I've messaged three accounts for a cell phone, no response from any of them, and one had the item on for 6 MONTHS locally? Do these people really exist and why don't they respond? I was courteous and offered to meet in a public place to see the item(s). I don't want to make an offer before I see physically what I am buying! I wouldn't buy a car that way! No response. Looks like Offerup is actually Offerdown!
This is not CL. Many people use OfferUp because it allows them to be indifferent (buy/sell on a whim). In addition, OU advocates only using their messaging system for all communications.
However, I also only deal with people that agree to a phone call, since that shows commitment.
"Open Box (never used)
Unlocked Verizon NEED TO GO TODAY"
Posted 6 MONTHS AGO
Amazing, no response again!
That is just some old ad that the poster did not archive or no longer uses the app.