Quoted from markmon:
If someone is considering selling, there will be a for sale thread with a price. This type of thread goes out to everyone not wanting to sell and it will take more than market value to get someone to sell something not otherwise for sale. Spider-Man is one of my top 5 games of all time. I feel it's worth $500 over market to own one anyway.
I'm going to humor you and respond with a situation that just happened to me (not pinball related, but video game related).
I just bought a game called Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo 3DS - the game is a remake from a Nintendo Wii title. I also own the Wii version of this game. I had no intention of selling my Wii version of the game, but I saw a WTB ad on another site I frequent. I didn't say, "Man, this game is going for $80 on eBay, so I'm going to charge this guy $90 because he wants one!" In fact, I sent him a message and we agreed on $70. Why? Because I didn't need it/want it anymore, and realized I wouldn't mind the $70 to add something new to my collection.
With pinball, why are you making the blanket assumption that anyone selling a game goes straight to the For Sale forum and doesn't look at the Wanted forum? Similar to my situation above, if someone has a Spider-man and sees a WTB thread, they may just think, "You know, I haven't been playing this a ton...I wouldn't mind mixing it up a bit," and send me a PM. I have not received a single PM saying, "Hey man, I love my Spider-man, but if you've got $8000, you can have mine." And guess what? I also haven't gone down the list of SM owners and said, "How much will it take to pry your game out of your gameroom?"
I assume that anyone posting a WTB thread is simply putting it out there so that anyone who has the game in their collection may do exactly what I said...Consider it's place in their collection and decide if they want to part with it.
So please, I would appreciate it if you didn't barge into threads like this just to say things like you have in my thread and in the WTB: MET PRO thread. It's not helping anyone, and it comes off as you trying to create controversy and start arguments.