Quoted from aobrien5:
I'm not sure why people think it's such a big deal to pay such a small fee for selling a game. How is it better to charge everyone instead of just the people making money from a sale?
It's not just collecting a fee for selling a game, it's changing the interaction between the community on these threads. Pinball mods, wtb, games for sale it's cool to show pics within the thread and just let natural conversation progress. Forcing things into a marketplace ad, policing posting pics on a mod or game for sale then taking a cut of a trade, sale, or mod will result in increasing the cost of the games/mods. Look at ebay.
For the eBay example, I can share MrPinballl, craigslist, wisconsin board and many Facebook groups unfortunately being built where no fees are collected for the sale of games/mods. So in a market where free listings dominate our hobby, in a hobby where game prices keep going up by manufacturers, now a charge on selling a game in a community environment that's come to be a safe haven is a slightly bitter pill to swallow.
Respect your opinion, because pinside is great. Just sharing my .02.