#bitcoin-otc is a complete waste of time to me. Everytime I say anything I'm ignored or people just chat. It's a horrible venue for a marketplace.
Ya, the channel keeps getting pulled more towards OTC "off topic chat" than OTC "over the counter" trading. The #bitcoin-pit is a no-chit chat channel where maybe your experience would be better.
If you have trust and are looking to purchase, perhaps announcing that trust status along with your offer will get you a little more trading partners.
using PayPal for bitcoin transactions is becoming more and more like russian roulette. It seems to work for a while and then boom, you're dead.