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Club News and Upcoming Events

Post by Don Danko » Mon May 23, 2016 9:44 am

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Re: Club News and Upcoming Events

Post by Don Danko » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm

The OCA Winter Auction is a giant auction of cichlids, catfish, plants, and dry goods.

60 Bag Limits
5 Bags per Species
These rules will be enforced!

February 10, 2018
Auction Begins: 11am
Registration: 10am to 12pm
Holiday Inn – Strongsville
Phone: 440-238-8800
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Located at I-71 and Route 82 just 10 minutes south of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

These are the rules for the OCA Winter Auction. They are different from the rules for the auction at the OCA Extravaganza, chiefly in that dry goods are allowed at the Winter Auction.
1. This is a Cichlid, Catfish, Aquatic Plant and Dry Goods auction only!!!
If you bring anything but cichlids, catfish, aquatic plants and dry goods to the auction they will be accepted as donations to the OCA only!
2. Registration ends at 12 noon sharp.
Late comers can be accepted at the discretion of the OCA, but their goods will be placed on a black selling table, and will be auctioned last.
3. 5 bags per species/color morph maximum.
Please be aware that the check-in procedure will validate all limits.
4. 60 bags per family maximum.
Please be aware that the check-in procedure will validate all limits.
5. Bags can be labeled with labels or permanent marker.
You are required to submit a Seller Sheet listing your information and each of your bags of fish.
6. Bags should be labeled with your three initials
(ABC) then a number 1 to 60.
7.All bags will be distributed among the colored selling tables (red, blue, green, and yellow).
Bags of one color will be auctioned first, then the next, and so on. The color for the first bags to be auctioned will be randomly drawn right before the auction begins (ie. red may not be first), and nobody knows what color will be first until right before the start of the auction.
8.All fish to be auctioned will be in suitable quality bags.
No zip-loc bags or similar low quality bags will be accepted.
Fish that are not bagged properly and bags that are leaking will be re-bagged at the discrection of the Ohio Cichlid Association and a $3 re-bag fee will be charged to the seller.
9.No sick or deformed fish will be accepted.
If such fish are found, they will not be auctioned.
10.All sales are final.
Buyer beware!
11.No item may be removed from the auction once it has been registered.
12.The split is:
The first $1 to the club, and of the remainder 70% to the seller, 30% to the club.
This is to encourage people not to enter fish in the auction that will likely sell for $1 or $2.
Selling fish for which there is so little demand is a waste of everybody’s time!
13.Any unclaimed items at the end of the auction will become the property of the OCA.
14.Cash is encouraged.
A number system will be used for anyone wishing to run a tab. Buyers must register with the registration committee at the beginning of the auction. Personal checks will be accepted with proper identification.
15.All similar items may be sold at the last bid according to the discretion of the auctioneer
The highest bidder having first choice, and other bidders having subsequent choices.
16.No Flowerhorns and No Blood Parrot Cichlids are allowed in the auction.
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Youngstown Spring Auction

Post by DAVE AYRES » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 am

The Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society will hold its Spring Auction on March 11 2018.
Location : J V Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430.
Registration 10:00 - 12:00. Auction starts at 11:00.
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