The entire time i have been part of BCA i have always wanted to do a auction. I think the first even auction i attended was one that VAHC put on and it was great. I think we have a huge memberbase we could encourage to come out and sell and buy.
This thread is meant to give me information on the do's and do not's of putting on a auction. Obviously i have never been in charge of something like that and i realize alot of you have been part of that so any tips/tricks that you could share would be helpful when we do plan the 1st one we do.
I will be moving back to BC at the end of this month and would like to plan something for later this year.
Things such as:
-where to host it / approx cost
-How do you manage aution sellers/buyers
-Do we take a cut of the selling price (10%) to cover costs associated with putting it on
-Speakers, who would be good choices
-Sponsors - should we have booths setup for sponsors to be included, and does this come at a cost, even outside sponsors such as fluval reps.. etc
Any other advice information appreciated