Peter_Gammons_Replacement wrote:We did a live auction with an AOL IM Chatroom and it worked better than expected.
2 musts: 1) Get people with auction experience -- nothing worse than having newbies ask questions every 2 seconds and complain because they don't understand things 2) Have at least 2 people in charge -- an auctioneer and someone tracking $$.
If you get a bunch of mentally challenged people -- it won't work. As they aren't patient and their immaturity ends up shining through.
Is this a mock or a real auction? If it's a mock, then I don't see any reason to keep out people without auction experience - especially if they are hanging around this board. They'll know enough about fantasy baseball that they'll be okay. Even if it's real, I don't know about keeping out newbies. Okay, I admit it, I'm biased. I'VE never done an auction in all my years of fantasy baseball, and I'd love to give one a try.
I can't do it this weekend, but I'll keep an eye on this thread. I'd like to try out a live mock auction sometime this off-season. If the schedule works out, and there is a spot open, then I may try to join. Otherwise, I'll wait for another mocktion to get started.