I really hate to do this, especially with a longtime member of the arfcom community, but I don't really have any other choice.
On 2/10/21 I communicated with Smithy via email making him an offer on his Geissele scope mount posted here: https://www.ar15.com/forums/equipment-exchange/Geissele-Super-Precision-30mm-1-93-mount-Black/163-2104427/. We quickly agreed on a price, and I unequivocally told him that I would take it. I also posted on the thread as such. I promptly paid him $275 via paypal. He marked the mount sold. I have not heard from him at all after payment and I have not received the item 10 days later.
Correspondence: I asked him via email on 2/10/21 at 1:42pm EST (two minutes after sending payment) to confirm receipt of payment. No response. I followed up a few hours later at 4:02pm asking him to confirm receipt of payment. No response. A few days after that I sent him a DM via arfcom asking him to confirm receipt of payment and shipment (unfortunately I forgot to select the save to sent folder option, so I dont know exactly what day/time I sent it, but I believe it was 2/12 or 2/13). No response. I sent him another email on 2/15/21. No response. Finally, on 2/18/21 at 4:49pm EST, I sent him another DM via arfcom. No response. This time I saved it to my sent folder and I can see that he has not opened it. I am happy to forward copies of the emails as necessary.
Given that he is a prolific member of the forum, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and wait a few days hoping that maybe it would come in the mail and that he was just one of those sellers who doesn't communicate much after they receive payment and mail their item. But it is now 10 days later and I have had zero confirmation from him and no Geissele mount. Other stuff I bought from people after 2/10 has arrived, so I have to assume that I am not getting it at this point.
Is there anything else I can try? Does anyone else know him in real life and can drop him a line to make sure he is ok?