This website has been made by tropical fish enthusiasts to allow other fellow hobbyists to more easily share their fish and accessories. It is not perfect, but the utmost care has been taken to keep it simple and convenient. We are ready to continue improving this site, and your comments and suggestions will be much appreciated.
There are two types of auctions you can create or participate in – Web Auctions and Live Auctions.
Web auctions are auctions that are created by the members of this site to sell fish and other aquarium related items to the other members of the site on the internet. It is also possible to create a direct sale for your items. In the case of a direct sale, the price is defined by the seller, and the item is sold to the first member who is willing to pay that price.
For a buyer, it is possible to bid on any number of auctions or to buy any number of items sold directly. The seller is limited to 10 auctions/direct sales at a time. If you would like to have more than 10 ads, please feel free to contact us.For web auctions and direct sales, please keep a few rules in mind:
- Bids must be in whole US dollars; no cents are accepted. Please use only digits, no commas or periods.
- The minimum bid increase is one dollar.
- If you increase the bid by more than one dollar, our server will bid for you against other bidders by consecutive one dollar increases until it reaches the amount you placed.
- You may edit or delete a submitted auction/direct sale up to 5 minutes before your auction/direct sale starts. After that you will not be able to change the submitted auction/direct sale.
- You will be able to relist your auction/direct sale or use it as a template 15 minutes after the end of your auction/direct sale.
Live auction service is provided for aquarium clubs and related organizations that wish to host a traditional, brick-and-mortar style auction. This service provides an easy and effective way to record information about items sold and eliminates the confusing pen-and-paper approach. Once the organizer has created the auction on this site and provided initial information to sellers and bidders, participants will be able to place/view items in advance. Members of this site will have the full range of options for sellers/bidders available to them. In addition, the organizer may register sellers/bidders right before the start of the auction with a temporary status, allowing them to sell and buy for this particular auction. This temporary registration will be erased once the auction records expire.
Very little mandatory personal information is maintained on this site. You may voluntarily provide additional information on your auction page or feedback page if you choose to do so.
Hopefully, the software is simple enough to be self-explanatory. If not, you are always welcome to send your questions from the main page by clicking on “Contact Us”. Also, you can get some help by reading these tips. It may be especially useful for the organizers of live auctions.
Please feel free to create a test live auction to play with. Our only request is that you select a date for when the auction records are deleted that is close to the date of when you created the auction and tested it. In this way you will not confuse the other visitors of this website.
No test web auctions, please. It is simple enough to understand how web auctions work without testing this option.
Finally, you will have to accept this legal agreement if you decide to become a member of this site.
Good luck at the auction!