RAS Fall Auction 28 OCT 2018 - Carolina Fish Talk
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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RAS Fall Auction 28 OCT 2018

The Raleigh Aquarium Society Fall Auction will be on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Highwoods Holiday Inn located at 2805 Highwoods Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604 [telephone (919)872-3500]. THIS IS A NEW LOCATION !!

This auction will be for LIVESTOCK ONLY (Fish, plants, inverts, live food cultures), NOT DRY GOODS. {The Spring 2019 Auction will be for both livestock and dry goods.}

On-site registration begins at 9:00am and the auction formally starts at 10:00am. Anyone may buy or sell. Participants do not have to be RAS members to attend. Auction registration is free for current RAS members or paid members of any aquarium club (proof required), but non-members must pay a $5.00 registration fee at the door. Buyers and sellers can register at any time before the auction using the on-line tool (which we highly recommend) at Login.

If you cannot register in advance, or if you have additional last-minute items to register, PLEASE COME EARLY to register on-site. Help will be provided. This auction is currently registered on the online tool found at www.mygroupauctions. Look for the "RAS 2018 Fall Auction" tab. Note that many sellers register their items during the final day (or early morning) before the auction. The number of registered items often doubles during the last 24 hrs.

MY GROUP AUCTIONS – Registration Instructions: (please read and do this first!)

Visit Login

1. Create a user account (your email and choose a password).
2. Click "Prepare" > "Club Affiliations" > "Add Affiliation" > Raleigh Aquarium Society.
3. Click "Prepare" > "Add Auction Items" or "Preview Auction Items".
4. Select an upcoming auction.
5. Enter your items or preview other sellers' items. Pictures can be uploaded.
6. After the auction, view lists and prices of everything you bought and sold.

Rules for Buyers (i.e., Bidders):

1. Any person wishing to bid must register and receive a bidder number prior to bidding.

2. For security purposes, a valid driver’s license or other form of identification may be required and left with the registration table which will be returned upon leaving the auction.

3. RAS accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover) as payment for auction items.

4. All purchases must be paid for in full before any item leaves the area where auction is held.

5. Auction items may be inspected prior to the auction and during designated breaks.

6. In all cases, decisions made by the Auctioneer and Auction Chairman is final on any dispute.

Rules for Sellers:

1. Any person wishing to sell items must complete all registration documents and agree to the terms of the auction. Use Login to pre-register your items and print labels to minimize the morning traffic jam at the registration table (information on this is given above).

2. Live items must be properly bagged and of suitable size to maintain water quality throughout the duration of the auction (several hours). Proper fish bags must be used. Ziploc bags may be used only for dry items or plants, not fish (fish in Ziploc bags will be removed from the auction). Very large fish must be in a bucket. Fish must be bagged with the ample air and water proportions (1/3 water, 2/3 air). Do not overcrowd your fish. Multiple bags may be joined together as one item if necessary. For dry goods, we encourage bulking small items into 1 larger sale due to space restrictions.

3. RAS may re-bag items as necessary and will charge sellers a $1.00 re-bagging fee.

4. The Auction Chairman or Auctioneer has the right to remove any item from the auction that is incorrectly bagged, appears sick or diseased, or otherwise deemed unsellable.

5. Priority stickers can be purchased for $1.00 each (3 stickers are given free to every club member whether buyer or seller). There is a limited number of priority stickers sold and they are available at the registration table. You can put priority stickers on any item at the auction.

7. Once an item is registered, it may not be withdrawn (except by the Auction Chairman). The Auction Chairman has the right to request that small single dollar items be consolidated into a single lot. The dry goods auction ends at around 3:00pm, with item pick-up to be done within the hour.

8. Sellers have the right to put a minimum bid on any of their items. This must be clearly labelled, or the item may be sold under a minimum price. Minimum bids must be at least $5.00.

9. Sellers may remove the minimum bid or their items with approval from the Auction Chairman.

10. Any item not claimed at the end of the auction becomes the property of RAS.

11. The first dollar of EVERY SALE will go to RAS. After the first dollar, the Seller will receive 70% of the balance (for RAS members) or 60% of the balance (for non RAS members). For example, if you sell an item for $11, a RAS member would get $7.00 and a non-member would get $6.00.

12. No payments are made on the day of the auction! Checks are mailed out promptly in full by the RAS treasurer after each auction. Ensure that all your registration information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) is correct. Although every effort is made to ensure prompt payment, RAS is not responsible for mail delays or incorrect/illegible seller information.

13. RAS claims no responsibility for any item entered in the auction or any personal injury that might result during the auction or on the auction site.

14. Decisions made by the Auctioneer and Auction Chairman is final on any dispute.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Four days after the RAS FALL AUCTION (Oct 28) will be the RAS MONTHLY MEETING (Nov 1). This month's program will feature three short talks: 1) Diana Walstad on hatching and maintaining a brine shrimp culture. 2) Jamye Carr on 3-D printing artificial plants to spruce up your aquarium. 3) Gabe Alarcon on the ecology and benefits of algae in reef tanks.

Thurs Nov 1 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm at NCSU Vet School (Biomedical Campus) at corner of Blue Ridge Rd and Hillsborough Street. From the Vet School main lobby, go downstairs (under the whale) and straight thru two double doors. Meeting room on the right. Monthly meetings are FREE and open to everyone.
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