Humans are awesome
“We’ve designed the Mailbox service to scale indefinitely, and have done as much load testing as we can. But we don’t know what we don’t know, so we’re using reservations to add people gradually.
At first, the pace may seem slow. This is by design. If we run into unexpected snags, we may even stop filling reservations temporarily. But as the service grows, we should be able to dramatically increase this pace until we no longer need a reservation system at all.”
- the on-boarding process for Mailbox is one part transparent messaging, two parts velvet rope and a dash of soup kitchen line.
Key lesson in name-your-own-price strategies: set an appropriate anchoring price. As you can see, Cards Against Humanity (a thoroughly entertaining game) allowed customers to name their price for a set of holiday cards. The default (i.e. anchor price) was $5. What was the result? While 20% paid nothing, most paid the default and in the end, they came out ahead with $70K in profit.
Depends on your league’s rules. In almost all standard formats you should be able to drop any roster spot and replace it with any other. You may run into limits on certain positions (like you can’t have over 3 QBs on a single roster), but it’s unlikely you’ll have that problem picking up a second defense.