Customers can bid at a Ritchie Brothers auction by attending an auction in person, placing a bid online or placing a bid by proxy. The Ritchie Brothers website lets customers who register inspect the equipment that they are interested in through information and photos online.
Prior to making a bid, customers can also arrange for an on-site or representative visit to the location of equipment auctioned by Ritchie Brothers for an inspection or test. Ritchie Brothers typically auctions larger equipment through live bidding that can be done both physically or online. Smaller auction items, such as consumer goods, are occasionally auctioned through online timed auctions.