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 transportation vechicle purchased, registered in Italy (truck, trailers, cars, SUV, etc…); A €185 documentation fee will be charged for foreign buyers on each Agricultural, Construction and Paving machine purchased, registered in Italy.

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

Notice to Foreign Buyers

All purchases that will be exported shall be assessed a surcharge for customs expenses that will cover the cost of processing export documentation for Mexican customs clearance (i.e. customs broker's fees and customs duties). The surcharge amount directly depends on the value of the equipment.

Foreign buyers are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation from the auction site to the final destination, including trans-border transportation and customs requirements for importing into a foreign country.

15% I.V.A. tax will apply to all lots, except agricultural equipment. This tax will be refunded to foreign buyers when Ritchie Bros. receives proof of export (an original exportation document).

Notice Regarding U.S. Importation

Most United States manufactured equipment returns to the U.S. duty free. The importation of certain diesel engines (or equipment with diesel) is prohibited unless the diesel engine is covered by a U.S. EPA certificate of conformity. Some equipment may require modifications to meet U.S. import and safety regulations. To avoid potential problems, please contact your customs broker. A customs broker and international truckers will be available on-site at the auction to assist you.

Notice to Buyers in Mexico

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Mexico complies with all existing legislation and standards so that our customers can confidently do business with us.

Due to local regulations which were put in place in September 2013 in relation to the "Marketing or routine distribution of vehicles, new or used, whether air, sea or land" – where the value of the transactions are greater than the $207.879 MXN, or that in a period of 6 months exceeds the accumulated amount of $415.759 MXN, we have to identify the customer and provide the authorities with information corresponding to that transaction.

For the purposes of identification of the customer or buyer of the vehicle, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Mexico must:

The "owner beneficiary" refers to the person or group of people who by means of another person or act, get the economic benefits derived from the vehicle(s) and who ultimately exercised the rights of enjoyment or use of a product or service.

  1. Verify the identity of the client or buyer based on credentials or official documentation, as well as obtaining a copy of the documentation that can be compared to the originals.
  2. Request information about the existence of the "owner beneficiary". In that case, exhibit official documentation that identifies final owner (beneficiary); otherwise, declare that no documentation is available.

    The "owner beneficiary" refers to the person or group of people who by means of another person or act, get the economic benefits derived from the vehicle(s) and who ultimately exercised the rights of enjoyment or use of a product or service.

  3. In the cases in which it is established there is a business relationship, request information about their activity or occupation.

Confidentiality

 All information provided to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Mexico must comply with each and every one of the obligations of confidentiality applicable in accordance with the current legislation of the United Mexican States and under the terms of contracts, agreements and conventions in this area that have been held with the client, including all its subsidiaries, affiliates and related parties.

Notice of Privacy

With regards to the processing of personal data under the terms of the Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the possession of Individuals, Ritchie Bros. Mexico Auctioneers S of RL of CV, Carretera Polotitlán La Estación No. 6 Col. Centro, C.P. 54200, México will use your personal data collected for the purpose of updating and, in this case, to confirm your information.