Coral Auctions

Since 2018 we’ve run 2 coral auction every week in our Facebook group, Chaos Corals.   They have been a great success and we have received tons of positive feedback about them.  We’ve had a lot of time to think about improvements we could make and how to bring the auctions to reef keepers that do not have (and do not want) a Facebook account.   

I am excited to announce that the day has finally arrived!   We now have full auction functionality right here on our website.    

How It Works 

  • Create an ACCOUNT or login to your existing account 
  • Once logged in, click on the AUCTIONS tab in the main menu. 
    Here you can see corals currently up for auction.    
  • Select a coral to bid on  
  • Enter the amount you wish to bid on the coral.   
    PROXY bidding is a new feature that was greatly requested and enabled.   You can safely enter the Maximum you are willing to pay for the piece and the software will bid on your behalf up to that amount.   It will bid only the minimum amount needed to ensure your high bid.  No one can see your maximum bid amount, buyer or seller.  Should you be outbid, you will receive an email alerting you.   
  • If you are high bid when the auction ends,  on your ACCOUNT page you will see a tab that says Auctions.  The items won will be listed under the Bids Won tab.  Simply click Pay Now beside each item and it will be added to your cart. 

It really is that simple, and it’s FUN!   Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions!  

-Mike   

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