Registration

  • Registration to bid is free of charge, whether you are bidding in person, online or by proxy. You may be required to pay a refundable bid deposit.

Bid Deposits

  • Domestic bidders: In most cases, you don't have to place a deposit if you are bidding in person.
  • Foreign bidders: Unless you have made prior arrangements with Ritchie Bros., you must place a refundable deposit equaling 25% of the total expected purchases or CA$10,000, whichever is higher.
  • Online bidders: Depending on your bidding history, you may be required to place a refundable 25% bid deposit when you register to bid.

Accepted Bid Deposit Methods

  Wire transfer Credit card (Visa, MasterCard)* Cash Certified/ cashier's/ bank check Personal/ company checks** Bank letter of guarantee
Domestic bidder X X X X X  
International bidder X X X X    
Online bidder X X        

* Place your deposit by credit card at the auction site or use our Online Payment Service. A hold will be placed on your credit card. Find out more.
** Note: personal/company checks must be accompanied by an irrevocable letter of guarantee from the issuing bank.

Payment Terms

  • All payments must be made in Canadian dollars.
  • A 2.5% administrative fee will be charged on lots selling for more than CA$2,500, up to a maximum of CA$950 per lot
  • A 10% administrative fee will be charged on lots selling for CA$2,500 or less
  • Lots must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the end of the auction.
  • NOTE: Purchases cannot be removed from the auction site or collected until paid for in full. If paid for with non-certified funds, items will not be released until non-certified funds clear our bank. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Accepted Payment Methods

  Wire transfer Credit card (Visa, MasterCard)* Cash Certified/ cashier's/ bank check Personal/ company checks**
Domestic bidder X X X X X
International bidder X X X X  
Online bidder X X      

* Pay by credit card at the auction site or use our Online Payment Service. iClosing (an affiliate of our credit card services provider, Optimal Payments) will charge a 3% fee on all credit card payments. Use your Visa or MasterCard to pay for your auction purchases to a maximum of 10,000 in the currency of the auction (or 1,000,000 Japanese yen).
** Note: personal/company checks must be accompanied by an irrevocable letter of guarantee from the issuing bank.

Wire Transfer Information

For Payments

Royal Bank of Canada
Main Branch
1025 W. Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3N9
Swift Code: ROYCCAT2
Beneficiary Name: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (Canada) Ltd.
Transit # 00010
Account # 117 212 1

Currency: CAD

Bid Deposits

Royal Bank of Canada
Main Branch
1025 West Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3N9
Swift Code: ROYCCAT2
Beneficiary Name: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (Canada) Ltd.
Transit # 00010
Account # 106 318 9

Currency: CAD

Include your bidder number and auction location with your transfer.

Payments must be made in the currency of the auction (see above).
To place a bid deposit in your preferred currency, click here for a list of other wire transfer account options.