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11 years 7 months ago #3146 by sawboy2
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I put together a page that will be useful for first time buyers at an auction:

http://www.gcca.net/auction/how_to_buy.htm


Very helpful.  Thanks!

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11 years 7 months ago #2906 by forumadmin
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I put together a page that will be useful for first time buyers at an auction:

http://www.gcca.net/auction/how_to_buy.htm

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11 years 7 months ago #1807 by rm-slover
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and that is an approximate. some peoplebring more than the say and some bring less than they say they will. I am still uncertain as to how many bags, probably 2-5, i think i listed 8.

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11 years 7 months ago #1800 by sawboy2
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Actually Don,  you responded to my email a few days back,  after I registered as a buyer.  Within 12 hours too buddy!  ;D

Wow,  400 registered..........

Looks like the deals may be there big time!

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11 years 7 months ago #1799 by 1fishgeek
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Sorry to reply so late, I usally only look at the Malalian and New World boards, But was looking at all of them today and found this. Looks like Ray and Rick have allready answered your questions. I just wanted to let everybody know that any suggestion to improve our auctions are always listened to and taken into account. Just remimber we are a all volunteer staff, and we can always use more volunteers throughout the day.
Thanks Don Weger
Auction Chairman
PS as of today we have over 400 bags pre-registered. That is per pre-registration numbers that are provided by the sellers, appro numbers not actual bags.

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11 years 7 months ago #1632 by forumadmin
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GCCA posts a lot of good auction information in the rules for the auction:

http://www.gcca.net/auction/auction_rules.htm

If you are selling, GCCA keeps the first $1 of the sale plus 20% of the rest of the sale.

Bidding is free and there is no admission fee. Like Ray said, if there is a fish you like, you can buy a priority sticker for $3 so that it is auctioned immediately.

Many sellers will list fish they are bringing to the Auction on our Classified system. It's free to post a WANTED ad too, so if you are looking for something, get it posted and a seller may bring it just for you!

One nice thing about auctions is that there are often bargains near the end of the auction when bags might go for $1 or $2.

FYI-- I visited Peter Durkin's place in Detroit yesterday. His current plan is to take pre-orders for delivery to our auction. He'll be posting an ad on the Classifieds soon . . .

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11 years 7 months ago #1568 by mounkey54
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auction is a great place to unload stuff that you want to get rid of ..also a great place to reload the space you have just made

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11 years 7 months ago #1565 by rm-slover
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I dont think that there is that much downtime. Plus trying to rotate species like that is pretty difficult. The one thing with auction is that there is little action in the beginning where you can get really good deals. Then there is a period where certain things go for larger pricetags than they should. Then the prices get back lower.

The only thing I can say about the auctions is that if you dont want to wait around, use the priority system.

You could volunteer to be a runner or something else to make the time go by faster. The club always needs more volunteers.

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11 years 7 months ago #1559 by Jack
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The auctions are a good place to get a deal.  It can be a pain if you are waiting for a particular fish.  Idea...What if the auction was done categorically? For example peacocks, mbuna, haps, CA, SA, other.  It could even be a rotating cycle.  Every 30-60 minutes the category would switch.  It could make it more interesting for buyers.  Obviously priority bags could be sold whenever.  I'm assuming most people come with a particular fish or type of fish in mind.  I'm a big fan of efficiency, and there is so much downtime during auctions.  Just a thought...

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11 years 7 months ago #1555 by rm-slover
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there are no reserves on the auctions. you could get a really good deal on a bag of something er nother. but as a seller you run the same risk or a good abg of your something er nothers going for a buck.

i probably should write something er nother correctly - Something sp. er nother - i made a funny!

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