We do everything possible to make our auctions fair and transparent. Please take note of the general terms and conditions of bidding listed below.

  1. Before bidding on-site, online or by proxy at a Ritchie Bros. auction, you must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Bidding. Read these terms carefully. When you sign your Bidder Registration Agreement or click the "accept" button online, you enter into a binding legal agreement with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
  2. All bids submitted at Ritchie Bros. auctions are final and irrevocable, whether they are submitted in person, online or by proxy. If you are the highest bidder and the auctioneer announces the lot as sold to you, you are the new owner of that item. All sales are final.
  3. Ritchie Bros. sells each and every item "as is, where is." We make no representations or warranties with respect to the items in our auctions. 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.
  4. Every Ritchie Bros. auction is unreserved. Each and every item is sold without reserves, minimums or limits. Ritchie Bros. expressly forbids owners and their agents from bidding on any item they have consigned to an auction. This applies to on-site, online and proxy bidding.
  5. Every item becomes the responsibility of the new owner as soon as the auctioneer announces that an item has been sold. If you are the highest bidder, you are responsible for insuring your purchase immediately.
  6. Registration to bid is free. You must present satisfactory photo identification when registering to bid at the auction site (identity card, driver's license, or passport). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers reserves the right to refuse the issuing of a bidding card. You may be required to place a refundable bid deposit.
  7. Successful bidders are required to pay an administrative fee on each lot purchased (one fee per lot):
    1. 2.5% administrative fee for lots selling for more than 2,500, up to a maximum of 950 per lot (in the currency of the auction, or in the case of Japan, up to a maximum of 95,000 Yen for lots selling for more than 250,000 Yen).
    2. 10% administrative fee for lots selling for 2,500 or less (in the currency of the auction, or 250,000 Yen in Japan).
    3. This administrative fee applies to on-site, online and proxy purchases. There are no additional fees for online and proxy purchases.
    4. This administrative fee will be waived for purchases made in person at on-the-farm auctions.
  8. Purchases must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the end of the auction.
  9. Buyers cannot take possession of or remove their purchases from the auction site until the total purchase price (including applicable taxes or fees) has been paid in full. Purchases must be removed from the site by the time specified in the auction catalogue or on the auction details page on this website.
  10. If Ritchie Bros. cannot make available or deliver clear title on a purchase, the buyer is entitled to a full refund of the purchase price upon immediate return of the equipment.
  11. Where Ritchie Bros. has provided you with a translation of the English language version of these terms, please note that the translation is provided for your convenience only. To the extent there is any inconsistency between the English language version of these terms and any provided translation, the English language version shall take precedence.
  12. The terms listed above do not constitute the full terms and conditions of bidding. You can find the full terms and conditions in your auction catalog or when you join the auction online. Read these conditions carefully.

Additional Notes

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On April 1, 2013, British Columbia (BC) has readopted to a provincial sales tax (PST) system. Buyers will be charged Canadian goods and service tax (GST) of 5% and BC provincial sales tax (PST) of 7% (previously 12% HST).

Notice to Canadian Buyers

Canadian Good and Services Tax (GST) of 5% will be charged on applicable items purchased at British Columbia auctions. GST registrants may be able to claim an Input Tax Credit for the GST paid click here for general eligibility rules.
British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 7% is payable on all purchases unless proper tax exemption forms are completed on the day of sale. Purchases in Canada are payable in Canadian funds.

Notice Regarding U.S. Importation

Canadian Good and Services Tax (GST) of 5% will be added to the purchase price of all applicable items. Goods arranged for export from Canada by the buyer with a third-party carrier and accompanied with appropriate documentation will not be subject to the GST. In addition, services provided by Ritchie Bros. (such as the administrative fee) wll not be subject to GST.

Title and Registration Certificates

Items purchased that require a Title or Registration Certificate must be paid for by cash or certified check on the day of the auction; otherwise, all Titles and Registration Certificates will be mailed to the purchaser ten (10) banking days after payment is received.