He got called a name by a girl. That's why he changed his opinion. If you can't scrap together an extra $100 to submit your game, there is something wrong with you. Skip lunch for a month. Steal it. Take out a personal loan. Cash advance your credit card. Sell some old computer parts. Sell your old collection of magic cards. Sell blood and/or semen/eggs.
Unless we are talking third world developers here, $100 is in no way classist except in the sense that you are now excluding the homeless and people that have taking vows of poverty.