21st Annual Auction
Saturday, March 7, 2020  9:00am - 5:30pm
Bidders and Sellers Wanted!

9:00 to 11:00am - Item Registration

10:00 to 11:55am - Item Preview / Bidder Registration

Noon to 5:30 pm - Auction

New & Used Hardware, Plants, Fish & Inverts!

Annual Auction Rules

Item Pre-Registration Deadline = Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm

Bidder / Seller / Volunteer Pre Registration

( at the Door before 11am )  Item Registration Form Download

NEW seller item numbers are being issued.
Contact:  Joe Kurman
Event Staff / Volunteers Wanted - just an hour of your time would make the Annual Auction much more enjoyable for everyone attending. We have many diverse positions available 9am to 5pm.

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Please note: the Annual Auction Rules are listed at the bottom of this page.

"Companies, manufacturters, individuals and local stores who have generously donated items to DCAS for this event, will be listed as those donations are received
(see current donations listing here). 
Please be sure to support them as they have indeed supported us.  Thanks"

There will be a 50/50 raffle on the day of the auction for anyone who is interested in participating. The raffle drawing will be held between 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available at the sales table Good Luck to everyone!

Auction Form

Annual Auction Rules

Delaware County Aquarium Society
Annual Auction Rules

Update 2020-02-28

  1. The DCAS annual auction is open to its members as well as the general public.
  2. Participants who are not members may join the club for a yearly membership or must pay a one day membership fee of $5.00. Participants who join for the one day will be issued a $5.00 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of any auction item. If the cost of the item is less than $5.00, no change will be issued.
  3. By accepting a bidder number or entering items into the auction you agree to comply with and understand the rules of the auction as stated herein.
  4. This is a cash auction. Item winners must pay cash to the auction runner upon purchase. U.S. dollars are the only accepted form of payment.
  5. Pre-registration is open at DCAS.us and will close Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 PM, red table placement is only guaranteed for pre-registered sellers.
  6. On Site registration of auction items is Saturday March 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  7. Items received after 11:00 a.m. but before 12:00 may be accepted as time permits however, you will be assessed a $10.00 late registration fee payable at the time of registration, All late items will go on the white (last) table. There will be no items accepted for registration after the auction begins.
  8. Registered items will be randomly placed among the 5 table designations. RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, and WHITE. The front (red) table will be the first table of items to be auctioned. 3 of the remaining tables will be auctioned in random order by lottery as the auction proceeds with the white table being last.
  9. All items must be registered and have an item number and description on a properly affixed label. Any item without an item number will be considered a donation and all proceeds from its sale will go to the DCAS.     
  10. All bidders will be issued a bidder number prior to the auction which will be used to bid on items and for ease of our runners to locate item winners.     
  11. The initial auction period begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  12. There will be 50 minute periods of auctioning followed by 10 minute breaks throughout the auction day.
  13. All items sold will be on a percentage basis: 60% to the seller and 40% to the DCAS.
  14. Items may be ‘pushed’ to be next auctioned from any table at any time by anyone with a bidder number for $1 cash.  Multiple pushes will be auctioned in the order they are pushed.  Items may not be pushed from the white table until after the item is properly registered.
  15. Reasonable donated items will be accepted and all revenue gained by selling the donated items will become sole property of the DCAS.
  16. A limit of 50 auction items per person/seller or household. No more than eight (8) bags of fish/livestock or plants of the same species or variety will be allowed per seller or household.
  17. The auction primarily contains fish / aquatic livestock, plants, and equipment / hardware related to the aquarium hobby. Both non-aquarium and non-pet related items will be entered into the auction at the discretion of those registering the items.
  18. No government restricted fish / livestock, plants, or items will be allowed under any circumstances (example: crawfish / crayfish).
  19. Used equipment must be clean and in working order unless otherwise specifically indicated on the auction item by the seller. The DCAS reserves the right to refuse registration of any item that is suspected of being in poor working order.
  20. All fish / livestock must appear to be in healthy condition. The auctioneer or auction coordinator reserves the rights to not auction any fish / livestock, plant, or other merchandise that they deem to be in unsatisfactory for any reason.
  21. The DCAS will NOT be liable for any fish / livestock, plant, or other item presented for auction, but will exercise the greatest possible care to prevent damage, breakage, or theft.
  22. Sellers will usually receive payment for their auctioned items within two (2) weeks of the auction along with an itemized list.
  23. Any and all unsold auction items are the sole responsibility of the seller and must be removed from the premises at the conclusion of the auction OR upon the seller leaving the auction. Any unclaimed items after the last table has completed the auction will be assumed forfeited and disposed of at the discretion of the DCAS. A $20 disposal fee will be assessed on EACH unsold aquarium / tank and EACH unsold stand, regardless of size, left after the Auction.
DCAS Annual Auction