Place a proxy bid if you can't bid in person or online on auction day. We'll bid for you – so you won't miss a chance to get the item you want. You can place a proxy bid by phone or in person.

Place a proxy bid if you can't bid in person or online on auction day. We'll bid for you – so you won't miss a chance to get the item you want. You can place a proxy bid by phone or in person.

Can't be there to bid? Place a proxy bid!

Proxy bidding is a great option if you want to bid on two items being sold at the same time, or you’re not available to bid on auction day. Place a proxy bid in advance and we’ll bid for you!

How proxy bids work

When you place a proxy bid, Ritchie Bros. bids on your behalf, up to and including the maximum amount you specify. Your purchase will be obtained at the lowest bid possible.

Place a proxy in person or by phone

If you’re at the auction site, go to the registration counter and ask to place a proxy bid. You’ll need your listing catalog and lot numbers.

You can also phone the auction site in advance. We will fax you a proxy bid form to fill out and fax back with your bid.

Contact an auction site to place a proxy bid.

Important notes

The minimum proxy bid we will accept by phone is 10,000 (in the currency of the auction, or 1,000,000 Yen in Japan). If you place a bid by phone, you must place a refundable bid deposit of 25% or 10,000, whichever is higher. Your final purchase price may be lower.

We do our best to process and submit all proxy bids, but we cannot guarantee that a proxy bid will be submitted. Proxy bidding is done strictly on a “best effort” basis.

Questions? Read our proxy bidding FAQ.

Place a Proxy Bid by Phone

To place a proxy bid, simply phone the auction site directly. Have your ID and lot numbers handy. You will need access to a fax machine to complete your bid.

Contact Customer Service

To speak with a customer service representative, please call:

USA & Canada
1.800.211.3983

Europe
+31.765.242.600

Middle East
+971.4.812.0600

International
+1.778.331.5939

Or email us for assistance.