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How do you register as a buyer at Ritchie Brothers auction?

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To register as a buyer at Ritchie Brothers auction, make an account on the company website or call the customer service number. Registering for an account is free and allows users to bid online, see auction results, and create a personal watchlist.

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To buy on Ritchie Brothers, start by searching the inventory. There are thousands of items available each week, and with a free account, it is possible to see details about the equipment, photos and compare items side-by-side. Those with a free account also can see recent selling prices and get alerts when certain items become available.

Before bidding on an item from Ritchie Brothers, it is also possible to visit a local site and see the items available for bidding on before buying. Another person may also inspect the item for the buyer. There are live auctions at physical sites from Ritchie Brothers, but to bid, a person does not have to be available in person thanks to the online bidding feature. Smaller items may also appear on the auction list, but these auctions are a bit different, so it is important to understand the rules before attempting to bid.

For those who are new to the world of auctions, there is a video that explains the process on the Ritchie Brothers website. The company also suggests watching a few auctions to better understand the process.

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