What is proper time to wait for a situation as this? It seems like the seller might be distracted by a personal issue.
I don't want to be impatient or petty in a bad situation.
That may be. But if he has the time to check in daily, he has the time to post a quick note. I can be patient on paying, shipping. But I would at least like to know what is going on. Especially when personal geekmails have been sent.