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

  • On-site bidders: Unless you have made prior arrangements with Ritchie Bros., you must place a refundable deposit equaling 25% of the total expected purchases or £10,000, whichever is higher.
  • Online bidders: Depending on your bidding history, you may be required to place a refundable bid deposit of 25% or £10,000, whichever is greater, when you register to bid.

Bid Deposit Methods

 Wire transferCredit card (Visa, MasterCard)*Certified/ cashier's/ bank checkBank letter of guarantee
Domestic bidder✔(Italy will only accept certified checks)✔ (except Italy)
International bidder✔ (except Italy)✔ (except Italy)
Online bidder  
* Place a bid deposit by credit card or view wire transfer deposit information.

Payment Terms

  • All payments must be made in GBP (£).
  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of:
        (a) 10% on all Lots selling for GBP 5,000 or less or
        (b) 3.85% on all Lots selling for over GBP 5,000, with a minimum fee of GBP 500 per Lot.
  • 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.
  • Please note: Per May 10, 2016 our administrative fee for purchases made at our auctions in the UK changed. The cap (up to a maximum of 950 GBP) on lots selling for more than 2,500 GBP was removed.

Payment Methods

 Wire transferCredit card (Visa, MasterCard)*Certified/ cashier's/ bank check
Domestic bidder✔ (Italy will only accept certified checks)
International bidder✔ (Italy will only accept certified checks)
Online bidder