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How long do you leave a trade offer up for? (1 Viewer)

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Guy's thinking about it, thinking about it, thinking about it. How long do you leave an offer up for until you say forget it and just revoke it? Does there come a point where you figure if the guy was going to pull the trigger he would have done it by now? Revoking the offer may actually stimulate him into action as well.

 
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Depends on the situation. In the offseason, I sometimes wait on an offer while I see how something plays out in FA or draft. Granted, that may mean I lose out on the offer sometimes, but if I'm not fully comfortable with it the way it is, but could see it working out if the right thing(s) happen, I'll wait and see or tell the person giving the offer to resend it in a couple weeks if they're still interested.

I also don't hold it against someone if they withdraw it after a time period either - that's their perogative.

 
How about having a little patience, it is the off season, it isn't like you should be in any rush or anything.....

 
Untill you dont like what you offered anymore. If you still think it would help you keep it there. I would still make other offers

 
How about having a little patience, it is the off season, it isn't like you should be in any rush or anything.....
Trying to figure out the mindset. I can usuallly decide on an offer within minutes. Sometimes a night if it's very close, but never have I sat there for weeks mulling something over. Do it or don't do it.
 
During the season... 48 hours with a reminder after 24.

Now... no time limit. After a few prodding emails and/or it becomes obvious the other party is not interested... pull it.

 
How about having a little patience, it is the off season, it isn't like you should be in any rush or anything.....
Trying to figure out the mindset. I can usuallly decide on an offer within minutes. Sometimes a night if it's very close, but never have I sat there for weeks mulling something over. Do it or don't do it.
Depends on what the deal is like and if it involves someone with question marks.
 
I think when you're dealing w/ sites (MFL) and your offer is sitting there..it's like playing Russian Roulette. Seems kind of funy, but I have no problem taking responsibility of my own player if they get hurt or do a crime in the offseason. Leaving your offer out there, if something was to occur then they could run and approve it. This is limited, but you never know. For some reason I view it differently once I've acquired a player opposed to when it's sitting out there.

Example:

Ricky Williams, say he is banned and offer is on table for him the owner could quickly approve the deal knowing he's shipping a bum.

Other examples are player who might retire, might get cut and so forth.

I think most people know if they want to do it or not. Hey, let's face it, if the situation changes then the perceived value would alter after too. So, sometimes it's good to jump right away...of course, there is the other side of it too.

 
let him know you are interested in packaging said player in a deal w/another owner...being curtious, you wanted to know if he was still interested---otherwise, you'd have to revoke the deal

 
Untill you dont like what you offered anymore. If you still think it would help you keep it there. I would still make other offers
agreed.. i just took an offer off the table. it hadbeen out there for a week
 
About a week in the off-season, because a players value can change very quickly in the off-season. Could be the lone starter one minute, then be in a RBBC the next. Example Mike Anderson.

 
Exactly 74 seconds. Sometimes they are killer offers too. I make the offseason sort of a speed-round for other owners in my league.

 
I've found that its much easier to get deals done via direct communication: in-person, via email, chat, etc. I never submit an offer via a website, without talking it through first. If a deal is made, we've got a handshake and submitting it on the website is just a formality.

I do this for a number of reasons:

- There are not any misunderstandings. This is particuarilly helpful with draft picks.

- I can "sell" my trade offer if need be.

- Counter offers can be made immediately. As opposed to the endless, "reject and resumit" that you go through with the website.

Also, I like playing FF because it gives me a reason to keep in contact with friends that I don't get to see as much as I like. (I moved across the country in 97.) So calling up a guy to inquire about a trade, usually leads to "How are your kids? How is your job going?" type conversations I should be having anyway.

 
How about having a little patience, it is the off season, it isn't like you should be in any rush or anything.....
Trying to figure out the mindset. I can usuallly decide on an offer within minutes. Sometimes a night if it's very close, but never have I sat there for weeks mulling something over. Do it or don't do it.
Agreed. I usually don't leave offers up for more than a day. Many times i've made an offer, took it down, and then made a trade with another team. Sometimes the initial person i offered to then says they were interested but wanted more time.I like to set a precident, if you like my offer you better take it or it won't be there long. I'm not going to be the one who goes out of the way to make an offer and then wait while someone debates for weeks whether they want to do it.

If someone needs days to mull over an offer then they probably don't really know what their doing anyway and are the type who will only trade if they get a completely lopsided offer.

 
Revoke an offer whenever you want, as long as it hasn't been accepted yet.

If you're trying to move Drew Bledsoe and the other owner can't figure out whether to part with Muhsin Muhammad for him, that shouldn't hold you up from shopping him around to other owners . . . which you can't do very well while an offer is outstanding.

 
The longer you wait, the greater chance for some unforseen thing to happen, which would change the dynamics of the trade. After you feel you've waited a reasonable time, send him a follow up with a deadline. Like: If I don't hear from you by Wednesday at 12:00 noon, the offer is revoked.

Also, and this is a legal point (but useful to know), if you offer (for example) Peyton Manning for L. Tomlinson, and he counter offers with Owens and Portis for Manning, then your offer is no longer on the table. You can still take it if you wish, but he no longer has the right to demand that you go through with your original offer. His counter offer removes any obligation that you may have had.

 

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