Winter Auction Rules

Here’s what you need to know about the OCA’s online auction:

You do not have to be a member of the OCA to participate.

The auction begins on Monday, 3/15, but you can register before that. Lot submission ends on Saturday, 3/20 and the auction ends on Sunday, 3/21.

Each participant must create an account on auction.fish. This can be done at any time.

You will choose a username that other participants will see on each of your lots for sale, and on your bids. You can choose something that will let people know it’s you, if you want, but you don’t have to.

You must also enter your full name, address, phone number and email address. Other participants will not be able to see this information during the auction.  Afterward, on your invoice, you’ll see the real names of the people you bought an item from or sold an item to. We may use contact info to help participants find each other in case of a problem.

Once you have an account:

  • Click “Auctions” on the top bar.
  • Find “OCA Spring Auction 2021”.
  • Click “Pickup and payment info” for that auction in the Rules column.
  • Besides the auction rules, this page also contains info about bidding and submitting lots, payments, and the Exchange.
  • Read the page carefully, and if you decide to participate, and are sure you can be at the Lot Exchange (Holiday Inn, Strongsville; Saturday, 3/27, 1:00 PM), follow the instructions under “To Get Started”.

That will get you registered. The auction begins Monday, 3/15, at 9:00 AM, when you’ll be able to see submitted auction lots, bid on them, and submit lots of your own.

Summary of rules:

  • 70/30 split, no per-item charge.
  • All funds transferred through PayPal.
  • Sellers limited to 25 items, not counting donations.
  • Sellers allowed 5 items of any one species/morph/location.
  • Dry goods will be donations only, and only if new and in the package.
  • Reserve prices (minimum bids) can be set, but there will be a $2 charge for any unsold item.

 We hope you can join us!

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