM BACK!!!!!! Real cool, eBay. So when I opened an appeal to the decision, they asked him to send the item to me. He sent me an empty box!!! And I can do nothing now. eBay claims he sent the item back even though I have the receipts showing when I mailed it to him, it weighed 27 lbs. and when he sent it back, it weighed 11 lbs. They don't wanna hear it.

"ANY HELP????? Anyone affiliated with eBay Germany???"

MASTODON are among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band's Grammy nomination is for "Curl Of The Burl", the first single from MASTODON's new album, "The Hunter".

MASTODON received its first Grammy nomination in 2006 for the single "Colony Of Birchmen", from the band's Reprise Records debut album, "Blood Mountain".

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