Perhaps there is already a thread someone can direct me too about the particulars on participating in the auctions. I've read the stickies and I'm just MORE confused. WHat exactly is the behavior/event that results in warnings and possibly banning.? Am I allowed to contact a breeder who doesn't have any birds/eggs up for auction and arrange a sale without going thru a formal auction?? Must every sale be a posted auction? If yes, why there are so many comments saying PM me about a sale, which contradicts the above edicts? I feel hopelessly lost here; and afraid that I am doing something wrong while trying to follow the rules, that I will get banned before I do much buying or selling.