Why do people do this? Maybe if they are a skint legit player, and the bounty was $9k I would kind of understand... but you get people doing it for just a few grand when there is so much fun to be had.
My personal favourite is getting myself in a high position after strategically placing a sticky bomb and sniping the bounty hunters
I'm so disappointed by the fact that you can't hide in GTA: Online.
I mean - yes, you can wait a bounty out in your apartment for 24 hours - but you can't hide. Everyone can see exactly where you are.
It's because of the rudimentary "blip" system that people decide to wait out the 24 hours in their apartment.
Either they have to spend 45 minutes checking for blips coming, like a paranoid nut, and racing around the map - or they can accept they are about to be killed and attack people over and over until they inevitably die.
Some people don't want to get killed - they would prefer to live and be awarded the bounty for pride reasons. So they hide in the apartments.
Change the blip system, and people would be coaxed outdoors far more often. That's the solution in my opinion.