Still not working, and a few oddities to report...
I've gone through and bought 5 of the same product and the 'Popular Pod' still is showing the sample product and not the one that's been bought. Now the other odd behaviours;
I had everything set up for the store, including my payment gateway of Paypal standard and my paypal address inserted. Even putting the store into Test mode, it continues to send me to the paypal payment/login screen. I had to also disable my payment gateway by setting it back to 'None' for the store to not send me through to Paypal in test mode. With this disables and the Test mode box checked, it would give me the message that I was in test mode, and I got confirmation of my order and it decreased my stock in the store as it's supposed to.
Any other suggestions?