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 NZD$10,000, whichever is higher.
  • Online bidders: Depending on your bidding history, you may be required to place a refundable bid deposit when you register to bid.

Bid Deposit Methods

 Wire transferCredit card (Visa, MasterCard)*Certified/ cashier's/ bank check
Domestic bidder 
International bidder 
Online bidder 
* Place a bid deposit by credit card or view wire transfer bid deposit information.

Payment Terms

  • All payments must be made in New Zealand dollars.
  • Each purchased Lot will be subject to a transaction fee of:
        (a) 10% on all Lots selling for NZD 10,000 or less,
        (b) 3.85% on all Lots selling for over  NZD 10,000 up to NZD 33,500, with a minimum fee of  NZD 1,000 per Lot or,
        (c) NZD 1,290 on all Lots selling for over NZD 33,500.
  • 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.

Payment Terms

 Wire transferCredit card (Visa, MasterCard)*Certified/ cashier's/ bank check
Domestic bidder 
International bidder 
Online bidder