Hopefully everyone got the email blast about the Fall All-Day Auction this coming Sunday. It will be a busy weekend with the DMV Aquarium Showcase & Workshop the day before on Saturday. If you haven't seen the details about this additional all-day event, see the separate forum thread and dedicated web page.
Fall All-Day Auction Schedule
8:30 am Set-up
10:00 am Registration opens
10:30 am Tag sale opens
10:45 am Auction opens
4:00 Bidding winds down
5:00 pm Take-down
There are well over 200 items listed in MyGroupAuctions for Sunday. Check out all the beautiful shrimp, fish, and plants. Now is the time to go through your equipment and identify items to enter into the tag sale at a fixed price. Expect the number of items listed to double and then double again on Saturday as sellers bag up their fish.
Sellers MUST have their CURRENT, complete and accurate address listed in MyGroupAuctions. Your checks will be sent to the address on file. Every auction we remind sellers to update their address, and every auction someone hasn't and doesn't get paid until the initial check expires. It's sad for everyone :(
Sellers: All bags must be properly labelled. This will be enforced, and we will be fussier than we are for the monthly mini-auctions. You will save yourself time and headaches by printing out your own labels at home. If you don't have properly sized labels, you can always print out your labels onto an 8.5 X 11" piece of paper and cut it up and apply the labels using packing tape. There will be a label printer and some labels at the auction. This is a courtesy. There can be long wait times to use the printer. Plus, it's stressful to be unloading your fish at the auction and then scrambling to get the bags labelled. Give yourself a break by labelling your items at home.
Buyers: The check-out line to pay by credit card can get long especially right at the end of the auction. Consider bringing cash so you don't have to wait to pay.