Registration

  • Registration to bid is free of charge, whether you are bidding in person, online or by proxy. You may be required to pay a refundable bid deposit.

Bid Deposits

  • Domestic bidders: In most cases, you don't have to place a deposit if you are bidding in person.
  • Foreign bidders: Unless you have made prior arrangements with Ritchie Bros., you must place a refundable deposit equaling 25% of the total expected purchases or US$25,000, whichever is higher.
  • Online bidders: Depending on your bidding history, you may be required to place a refundable 25% bid deposit when you register to bid.

Accepted Bid Deposit Methods

  Wire transfer Credit card (Visa, MasterCard)* Cash Certified/ cashier's/ bank check Personal/ company checks Bank letter of guarantee
Domestic bidder X X X X    
International bidder X X X X    
Online bidder X X        

* Place your deposit by credit card at the auction site or use our Online Payment Service. A hold will be placed on your credit card. Find out more.

Payment Terms

  • All payments must be made in United States dollars.
  • A 2.5% administrative fee will be charged on lots selling for more than US$2,500, up to a maximum of US$950 per lot
  • A 10% administrative fee will be charged on lots selling for US$2,500 or less
  • Lots must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the end of the auction.
  • NOTE: Purchases cannot be removed from the auction site or collected until paid for in full. If paid for with non-certified funds, items will not be released until non-certified funds clear our bank. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Accepted Payment Methods

  Wire transfer Credit card (Visa, MasterCard)* Cash Certified/ cashier's/ bank check Personal/ company checks**
Domestic bidder X X X X X
International bidder X X X X*** X***
Online bidder X X      

* Pay by credit card at the auction site or use our Online Payment Service. iClosing (an affiliate of our credit card services provider, Optimal Payments) will charge a 3% fee on all credit card payments. Use your Visa or MasterCard to pay for your auction purchases to a maximum of 10,000 in the currency of the auction (or 1,000,000 Japanese yen).
** Note: personal/company checks must be accompanied by an irrevocable letter of guarantee from the issuing bank.
*** Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Canadians with U.S. dollar accounts may pay with U.S. dollar checks (currency must be printed by bank on check, not handwritten).

Wire Transfer Information

For bid deposits:
Bank of America
100 W 33rd, New York, NY 10001
Credit To: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (America) Inc
Routing for ACH Transfer:  323 070 380
Routing for Wire Transfer: 026 009 593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Account: 002801502592
Currency: USD

For payments:
Bank of America
100 W 33rd, New York, NY 10001
Credit To: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (America) Inc
Routing for ACH Transfer:  063 100 277
Routing for Wire Transfer: 026 009 593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Account: 898031170263
Currency: USD

Include your bidder number and auction location with your transfer.

Payments must be made in the currency of the auction (see above).
To place a bid deposit in your preferred currency, click here for a list of other wire transfer account options.