@Cheryl1950 Hey! I'm sorry you feel that way. Is there anything I can explain that will help? When dealing with potential buyers, we always ask members to communicate through the app and to keep communication open and as honest as possible. For instance, if they decide they don't want the item anymore or if you as a seller decided to go with someone else's offer, you tell them. Sometimes, yes, you will have people who don't respond. Make sure when agreeing to do a transaction, that you check out their profile, ratings, and reputation within the community to make sure they are reliable, communicative, on time, etc. It may help you in moving forward with members looking to buy your items.
Hi Im Jeremy , I have a theory and a pattern to point out .
THEORY: People are impulsive, it delivers adrenaline and dopamine to make quick choices and makes them feel bad in a good way. So if you get the sale complete before the burn out happens your golden.
PATTERN: Alot of sellers are using meet up vantages and times to control the sale mostly because they feel the buyers are holding chips and overbearing your items. Well, your killing your own records. Are you making yourself available quickly, efficiently and prompt enough to not inconvenience the buyer. I know this next sucks but consider the season and what others are and are willing to do to finish the sale like free delivery etc etc. If your causing any kinks in the chain your losing that buy. So think hard about the psychological aspects between the buyer and the seller.
We could really go down a rabbit hole here but what you are seeing is the slow fade of an antiquated concept known as being well-mannered, treating others the way you want to be treated etc. As a teacher and a parent I can tell you we have dropped the ball imparting the importance of saying please, thank you, making eye contact, smiling, being courteous, patient, We don't have time for that anymore, it's not held up as a virtue, my goodness, look at who we elected to find out how we prioritize general civility. You see it here with people not doing the polite thing like saying that they changed their minds or that they found something they liked better or apologizing for not following through, heck...really worrying about anybody else at all. Its the most depressing thing about this site, letgo, craigslist, is the lack of being treated like a human being.