I am not a scammer, but with the amount of fraud out there I give as little personal info as possibe. For, example I only list my e-mail in my profile. There is no need to give out my address, phone number and picture. I can live with people not responding to my offer because of that.
@docsgirlThanks so much I didn't know that was an option. I'm new and I really appreciate the feedback. Actually I just explained that I don't sell to buyers with a blank profile. Afterward I thought am I overly paranoid ? Well about an hour after I have the buyer that info. A random buyer with an established profile in my area sent a message asking if he could pick them up. I figured he may be a friend of the other buyer. Glad to report it worked out just fine extremely nice people. I'm still cautious but will keep an open mind. Maybe not all blank profiles are scammers ? Thanks again.
I have experienced this problem to the extent of purchasing an item, meaning offering what their asking and paying shipping and yet I hear nothing from the seller. Eventually my offer expires.
To sellers: if you don't really want to sell the item then don't post it. If you're not willing to ship the item then don't make shipping an option, have it local pick up only. And how hard is it to answer a question or just say "No" to an offer.
I'd rather get a "no" than no response at all.
Feed back seems to be a good thing but only those transactions that have been completed affect the feed back. If we as potential buyers and sellers could contribute to that feed back...
Let's say if you make an actual offer or you ask a question and you get no response then you can contribute to feed back with something like (ie: non-responsive) the fact that you have actually interacted with this buyer or seller (or tried to) gives you the right to leave feed back. However there has to be some attempt at communication for you to be able to leave feed back so that people can't just go around willy nilly leaving feed back for folks that they have never tried to buy from or sell to.
This is just a suggestion. At the very least it would give people a chance to let others know what they've experienced and it might be incentive to folks to respond.