Taking Offers Update:
A question was asked in the Support Forum about Taking Offers;
here I thought it would be a good idea to summarize the answer so all could see it.
Yes, this rule does apply to Taking Offers.
You can also sell your item without a fixed price, meaning you put it up for sale and people can offer a price they are willing to pay for the item.
However, unlike in an auction you have to either accept the offer and sell the item to the person instantly or you have to decline it. There is no in between. You cannot expect people to hold their offered items/food/fairy coins for you forever.
Also, if you plan on going longer please know this
However, I would say, if the people offering on the items are aware that the seller is not deciding immediately but is collecting offers and they are aware that they have to wait and are fine with that fact, I would not interfere. Though as you said, in this case it would not be much different from an auction.
Sellers should provide the people offering a time frame for an answer.
(i.e. 1 day, 3 days, 1 week. Etc.)
Please do not go 1 week, then extend it one more week etc.
Please answer all offers on the day you say you will.
If the people offering are aware they will be waiting for an amount of time then you do not need to worry about the immediate answer rule.
If you don't specify a time frame then those offering should be able to ask if their offer was accepted right away and should not have to wait on an answer.
I hope that clears things up. (& I hope I understood everything correctly)