Auction Rules

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Auction Rules

Postby mewickham » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:32 pm

General Rules

  • You do not have to be a member of the society to participate in our auctions! Anyone can buy! Anyone can sell
    Find first-time buyer/seller tips HERE.
  • All items offered for sale must be hobby related (fish, plants, aquariums, supplies, fish art, etc.).
  • Auction split will be 70/30 with 70% going to seller and 30% going to NWAAS.
  • Seller check-in starts at 9:00am and ends at noon. Buyer registration and viewing starts at 11:00am.
    Find Buyer Registration Form HERE.
    Find Seller Registration Form HERE.
  • All items should be registered for sale and placed on the auction tables no later than 30 minutes prior to start time to allow the buyers time to inspect the lots available for sale. Items arriving after auction start time will be auctioned last after all other items are sold or at the auction chairman’s discretion.
  • All equipment must be clean and in working order unless noted. Cracked, broken tanks, and leakers must be marked as such.
  • All livestock must be clearly identified with scientific or common name, number of fish in bag identified as pair (M/F), Breeding pair (M/F that have spawned) or sex, if known, and sellers assigned number.
  • No fish or animals native to Arkansas/Missouri/Oklahoma nor sick or deformed fish may be sold through the auction. Livestock must be healthy. No fish visibly diseased will be sold in the auction.
  • Please no Ziplock bags or sandwich bags for fish, but for plants are okay.
  • Fish must be bagged properly, 1/3 water and 2/3 air-- unless it is a Kordon Breathing Bag (not for species that must get air from above surface, such as some snails, lungfish, etc.). Then no air is needed.
  • Bids will be accepted in dollar increments only.
  • You may set a minimum bid on your items. Minimum bids need to be clearly marked on bags and auction form.
  • Express Bids: In a hurry? For a nominal fee of $2.00 you may move an item up to be auctioned immediately. Please take the bag to the sales table, along with $2, and they will set it up.
  • All purchases become the responsibility of the buyer when sold.
  • No felt tipped markers should be used on bags, it runs easily.
  • If your item does not sell, you may reclaim it and take it home. All unsold and unclaimed bags/items left over after the conclusion of the auction become the property of NWAAS and may be disposed of as we see fit.
  • Any rules challenge decisions by the chair are final. The auction chairman or his designate reserves the right to reject any item from the auction.
  • We of the NWAAS, nor the auction location site, will not and cannot be held liable for injuries, or lost or stolen items while on these premises.
    Find auction location HERE.
  • All items are auctioned "as is" and have no guarantee.

Buyer Payments
  • Buyers must pay before leaving building.
  • We accept CASH and checks only.
  • A $25.00 fee will be charged for any non sufficient funds or returned checks. Refusal to pay check and fee will result in prosecution.

Seller Payments
  • Payouts to the seller will be mailed no later than 30 days following the auction.
  • Typically, we hand out checks to those present at the next regular meeting, and then mail remaining checks afterward.

Auction Schedule
10:00 AM - Seller Registration Begins
11:00 AM - Buyer Registration and Previewing Begins
12:00 Noon - Auction Begins
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