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Fix to Race Register in “SecPro”

Can all users of our “SecPro” pigeon club results program please go into the “Race Register” section … if an unexpected error arises and you can neither view last year’s race program nor create this season’s race program then you will need to click the following link to get the “fix”.

Fault:                     Race Manager will not open
Cause:                   Race Manager looks at the current system data and determines that there are no races loaded for the current Calendar Year
Fix:                         Add a Race for the current year directly into the relevant data table

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Feedback

Registered users on this site can post comments here by clicking the “Leave a comment” link above, but you must be logged in to leave a comment (i.e. I don’t want to encourage ‘spam’). We’d like to hear what you think of the site, in particular where we could improve either in terms of presentation or communication.

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Agency Service

At PBO Auctions our prime function is to sell good birds from good lofts directly to the Fancy, and all registered users on www.pbosolutions.co.uk will have viewed the occasional pigeon on the site and may even have bought the odd one.

Of course, you’ll be aware that PBO is just one of many Auction sites operating from within the UK and Western Europe. All of these sites sell good pigeons from good sources, but you, as a prospective buyer, often want to view the whole marketplace from time to time but simply don’t have the time and/or patience to browse through all the sites to find what you want, create an account, and join a bidding process.

Whilst watching a well-known Xmas movie recently, it struck me that if a visitor to PBO can’t find exactly what he wants on PBO, then PBO should be able to find it for you … after all I am a compulsive Internet Auction watcher and therefore generally reasonably aware of what’s currently for sale. That is to say, if you tell me exactly what you’re looking for (and within what budget), then I could search for what you want across multiple auction sites. If what you’re looking for is not available, or your search is too niche, we can also consider an direct approach to reputable Fanciers who may have what you want and organise a private sale.

Example …

  • You’re looking for grandchildren of International winners (and/or National winners with these races)
  • Yes, PBO has these from time to time, e.g. recently from Luuk Becker, but of course other sites have them too, and there’s a fair to good chance that in any one week that there will be lots of grandchildren of International winners available on one or more sites
  • PBO could act as your ‘Agent’ to find and procure the bird(s) on your behalf and organise delivery to you, keeping you well informed throughout the process and ensuring that your requirements are fulfilled

If this kind of Agency service would be of interest to you, just let me know, and I will respond with more details on how exactly this would work. Yes, I will need to charge a service fee %age (or a minimum charge, whichever is higher), but for this fee you will enjoy a stress-free purchasing process:-

  • no worries about forgetting ID and/or password when logging on to bid
  • no worries about getting gazumped in the last few minutes whilst you are unavailable or on holiday
  • no worries about getting carried away ‘in the moment’ and significantly overspending
  • no worries about your anonymity being compromised … etc.

You simply get the bird(s) you want within your pre-set Budget, or not at all.

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Pairing Up

I’ve never been one for early pairing, but the early availability nowadays of RPRA rings does now make me think it worthwhile taking advantage of the milder weather we generally see in November and December to breed a first round, compared to the more Wintery months that follow in Jan/Feb. All that said, I have not yet paired up! Other matters are keeping me busy, plus ome older pairings need to be released and some exciting new pairings need to be made with some new additions. Much to look forward to …

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Autumn and Winter Auctions @ PBO

We are very pleased to have already taken some great bookings for this Autumn and Winter … booked sales that will go live over the next weeks ahead can be viewed by clicking this link

If you have some birds you wish to sell, and wish to use PBO’s secure and structured marketplace, just send an inquiry email to poleary72@hotmail.com in the first place whereupon we can discuss all your requirements in more detail.

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Autumn project!

For anyone still using a loft book, word document, or spreadsheet to keep track of their pigeons, Autumn really is the optimum time to invest in a professionally designed computer database. Our “LoftOrganiser” program not only keeps detailed individual records, but through its indexing capability can effortlessly generate 3 and 4 generation pedigrees for you. Yes, you will have to invest some time in entering the records for the first time (these will mostly be your breeders, their parents, and their parents) but the rewards are then both instantaneous and infinite! Small and large lofts, even commercial studs, gain equal pro-rate benefits. Not sure and have questions? Fire away, we’re here to help you through the process.