Auction Rules

Seller Sheets can be downloaded as a pdf here.

SELAS will not accept responsibility for any item’s safe keeping nor its condition before or after the sale.

  • ITEMS
    • Only fish or aquarium related products are allowed in the auction.
    • All items must be properly bagged.
      • Proper fish bags must be used.
      • Zip-locks and baggies are unacceptable.
      • Live animals must be properly bagged with air and water. Please double bag.
      • Larger fish may be kept in buckets or other suitable containers, but the bucket becomes property of the buyer.
      • Items such as driftwood or decorations do not need to be bagged; however, they must be labeled appropriately.
      • Items not properly bagged will be rebagged by SELAS volunteers.  There will be a $2 fee for items that need to be rebagged.  This is NON-NEGOTIABLE.
  • LABELS / SELLER SHEETS
    • All Sellers must fill out a seller sheet.
    • Your Seller ID are your initials.  For example, if your name is Homer Jay Simpson, your Seller ID would be HJS.
    • All items that you are selling must be listed on your seller sheet.
    • All items must be labeled with your Seller ID and Item Number.
    • Your labels should match the numbers on your seller sheet.
    • You may put a reserve price on your item.
    • Below are examples of acceptable labels:
  • SELLER STICKERS
    • Blue – This is the first color that is auctioned off.  This includes SELAS donations and Move-Up items.
    • Red / Yellow – These are the standard auction items.  For each item that a person is entering into the auction, that item will get a sticker and be placed on the corresponding color table.
    • Green – Late arrivals will get a green sticker and go last in the auction.  A $2 fee can be paid to move the items up.
  • FEES
    • All people entering the event must either pay a $3 cover charge or a $5 fee for a bidder card.  These fees help SELAS pay for the event (rent, food, drinks etc.) as well as prizes for the fish show among other things.
    • You must have a bidder card to bid.
    • Move Ups – If a seller or buyer wishes to move an item from one color to another (ie. move an item up), that person must pay the SELAS Treasurer or his designee the fee of $2.
  • AUCTION PAYMENT
    • When a bidder is ready to leave, that person must turn in their bidder card to the cashier.  The cashier will print out a receipt.  The bidder must pay the total amount that is owed at that time.
      • Acceptable forms of payment are cash, checks, and possibly credit cards.
  • SELLER PAYMENT
    • Final prices paid at the auction will be split between SELAS and the seller.
    • The first dollar, goes to SELAS, after that there is a split of 80% going to the seller and 20% going to SELAS.
    • Sellers will receive a check in the mail approximately 2 -3 weeks after the auction (make sure that your address is correct on the seller sheet).

Seller Sheets can be downloaded as a pdf here.