After giving him multiple breaks I must come to the conclusion that he has taken the money and run, although I welcome him living up to his obligation.
Here is the trail of events:
10 July we agree on the part price and shipping.
-Will get you paypal payment in the PM when I am back home.
cool beans, I have literally no money at all, livin in my car
at the moment. Parts are in a storage unit. I can ship as soon as you
send paypal for sure. Just hit me up as soon as you can.
I paypal'd him and sent along some extra cash offering to buy him lunch for making the trip to mail the part.
11 July he replied
Dude! Thank you. That helps so much. That will feed me for three-four
days:) I am holding down the collection to send as much as possible to
good homes. Wanna do every thing I can to avoid having to throw away all
of the 2nd-gen stuff I have collected over the last 8 years.
Are there any other blue interior items that I should keep an eye out for?
After that the part never showed and he gave a few excuses along the way:
Hey, Sorrry about not getting to you sooner. I was pressure washing
and painting a house in a remote location, and was living there while I
was working on it. No internet, plus even if I did, I had no way to even
buy gas to drive to the post office. I hate telling people that I am
not able to follow through with what I said I would do, and was so
ashamed that I didn't say any thing at all. Yet not communicating is
even worse. I just tried to block it all out, put my head down, and work
as much as I could to get my self out of this mess. I have like five
things I needed to ship and have been staring at the boxes in
my passenger seat for the last week and a half. Finally made enough to
get back to even. I can refund or ship it out.
Let me know how you want me to proceed.
I tell him to ship it and ask for a tracking number, no reply.
I hate kicking a guy while he is down but I am not the only one to send money and get no item, so fair warning to others.