Auction Policy

(Revised 6/25/2021)

  1. Live fish and aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plants and aquarium related material only! Anything else will be refused.
  2. Each participant will be allowed 15 lots in the auction. There is a limit of 3 lots per species. Any lots beyond 15 are considered donations to the Boston Aquarium Society.
  3. No animals or plants restricted or deemed illegal by the Mass. or Federal
    Governments will be accepted.
  4. All fish lots must be properly double-bagged – A fee of $2.00 will be charged for lots not double-bagged, leaking or otherwise requiring re-bagging.
  5. Seller must mark each bag with name of species, quantity, and their name. Unidentifiable lots will be returned to the seller to be properly marked.
  6. Dry goods must be in new or like-new condition. No used aquarium gravel or used light bulbs in any condition.
  7. Seller’s proceeds may be collected after all of a seller’s lots have sold. If the seller leaves before all lots are sold, the seller’s proceeds will be mailed to the address provided by the seller.
  8. The seller must pick up any lots that fail to sell. Any items left will become the property of BAS.
  9. Bidders must pay for all purchases before leaving the auction. Payment must be cash or check with a valid driver’s license.
  10. The registrar and auctioneer have the right to refuse any lot due to size, defects, sickness, inadequate bagging or any other disqualifying reason.
  11. BAS and the auctioneer will do their best to assure that all items at the auction are what they claim to be, but it is the bidder’s responsibility to assure that the item is what you intend to bid on. Unless the item was misrepresented by the auctioneer, all purchases are final.
  12. The auctioneer has the FINAL WORD on all bids.