Every year, we register hundreds of thousands of bidders at our unreserved auctions. We asked some of them what they like about buying at Ritchie Bros. This is what they said.
"I know I am not bidding against the owner of the machine; it's a level playing field… The prices at Ritchie Bros. auctions are fair – you pay what the machine is worth, the market price."
Navneet Mathur – Worldwide Machinery Solutions (Ajmer, India)
Navneet Mathur sells more than US$20 million of new and used equipment every year through his Vermeer dealership in India. When he's looking for used equipment, Navneet trusts one source above all: a Ritchie Bros. auction.
"I like buying from Ritchie Bros. because they have a very clear, consistent and transparent system. You know what to expect and how the auction is going to be run: it's the same every time."
Bryan Gour - Langley Excavator Parts Exchange (Langley, BC)
Bryan Gour runs an excavator rental and parts business in Greater Vancouver, B.C. that was established by his late father-in-law Jim Blanche. When Ritchie Bros. celebrated its 50th anniversary, Bryan made sure he was there - not just for himself, but for Jim too.
"Ritchie Bros. auctions are amazing. The selection of equipment is incredible, the pace of the auction is fast, and the whole process is very fair and efficient. I know what equipment will be sold, I can inspect it before the auction and, if I am the successful bidder, the equipment is available right away."
Sandeep Garg - Punj Lloyd Limited (New Delhi, India)
Punj Lloyd Limited, India's second-largest engineering construction firm, buys millions of dollars of equipment every year. Faced with a shortage in the local market, Punj Lloyd's President of Plant and Equipment, Sandeep Garg, turned to Ritchie Bros.' worldwide auctions.
"Internet bidding is a great tool, but the auctions will always be the main event."
Steve Pokrajac - Pokrajac Corporation (San Jacinta, CA)
As president of a general engineering contractor, Steve Pokrajac has bought and sold millions of dollars of equipment at Ritchie Bros. auctions across the U.S. Although the internet has opened up the world for Steve, he'll never lose his love of attending auctions in person.
"Ritchie Bros. auctions are fair. I know we're paying the true value when we buy and getting the true value when we sell."
Billy Jackson - W F Jackson Construction Co. (Sandersville, GA)
In 1958 - the year that Ritchie Bros. was founded - Billy Jackson started W F Jackson Construction Co. in Sandersville, Georgia with little more than determination and a single dozer. Billy credits good people for his company's success - and his long relationship with Ritchie Bros.
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