Welcome to the Community Forums @Casanova1.
I don't see people trying to justify anything. I see other members here relating to your experience and doing the best they can to answer a question, that's actually rhetorical.
Why don't sellers respond?
1-Because they're not active enough on the app.
2-Because, honestly, people sometimes post and forget.
3-Because some people are honestly too busy to keep up.
4-Because they already negotiated a deal and don't have courtesy to say so.
5-Because they locked out of their account and haven't gotten back in.
6-Because they're really not interested in answering you.
7-Because they don' receive the notification.
I can go on and on. It doesn't matter in the end. The app works just fine; this is a people issue. I've been frustrated in dealing with sellers who don't answer and I'm not even haggling or asking questions. I'm just saying, I want to buy your item at asking price, when can we meet? Same with people who offer shipping. Had 2 deals in a few days already go nowhere because of flaky sellers. You move on to another and that's all you can control.
Do you have any answers for what you'd like to see done differently? If so, start a thread.
There's tons of info about this topic throughout the forums...check it out for more "answers".
@Elin i would LOVE to see the city & state members are posting about/from. i see posts here and always have that question. while i am certain lack of repsonse, no show etc issues are common in every city i am severely curious and want to know if these posters are in my neck of the woods. also i would love to see a link to what the posting person has for sale because i am nosy. additionally, i see it as a good sign that a seller/buyer is posting in the forum which to me indicates that as a buyer or seller they are actively using the app and making an effort so if that person were in my area i would frankly be apt to buy from them since i see they are serious. when i see posts like this i scream. I ALWAYS answer (unless my gut tells me otherwise)!! BUY FROM ME!! i am a 2nd hand QUEEN so these non responding sellers are a vicious waste of time. i cannot agree enough. i am in vegas by the way.