I almost always ask if an item is still available because many of the items I get interested in were posted at least a month prior. My problem is getting buyers to reply AT ALL to any question. I have legitimate questions. Before I drive half an hour or more one way to find someone in the boonies or across a bridge tunnel (there are several where I live); I want to make sure that item is something that may fit or work for my needs. So buyers, keep that in mind, especially if you post crappy pics (or maybe just one weird pic).