Fettpride would have been a preferred seller if that option was available before his demise. He was a leading contributer/ member of this group before his ban.So sad to see so many people out of pocket hard earned $$ with the possibility of never receiving anything. Certainly gives good grounds for the 'preferred seller' section and one of the clauses being that item must be ready to ship.
I had a similar experience when building my Sandtrooper suit. If it weren't for another seller who generously provided me with the parts free of charge that the other seller didn't send me, I still wouldn't have finished it.