I received a phone call from seller today approximately 12:45pm EST. Seller said he sent an IM today with update on shipping info... I checked the IM and it appears he forwarded a tracking number. After checking the tracking, the item appears to have been shipped yesterday. I will update when the item is received.
I've never had to do this before when buying an item but the communication in this deal is the worst I've ever seen. As a side note to sellers abroad, if someone sends you money...be it $50 or $500, make sure to update the buyer on status along the way, especially if something happens and you're not able to follow through with what you said! If seller says they're going to ship and seller hasn't shipped the item, for whatever reason, by the time the item should have been received by the buyer, the seller should be contacting the buyer with an update, or at least responding to the buyer's call within say 48 hours of the person leaving message, after message, after message saying that they're very concerned about the deal and need some kind of response. To be able to sell and continue selling, you have to be considerate of the buyer's needs and offer at least the same kind of response that was offered before the money changed hands. I could go on... but this sums up how I feel after starting this deal.