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Re: Trading: Pushing the boundries...

Postby StoneColdBrown » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:00 pm

That sounds like collusion to me. I believe in market forces, and have told owners many a time who complain about trades - even those that I feel are terribly unbalanced - that the market is at work and that they should have made more inquiries and/or better offers. Squeaky wheels get oil...or however that saying goes.

Collusion, though? Completely different story. The one and only rule I've ever had in my leagues is that I will not allow a deal if I think it's collusive. Even if a trade is balanced, I wouldn't let it go if I felt there were shenanigans behind it (say, two owners ganging up because of a mutual dislike for a third). That type of situation has never happened, but that's how I would handle it if it came up.

If you feel you have enough to substantiate a charge of collusion - and definitely if you have the league behind you - you have not only the power, but also the responsibility to strike it down. Not doing so could allow/foster similar deals in the future.
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