Quick update: I hadn't heard back from the guy so I wrote him again and told him to tell me what was up. Amazingly (and too his credit) I guess he did what I told him to do: extend 2nd chance offers to the runners up and that way he'd STILL get his sale plus shipping, because he said we are square. I was ready to get HOSED on this (and guess I still might somehow) but wonders never cease.
Anyway, group break cards went out yesterday. I've still gotta random the poker guy patch among folks who didn't get hits, so stay tuned! CCC out!