You should have his email address from the Paypal transaction. Have you tried to contact him via that?
also did some research into the paypal account name as its a girls name.
this could all be speculation at the moment. he might have posted it later than he says. he might have used royal snail.
i would have a far better idea if the people in a position to help, would at least reply to messages.
i cannot see when a user was last active on the forum.
i cannot restore a post pre edit.
my paypal is in my wifes name, so thats reassuring. facebook can often give you some pointers too if you wanna turn detective cut and paste the email in to that.
There is very little the mods can do i would say, they know as much as you. you can visit this site without logging in so last log in tells you nothing. i also dont see what restoring the post will do, you know what it is and how much you paid.
the mods are only gonna give you the lecture about paypal gift anyway and dealing with folks who dont have feedback threads.
might be time to chill a bit and cross fingers i reckon