The full list of lots for sale will be available to download soon, with the lot numbers being determined by the birds’ finishing places in the Final Race. Please note that lots will not appear below until the auction goes live.
You will need to register on the site to be able to bid online – just follow the detailed instructions below right. Postal bids will also be accepted, but bids will not be accepted by telephone. By registering/bidding you agree to accept and abide by the Auction Rules.
Sorry, there are no posted auctions yet.
The bidding procedure is virtually the same as using eBay: each bid you place will be treated as a maximum bid, and the system will automatically make minimum bids for you up to your maximum bid amount.
(There is no need to enter the £ sign or any pence when bidding, just the appropriate digits, e.g. 20 for a £20.00 bid.)
Click the refresh button in your browser to view the most up-to-date bids on a particular lot.
The List of Posted Bids is underneath the Description panel, and the person currently winning the auction appears top of that list.
The minimum bid amount you will need to place is £5 more than the current leading bid up to £100; then £10 more up to £250; and £20 more for bids over £250.
Bids placed within the last 10 minutes of an auction will trigger a 10 minute extension to that auction. The extension will continue if a further bid is received in that time. This will continue until no additional bids are received.
You will be notified by e-mail if
– you have placed a bid
– you have been outbid
– you have won an auction
– you have lost an auction
Once you have been notified that you have won an auction, you can pay on-line. Either follow the link in the e-mail or go to MyAccount on the Home Page, select Buyer Menu and Outstanding Payments (you do not have to use PayPal, as the system accepts one-off payments by credit/debit card).
Your confirmation e-mail will also give details on how to pay directly into the RPRA bank account, or by cheque. If you choose either of these methods please contact the RPRA by phone to advise us of this, and make sure you include the lot number(s).
Once you have paid you will receive an e-mail to confirm this.
Collection of birds
All successful bidders must make arrangements within seven days for collection of their bird(s) from the loft manager at an agreed time.
Collections may be made from Monday to Thursday and Saturday; the loft will be closed on Friday and Sunday unless an agreed appointment has been made with the loft manager in advance.
Successful bidders must collect their pigeon within 14 days of the end of the auction.
Owners of birds remaining in the loft after 14 days of the end of the auction will be charged £5.00 for each day that the bird remains in the loft.
Onward carriage charges are the responsibility of the bidder.