Frequently Asked Questions
Who is LlamaSalesList.Com?
Our purpose is three fold: 1) to promote llamas and help grow the llama industry 2) to provide a llama listing service where the sellers do not have to be concerned with advertising llamas and buyers will have another option to consider when looking for llamas. We want to bring potential buyers to sellers, at which point it is up to the sellers and buyers to discuss the llama(s) of interest. This process has worked very well thus far. 3) to provide national online llama auctions at least once a year and provide production sales as requested pending the timetable. We believe there are plenty of excellent llamas in the U.S. and Canada and not enough outlets to accommodate the need for people to sell their llamas. Our services, along with others that offer similar services, together, will help keep our llama industry thriving. Our consigned llamas are selected by a special committee that only approves llamas that meet special requirements.
We do not offer any guarantee
that a llama will be outstanding, but we try to select llamas
that have some evidence of excellence. For example, llamas that
have been shown and have done well is excellent proof and should
add confidence in bidding on these types of llamas. Buyers are
encouraged to contact sellers in advance to arrange a visit
to see llamas in person or request a video, pictures, or more
information about a llama. Some sellers may have satisfaction
guarantees and the potential buyers should inquire to find out
what guarantees, if any, the sellers offer. Any guarantees that
are given to us by the sellers will be posted in the auction.
Reserves cannot be raised once the auction starts. If you want to lower a reserve, you can easily do so through the Seller control panel.
How do I consign a llama for the auction?The easiest way to consign is to register at http://www.llamasaleslist.com/auctionsite/. Once registered, log in and click on "Seller" from the menu at the top of the page. You will see a menu with options - select "Consign" and fill out the form, followed by uploading photos. Registration is free and allows the registrant to both buy and sell llamas, provided the registrant remains in good standing with LlamaSalesList.Com. Alternatively, one can register using a paper application. The cost to consign is $50.
Is there a limit to the number of llamas I can consign?
There is no limit. You can send in as many llamas as desired, but only the ones meeting our criteria will be selected.
Are crossbreeds or unregistered llamas allowed in the sale?
Sorry, all llamas must have
ILR registration and an official ILR certificate. Llamas registered
as crosses by ILR or llamas not in the ILR registry will not be accepted to any of our
online auctions. Llamas that are eligible for ILR registration must be registered prior to auction commencement unless LSL grants an exception for extenuating circumstances.
All llamas must be at least 6 months old at the time of the opening of the auction to be in the sale.
In what format should photos be sent or uplaoded?
Photos can be mailed (if developed on film - not hard copies of digital images printed on paper), placed on a cd-rom or floppy disk, or emailed to directly to us. All photos must be un-cropped (original size) with no modifications whatsoever. If photos look touched up or changed, the llama will not be considered, unless new photos can be provided. For considering for inclusion in our ads, photos must be "print quality" (300dpi).
How many photos
can I send in of one llama?
Llama transportation must be arranged between the buyer and seller, but the Buyer is ultimately responsible for shipping. LlamaSalesList.Com will will try to help in making transportation arrangements when possible but is not obligated to do so. There are many llama regional and national events throughout the year that can make traveling arrangements easier. There are also numerous llama transporters available for hauling. We have set up a bulletin board on the auction site to assist in making arrangements. We would be glad to suggest ideas if requested.
Can I sell my llama
after it has been consigned and before the auction?
How do I bid?
You must register on the web site and agree to the buyer agreement before you will be eligible to bid. You must give a valid mailing address, phone number, and email address in order to participate as a bidder.
Can I bid on my own llamas?
Owners have the right to buy their llama back if they so choose. There will be commission due of either $100 or 10% of the final bid amount, whichever is higher.
Why do I have to pay $100 if my llama does not sell?
The time, advertising, and technology involved in promoting and running an online auction is costly. In order to provide an outlet to buy and sell llamas such as this, it is necessary to ensure a minimal revenue from the sale. If we did not do this, we may not be able to provide auctions in the future, or we would have to increase our consignment fee, which is currently $50. When compared to other auctions, we believe our fees are very reasonable and in addition to selling your llama, there is the added benefit of farm promotion and increased visits to your website. In essence, you are getting advertising as well.
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