Auctions

Auctions are our primary fundraising events each year. Proceeds from auction sales are vital for the club to continue to grow, improve, and provide more benefits for our members. There are 2 auctions held, one in the spring, and one in the fall. These are a great opportunity for hobbyists to find new homes for their surplus fish, and there are always many interesting fish to add to your collection.

2014 Spring Auction:  Saturday, March 8th at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 South Colorado Blvd, Englewood, CO 80123. This is at the southwest corner of Colorado and Hampden. The auction will begin at 11:00 with the doors opening at 9:00 for sellers to register auction, “buy it now” and quick sale items. Viewing of auction items begins at 10:00.  Please feel free to download, print and distribute the Auction Flyers:

Fall Auction Flyer

The complete auction rules are available for download here.

MyGroupAuctions Info Packet

Tips for first timers:

Plan for a long day. Many times our auctions will last into the early evening, with only a few short breaks. Styrofoam lined boxes are not provided by the club, so bringing your own is highly recommended. The space is not temperature controlled, and your purchases will be much more comfortable if you keep them in an insulated container. Many local fish stores will give you a styro-lined box if you ask, and standard coolers used for camping will work, too. We want you to be comfortable, have a lot of fun, and spend a lot of
money!!!

Auction Seller Sheet

These instructions and the form are courtesy of Rick Borstein and the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association. Special thanks are in order!

Save Time! Fill out one sheet and your labels are created automatically!

You’ll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher view these files.

Download Here RMCA Seller Sheet

Download Tips for Windows

Right-click and choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” to save in a convenient location on your hard drive.

Download Tips for Mac

Control-click and choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” to save in a convenient location on your hard drive.

FAQ for Using the Auction Seller Sheet

What format is the auction seller sheet?
How do I use the auction seller sheet?
Can I save my seller sheet?
Do I have to fill the sheet out while I am on-line?
How do I get a seller number?
What kind of labels do I need? Where can I buy them?
What kind of printer do I need?
Troubleshooting and printing problems. How do I fix it?
I still need help! What do I do?

What format is the seller sheet?

The auction seller sheet is in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format). You’ll need version 4 or higher of Adobe’s FREE Acrobat Reader. We recommend you download version 5. You can get it here.

How do I use the auction seller sheet?

After you download the file, double-click to open it in Acrobat Reader. You will fill out an electronic form to create:

  • Your auction seller sheet
  • Your item labels (created automatically from seller sheet)

There are instruction right on the form, but some basics are below:

  1. Insert your cursor in the “Seller Number” field at the top of the form. Type in the seller number you received from the Auction Chairman.
  2. Hit the TAB key to fill in additional fields.
  3. Fill in Bag Descriptions for as many items as you will bring to the auction. The labels will be filled in on pages 2 and 3! Write the number of fish on the auction label. Note that RMCA auction rules limit you to fifty items.
  4. Print your seller sheet and labels

Can I save my seller sheet?
With the FREE Acrobat, reader you can view, fill-in and print forms, but you can’t save them with the data.

You have two options, because Adobe offers different versions of Acrobat depending on your needs:

  1. Use Acrobat Reader, but make sure you have input all your items before quitting the application.
  2. Purchase the full version of Adobe Acrobat Standard for $299 US which allows you to create and edit PDF files.

Do I have to fill the sheet out on-line?

No. You do not have to be on the internet to fill out the auction seller sheet after you download it.

How do I get a seller number?

Your Seller number is generally your initials.

What kind of labels do I need? Where can I buy them?

You will need Avery 5161 (laser labels) or 8251 (ink jet labels) to print the labels. These labels are 4 inches wide by 1 inch high, 20 to the sheet.

You can find these labels at any office supply store.

What kind of printer do I need?

Adobe Acrobat Reader will print to virtually any printer, however, you do need to make sure that you purchase the appropriate labels for your printer. If you have an inkjet printer, select Avery 8251 labels, If you have a laser printer, choose Avery 5161 labels.

Troubleshooting and printing problems. How do I fix it?

I can’t find the file.
Use the FIND feature of your operating system and search for the file name “Auction_sheet_n_label.pdf”

I can’t open the seller sheet.
You do not have the correct version of the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader. You will need version 4 or later. We recommend you download version 6. You can get it here.

Advice for common printing problems:

Auction Sheet or Labels appear too small or are shifted
In the print window, turn off the option “Shrink Oversized pages to paper size”.

Labels are shifted down the page.
Try printing the labels on plain paper. If they appear correctly, then your printer is not gripping the label material correctly. Clean the feed rollers on your printer and try printing again. Another suggestion is to use the manual feed option on your printer if it has one.

I get a print error when I print the labels.

Check if there was a paper jam. It is possible you may need an updated print driver to print the Acrobat file, but problems like this are rare. Consult the Support Section of Adobe’s web site.

I still need help!

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