Yep, I had thought about charging people to post ads in the for sale section as other forums do, but then I wanted to try and keep this site as free to use as possible. However this is definitely an option I have been looking at and won’t rule it out just yet. If someone successfully sells a Twizy through this website, then a donation/payment of £5-£10 isn’t unreasonable I don’t think. After all, I’m sure it cost me about £40 to list my previous car on AutoTrader!
I agree that it is useful for people to reply to ‘for sale’ threads that’s why I have backtracked on my actions yesterday of locking this section down. I want to keep the board as open as possible and don’t like dictating what people can and can’t do too much.
I spoke with a friend about the ‘what’s mine worth’ kind of thread today and his reply was basically that people should be able to comment if they don’t think something is worth the asking price, because ultimately the OP is entirely within his right to counter those comments with reasons they think it is worth the asking price. This is called negotiating and is a free market. Any potential buyers are free to make up their own minds on what something is worth. Remember, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
I don’t have time now but at some point I will sit down and draw up a brief list of rules for the For Sale section soon.