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  • TheKoiAuction.com goes live!

    Introducing Our New Online Koi Auction

    THEKOIAUCTION.COM



    Dear hobbyist,

    We are extremely pleased to announce that after many months of development, our online koi auction will go live today at 5pm EST (10pm UK time) and will be ready for bidding from that time on. You are witnessing a seminal moment in koi history with the first truly international marketplace for Japanese nishikigoi.

    We would like to formally invite you to access the auction site at:


    http://www.thekoiauction.com

    and sign up for your free bidders account at your earliest convenience. We would encourage you though to visit the auction site as early as possible in order to register and beat the rush. You won't want to miss this first batch of koi going on the auction block by our 4 founding member dealers.

    Quality Nishikigoi will be put up for auction by:


    • Koi by Keirin - Pennsylvania, USA
    • Yume Koi - Bristol, England
    • Genki Nishikigoi - San Jose, CA USA
    • Oregon Koi Gardens - Oregon, USA

    A starting lineup featuring koi from the portfolios of distinguished koi dealers as these is more than enough to catch the attention of anyone seriously into koi. If we've piqued your interest in our new online auction, then what are you waiting for? Visit us and sign up for your free account and start bidding today! We're looking forward to your first visit.
    Last edited by Brian; 06-03-2005, 09:37 PM.
    Brian Sousa
    Koi-Bito Forum
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    Brian ~ I LIKE IT. Two thumbs up

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    • #3

      Very interesting Brian.

      But apart from hobbyists from those countries listed in the registration column, others from other countries cannot register, am I right? I'll only be an on-looker then!

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      • #4

        Originally posted by kiky
        Very interesting Brian.

        But apart from hobbyists from those countries listed in the registration column, others from other countries cannot register, am I right? I'll only be an on-looker then!
        Hi Kiky,

        If you'd like to be more than just an onlooker, you should encourage your local dealers to take part! I'm sure that we could change a bit of the code to allow for the Rupiah.
        Brian Sousa
        Koi-Bito Forum

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        • #5

          I'll try Brian, I'll try.

          But it will be difficult. You know, most of us Indonesian prefer to be passive viewers instead of active participants. We are computer/internet-shy, even big numbers own computers and have internet connection.

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          • #6

            Well there be equipment and food up for bid on here too?
            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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            • #7

              Brian,

              Do you control (or have input into) the site design? If so could you add fields for breeder, age, size, and sex (if known) for each koi auction?

              -Dan

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              • #8

                Originally posted by dcny
                Do you control (or have input into) the site design? If so could you add fields for breeder, age, size, and sex (if known) for each koi auction?
                Yes I do, and have the latter 3 already set, but can't get them to display properly. Will go through the code and try to sort it soon.
                Brian Sousa
                Koi-Bito Forum

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                • #9

                  Oregon Koi Gardens

                  Arthur from Oregon Koi Gardens has also thrown his hat into the ring by posting his first two koi!
                  Brian Sousa
                  Koi-Bito Forum

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                  • #10

                    Video added to Yamatoya Sanke Auction!

                    Just an update folks...

                    Mike Snaden of Yume Koi has added video to his auction of a stunning Yamatoya Sanke. You can view the auction at:

                    http://www.thekoiauction.com/index.php?a=1002&b=66

                    If you're interested in bidding, then by all means take a peek! Video can tell you things that pictures can't.
                    Brian Sousa
                    Koi-Bito Forum

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                    • #11

                      great new feature- auction, how bout a simple addition of a field for item location that is mandatory or the listing does not list? this way we know where the fish is and can have some idea on shipping, availability for local pickup, also a possible shipping calculator?
                      " I'd rather a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy "

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                      • #12

                        With the new ones posted, I'm enjoying visiting the site. I'm glad the Momotaro female tosai are in Britain. If they were in the U.S. I might not keep my will power for very long.

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                        • #13

                          Originally posted by MikeM
                          With the new ones posted, I'm enjoying visiting the site. I'm glad the Momotaro female tosai are in Britain. If they were in the U.S. I might not keep my will power for very long.
                          Well Mike,

                          I know for a fact that our US dealers taking part in the auction have Momotaro koi as well. Shall I drop them a line?
                          Brian Sousa
                          Koi-Bito Forum

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                          • #14

                            Aren't there enough temptations without encouraging people?

                            There are a half dozen or so dealers whose websites I visit somewhat regularly, and on each there is one koi I've mentally selected as the one I would get in a perfect world (and it is not usually one of the most expensive, most promoted koi). Two of those dealers are participating in the auction, one from the U.S. and one in Britain. As the auction gets established and use increases, I fear the temptation will truly become too much. My little private "game" may become too real!

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                            • #15

                              Originally posted by MikeM
                              With the new ones posted, I'm enjoying visiting the site. I'm glad the Momotaro female tosai are in Britain. If they were in the U.S. I might not keep my will power for very long.
                              Mike,
                              Genki Nishikigoi (USA) is one of 4 founding member dealers for TheKoiAuction,
                              and Genki has imported koi from Momotaro.
                              I bought couple of Momontaro koi from Genki and very happy with the
                              quality.

                              -Dinh

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