Help

This website is pretty intuitive and most of the general questions will be evident with a little exploration of the site.  We will add to this section as questions are asked.  Please use the Contact form if you are unsure about something.

 

How do your Auctions work?

The Reptile Auctions on Reptile Ring use a proxy bidding engine.  You should enter your maximum bid.  The system will automatically enter bids for you until it meets your maximum.  Because we have customers from many different time zones this allows for people to still participate even if the auction ends in the middle of the night in their country.  Sometimes there is a Reserve price set, sometimes there is no reserve.  Wether or not a reptile auction has a reserve is up to the seller.  Please see the individual reptile auction to see if there is a reserve price.  

The auction end time has passed and yet the auction is still open, why?

All of the reptile auctions on ReptileRing are Overtime Reptile Auctions.  This means that if a bid occurs in the last five minutes of the reptile auction, an additional five minutes is added to the end time.  This will continue until there has been no bidding activity in the last five minutes.  Because there is no proxy bidding, this creates an exciting conclusion to most reptile auctions.  People are actively bidding against each other and trying to beat their opponent.  We have had reptile auctions go into an hour of overtime.  It is fun for the bidders and the observers.

 

Why is there a $1 registration fee charged before I can bid?

The $1 fee is a nominal fee charged to establish that the account is real.  This protects both the buyers and the sellers from fraud.  It is easy to set up fake email accounts and in turn make fake auction accounts.  It is much more difficult to make fake Paypal accounts or fake credit cards.  This registration fee protects buyers from fraud knowing that a seller cannot just make a fake acccount to bid on his/her own animals.  The fee protects the sellers from wasting their time with winning bids from people who have no ability to pay or trolls just trying to cause problems by creating fake accounts.  This has been another big problem on the Facebook auction pages where fraud runs rampant.  If you live in a country where paying by paypal or credit card is difficult, for example if you pay your distyributor directly, then please contact me so we can help you validate your account another way.    

 

How do I get a seller account on ReptileRing.com?

In order to be considered for a seller account on Reptile Ring you must first win 10 auctions as a participant.  Once you have won your auctions and completed the transactions, send an email through the contact form.  Please include a link to your Facebook Page, website and anything else you think would be helpful in considering you as a seller on ReptileRing.  After you have received a response approving your account you will have a choice of wether you would like to pay an activation fee or instead place a banner on your website footer or another prominent place on your website.  If you maintain this banner there will be no activation fee nor any annual fee.  If you choose not to place a banner the initial fee is $200 and the annual renewal is $100 due each calendar year.  Once your annual fee is paid or the banner is up we will activate your account and you will be part of the team here at ReptileRing.com.  We will email you the banner art for you to link your website to ReptileRing.com upon request if you choose this option.  The banner is preferable for us instead of cash because it helps the site grow.  Our goal is to create a great place for us to sell, not make a lot of money through fees.  We just need to limit the sellers to only those who are really serious about promoting their  reptile auctions, so charging a fee seems the best way to give us all some "skin in the game".

 

How much do the auctions cost?

The general listing fee is $1.  There is a 5% fee charged at the conclusion of the reptile auction if a winning bid is placed.  This means for a $500 auction, the total fees will be $26 if the item sold.  If no sale takes place, the cost is $1.  This 5% fee is only charged if the reptile auction has a positive conclusion.  If a reserve price is set and not met, only the $1 insertion fee applies.  

Classified ads have a $1 insertion fee and that is all you pay.  Classified ads are private sales that do not involve a reptile auction so there are no further fees associated with Classified advertisements.    

As a seller if the buyer does not provide payment are the 5% fees still due?

If a buyer does not pay you will not have to pay the 5% providing you re-list the auction on the Reptile Ring.  If you choose not to re-list then the 5% fee would still be charged.

I just won an auction.  How do I pay?

After you win the reptile auction, just click the "My Account" on the upper right, then click "Won" on the left.  You will see your winnings.  Click "View Invoice" or "Checkout" button on the animal you want to pay for.  There will be a Paypal button that is already connected to the seller's paypal.  There is also a place there to use a credit card for checkout if that function has been enabled.

 
How do I set up my account to receive SMS/Text auction ending notifications? 

 

Below are the steps to configure your Reptile Ring account to notify you via SMS (text message) when the auction is ending.  Note: You will only receive text messages for an auction that you have bid on and only when overtime starts.  It is meant as a reminder so you have time to place another bid on an auction before you lose.

 

  1. Click “My Account”(in the upper right corner)
  2. Choose “Summary” from the drop down menu.
  3. On the left side menu choose “Details”
  4. Under “Auction Ending Notification Option” choose either “SMS” or “Email & SMS”
  5. Find your carrier from the list of carriers below.  Then copy the email address from the list.
  6. In the box labeled “SMS Email Address” paste the email address that you just copied from the list.
  7. Replace the “10digitphonenumber” or “phone number” or whatever is before the “@“ with your mobile number.  
  8. This should be all that is required.  If you do not receive an SMS then you should contact your mobile provider and ask them what the email address is for “email to SMS” or “email to text”. We will try to keep this list current but some procedures might change and we might not know about it.    

 

Below are the most current lists for most carriers.

 

 

US & Canadian Carriers

 

 

3 River Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.3rivers.net

ACS Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@paging.acswireless.com

Alltel

    •    10digitphonenumber@message.alltel.com

AT&T

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.att.net

Bell Canada

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.bellmobility.ca

Bell Canada

    •    10digitphonenumber@bellmobility.ca

Bell Mobility (Canada)

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.bell.ca

Bell Mobility

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.bellmobility.ca

Blue Sky Frog

    •    10digitphonenumber@blueskyfrog.com

Bluegrass Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.bluecell.com

Boost Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@myboostmobile.com

BPL Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@bplmobile.com

Carolina West Wireless

    •    10digit10digitnumber@cwwsms.com

Cellular One

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.celloneusa.com

Cellular South

    •    10digitphonenumber@csouth1.com

Centennial Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@cwemail.com

CenturyTel

    •    10digitphonenumber@messaging.centurytel.net

Cingular (Now AT&T)

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.att.net

Clearnet

    •    10digitphonenumber@msg.clearnet.com

Comcast

    •    10digitphonenumber@comcastpcs.textmsg.com

Corr Wireless Communications

    •    10digitphonenumber@corrwireless.net

Dobson

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.dobson.net

Edge Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.edgewireless.com

Fido

    •    10digitphonenumber@fido.ca

Golden Telecom

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.goldentele.com

Helio

    •    10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Houston Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@text.houstoncellular.net

Idea Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@ideacellular.net

Illinois Valley Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@ivctext.com

Inland Cellular Telephone

    •    10digitphonenumber@inlandlink.com

MCI

    •    10digitphonenumber@pagemci.com

Metrocall

    •    10digitpagernumber@page.metrocall.com

Metrocall 2-way

    •    10digitpagernumber@my2way.com

Metro PCS

    •    10digitphonenumber@mymetropcs.com

Microcell

    •    10digitphonenumber@fido.ca

Midwest Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@clearlydigital.com

Mobilcomm

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobilecomm.net

MTS

    •    10digitphonenumber@text.mtsmobility.com

Nextel

    •    10digitphonenumber@messaging.nextel.com

OnlineBeep

    •    10digitphonenumber@onlinebeep.net

PCS One

    •    10digitphonenumber@pcsone.net

President's Choice

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.bell.ca

Public Service Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.pscel.com

Qwest

    •    10digitphonenumber@qwestmp.com

Rogers AT&T Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@pcs.rogers.com

Rogers Canada

    •    10digitphonenumber@pcs.rogers.com

Satellink

    •    10digitpagernumber.pageme@satellink.net

Southwestern Bell

    •    10digitphonenumber@email.swbw.com

Sprint

    •    10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Sumcom

    •    10digitphonenumber@tms.suncom.com

Surewest Communicaitons

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.surewest.com

T-Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@tmomail.net

Telus

    •    10digitphonenumber@msg.telus.com

Tracfone

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.att.net

Triton

    •    10digitphonenumber@tms.suncom.com

Unicel

    •    10digitphonenumber@utext.com

US Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@email.uscc.net

Solo Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@txt.bell.ca

Sprint

    •    10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Sumcom

    •    10digitphonenumber@tms.suncom.com

Surewest Communicaitons

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.surewest.com

T-Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@tmomail.net

Telus

    •    10digitphonenumber@msg.telus.com

Triton

    •    10digitphonenumber@tms.suncom.com

Unicel

    •    10digitphonenumber@utext.com

US Cellular

    •    10digitphonenumber@email.uscc.net

US West

    •    10digitphonenumber@uswestdatamail.com

Verizon

    •    10digitphonenumber@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@vmobl.com

Virgin Mobile Canada

    •    10digitphonenumber@vmobile.ca

West Central Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.wcc.net

Western Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@cellularonewest.com

 

International Carriers

 

 

Chennai RPG Cellular

    •    phonenumber@rpgmail.net

Chennai Skycell / Airtel

    •    phonenumber@airtelchennai.com

Comviq

    •    number@sms.comviq.se

Delhi Aritel

    •    phonenumber@airtelmail.com

Delhi Hutch

    •    phonenumber@delhi.hutch.co.in

DT T-Mobile

    •    phonenumber@t-mobile-sms.de

Dutchtone / Orange-NL

    •    phonenumber@sms.orange.nl

EMT

    •    phonenumber@sms.emt.ee

Escotel

    •    phonenumber@escotelmobile.com

German T-Mobile

    •    number@t-mobile-sms.de

Goa BPLMobil

    •    phonenumber@bplmobile.com

Golden Telecom

    •    phonenumber@sms.goldentele.com

Gujarat Celforce

    •    phonenumber@celforce.com

JSM Tele-Page

    •    pinnumber@jsmtel.com

Kerala Escotel

    •    phonenumber@escotelmobile.com

Kolkata Airtel

    •    phonenumber@airtelkol.com

Kyivstar

    •    number@smsmail.lmt.lv

Lauttamus Communication

    •    pagernumber@e-page.net

LMT

    •    phonenumber@smsmail.lmt.lv

Maharashtra BPL Mobile

    •    phonenumber@bplmobile.com

Maharashtra Idea Cellular

    •    phonenumber@ideacellular.net

Manitoba Telecom Systems

    •    phonenumber@text.mtsmobility.com

Meteor

    •    phonenumber@mymeteor.ie

MiWorld

    •    phonenumber@m1.com.sg

Mobileone

    •    phonenumber@m1.com.sg

Mobilfone

    •    phonenumber@page.mobilfone.com

Mobility Bermuda

    •    phonenumber@ml.bm

Mobistar Belgium

    •    phonenumber@mobistar.be

Mobitel Tanzania

    •    phonenumber@sms.co.tz

Mobtel Srbija

    •    phonenumber@mobtel.co.yu

Movistar

    •    number@correo.movistar.net

Mumbai BPL Mobile

    •    phonenumber@bplmobile.com

Netcom

    •    phonenumber@sms.netcom.no

Ntelos

    •    number@pcs.ntelos.com

O2

    •    name@o2.co.uk

O2

    •    number@o2imail.co.uk

O2 (M-mail)

    •    number@mmail.co.uk

One Connect Austria

    •    phonenumber@onemail.at

OnlineBeep

    •    10digitphonenumber@onlinebeep.net

Optus Mobile

    •    phonenumber@optusmobile.com.au

Orange

    •    phonenumber@orange.net

Orange Mumbai

    •    phonenumber@orangemail.co.in

Orange NL / Dutchtone

    •    phonenumber@sms.orange.nl

Oskar

    •    phonenumber@mujoskar.cz

P&T Luxembourg

    •    phonenumber@sms.luxgsm.lu

Personal Communication

    •    sms@pcom.ru (put the number in the subject line)

Pondicherry BPL Mobile

    •    phonenumber@bplmobile.com

Primtel

    •    phonenumber@sms.primtel.ru

Safaricom

    •    phonenumber@safaricomsms.com

Satelindo GSM

    •    phonenumber@satelindogsm.com

SCS-900

    •    phonenumber@scs-900.ru

SFR France

    •    phonenumber@sfr.fr

Simple Freedom

    •    phonenumber@text.simplefreedom.net

Smart Telecom

    •    phonenumber@mysmart.mymobile.ph

Southern LINC

    •    10digitphonenumber@page.southernlinc.com

Sunrise Mobile

    •    phonenumber@mysunrise.ch

Sunrise Mobile

    •    10digitphonenumber@swmsg.com

Surewest Communications

    •    phonenumber@freesurf.ch

Swisscom

    •    phonenumber@bluewin.ch

T-Mobile Austria

    •    phonenumber@sms.t-mobile.at

T-Mobile Germany

    •    phonenumber@t-d1-sms.de

T-Mobile UK

    •    phonenumber@t-mobile.uk.net

Tamil Nadu BPL Mobile

    •    phonenumber@bplmobile.com

Tele2 Latvia

    •    phonenumber@sms.tele2.lv

Telefonica Movistar

    •    phonenumber@movistar.net

Telenor

    •    phonenumber@mobilpost.no

Teletouch

    •    10digitpagernumber@pageme.teletouch.com

Telia Denmark

    •    phonenumber@gsm1800.telia.dk

TIM

    •    10digitphonenumber@timnet.com

TSR Wireless

    •    pagernumber@alphame.com

UMC

    •    phonenumber@sms.umc.com.ua

Uraltel

    •    phonenumber@sms.uraltel.ru

Uttar Pradesh Escotel

    •    phonenumber@escotelmobile.com

Vessotel

    •    phonenumber@pager.irkutsk.ru

Vodafone Italy

    •    number@sms.vodafone.it

Vodafone Japan

    •    phonenumber@c.vodafone.ne.jp

Vodafone Japan

    •    phonenumber@h.vodafone.ne.jp

Vodafone Japan

    •    phonenumber@t.vodafone.ne.jp

Vodafone UK

    •    phonenumber@vodafone.net

Wyndtell

    •    number@wyndtell.com

 

Old US & Canadian Carriers (Most Not In Use)

 

 

Advantage Communications

    •    10digitpagernumber@advantagepaging.com

Airtouch Pagers

    •    10digitpagernumber@myairmail.com

AlphaNow

    •    pin@alphanow.net

Ameritech Paging

    •    10digitpagernumber@paging.acswireless.com

American Messaging

    •    10digitpagernumber@page.americanmessaging.net

Ameritech Clearpath

    •    10digitpagernumber@clearpath.acswireless.com

Arch Pagers (PageNet)

    •    10digitpagernumber@archwireless.net

AT&T

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.att.net

AT&T Free2Go

    •    10digitphonenumber@mmode.com

AT&T PCS

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobile.att.net

AT&T Pocketnet PCS

    •    10digitphonenumber@dpcs.mobile.att.net

Beepwear

    •    10digitphonenumber@beepwear.net

Bell Atlantic

    •    10digitphonenumber@message.bam.com

Bell South

    •    10digitphonenumber@wireless.bellsouth.com

Bell South (Blackberry)

    •    10digitphonenumber@bellsouthtips.com

Bell South Mobility

    •    10digitphonenumber@blsdcs.net

Cellular One (East Coast)

    •    10digitphonenumber@phone.cellone.net

Cellular One (South West)

    •    10digitphonenumber@swmsg.com

Cellular One

    •    10digitphonenumber@cellularone.txtmsg.com

Cellular One

    •    10digitphonenumber@cellularone.textmsg.com

Cellular One

    •    10digitphonenumber@cell1.textmsg.com

Cellular One

    •    10digitphonenumber@sbcemail.com

Cellular One (West)

    •    10digitphonenumber@mycellone.com

Central Vermont Communications

    •    10digitpagernumber@cvcpaging.com

Cingular

    •    10digitphonenumber@cingularme.com

Communication Specialists

    •    7digitpin@pageme.comspeco.net

Cook Paging

    •    10digitpagernumber@cookmail.com

Corr Wireless Communications

    •    10digitphonenumber@corrwireless.net

Digi-Page / Page Kansas

    •    10digitpagernumber@page.hit.net

Galaxy Corporation

    •    10digitpagernumber.epage@sendabeep.net

GCS Paging

    •    10digitpagernumber@webpager.us

GrayLink / Porta-Phone

    •    10digitpagernumber@epage.porta-phone.com

GTE

    •    10digitphonenumber@airmessage.net

GTE

    •    10digitphonenumber@gte.pagegate.net

GTE

    •    10digitphonenumber@messagealert.com

Infopage Systems

    •    pinnumber@page.infopagesystems.com

Indiana Paging Co

    •    10digitphonenumber@inlandlink.com

MCI

    •    10digitphonenumber@pagemci.com

Metrocall

    •    10digitphonenumber@page.metrocall.com

Mobilecom PA

    •    10digitphonenumber@page.mobilcom.net

Morris Wireless

    •    10digitpagernumber@beepone.net

Motient

    •    10digitphonenumber@isp.com

Nextel

    •    10digitphonenumber@page.nextel.com

Omnipoint

    •    10digitphonenumber@omnipointpcs.com

Pacific Bell

    •    10digitphonenumber@pacbellpcs.net

PageMart

    •    7digitpinnumber@pagemart.net

PageMart Canada

    •    10digitpagernumber@pmcl.net

PageNet Canada

    •    10digitphonenumber@pagegate.pagenet.ca

PageOne Northwest

    •    10digitphonenumber@page1nw.com

PCS One

    •    10digitphonenumber@pcsone.net

Powertel

    •    10digitphonenumber@voicestream.net

Price Communications

    •    10digitphonenumber@mobilecell1se.com

Primeco

    •    10digitphonenumber@email.uscc.net

ProPage

    •    7digitpagernumber@page.propage.net

Qualcomm

    •    name@pager.qualcomm.com

RAM Page

    •    number@ram-page.com

SBC Ameritech Paging

    •    10digitpagernumber@paging.acswireless.com

Skytel Pagers

    •    10digitphonenumber@email.skytel.com

ST Paging

    •    pin@page.stpaging.com

Verizon Pagers

    •    10digitpagernumber@myairmail.com

Verizon PCS

    •    10digitphonenumber@myvzw.com

VoiceStream

    •    10digitphonenumber@voicestream.net

WebLink Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@@airmessage.net

WebLink Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@pagemart.net

West Central Wireless

    •    10digitphonenumber@sms.wcc.net