I purchased an item from a member here almost a month ago and it hasn't been shipped. I've contacted the seller on two occasions asking for updates and was told both times that the item would be shipped out the next day. The last communication was on 7/18 and I was told that the item would be shipped out the following day. I haven't received the item and have received no further messages from him. This particular member has been regularly active on the forum since the last communication and has posted as recently as yesterday.
I do want to make a few things clear. I told the seller that I was in no rush to receiver the item and I'm not. And the item itself was free. I did however send money to cover shipping which wasn't necessary but felt it was only fair. So I'm not out of a lot of money when it comes down to it. But I was told twice that he would send the item out the "next day". Both times I waited anxiously for it in the mail and was nervous that it might be dropped off by the carrier and possibly stolen by a nosy passerby/neighbor. I understand that I told him that I was in no rush but when it was understood that the item WOULD be shipped off then certain expectations are made. If he isn't going to ship it for whatever reason, I feel it's only fair that he lets me know and at least send me my money back.
Again, it's not that big of a deal. I would very much like to receiver the item in question. What's the best way to handle this from this point? Or am I being too picky and demanding? Again, the item was free. Should I just let it go and if it gets shipped, it gets shipped?