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

    Ritchie Bros. conducts live auctions at physical auction sites, with real time bidding on-site and online. We sometimes sell smaller items, like equipment attachments and consumer goods, in an online Timed Auction. Make sure you read our policies before you bid and buy.

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

    When you've found something you want to buy, register to bid in that auction, confident that you've got the information you need to make informed buying decisions. You can bid in person, online or by proxy.


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 proxy bid

Place a proxy bid if you want to bid on two items being sold around the same time.

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.