Trade ethics question

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Trade ethics question

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So i make an offer through our website, Sportsline, he rejects, and then emails me with a counter offer. He explicitly states that if i would be willing to give up the players he asked for, he would make the trade. So i responded to his e-mail, accepting the offer, and then i tell him i made the official offer on the website to accept. Then, he posts on the message board that he spoke to his partner who was completely against the trade and rejected the offer on the website. He can't possibly be allowed to reject a trade after i accepted his offer, can he? Technically we agreed to a trade through email and just was putting it onto the website to execute the trade. I'm afraid this is going to start an uproar in the league, in which i am the Commish, and want to hear opinions. Thanks.
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Post by frog99 »

:-? you had a verbal agreement, and in my opion he should do the trade. however, if the trade was very unfair, it should be your duty as commish to veto it.
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Post by mkooljr1 »

Haha, well it was my trade, and definitely not unfair. And i don't veto trades unless collusion is suspected anyway. Keep the opinions coming!
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Post by sinicalypse »

name the people involved in the trade here. as in the baseball playaz.
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Post by Coach McGuirk »

Personally, I wouldn't think it is a done deal until it goes through the website. Think David Wells/Steinbrenner and their verbal agreement. I would consider an email as basically a "verbal" agreement not a contract.

Sure it sucks for you, but the guy probably shouldn't be making trades unless his partner agrees. I think he probably thought he was tossing some ideas around with you and would make sure his partner agreed before he committed to it.

Just MHO. either way it sucks. good luck.
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Post by Z-Dog »

Unfortunately, I agree. The trade was agreed to in an e-mail, but not on the league website, so it was not "done." It's just like if you were talking on the phone, agreed to do the trade, then he backed out. It's a shi%*y move, but it's legal.
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Post by mikcou »

Z-Dog wrote:Unfortunately, I agree. The trade was agreed to in an e-mail, but not on the league website, so it was not "done." It's just like if you were talking on the phone, agreed to do the trade, then he backed out. It's a shi%*y move, but it's legal.


agreed he should accept it but he doesnt have to. Ethically he probably should but he also should talk to his partner before making trade offers
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Post by Madison »

If it's not done on the site, it's not a done deal. I don't like it and it stinks for you, but that's the way I see it :-/ . At least you know not to deal with him through e-mail anymore.
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Post by jayman »

It's ain't over till it's over.

It ain't accepted till it's accepted.
The contract is the "ACCEPT" button - or whatever it is in your league. Before that either party can change their mind.
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