Bidding and buying at Ritchie Bros. auctions is easy – especially if you follow these steps beforehand.

Find the right equipment for your needs under Current Inventory. You'll find a huge selection, with detailed information and photos.

Visit the auction site in person to test, inspect and compare different items before you bid.

Look up selling prices under Auction Results to find out what similar items have sold for in past auctions.

Register to bid in person or online, confident that you've got the information you need to make informed buying decisions.

Find the equipment you need

Search our current inventory – we add thousands of items each week. Check the detailed equipment information and photos, 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

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.

Register and bid – in person, online or by proxy

When you've found something you want to buy, register to bid in that auction. You can bid in person, online in real time or by proxy. Smaller items may be sold in an online Timed Auction.

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"How to Buy" Video

Learn more about bidding and buying at our auctions in this short video.

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Common Auction Terms

Proxy? Choice? Unreserved? Find the meaning of common auction terms.

Online Shipping Service

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