In order to ensure that every bid you place is legitimate, you need permission to bid. You only need to ask permission once to enable this.
We will call you personally to confirm your registration. It may take up to 48 hours before you receive permission to bid. This being the case we advise you to ask for permission well beforehand when wanting to bid on a certain pigeon.
In case you wish to bid on a pigeon immediately, you can contact us for help.
When logged in you can place a bid by clicking on "Place a bid". You can submit your own bid and/or buying order and then click on "Place your bid".
As soon as you confirm your bid by clicking on "Confirm your bid", your bid will be saved to our database.
You will be notified by e-mail and/or SMS when you have been outbid. If you have not activated these notifications yet, you can change your settings to enable this on the "My auction profile" page.
If you still have problems, or if you prefer to bid by phone, please contact us.
You can submit a buying order, in which case the auction system will bid for you up to a certain maximum amount. Should we receive a higher bid than your actual bid, but lower or equal to your current buying order, we will then automatically bid higher than your competitor’s bid and the highest bid will be in your name once again.
A buying order is always given priority with regards to a popular bid. This means that a buying order of 2,000 EUR will win from a regular bid of the same amount of 2,000 EUR.
When there are equally high buying orders, the buyer who placed his buying order first will win the bid.
Your buying order is never visible to any other visitors/buyers. The buying order on our auction website is visible to you only.
If you still have problems, or if you prefer to place a buying order by phone, please contact us.
You can change or remove your buying order by clicking the "Change b.o."-button next to the pigeon.
In order to see whether or not your details are correct, we make a routine check of all new data you’ve submitted to your profile. The bids and/or buying orders you’ve submitted will remain in place even after you change your account details.
You can change your cell phone number on the "My auction profile" page. You will have to revalidate your mobile phone number on our website by entering a code which we’ll send to your new mobile phone number.
First, check if you’ve entered the right mobile phone number and/or correct country code.
If the above information is correct, you may request a new validation code on the "My auction profile" page. If you still do not receive an SMS on your mobile phone, please contact us so we can personally take a look at the problem.
The account should be settled normally within 7 calender days from the invoice date except in urgent cases for the purpose to catch up a transport date. The account should then be settled before transport.
A pigeon will only be shipped / can only be picked up after PIPA has received your full payment.
We prefer payments in euros to avoid losses due to foreign currencies.
After the pigeon has been paid for there are different possible ways for you to receive the pigeon.
Select your country of destination to find out more about the standard shipping method.
PIPA is not a transport company and cannot help organize transportation for third parties in any way. PIPA does not arrange transportation for any pigeons sold other than by PIPA. All transportation of PIPA’s pigeons is outsourced to professional external couriers and transport companies.
Shipping rates displayed on this site are subject to change. PIPA does not bear any responsibility for changes in shipping rates.
The delivery times are approximations of the real delivery time, due to unforeseeable circumstances such as the weather, changes in global export legislation etc. However, the delivery times should be a good indication of what to expect.
PIPA maintains a strict selection procedure and we avoid selling pigeons that are too old or who have had too few youngsters in the last few years. However we cannot guarantee 100% fertility once the pigeons change to a new environment. In this case, pigeons that seem to be infertile should be reported to PIPA Headquarters within two months after receipt of the pigeon (two months at the very latest).
If a pigeon is dead on arrival, photos should be taken and reported to PIPA Headquarters (through the sales agent) and the original ring, ring card and pedigree should be sent back to the sales agent within 24 hours after receipt.