We do everything possible to make our auctions fair and transparent. Please read the following information before you bid and buy.

Registration and deposits

Registration to bid is free. You may be required to place a refundable bid deposit. Please be aware that you must present photo identification when you register at the auction site (e.g. identity card, passport or driver's license).

Every auction is unreserved

Every item is sold to the highest bidder on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Owners are forbidden by contract from bidding on items they are selling. Bids are irrevocable, and all sales are final. If you're the highest bidder when the auctioneer announces that an item has been sold, you're the new owner of that item.

Everything sells "as is, where is"

We recommend that you visit the auction site to inspect any items you'd like to buy before bidding on auction day. You may also send someone to the site to conduct the inspection on your behalf.

Transaction fees for buyers

Please note: Effective January 1, 2024, our transaction fees structure has been adjusted; Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of:

Canada

  • With the exception of on-farm auctions, each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 15% on all Lots selling for CAD 5,000 or less, with a minimum fee of CAD 100 per Lot, (b) 10% on all Lots selling for over CAD 5,000 up to CAD 12,000, with a minimum fee of CAD 750 per Lot, (c) 4.85% on all Lots selling for over CAD 12,000 up to CAD 75,000, with a minimum fee of CAD 1,200 per Lot or, (d) CAD 3,638 on all Lots selling for over CAD 75,000.
  • For on-farm auctions, regardless of whether you are bidding online or in person, each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 10% on all Lots selling for CAD 12,000 or less, (b) 3.85% on all Lots selling for over CAD 12,000 up to CAD 40,000, with a minimum fee of CAD 1,200 per Lot or, (c) CAD 1,540 on all Lots selling for over CAD 40,000.

USA and Mexico

  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 15% on all Lots selling for USD 5,000 or less, with a minimum fee of USD 100 per Lot, (b) 10% on all Lots selling for over USD 5,000 up to USD 12,000, with a minimum fee of USD 750 per Lot, (c) 4.85% on all Lots selling for over USD 12,000 up to USD 75,000, with a minimum fee of USD 1,200 per Lot or, (d) USD 3,638 on all Lots selling for over USD 75,000.

Europe (except United Kingdom)

  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 15% on all Lots selling for EURO 5.000 or less, with a minimum fee of EURO 100 per Lot, (b) 10% on all Lots selling for over EURO 5.000 up to EURO 12.000, with a minimum fee of EURO 750 per Lot, (c) 4,85% on all Lots selling for over EURO 12.000 up to EURO 75.000, with a minimum fee of EURO 1.200 per Lot or, (d) EURO 3.638 on all Lots selling for over EURO 75.000.

United Kingdom

  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 10% on all Lots selling for GBP 6,500 or less, or (b) for Lots selling for greater than GBP 6,500, GBP 650 plus 2.35% on such amount greater than GBP 6,500.

Middle East

  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of: (a) 15% on all Lots selling for USD 5,000 or less, with a minimum fee of USD 100 per Lot, (b) 10% on all Lots selling for over USD 5,000 up to USD 12,000, with a minimum fee of USD 750 per Lot, (c) 4.85% on all Lots selling for over USD 12,000 up to USD 75,000, with a minimum fee of USD 1,200 per Lot or, (d) USD 3,638 on all Lots selling for over USD 75,000.

Australia and New Zealand

  • 8% of the Lot selling price, with a minimum fee of 100 (local currency) per Lot.

Japan

  • (a) 10% on all Lots selling for JPY 1,000,000 or less, with a minimum fee of JPY 10,000 per Lot, or (b) 4.85% on all Lots selling for over JPY 1,000,000 up to JPY 3,400,000, with a minimum fee of JPY 100,000 per lot, or (c) JPY 164,900 on all Lots selling for over JPY 3,400,000.

The transaction fee applies to on-site, online and proxy purchases.

Documentation Fees for buyers

United States, Canada and Mexico

  • A $115 documentation fee will be charged on each titled item purchased if it is located in the United States (excluding California), Canada or Mexico.
  • In California a $70 fee applies.

Germany and The Netherlands

  • A €40 documentation fee will be charged for foreign buyers on each titled item purchased if it is located in Germany or The Netherlands.
  • An additional €15 will be charged on items with Dutch registrations (at Moerdijk auctions) and items with German registrations (at Meppen auctions).

France

  • A €40 documentation fee will be charged on each titled item purchased.

Italy

  • A €132 documentation fee will be charged for foreign buyers on each titled item purchased.

Spain

  • No documentation fees

Dubai

  • A $100 documentation fee will be charged on each title transfer handled by Ritchie Bros.

Payment and removal

All bids are exclusive of applicable taxes and fees.

Purchases must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the end of the auction. Buyers cannot remove their purchases from the auction site until their invoice is paid in full.
Cash payments will not be accepted. Please only pay from the same account from which you made the purchase.

If Ritchie Bros. can't deliver clear title on a purchase, the buyer is entitled to a full refund of the purchase price.
If Ritchie Bros. does not receive full payment within seven (7) days of the end of the auction, interest on overdue amounts will be paid by Purchaser at a rate of 18% per annum or at such other maximum rate as allowed by law, together with any legal or collection costs incurred by Auctioneers.

Read the terms and conditions of bidding

This information is provided as a summary only. When you participate in an auction, you must review and agree to the full terms and conditions before you bid (included in your listing catalog and when you enter the auction online). Please review the full terms and conditions carefully.

Additional Notes

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Notices to Foreign Buyers

Purchases in the United States are payable in U.S. funds. Some equipment may require modifications to meet import and safety regulations. To avoid potential problems, please contact your customs broker for more information prior to bidding.

Motor Vehicle/Title Requirements

Non Dealer titles will be sent via registered US mail 10 (ten) banking days after receipt of payment, unless payment is made by cash or certified funds. Please check your invoice name for accuracy. The name shown on your invoice is the name that will appear on the titles to units you have purchased. Names on invoices cannot be changed after auction day.

Special Notes Regarding Titled Items

Notice to Buyers Purchasing Titled Items

There are certain titled items that are being sold by a Motor Vehicle dealer, including Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. These items are indicated with a note in the catalog and online. Residents of Ohio, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and South Carolina will pay applicable sales tax on these items. Buyers who will export will also be required to sign and have documentation notarized. All buyers purchasing titled items are asked to see a RBA representative in the office to complete all government required paper work prior to leaving the auction site. Titles for items that are sold by a Motor Vehicle dealer will be processed and sent completed to the buyers within 14 business days after receipt of payment AND original signed documentation. The title will not be available on the day of the auction.