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Postby baarondsi » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:36 am

I'm getting ready to set up free agent bidding in my dynasty league and am wondering if anyone has ever used an e-bay style auction for bidding. If so how did you go about setting it up?
Thanks for your input.
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Postby The Balanced Man » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:06 pm

only way to do it is to set up open bidding, so that everyone can see everone elses bids. Best done on a forum.

Otherwise, the commish could always outbid someone if it was blind bidding.
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Postby baarondsi » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:35 pm

Yes, everyone could still see the current high bid and the bidder, but in a forum you can go in at the last second and up the bid by one $ and you get the free agent. What I'm talking about is placing your bid but also placing a max bid that you are willing to go up to. And unless someone bids over that max they cannot get him. ie. they would have to make a legitimate bid rather than just squeaking by at the last second.
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Postby The Balanced Man » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:13 pm

REally can't do it. The reason is that the commishioner, who looks at and monitors the highest bid the person will go with, can always sneak in.

There is no software i know of that makes it automatic so the commish doesn't have to monitor it.

I guess its better if everyone can sneak in than just the commish.
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Postby baarondsi » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:01 pm

Ok, thanks for the input.
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Postby skibrett15 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:31 pm

How about this... just don't read what people put in as their bid, and then bid at will and determine who got the guy. Or just have an outside source work the FA's.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:34 pm

Yea, I think you just need a person who is not in the league run this so that it can be partial and no one can gain an unfair advantage from it.
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