How to bid?
How to bid on pigeons in an internet auction pigeon bids or a public auction ?
We have 2 kinds of auctions :
- Pigeon Bids : these are internet auctions with only online biddings
- Public auctions : for these auctions we have a prebidding on our website. After this prebidding, there is a live auction in the auction room. The biddings in the auction room start with the highest online internet offer.
You will first see the active auctions with start and end date and at the bottom the future auctions.
Attention : each bidding is handled confidentially. Each bid you place, is considered binding. If there is a bid during the last 10 minutes before the end of the auction, the end time is extended with 10 minutes. The winning bidder will be informed within 24h by e-mail about payment and delivery options.
Step 1. Go to our well-known web address www.herbots.com
Step 3. You can go via the menu to the section “Pigeon Bids” where you see the overview below.
Step 4. Click on the auction of your choice and click on 'Go to auction'
Step 5. You receive the overview of all pigeons in the auction, with the name and ring number of the pigeon, sex and photo. You can also see the current bid here. Underneath the photo you can see the remaining time until the end of this auction.
You can click on the pigeon for all detailed information like a.o. pedigree, photo, rating.
You can also immediately place a bid by clicking on the green button “Place a bid”.
When you click on “place bid”, you will see the screen below with on top in blue the current offer. You have to be logged in first before you can make a bidding. You can place a new bid in the first case by adjusting the amount with the arrows or you can also place a bid immediately by introducing the amount in the white field (the system will automatically put the next minimum offer in this field, you will find more information on the bidding steps here
Bidding steps :
€ 250 + € 25,00
€ 500,00 + € 50,00
€ 1 000,00 + € 100,00
€ 2 000,00 + € 200,00
€ 3 000,00 + € 250,00
€ 5 000,00 + € 500,00
€ 10 000,00 + € 1 000,00
€ 20 000,00 + € 2 000,00
€ 30 000,00 + € 2 500,00
If you want, you can introduce another alias in the field “alias”. This is completely optional, if you leave this field blank, the system will automatically show the alias from your profile.
Then you click on the green button “place bid” and you will be requested to confirm you bid, see picture below.
In this screen you can also enter your buying order, which will assure that the system will place a bid in your name until the maximum amount you have introduced, has been reached.
Result : as long as the maximum amount you have introduced, has not been overbid, the highest bid will automatically be in your name. It is important to know that a buying order always has priority. If somebody else places a bid with the same amount as the maximum amount of the buying order, the pigeon will be assigned to the buying order. If your maximum buying order has been overbid, you can still continue to place new biddings and buying orders, and this for as long as the auction is still active. The buying order will only be visible for you. If you want to place a buying order, it is not necessary to also introduce a separate bid on top. You can immediately introduce the amount of your buying order in the field under “place a buying order” and then click on the green button “place a buying order”. The system will now automatically place the next minimum bid with your alias and will afterwards continue to place biddings until the amount you have introduced, has been reached.
Follow-up of your bids
Via your profile, by clicking at the right top on your alias, you can get an overview of all pigeons on which you have placed a bid, via “your account”. From this screen you can easily click to the detail page of the pigeon where you can place a bid.
The pigeon for which you have the highest bidding, you will see the amount of bidding in green.
The pigeon for which you are overbid, you will see the amount of bidding in red.
The other pigeons on which you have not made a bidding, are indicated in black/white.
You will see the same screen here to place a bid and/or a buying order (see step 6 above). Additionally, you can also consult the overview of all bids on this pigeon. The system will automatically show the 5 most recent bids, if you click on the blue button "load more”, you will get the total overview.
When a bid has been placed via a buying order (see step 6 above), this will be mentioned next to the amount.
If you have any questions or if you need help to place a bid, do not hesitate to contact us via 011 / 78 91 90.