This forum is configured to protect member's email address and profile information. Only registered members who are logged in may access a member's profile and email address. This means an email address in a profile is not available to abusers who harvest email addresses in order to send spam.
If you are a member:
On an older "For Sale" post, click on the seller's user name in the original post. Choose to "View Profile" - There it shows the last date and time when the member was logged in to the forum.
If the member hasn't been on the forum in a while, they may not see a reply post. In their Profile, you can also check to see if the seller has a phone number or email address that you can use to contact with a better chance for success. A "PM" or Private Message may also work if the member is inactive, if they enabled the option of email notifications of a PM message.
If you are not a member:
How do I send a message to respond to an item for sale?
If the seller has not included his phone number or email in the message's text, you need to register and become a member. It is a free service.
Click on "Register" near the top of any Shop Talk forum page. Click Here for Tips for Successful Registration
. Watch for a verification email immediately after you apply.
Once you are registered and approved, login on the upper right on any Shop Talk page. Then click on the member's name to the left of a message he posted. Choose "Profile" to learn a member's email address or phone number. Some members hide their email address, so you'd need to send a PM Private Message.
Or, once your membership is approved by an administrator, you may choose "Send a PM" which is an internal Shop Talk forum message system. A flashing envelope on the Shop Talk menu means you have a new incoming PM message. Click on the envelope icon on the upper right corner of this page near your user name to see PM messages.
A brand new member is only partially activated immediately after registration. At that time, viewing Profiles and sending PM messages is restricted. An administrator will promptly review and approve the new member and then send a Welcome email message and enable those restricted features.