BSA has announce it will be launching new ground-breaking technology at its Val de Vie sale in Franschhoek on Sunday, 22 February..
The Sales Company’s new bar-coded buyer’s cards will be in use for the first time, and all previous buyer’s cards will no longer be valid.
The system will work with the aid of tablets that will be used to scan the buyer’s card once the horse has been sold. The tablets automatically link to BSA’s IT system to confirm that cards are valid, and that buyers are within credit limits. The vendor roll-clerk will then enter the lot number from a drop-down list, fill in the price details as well as the insurance and relevant sweepstakes or added stakes options. Buyers will sign on the tablet and immediately receive a receipt printed from a portable printer. This receipt will detail the cost of the horse, as well as all other relevant costs based on the insurance and added stakes/sweepstakes options, giving buyers an immediate total cost!
Buyers’ receipts will be proof of purchase in order to obtain the vendor release slip at the accounts office. They will also receive pro-forma invoices with the vendor release slip. A copy of the pro-forma invoice is also sent automatically to buyers e-mail addressés.
All gold card and permanent buyers in good standing will be able to collect their buyer’s card at the Val de Vie sale.
All other buyers will need to apply in advance for buyer’s cards. Do this as soon as possible, in order for BSA to perform the necessary credit checks.
Purely by collecting your buyer’s card at the Val de Vie sale (all classes of buyer’s cards), you will stand a chance to win a diamond necklace valued at R 30,000! The diamond necklace has been kindly donated to BSA by eDiamond. Details of how to qualify for this prize will be announced soon.