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1. All participants in the auction must be registered in order to buy and sell items. The auction is open to the public and anyone is allowed to purchase and sell fish. This auction will be a FISH ONLY auction, dry goods sold during the silent auction are new items donated from the manufactures.

2. The Auction split is 70/30 . . . 30% for TBAS. NOTE: there will be a $1 charge to sellers for each bag sold . . . before the 70/30 split.

3. Doors open at 8:00am and Registration will be between 8:15 am - 10:00am. The auction will begin at 10AM. Any items brought in after registration will be entered for a 50/50 split. Any items brought in after 11:00am will be considered a donation to the club. Guest may be able to register ahead of time. A guest is anyone who is not a current member of TBAS. This will allow for quick check in on the auction day. We will need your Name, Address, Phone #. Please send it to : . Note: Please remember . . . after noon all fish will be taken as donation only.

4. Items on the silent auction table will be sold to the highest bidder. Bid increments will be $1 and starting prices will be determined by the auction committee.

5. Every seller will have to label their bags before bringing them to the auction. If you are a current TBAS member you will need to use your member number on your bag along with a number for each bag. EXAMPLE 20-1,
20-2, 20-3, etc.

6. It is required that each seller label their bag somehow with information describing the fish in the bag for your own good to help with the selling of your fish. Species scientific name would help if there is room AND the common name, of course, should to be written on the bag. Short things such as PAIR, TRIO, REVERSE TRIO, JUVENILE, and ADULT should be used to help the auctioneer describe the fish. The number of fish in the bag should also be labeled.

7. There will be a limit of 3 bags per species of fish with a maximum of 7 fish per bag per seller. Variations of color, finage, and size will be left up to the discretion of the president and auction chair. This is for your protection as well as the club's . . . it really is!!! After the first 2-3 bags of a fish they generally don't sell very well!!!! Auction chairman has the final say on this.

8. The Auction Committee of TBAS will determine the order in which the fish will be auctioned. All decisions by this committee are final. If you wish to have a bag pushed up, a $2 CASH FEE will be assessed when the bag is brought to the runner.

9. Once the items have been handed over to TBAS they then become property of the club and cannot be withdrawn from the auction.

10. You may 'check out' of the auction whenever you wish or at the end of the auction. No payments will be made to sellers at the auction. Your check will be mailed to you within 30 days. You will be able to get a printout of the items sold at the auction.

11. All items purchased must be paid for before the buyer leaves. Payments may be made via cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.

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