Well, I PM'd him saying that I better get a reply from him sometime tonight, saying he shipped the package, and with a tracking number as well, or he would be getting negative feedback and I would be talking to my bank as well. For me, I don't mind delays, as life happens, but when I don't get any communication as to what is going on, that is what eats at me. It doesn't take much to reply back.
As for seller/buyer ratings, he has a pretty good record, and I felt real comfortable making the deal, but unfortunately, it's still not a for sure thing.
Will keep everyone up to date on this.