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dmendro wrote:You never really know. you have to feel it out. If you bid $25 and the other guy is pretty strict at keepign to his limits and would have stopped at $22, you just lost $3, which in the last few rounds could cost you a sleeper or a prospect who goes for $2 instead of $1.
theoretically the person who values a player most will always get him, so you should bid small and hope that other owners will stop bidding when the player becomes too expensive. Large increases often will not drive people out of the bidding.bigwords wrote:Good thoughts, dmendro. Exactly what I'm looking for.
I agree, start low or start late. But do you think that once you start bidding, small raises encourages momentum bidding? I wonder whether bidding larger raises makes other owners think a little harder about what a player is really going to cost, rather than encouraging owners to bid because the cost is only slightly above what they were last willing to pay. Like poker, when a player goes all-in, and the competitor, regardless of his hand, must choose whether to play on. I'm not saying overspend, but if you have a player targeted at $30 and you bid $20, and the next guy bids $20.50, is bidding $25 more likely to give you the player at the best price than bidding $21, $21.50, $22...?
BigLebowski wrote: I also make a list of players that I dont' really want. I make the list look like it's my "wish list". Then "let" other owners see the list sitting on the table during breaks and such, so they get an idea of who they "think" you want.
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