Barrie's 5th Annual Aquarium Auction

Location

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone St E, Barrie

Hours

Registration Starts at 8:00am Auction Starts at 10:00am

Official Auction Rules & Procedures

CASH AUCTION

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the information in this document, please email president@1brass.com at least 48 hours prior to the event and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Buying

  1. Auctioning with start at 10am sharp!
  2. Admission is $2.00.
  3. All sales are final.  No tax added.
  4. All bid increments must be at least $1.00.
  5. All bidders must register for a bidder card at the front desk
  6. BRASS will accept CASH ONLY.
  7. Hold your bidder card up, number forward to bid.  Please leave your number up if you are the winner to allow your number to be logged.
  8. The registered bidderis responsible for ALL itemswon with their bidder card.  Protect your card.
  9. When the auctioneer says sold, no more bids are taken at that time.  Auctioneer has final say on bidding of the item.
  10. Bidder is responsible to confirm Item, Lot, Selling and Bidder Number at time of delivery.
  11. Used equipment is Buyer Beware, the club has no responsibility to equipment that has issues.

Selling

  1. Auctioning will start at 10am sharp!  Registration closes shortly after 10:00am.
  2. All sellers are required to fill their lots completely before starting an additional lot.
  3. Each seller’s lot of 20 items will be divided onto 20 tables.  All goods on Table A will be auctioned in random order before Table B is started.  Tables are done in order.
  4. Used Equipment is permitted at this auction.  Please ensure that it is labelled.  Please refrain from bringing used/expired food or test kits.
  5. BRASS will supply pre-printed labels to identify each of your items.
  6. If you have a minimum bid, please write it largely and clearly in dark marker on the bag.  Items will be sold only once.
  7. BRASS will retain a 25% commission from each sale.
  8. All purchases are considered FINAL SALE.
  9. Unsold items must be picked up before the end of the day.  Unclaimed items will become the property of the club.
  10. Sellers portions can be piccked up at the end of the auction, or can be mailed to the seller for a fee of $2.00 removed from their portion.
  11. Sellers are not permitted to bid on their own items.  In the event that this occurs, sellers additional items will be removed from the auction.

Fish Bagging Rules

  1. Re-bagging will be provided for improprly bagged items.  BRASS reserves the right to charge for this service
  2. No Ziploc bags or bags with twist ties are allowed.  No glass containers please.
  3. One part water – four parts air is ideal when bagging livestock.
  4. Use the appropriate size bag.  Large fish need large bags.  Sometimes pairs/groups will need to be split into multiple bags and attached together.
  5. You will get a higher price if you can list exactly how many fish, common name, Latin name and male/female ratio.
  6. Items that die during the auction day will be returned to the seller and removed from the auction.

Selling

  1. Auctioning will start at 10am sharp!  Registration closes shortly after 10:00am.
  2. All sellers are required to fill their lots completely before starting an additional lot.
  3. Each seller’s lot of 20 items will be divided onto 20 tables.  All goods on Table A will be auctioned in random order before Table B is started.  Tables are done in order.
  4. Used Equipment is permitted at this auction.  Please ensure that it is labelled.  Please refrain from bringing used/expired food or test kits.
  5. BRASS will supply pre-printed labels to identify each of your items.
  6. If you have a minimum bid, please write it largely and clearly in dark marker on the bag.  Items will be sold only once.
  7. BRASS will retain a 25% commission from each sale.
  8. All purchases are considered FINAL SALE.
  9. Unsold items must be picked up before the end of the day.  Unclaimed items will become the property of the club.
  10. Sellers portions can be piccked up at the end of the auction, or can be mailed to the seller for a fee of $2.00 removed from their portion.
  11. Sellers are not permitted to bid on their own items.  In the event that this occurs, sellers additional items will be removed from the auction.

Bumping Items

  1. Items may be ‘moved forward’ for the cost of $5.00.
  2. Bumped items will be auctioned on the hours, starting at 11:00am.  Bumped items will bely ne auctioned at these times to avoid bidders missing items.
  3. Bidders who bump an item are not given exclusivity to the item.
  4. The $5.00 bump price will be retianed by BRASS and is not included toward the final price of the items.
Most of all, we at BRASS ask that you respect bidders, sellers and everyone else that is participating in this event.