Bidding and buying

Bidding and buying at an unreserved Ritchie Bros. auction is easy, fair and convenient, whether you bid on-site, online or by proxy.

 inspect the equipment at the auction site

Find what you're looking for in our current inventory, inspect the equipment at the auction site, and then register to bid!

find lots of information about bidding and buying

You'll find lots of information about bidding and buying on our web site - and our staff are always there to help you on auction day.

Preparing to Bid

Find, inspect and compare items so you can bid with confidence on auction day. Find out what to do before the auction.

Bidding in Person

Want to buy an item in an upcoming auction? Bidding is easy and open to the public. Learn more about bidding in person.

Can't Make it to the Auction? Bid Online or by Proxy

Use our online bidding software to bid in real time over the internet.

Place a proxy bid and we'll bid on your behalf, up to and including the amount you specify.

"How to Buy" Video

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

Ritchie Bros. Video 2 min 24 sec
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About Ritchie Bros. Auctions

  • No minimum bids or reserves
  • Every item sells to a new owner on auction day
  • Open to the public
  • Equipment available to inspect
  • Choice of bidding in person, online in real time or by proxy

What our Customers Say

"I like buying from Ritchie Bros. because they have a very clear, consistent and transparent system. You know what to expect and how the auction is going to be run: it's the same every time."

Bryan Gour - Langley Excavator Parts Exchange (Langley, BC)

Online Shipping Service

Need to move your auction purchase? Save time and money with our online shipping service.