I absolutely hate seeing threads like this on any board of any topic, but especially in the fly fishing community. This just sucks that it even comes to this--the guessing game. I am hopeful there has been some sort of mistake and or a legitimate explanation for the delay. Kudos Jon for being patient and for being stand up about this situation. Here's to getting this resolved. I'm not a long time member but this is a good forum you guys have here. On another board, there are such things as trader comments or points where by when you make a trade on the forum, you can leave feedback for both buyer and seller to help each member establish credibility. You can still get burned if somebody with good credibility turns around and stiffs you but maybe that would help?