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Postby crapshooter » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:57 am

I can't imagine a money league without transaction fees. In our league the only time transactions are free are in the off season if there are trades.
We can only make transactions on one day a week so its not that much of a burden on the commissioner (me). We keep the same group pretty much year after year and its a very competitive leave so we have no problem collecting. We play straight league only and our fees are $10 per transaction until the allstar game. Everything doubles the last half of the season.
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Postby reiser » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:29 am

crapshooter wrote:I can't imagine a money league without transaction fees.


seconded. we don't have them for trades obviously, but there is a fee, and a big one, for all free agent/waiver pickups.
you either take the draft seriously or you don't IMO.
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Postby Yanks Ruined It » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:23 am

I have used the fee in leagues I have run however I have known all the players and used the fee as a party pot or picnic pot for a mid season beer bash usually at allstar game and second half money to the winner pot. Party goes over well. If the players are not all friends the fee can be put totally into a winners pot.I also collected fee on weekly basis, if not paid or other arrangments made the team was locked this insured non-abuse
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Postby Yoda » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:37 am

TheYanks04 wrote:Hmmm....I have never charged a tranastion fee in any league I have run. Do not see the need and do not need the bookkeeping. I really do not think they add a thing to a league. If you have guys churning or streaming, then your rules are not set up right and you fix the rules, not charge fees for every move, IMO. But that is me.


Well the league page tellsyou how many moves each team makes. You multiply by $5 and boom! It takes 3 seconds to figure out how much everyone owes.

I think it depends on the league. If it is a competitive league, I think it makes sense to charge for transactions.
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Postby alashieve » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:41 am

I don't see the need for transanction fees. Just set your innings limit to 1300 or less and it will end the cruisng the waiver wire for pitching game. Don
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Postby thaklanksta » Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:39 pm

My league charges $3.00 per add ($1.50 if you consider it being a drop and add) We do the adds only because Yahoo doesnt keep track of drops and it makes it very easy to keep up with.
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