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    Thumbs up NASC Auction info

    Hi Everybody!

    Very soon (when Andrew can get to it), the NASC Auction Forum will be visible (though closed to posting) so that you can review the rules and ask questions if you like. Please note the rules still need some tweaking and will not be final until the start of the auction. This is just a preview.

    Each year is a learning experience and we make adjustments in areas where its needed. This year I'd like to call attention to the notable changes.

    1) The auction will open and end at earlier times so that people don't have to stay up toooo late to bid at the end. We based the times on Eastern Daylight Savings time as that is the "latest" hour. The auction will close at 10 p.m. Eastern on a Saturday instead of midnite on a Sunday. We hope this makes some late bidding easier on folks.

    2) The auction opens and closes by TIME. Since the opening and closing of the forum is manually done, we can't guarantee the opening and closing times EXACTLY. So this year final winning bids will be based on bids received (posted) ON or BEFORE the 10 p.m. EDST closing time; any bids posted after 10 p.m. will be VOID. It won't matter if the forum is open slightly past 10 p.m. Valid bids will go by the post time.

    3) We are also instituting deadlines on payments and shipping. Each winner has 30 days to remit payments to NASC and to the donor (if shipping is required). If payment is not made by this time, that high bid is nullified and the item will be offered to the next highest bidder (and so on).

    4) Each donor has 14 days to ship out the item once they have been notified by Schloaty that NASC has received the payment.

    Please don't offer material you don't have (i.e., "I will have seeds in two weeks."). Sometime things don't go the way we think!


    I think those are the main changes but my brain is pretty fried right now. Please feel free to ask any questions.

    Also we have a banner prepared so if anyone would post an ad for us on their web pages, that would be great! Contact Noah, PR Man, at barefoot2@gmail.com for a banner.

    Thank you all!
    Last edited by PlantAKiss; 05-20-2007 at 01:59 PM.
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    So like... I put up a plant, and someone wins, and then they send money to who? And when do I send them the plant? And if I win something, who do I send money to and when do they send me the plant? And does the originator of the topic (the person offering a plant) set the minimum bid by ... 5 bucks? 10 bucks? What?

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    I HOPE you are kidding. lol If not, I'm gonna strangle you. If you are...I'm gonna strangle you anyway!
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    okay, the 2006 NASC auction should be gone, the 2007 NASC auction should be open but not postable by members... I hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    Also we have a banner prepared so if anyone would post an ad for us on their web pages, that would be great! Contact Noah, PR Man, at barefoot2@gmail.com for a banner.
    Woooohoooo! Nice banner on the front page! Very exciting!

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    .. No lol. I really don't know how this thing works

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    wait so if i donate a plant, do i get stuck paying shipping? Because that would be pretty awful.

    Also, someone brought this up in another thread, but minimum bid increments based on the current auction price is completely rediculous. Especially the increments that they are. $5 for anythign over $50? We're mostly poor hobbyists, and not rockefeller. Obviously, this rule is also stopping some people from participating. The most logical and rational thing to do would be to abolish it...or the very, and trust me, i mean very least that could be done is decreasing these amounts to something more manageable. But I have a feeling one stubborn person is in charge of deciding this, and the rule will remain how it is...
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    You put in your listing if you are paying shipping or if the winner is responsible for that.


    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    But I have a feeling one stubborn person is in charge of deciding this, and the rule will remain how it is...

    Is that directed at me and the conversation we had last month about the ability to buy and sell here on the forums? (If so) First off (again) I'm not even a member of the NASC, so please don't bring problems you have with the forum rules into NASC topics. The only link I have to the NASC is providing the space for them to do their thing. Second, it's the same rule as it has been since about 2001 and yes it will stay.

    As to the NASC questions... I'll let PAK or Ozzy or noah answer those for you
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