Welcome to ReptileRing.com!
Since the beginning of the Reptile Ring we have had to turn down many sellers in order to balance our growth. We now have enough members to start opening up a bit more. If you would like a Seller Account on the Ring, we are now open to everyone. There is only one requirement. You must win 10 auctions as a buyer and then you will be eligable for a seller account. The yearly fee will be waived if you participate and win 5 auctions per year. If you choose to not participate in the auctions and only sell after you are approved, then you can just pay the yearly fee to continue your account. The auctions can be from any seller on the site for any animal offered on auction.
The goal of this site is the bring the reptile community together and allow breeders, buyers and sellers to decide how they want to buy and sell. This site allows auctions, from the exciting, fast paced, overtime no reserve auctions to the more traditional reserve auctions and classified advertisements. This idea started because of the success of the Facebook auctions. My name is Mike Wilbanks. I have over 80, 000 likes on my Facebook page and I and other breeders with high profile businesses can use the Facebook platform and be quite successful running auctions. What about the smaller breeder or the guy just getting started that only has 2000 or less people watching his Facebook page? His auctions are going to have many fewer bidders and prices are going to continue to fall. That is where the concept for this site was born, out of a desire to stabilize the market by bringing all of the buyers and sellers to one place. Back when there was only one main marketplace we were able to see most of what the market had to offer in one place. Now with Facebook, people are so spread out, buyers and sellers are having more trouble finding each other. Sellers interpret this as market weakness and buyers are frustrated by not being able to easily find what they are looking for. Here at ReptileRing.com, we can run our auctions, unite the buyers and truly establish market prices in an equal environment, sort of like a worldwide virtual reptile show. After all reptile shows work in a very similar manner to auctions, there is haggling and people adjust prices according to a more consistent market price.