He has been active (at least, he's gotten feedback in the last 24 hours and left feedback within the last 72). I actually wouldn't mind paying extra to having them shipped to S. Korea--I'm the same size as my father and the more I sit here looking at the shoes, the more I like them--but I'm now a little nervous about it. It's been sitting there since 9/18/12 (so more than 10 days). I'll message him again.
The shipping doesn't seem marked up at all (my initial thought was that he accepted my bid because he was planning on jacking up the shipping, and now that I explained I was planning on shipping to the US, he wants to back out), so I really have no idea.
But I would definitely like to have "My eBay" stop telling me "You need to pay for one item."
Thanks for the insight.
EDIT for Capnwes: Yesterday I had to message you asking about the price to ship a jacket to South Korea. For some reason, eBay.com won't let me select an international delivery address (the tab is shaded gray), but eBay.co.uk will (and shows the price of the shipping). So apologies for bugging you unnecessarily; the problem was on my end.