1. Register Online

Go here to complete the online registration form to become a bidder.  Be sure that you use the information that should appear on all invoices, titles and other documents that Auctions By Gov™ will send to you.*

If you are already a registered buyer of AssetNation, simply log in using your AssetNation credentials.  Click here if you’ve forgotten your AssetNation password.

*Auctions By Gov is powered by AssetNation, a Ritchie Bros. Company.  Government owned vehicles and equipment will additionally be listed on the Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne website to increase market exposure.   

2. Verify Your Phone Number

During the registration process you will be given a 4-digit number that can be used to verify your phone number. The system will then automatically call the primary phone number you entered and ask you to enter the 4-digit code. The system is only able to verify bidders within the United States, buyers outside the United States will be required to call Auctions By Gov to complete their phone verification.

3. Verify Your E-mail Address

After your phone number has been validated you will be sent an e-mail that contains a verification link. Simply click the link provided or copy and paste it into your Web browser. If you do not receive this e-mail please check your junk mail folder. Adding customercare@ritchiebros.com to your e-mail address book prior to registration may help prevent this verification e-mail from being considered spam.

4. Start Bidding

Once you have registered, simply start searching for equipment and start bidding.  If you are the highest bidder at the close of an auction, you will be notified by email and the payment and pickup procedures will be explained. 

Remember that most bidders take advantage of our automatic Max Bid feature to optimize their auction experience.   With Max Bid, set the maximum you’re willing to pay and the system automatically places incremental bids on your behalf.   You’ll never pay more than you have to – the system stops raising your bids when competing bids subside and not other user will ever see the amount you entered as your Max Bid.

Bid Increments and Max Bid

Pricing for Buyers

Buyers will be charged a buyer’s premium, which will not exceed 10% of the final purchase price. The exact buyer’s premium is always displayed in the "Lot Terms" tab in our listings. The buyer’s premium amount is also displayed in the bidding process before the bid is confirmed so you can be certain of the total dollar amount to which you are committing.

Pricing for Sellers

If you’re a seller, your agency may have special requirements that will affect pricing.  Standard pricing at Auctions By Gov is a 10% buyer’s premium (a commission the buyer will pay) and no fees for the seller.