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whatcaneyedo
12-14-2015, 02:49 AM
Item: Hawkins Enchinata Acropora
Starting Bid: $10
Bid increment: $5
End date and time (inc time zone): Friday the 18th 8pm PST
Location: Prince George - Interior BC - Fraser Valley
Payment options: Cash, Paypal, EMT
Shipping: I will deliver within reason
Live arrival guarantee (if applicable): NA
Description:

Up for auction is this large chunk leftover from my Hawkins Enchinata colony. This was originally purchased from Oceanic Corals and has done exceedingly well in my system.

I am located in Prince George however on Saturday the 19th I will be driving down to Rosedale to stay with family for a night and going to a christmas dinner in Surrey at the Northview Golf and Country Club . The winner of the auction must be able to come and claim the coral that day. However if you live on route we may be able to deliver.

Starting bid $10 and bid increments of $5. Auction starts now and ends at 8pm Friday the 18th.

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Myka
12-14-2015, 03:05 AM
I have a small piece of Hawkins - I'm interested to see what this giant piece goes for! Frags are pricey still! It's one of my all-time favorites, and I wish I could bid on this. :)

Ryanerickson
12-14-2015, 03:05 AM
20

input80
12-14-2015, 03:16 AM
30

Apo Reefer
12-14-2015, 03:43 AM
$40

albert_dao
12-14-2015, 03:49 AM
50

Ryanerickson
12-14-2015, 04:38 AM
65

emerald crab
12-15-2015, 06:39 AM
70

spit.fire
12-15-2015, 07:12 AM
75

GoFish
12-15-2015, 06:18 PM
80

chefpaakk
12-15-2015, 09:57 PM
$85

Ryanerickson
12-15-2015, 11:07 PM
90

WarDog
12-16-2015, 12:55 AM
:pop2:

whatcaneyedo
12-16-2015, 03:21 AM
I'm really loving this new auction feature so far! Here are some more barely in focus pictures just because.

Foreground
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Scale
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Baker
12-16-2015, 03:41 AM
I have a feeling someone here is going to be a lucky bugger.

Ram3500
12-16-2015, 04:02 AM
Who ever wins put me at the top of the list for a frag :wink:

emerald crab
12-17-2015, 03:31 AM
100

e46er
12-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Id be bidding like crazy if I wasnt leaving town the early early morning hours of the 19th for 2 weeks. nice colony for sure!

Ryanerickson
12-17-2015, 03:47 AM
105

kengeroo
12-17-2015, 02:47 PM
110

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albert_dao
12-19-2015, 03:56 AM
115

KPG007
12-19-2015, 03:59 AM
120

spit.fire
12-19-2015, 03:59 AM
125

KPG007
12-19-2015, 03:59 AM
130

spit.fire
12-19-2015, 03:59 AM
135

albert_dao
12-19-2015, 03:59 AM
135

KPG007
12-19-2015, 04:00 AM
140

albert_dao
12-19-2015, 04:00 AM
145

spit.fire
12-19-2015, 04:01 AM
I WIN

KPG007
12-19-2015, 04:01 AM
Good job Albert and Tyler!

spit.fire
12-19-2015, 04:03 AM
Good job Albert and Tyler!

Thanks, lmk if you want a piece, ill have to swing by at some point to pick up those palys

KPG007
12-19-2015, 04:09 AM
Thanks, lmk if you want a piece, ill have to swing by at some point to pick up those palys

Sounds good. Thanks for the offer. For sure, come on by for those palys.

whatcaneyedo
12-19-2015, 04:11 AM
6) When two members make an identical "winning" bid on the same minute, the auction will remain open for these two bidders only for a bidding war - until a winning bid is achieved. At this time, if a bidder fails to post a bid increase within 24 hours, that bidder is considered resigned from the auction.

So do we do that as both Albert and Spitfire had identical bids at 7:59 or does it go to Albert who bid 145 at 8:00pm? Could someone with authority rule on this?

chefpaakk
12-19-2015, 04:15 AM
I'd totally buy a frag of that!! Let me know if you averaging!

albert_dao
12-19-2015, 04:18 AM
Tyler can have it.

whatcaneyedo
12-19-2015, 04:24 AM
Okay thanks Albert, you're a good guy. Congrats Spit.fire! I'll send you a PM shortly.

Ryanerickson
12-19-2015, 04:28 AM
Nice work boys talk soon

apexifd
12-21-2015, 03:29 AM
How did I missed this.

hunggi74
12-21-2015, 03:53 AM
How did I missed this.

Too busy "walking the bird"?

Myka
12-21-2015, 05:51 PM
6) When two members make an identical "winning" bid on the same minute, the auction will remain open for these two bidders only for a bidding war - until a winning bid is achieved. At this time, if a bidder fails to post a bid increase within 24 hours, that bidder is considered resigned from the auction.

So do we do that as both Albert and Spitfire had identical bids at 7:59 or does it go to Albert who bid 145 at 8:00pm? Could someone with authority rule on this?

Sorry I'm late to the party - was traveling.

To clarify the rule, the bidding was open only to Albert and Spitfire as of 8:00 since they both made identical winning bids at 7:59 pm (the last minute of the auction). Albert made a bid of $145 and Spitfire failed to bid again within 24 hours.

Albert gave up his win to Spitfire, but the seller can hold Albert responsible for his $145 winning bid. It's up to the seller how he'd like to handle it which it appears he's already done. :)

WarDog
12-21-2015, 06:26 PM
Although the rules are quite clear, Albert and Spitfire are pretty much the same person, so the point is moot. Lol.

Myka
12-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Warren,

To clarify the rule,

;)

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albert_dao
12-22-2015, 04:49 AM
Umm, dare I suggest, due to it not being expressively detailed in the rules, that we would be subject to normal online auction etiquette? ie. xx:59 seconds is the last possible valid time to count bids with xx:00 being the close of the auction? Because if we are, I see no debate here. And if that is not the case, well that's just a big can of worms, isn't it :)

Myka
01-09-2016, 03:45 AM
Umm, dare I suggest, due to it not being expressively detailed in the rules, that we would be subject to normal online auction etiquette? ie. xx:59 seconds is the last possible valid time to count bids with xx:00 being the close of the auction? Because if we are, I see no debate here. And if that is not the case, well that's just a big can of worms, isn't it :)

Sorry Albert, I didn't notice your comment. I can't see "seconds", can you somehow? That's the reasoning behind the "last man standing" rule when bids are made in the last minute.

dcw1sfu
01-09-2016, 05:29 AM
There are other Facebook auction groups that add a stipulation in that each bid will add some additional time to the end time clock in a way that can create a bidding war at the end of an auction that mat go past the actual end time.

Example: Auction ends at 21:00. Person A bids at 20:59 this gives an aditional bid window of 3 mins for another bid to be placed (up until 21:02) Person B now bids higher at 2101 thus giving another 3 min window for someone to outbid (21:04)

It's a suggestion if it makes sense and adds a little excitement at the end of a auction. And good for both seller and buyer in the end.

albert_dao
01-09-2016, 06:20 AM
Sorry Albert, I didn't notice your comment. I can't see "seconds", can you somehow? That's the reasoning behind the "last man standing" rule when bids are made in the last minute.

I can't, however, by process of elimination, it would seem that xx:59 would qualify as a bid made under xx:00 with the the bids being noted sequentially as posted. Not trying to be cheeky here.

Myka
01-09-2016, 01:40 PM
I can't, however, by process of elimination, it would seem that xx:59 would qualify as a bid made under xx:00 with the the bids being noted sequentially as posted. Not trying to be cheeky here.
It doesn't really matter because we've chosen to run the auctions in the "last man standing" fashion. :)

Do you dislike this rule? If so, what do you dislike and is that from a buyer or seller perspective?

Ryanerickson
01-09-2016, 06:31 PM
I can't, however, by process of elimination, it would seem that xx:59 would qualify as a bid made under xx:00 with the the bids being noted sequentially as posted. Not trying to be cheeky here.

This is how it's done on coral hoarders we also have no seconds but pretty easy like Albert said last bid in that last minute would win. I'm sure you could also look up the time stamp. This is what I do on COral hoarders and it does give exact time of post.

albert_dao
01-09-2016, 08:09 PM
It doesn't really matter because we've chosen to run the auctions in the "last man standing" fashion. :)

Do you dislike this rule? If so, what do you dislike and is that from a buyer or seller perspective?

I don't follow? What do you mean "last man standing"? How does that clarify the timestamp?

Myka
01-09-2016, 10:16 PM
I don't follow? What do you mean "last man standing"? How does that clarify the timestamp?

We don't care about the time stamp because of guideline #6:

6) When two members make an identical "winning" bid on the same minute, the auction will remain open for these two bidders only for a bidding war - until a winning bid is achieved. At this time, if a bidder fails to post a bid increase within 24 hours, that bidder is considered resigned from the auction.

albert_dao
01-09-2016, 10:29 PM
I don't have any constructive insight for you on this other than "why?"

Myka
01-09-2016, 10:43 PM
I don't have any constructive insight for you on this other than "why?"

Why not? :) This isn't a new idea - we stole it from another site. It works quite well. Although I think we could trim the "24 hours" down to "15 minutes" and achieve the same thing.

Myka
01-09-2016, 10:50 PM
The "last man standing" more closely simulates a real auction. An item could have no bids for the entire life of the auction, then 2 (or 100) people bid in the last minute, and one guy gets the item for the opening bid. "Last man standing" gives both these people (or all 100) a chance to up the bid and actually continue it on like an auction should run - to the highest bidder. I think we did consider leaving the entire auction open for anyone to bid if there are two identical bids in the last minute, which I'm game for too. With that ruling, the auction remains open for all bidders until there isn't a bid within "X" amount of time. That's probably as close to a real auction as you can get.

Ryanerickson
01-09-2016, 10:58 PM
I think there should be a option to chose the ending . If we went by these rules for this sale in particular it would have screwed up the sale as it had to
Be picked up the next night Before it would have ended. And yes 24 hours is too long if this is the way it will be kept.

Myka
01-09-2016, 11:40 PM
We can change the allotted time, but for now we will be keeping the style.

spit.fire
01-10-2016, 12:12 AM
I think there should be a option to chose the ending . If we went by these rules for this sale in particular it would have screwed up the sale as it had to
Be picked up the next night Before it would have ended. And yes 24 hours is too long if this is the way it will be kept.

Agreed, pretty much ever facebook auction group uses the last bid before a certain time system and it works the best imo/ime

Myka
01-10-2016, 02:45 AM
We're not Facebook. For now we're keeping guideline #6, but we will modify it to 15 minutes instead of 24 hours.

6) When two members make an identical "winning" bid on the same minute, the auction will remain open for these two bidders only for a bidding war - until a winning bid is achieved. At this time, if a bidder fails to post a bid increase within 15 minutes, that bidder is considered resigned from the auction.

spit.fire
01-10-2016, 06:26 AM
We're not Facebook. For now we're keeping guideline #6, but we will modify it to 15 minutes instead of 24 hours.

6) When two members make an identical "winning" bid on the same minute, the auction will remain open for these two bidders only for a bidding war - until a winning bid is achieved. At this time, if a bidder fails to post a bid increase within 15 minutes, that bidder is considered resigned from the auction.

oh sorry i didnt realize this wasnt facebook, thanks for pointing that out

Myka
01-10-2016, 02:40 PM
oh sorry i didnt realize this wasnt facebook, thanks for pointing that out

You're welcome. :)

whatcaneyedo
03-14-2016, 02:19 AM
For those of you who missed out on this auction I have a new one that I just posted ending March 17th for delivery on the 18th. Here is the link: http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=985728#post985728

spit.fire
03-14-2016, 06:31 AM
For those of you who missed out on this auction I have a new one that I just posted ending March 17th for delivery on the 18th. Here is the link: http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=985728#post985728


lol everyone missed out
it died