That pretty much sums it up.
It started out where I was making sure the guitar didn't have the discoloring that was clearly on the 88' he bought on ebay, that came in the original factory box. He was claiming no discoloration, that it was a different guitar, newly aquired. I asked if he put the factory box from the ebay guitar with it to sell, he claimed, no, now he had 2 with factory boxes. I know the odds of that are infantecimal so I called him on it. Make outragious claims and be preparred to back them up.
He then send the link with the for sale pics and shows the boxes. 1 factory box, one HUSA shipping box, which he wanted to continue to argue was a factory box and the problem was I just wouldn't admit I was wrong
IMO he couldn't figure out how he was going to sell it, look at his pictures. He has most of them shot with it in an 87' JEM1000C, and then shows it in a UV1000C also. Well, those boxes only fit one of those cases!!
1990 Ibanez JEM777DY with original box and papers
Like you said, he could have just learned from the information, but he wanted to think he was the expert instead and stomped his feet like a 6 year old. Wow, we can't buy his guitar now, what a travesty......
It was a decent DY, it would have taken 8 hours to get it sorted though. The trem is laying against the pickguard the anchors are so loose, the string alignment is so far off, no wonder he liked the JEM70 [although that is just a neck move and not a pocket correction like the JEM70's are], and who knows how much scarf joint shrinkage it has, but guys like this don't sell guitars as the instruments they have to be, they're just commodities and it doesn't matter if they're actually playable.