Buying equipment and trucks at Ritchie Bros. unreserved auctions is easy – especially if you follow these steps beforehand.

  1. Find the equipment you need & inspect online

    Search our current inventory – we add thousands of items each week. Check the detailed equipment information and photos on our website, and compare similar items side-by-side.

    Create a free account to help with your equipment search:

    • Check auction results to see recent selling prices
    • Add items you're interested in to a watchlist
    • Save your searches and get alerts when new items arrive in inventory
  2. Test, inspect and compare items on-site

    At Ritchie Bros. we sell everything "as is, where is." For added confidence, visit the auction site to test and inspect the equipment before you bid, or send someone to do the inspection for you.

  3. Become familiar with our auction process

  4. Register and bid – in person, online or by PriorityBids

    Consider getting pre-approved financing from Ritchie Bros. Financial Services


Convenient bidding options

In person at the auction site

Anyone can register and bid in person at our live auctions.

Bidding online in real time

Bid online at any Ritchie Bros. auction around the world.

By PriorityBid

Place an online PriorityBid before the auction starts and our system will bid for you up to your maximum amount.

In a Timed Auction

Check our website, the auction brochure or your auction day listing catalog to find out if items are being sold by Timed Auction.

Using our mobile app

Bid in real time from your mobile device from anywhere in any live auction. Our app offers 5 languages – English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.