Reply To: Fall 2019 Auction Registration Is Now Open

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Jim Datka

We have made MAJOR CHANGES in the how the auction will be performed. There have been too many items to effectively auction in a reasonable time frame, which has resulted in low prices to sellers, long waits for buyers and exhausted auctioneers.

These changes are intended to provide the maximum financial benefit to sellers, and the best selection and timely offerings to buyers:

1. All bags sold by auctioneers will have a $1 PER BAG CHARGE in addition to the 30% of the sales price collected from members and 40% collected from non-members.
Please bag or group fish in greater quantities to get the highest price possible for your items.
Sellers will be restricted to NO MORE THAN 7 BAGS OF A SINGLE SPECIES—this will be strictly enforced.

2. The BUY-IT-NOW section will be EXCLUSIVELY for Plants and Live Foods.
Items sold here will NOT BE CHARGED THE $1 PER BAG FEE but will be subject to the 70%/30% split with members and 60%/40% from non-members.
Plants may be entered for sale by the auctioneers, but they will be subject to the $1 per bag fee—consider this for large bags of plants or rare/exotic specimens.
The BUY-IT-NOW section will be restricted to SELLERS ONLY until 10:45 AM.

Please consider offering private sales through the AAAA Forum.
A Swap Meet will be held at the meeting the month before our auctions where you can sell fish, plants and dry goods/decor for a small table fee without any additional per item fee or split with the AAAA.

These changes have been made to benefit everyone attending our auctions and will be reviewed by the Board after the auction. If you have any suggestions to improve our auctions, please contact members of the Board at the auction or any of our meetings.