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General
  1. Mission Statement
  2. Contacting Bagpiper.Net
  3. More FAQs

Bagpipers
  1. Bagpiper Listings
  2. Membership Benefits
    1. Gold Sponsor
    2. Silver Sponsor
    3. Bronze Sponsor
    4. Member
  3. Prices
  4. Payment
  5. Becoming a New Member
  6. Editing a Listing
  7. Renewing a Membership
  8. Upgrading to a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor
  9. Promotions
  10. Deleting your Membership
  11. Forgot your Password
  12. Forgot your Email Address

People looking for Bagpipers
  1. Searching for Bagpipers
  2. Requesting Quotes
  3. Viewing Bagpiper Sponsors


Answers

General
  1. Mission Statement

  2. Allow people searching for bagpipers to easily find and contact our Bagpiper Sponsors and Members.

    Using Bagpiper.Net, potential clients are only two clicks away from finding bagpipers in their location. Simply select a Country and then the Region/City to display our Bagpiper listings. Links to our Gold and Silver sponsors are available directly from our Home Page. Bagpiper.Net also provides a convenient quote request service which automatically sends e-mails to selected bagpiper sponsors requesting them to send you a quote for your event.

  3. Contacting Bagpiper.Net

  4. If you have any further questions, not answered in the FAQ Page, please contact us. Our contact information is available in our Contact Us link available on the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. You can e-mail us at bagpiper@infoserve.net, phone us at 1-604-435-2954, or mail us at 7642 Hedley Ave, Burnaby, BC, V5E 2R3, Canada.

  5. More FAQs

  6. To find answers to commonly asked questions regarding Bagpiper.Net, click on the FAQ link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. The top of the FAQ page contains a list of frequently asked questions. Click on the question of your choice and it will jump to the associated answer. If you cannot find your question or appropriate answer, e-mail us at bagpiper@infoserve.net

Bagpipers
  1. Bagpiper Listings

  2. Our bagpipers are either Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsors, or ordinary members. Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors pay for extra benefits outlined below, while an ordinary membership is absolutely free.

  3. Membership Benefits

  4. To display a table comparing Member Benefits by Category, click on the 'Category Comparison'-link under Member Benefits available on the left side column of our Home Page and all other major pages. The table shows a summary of all the benefits and costs associated with each membership category: Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsor, and ordinary Member. To see Listing Examples for all available categories, click on the 'Listing Type Examples'-link under Member Benefits available on the left side column of our Home Page and all other major pages. The benefits for each category are also described below:

    Gold Sponsor
    1. Gold Sponsors receive three listing locations to provide wider exposure to more potential clients.
    2. Gold Sponsors have a large personal photo on both our Home Page and individual Country pages that provides a direct link to their own personal website.
    3. Their listing is also displayed on the Gold Sponsor Page which is accessed by clicking the Sponsor link on the left column available on our Home Page and all other major pages.
    4. Listings contain direct/live links to their own Website and E-mail.
    5. Listings for Gold Sponsors are displayed above all Silver Sponsors, and on a separate page and before any Bronze Sponsors and ordinary Members listings.
    6. Their listing contains a large sized photo, personalized keywords in a large font, and a You-Tube Link, so that potential clients can see and hear their personalized video.
    7. Gold Sponsors can receive quotes from people looking for Bagpipers. When clients request Bagpiper.Net to automatically add bagpipers to their quote request, Gold Sponsors are ranked above Silver and Bronze Sponsors.

    Silver Sponsor
    1. Silver Sponsors have a medium sized personal photo on both our Home Page and individual Country pages that provides a link to their Bagpiper.Net listing.
    2. Their listing is also displayed on the Silver Sponsor Page which is accessed by clicking the Sponsors link on the left column available on our Home Page and all other major pages.
    3. Listings for Silver Sponsors are displayed on the same page as Gold Sponsors; separate and before any Bronze Sponsors and ordinary Members listings..
    4. Their listing contains a medium sized photo.
    5. Silver Sponsors can receive quotes from people looking for Bagpipers. Silver Sponsors are ranked above Bronze Sponsors if clients request Bagpiper.Net to automatically add bagpipers to their quote request.

    Bronze Sponsor
    1. A small personal photo can be included with their listing. Their listing is displayed above ordinary members.
    2. Bronze Sponsors can receive quotes from people looking for Bagpipers. They can also receive quotes if clients request Bagpiper.Net to automatically add bagpipers to their quote request.

    Member
    1. A ordinary member listing contains the Bagpiper's location, name, e-mail address, telephone, webpage, and a detailed description of their qualifications and services.

  5. Prices

  6. Members can save by selecting our 36 month subscriptions. Our current regular prices are shown below:
    Gold
    • US$8.33 x 12 months = US$99.96
    • US$7.49 x 24 months = US$179.76 (10% discount)
    • US$6.66 x 36 months = US$239.76 (20% discount)

    Silver
    • US$5.84 x 12 months = US$70.08
    • US$5.26 x 24 months = US$126.24 (10% discount)
    • US$4.67 x 36 months = US$168.12 (20% discount)

    Bronze
    • US$2.5 x 12 months = US$30
    • US$2.25 x 24 months = US$54 (10% discount)
    • US$2 x 36 months = US$72 (20% discount)

  7. Payment

  8. Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors are directed to PayPal for payment. Payment can be made using any common credit card, or by using funds in their PayPal account. If the member prefers, they can also make payment by personal cheque, by contacting us directly at 'bagpiper@infoserve.net'.

    Your listing is normally disabled until you payment has been successfully made. If you have any problems making payment or seeing your listing, please contact us at 'bagpiper@infoserve.net'.

  9. Becoming a New Member

  10. To become a Sponsor or ordinary Member of Bagpiper.Net, click on the New Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. An e-mail address and a password are used to uniquely identify each of our members. Members will require this information if they ever want to edit or renew their listing.

    There are two entry pages for new members. The first page contains basic listing information common to all members, while the second page varies depending on whether the bagpiper selects to become a Sponsor or ordinary Member. For example, listings for Gold Sponsors can contain a personalized photo and a You-Tube link which are entered on the second page. The third entry page displays all entered information and is used to verify and confirm that all information is correct. Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors are then directed to PayPal for payment using any common credit card, or by using funds in their PayPal account. Sponsors can also pay using a personal cheque.

    All new members will receive an e-mail verifying that their listing has been successfully completed. This e-mail contains a record of all listing information, including your password, and should be retained for your records. As soon as the new member has successfully entered their listing, it will automatically be available on Bagpiper.Net for viewing by potential clients.

  11. Editing a Listing

  12. To edit your listing, click on the Existing Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. You will need your e-mail address and your password to access your listing information.

    There are two entry pages for editing existing listings. The first page contains basic listing information common to all bagpipers, while the second page varies depending on whether they are a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor or ordinary Member. For example, Gold Sponsors can edit or add a personalized photo and a You-Tube link on the second page. The third page displays all entered information and is used to verify and confirm that all information is correct.

    You will receive an e-mail verifying that your listing has been successfully completed. This e-mail contains a record of all listing information, including your password, and should be retained for your records. As soon as the member has successfully edited their listing, it will automatically be available on Bagpiper.Net for viewing by potential clients.

  13. Renewing a Membership

  14. To renew your listing, click on the Existing Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. You will need your e-mail address and your password to access your listing information.

    The first page of the Renewal/Edit form contains a red bordered checkbox in the bottom left portion of the page. Select the 'renew listing'-button. If your listing expires within 60 days, the renewal option is automatically set as the default. Your new expiry date takes into account any remaining time on your current listing period. For example, if you are extending your listing by one year, your current expiry date will be extended by 12 months. While renewing your listing, you can also edit your information at the same time. The third entry page will display your new expiry date and is used to verify and confirm that all information is correct. Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors are then directed to PayPal for payment using any common credit card, or by using funds in their PayPal account.

    After successful renewal of your listing, you will receive an e-mail verification. This e-mail contains a record of all listing information, including your new expiry date and any money transactions.

  15. Upgrading to a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor

  16. To upgrade to a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor, click on the Existing Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. You will need your e-mail address and your password to access your listing information.

    The top right side of the first page of the Renewal/Edit form contains the Category drop-down box. Simply select either Gold, Silver or Bronze and make any required additions or edits to your current listing. The first page contains basic listing information common to all members, while the second page varies depending on whether the member selects to become a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor. For example, Gold Sponsors can edit or add a personalized photo and a You-Tube link on the second page. The third page displays all entered information and is used to verify and confirm that all information is correct. Sponsors are then directed to PayPal for payment using any common credit card, or by using funds in their PayPal account.

    After a successful upgrade of your listing, you will receive an e-mail verification. This e-mail contains a record of all listing information, including your new expiry date and details regarding the money transaction.

  17. Promotions

  18. Occasionally, Bagpiper.Net offers promotions to new or existing members to upgrade to a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor at a reduced cost. Members will receive notice of these promotions by e-mail. The e-mail will contain a Promotion Code which must be entered in the second page of the New Member Entry Form or the Existing Member Renew/Edit Form to qualify for the promotion discount. The third page of the Entry or Renew/Edit Form will display whether the promotion code is valid and has been accepted. Sponsors are then directed to PayPal for payment of the reduced promotion amount using any common credit card, or by using funds in their PayPal account.

    After a successful listing entry or upgrade, you will receive an e-mail verification. This e-mail contains a record of all listing information, including your details regarding the promotion cost and your expiry date.

  19. Deleting your Membership

  20. To delete your listing, click on the Existing Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. Enter your e-mail address and your password, select the 'Delete Listing' from available checkbox options at the bottom of the page, and then click on the Proceed-button. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete your Bagpiper.Net Listing. To proceed with the deletion, click on the Delete-button, or to cancel the deletion, click on the Cancel-button. A message will be displayed on the screen, confirming that your selected action has been completed.

  21. Forgot your Password

  22. If you have forgotten your Password, click on the Existing Member link at the top of our Home Page and all other major pages. Enter your e-mail address, select the 'Forgot Password' from available checkbox options at the bottom of the page, and then click on the Proceed-button. A message will be displayed on the screen, confirming that an e-mail message has been sent to you that contains your forgotten password.

  23. Forgot your E-mail Address

  24. If you have forgotten your e-mail address, try to look up your own listing by going to your listing location and finding your own name. Your listing will contain your e-mail address. If you cannot find your listing, send an e-mail message to us at bagpiper@infoserve.net, giving your first and last name, and your best guess at the country, region and/or city for your listing. After confirmation, we will update your listing to contain your new e-mail address.

People looking for Bagpipers
  1. Searching for Bagpipers

  2. Go to our home page Bagpiper.net, and select a Country from the available list. Similarly, from the requested Country Page, select a Region and/or City from the available list. If any Gold or Silver Sponsors exist for the selected location, they will be displayed first. To display listings for any Bronze Sponsors or ordinary members, find the 'Look at more listings from' message at the bottom of the page and press the 'Continue'-button. If there are no Gold or Silver Sponsors for the selected location, Bronze Sponsor and ordinary member listings will be immediately displayed.

  3. Requesting Quotes

  4. Requesting Quotes is an absolutely free service for both the person requesting the quote, and for all our Bagpiper Sponsors. Information submitted by the person requesting the quote is sent only to the selected bagpipers, and will not be given to anyone else. Your information is safe and secure with Bagpiper.net.

    To generate a request for a quote, find one or more Bagpiper Sponsors who you wish to contact. Then on the left side of the bagpiper's listing, press the Contact-button. In the Current Contacts page, you have three choices:
    • to continue to search for additional Bagpiper Sponsors to contact, press the 'Browse More Contacts'-button
    • to remove a selected Bagpiper, press the 'Remove'-button, and
    • once you have selected all desired Bagpiper Sponsors, press the 'Continue'-button

    You must now enter your contact information and event details required by our Bagpiper Sponsors so that they can accurately prepare their quotes. Enter all requested information and then select the Submit-button to generate your Request for Free Quotes.

    An e-mail requesting a free quote will be sent to each of your selected Contacts along with your contact information and event details. You will also receive an e-mail detailing the contents of the Contact Form. A list of your selected Bagpipers is provided at the bottom of the Contact Form, and in your confirmation e-mail.

    To help ensure that you find the best bagpiper, you may request Bagpiper.Net to automatically contact up to a maximum of five additional Bagpiper Sponsors on your behalf. The automatic selection looks for more Bagpiper Sponsors in your city and region, or in other nearby regions. Priority is first given to our Gold, then Silver, and finally Bronze Sponsors.

  5. Viewing Bagpiper Sponsors

  6. To view all our Gold or Silver Sponsors, press the appropriate Sponsors link available on the left side column of our Home Page and all other major pages. The Sponsors Page provides listing information for all our Gold or Silver Sponsors.