March 27, 2017

Auctions

2017 Annual Auction

What:  Auction of members’ ornamental fish (koi, goldfish).   Members may also have plants and pond equipment for sale.

When: April 22, 2017.  Doors open at 9:00am. Auction begins at 11:00am and continues until all fish, plants, and equipment are sold.

Where:   Coastal Pond Supply, 2110 Tucker Industrial Rd, Tucker, GA 30084.

The Atlanta Koi Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting anyone with an interest in keeping koi. As an annual fundraiser, the club holds a fish auction. This outlet provides two functions:

  • Members can offer their personal koi or goldfish, plants and pond equipment for sale
  • Any interested party can purchase the fish, plants or pond equipment.

This is an open event, the public is invited to attend and bid on fish and purchase plants, equipment and supplies.

See you at the Auction!


Bidders

Anyone wishing to bid in the auction or purchase plants or pond equipment much register on site at the Bidder Registration Desk the morning of the event.   You will receive an bidder number which allows you to bid in the auction and/or make purchases of plants or pond equipment.

When you have finished with all your bids and purchases, go to the Casher area to make your payment.   Then you can collect your purchased fish, plants, and pond equipment.

All purchases must be collected and removed from premises on the day of the Auction

All sales final


Quarantine

Due to the nature of raising ornamental fish, the Atlanta Koi Club can not be held responsible for any actions or events that may take place after this auction. Our members strive to provide healthy fish;, but, provide no guarantee as such. As a safety measure, the club highly recommends quarantining any fish purchased not only from this auction, but also from any dealer, retail establishment or other source. Quarantining and treating plants before they are entered into any pond system is also highly recommended.

Once again, two words about quarantine: DO IT!


Sellers Registration

Please follow this link to register as a Seller:  Registration Form

 


Auction Rules

Who can sell

Club members may sell koi, goldfish, plants or used pond equipment. There is a limit of one seller per household. Active members are classified as those who attend 5 or more meetings in a year or have volunteered for 3 or more Club events within the past year.  Members who meet combinations of these requirements will also be classified as active per the Membership and Auction Chairs’ discretion.  Membership must be current and the Membership Chair will determine eligibility of members who wish to participate.  Members who do not meet the above requirements will be considered non-active.  Non-active members will be able to auction fish, plants and equipment at a reduced percentage.  Non-members will not be able to have fish auctioned or sold.

 

Percentage of Sales

All sales are divided into the following classifications.  Active members will receive 75% of any sale with 25% of any sale going to the club.  Non-active members will receive 50% of any sale with 50% of any sale going to the club.

 

Fish Health

Sellers must certify that the fish they are selling have not been exposed to the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and are not known carriers of KHV.  Fish should be healthy and not actively showing signs of illness or disease including obvious bulges and bent backs.   This will be enforced so do not bring such fish.   Any fish brought to the auction in less than healthy condition will be rejected and the Sell will be required to take the fish home at the Auction Chairperson’s discretion.

 

Seller Registration

Pre-registration is required.  There will be no standard registration on the day of the auction.  The online Registration Form  is available to those who wish to auction fish.  Registrants will be required to identify how many fish they wish to auction (please have an accurate fish count), the numbers of tanks requested (1 or 2), when you will bring you fish to the auction (Friday or Saturday), and whether or not you will be selling plants (water plants that need small tanks) or equipment.

Members will be able to bring fish to Coastal Pond Supply the morning of the Auction. All fish must be at Coastal Pond by 9:00 AM. With prior arrangement members will be able to bring fish on the previous Friday.  Registrants will be required to identify any fish that have reserve prices (minimum amount required to allow sale). Please keep in mind that with a normal auction there will only be 4 or 5 rounds made depending on the number of fish we have. Most Sellers prefer 1 fish per auction but if there are more than 5 fish in a tank ( and some tanks will have over 20 fish in them) then that can’t happen. Just do the math; if there are 10 fish in a tank then we will bowl them 2 at a time. If there are plenty of tanks (not the typical case) then the Auction Chairperson will assign any extra tanks on Saturday morning.  Do not plan there being extra tanks.  We will plan to have all the tanks empty after 5 auction rounds.   Remember that space is limited and tanks will be assigned according to date of registration entry.

 

Seller Check-in

While there is no Seller registration on the day of the auction, Sellers will be required to check-in to get their tank assignments and report a final fish count.  Sellers will also have to approve and initial their percentage of sale. Sellers who do not accept the percentage of sale will not be able to sell fish. If the seller wishes to discuss the percentage of sale, they may do so with the Auction Chairman. The Auction Chairman has final say over percentage of sale. Sellers will also be directed to areas designated for sale of any plants and/or equipment. Sellers must show that all plants and equipment have clear labels and must have a descriptive list of all plants or equipment for sale to be turned into the check-out. An area for Membership will be attached to the Check-in area. If Sellers have not yet become members, they will pay dues and do so there.

 

Auction Tanks

Sellers may request 1 or 2 tanks when they register. Tanks will be assigned based on need.   The Auctioneer with an Assistant will travel from tank to tank auctioning off fish pre determined by a team of Bowlers.  Sellers may indicate to the Bowling Teams, which fish they would like bowled next as long as the Seller is at their tank at the time the bowling team is ready to bowl. The Seller must be present at the time of the request. The Auctioneer will proceed to tank A.  A indicates the owner letter.  If the owner requires more than one tank, they would be designated by another letter in the alphabet.  Tanks will be set-up in order of reservation date and time.  A picture of the koi in the bag will be taken after the auction has ended for that fish. The bag will be marked with the tank letter, bidder number and sale price. The second round will then begin and start with tank A.

 

Plants for Sale

Members may register to sell plants in an area outside of the main auction. The prices are determined by the Seller; plants are not auctioned.  The same percentage of sale rates apply.  (75/25, 50/50, 25/75)   The Seller or a representative designated by the Seller must stay with the plants in order to deal with customers.  The Seller has the option of CLEARLY tagging all plants individually with prices and providing a price list with a description of plants for sale to Auction Staff.  The Auction Staff cannot be responsible for, nor answer questions about, the plants for sale.  If you are selling water plants and require tanks to keep plants alive, it can be provided.  Please indicate this on the online Registration Form.  Sellers will be required to fill out a Plant Sale receipt.  The Plant Sale receipt will contain information on the Seller, the plant price and the percent that goes to the club.  The Plant Sale receipt will be taken to the cash register and the Buyer will pay for the plant(s) there.  Members will mark the plant as “Sold” to make the plant unavailable.

 

Equipment for Sale

Members may register to sell equipment in an area outside of the main auction. The prices are determined by the Seller; equipment is not auctioned.  The same percentage of sale rates apply.  (75/25, 50/50, 25/75)  The Sell, or a representative designated by the Seller, must stay with the equipment in order to deal with customers.  The Seller has the option of CLEARLY tagging all equipment to be sold individually with prices and providing a price list with a description of each piece of equipment for sale to the Auction Staff.  The Auction Staff cannot be responsible for,  nor answer questions about,  any one member’s equipment for sale.  Sellers will be required to fill out an Equipment Sale receipt.  The Equipment Sale receipt will contain information on the Seller, the equipment price and the percent that goes to the club.  The Equipment Sale receipt will be taken to the cash register and the Buyer will pay for the equipment there.  Sellers will mark the equipment as “Sold” to make the equipment unavailable.

Please note:  This is a club auction/sale designed to allow members to cull their ponds, plants and extra equipment they no longer need.  It is NOT to be used for store owners to sell merchandise.   Because Coastal Pond Supply has been generous in providing the location and the tanks, representatives from Coastal Pond Supply may, if they choose, sell items from their store.