I contacted him as well and as of 8 this morning it was sold.
Thanks for the update. What a bummer. I'd actually held out hope that the "sold" status was due to my convo with the guy last night, but since I hadn't been able to get through this am, and haven't heard back...well.
Deals like this, you have to be able to send them cash ASAP on faith. They'd promised to send me some pics this am (he was going to take photos today), but by then it was too late. Someone local must have showed up, or someone had said they'd take it sight unseen.
I think it's time that I started carrying a "retrieval kit" in my truck...and a jam jar full of greenbacks!