That's awesome that 2018 has kicked off great for you! Best thing you can do is not to allow things to get into feelings @Winnieg.
Here's a short example from my life experience:
I work as an officer in uniform. Highly visible daily; always friendly & professional to public and staff. Woman who works at my courthouse sees me nearly everyday. Now she's been there many, many more years before I came along. She's maybe 65, very quiet and almost timid demeanor. I would ALWAYS speak, greet and say hello. I may have ever gotten 2 responses over the course of 7 years. When she finally retired (after what turned out to be 35 years of service with only taking 3 sick days) I found out she had a hearing deficiency!!
That's why she kept her head down so much. And usually gave just a half smile with eye contact. Can't tell you how small I felt inside because at some point, I allowed it to bother me some. Thankfully, I never stopped saying hello, so at least I didn't make her feel any kind of way because of MY feelings.
Not excusing anyones rotten behavior when it comes to taking people out of their way or not being responsible with other people's time. I don't take no response personal.
It is so annoying! I am getting really PO'd with these people perhaps the site needs some sort of 'rules' as I see it become bigger and bigger sellers and 'buyers' need to be more reposible and professional. Therefore, intervention might need to be the only solution here to weed out the sellers and buyers that are NOT serious. I know that I was basically the first person that saw an item as I kept refreshing the page, contacted the seller asked if it's available (I ask now because half of their items are NOT) Jesus... how hard can it be to remove the item!!!! Seller she said 'YEAH' just like that... nothing else so I supposed its available. I said I wanted it and I was ready to pick it up, nothing, I sent another message at full price nothing, 4 days later she says I sold it. WTH? I stayed home waiting for buyers as well after back and forth for hours. It's wearing me out as a seller and as a buyer, and shouldn't we be able to rate someone on the part that says, responds within a few minutes??? or does not even respond or this is only when the item is sold?
@goblin Hey Do you have any ideas on how we can make this better for everyone involved? I'd love to hear feedback on what you think would help members be more communicative through the app.