This is part of the risk of buying stuff outside the normal "ebay" route. People rag on ebay sometimes, but they really do a good job of protecting buyers from this type of silliness.
I think we've all had situations like this. There isn't much you can do except grit your teeth and wait it out. My advice to you is to make note of this person and never buy from them again. Don't complain. Don't tell them. Just privately blackball them.
The only other advice I can offer is to avoid paying as "Friends and Family" for these types of Facebook group buys. If you pay as goods, Paypal offers some recourse if things go bad. Pay extra to cover the fees if you have to.
On the bright side, it sounds like you do have the item on the way, so this will probably turn out just fine. Just a delay. And lies. It happens, and I'm sorry.
Yea i always pay goods and services. Even whrn they tell me to do friends i say ill pay the fee. Its not too much anyway and i like the feeling of being secured. And after the second day of him telling me he didnt have the tracking i was really considering filing a PayPal claim.
But he is definitely not getting my business again