Buying From An Auction

Kramer Auctions makes it easy and enjoyable to buy at our auctions, either in person or online.

Kramer customers are welcome to bid in person at any of our Live Auctions or through the convenience of our Online Bidding. We also offer Timed Online Auctions that are conducted online only. You will find our convenient bidding options an efficient way to purchase equipment. Whatever method you choose please rest assured that you will be provided with a high level of customer service, attention to detail and responsiveness to your needs. We pride ourselves in being large enough to get the job done but still small enough to care.

Everywhere you turn at an auction, there's a thrill in the air as potential buyers find something they want and set out to successfully bid against others who want the same item. Auctions bring out the competitive nature in all of us!

Before the Auction

For the most successful auction experience, take the time to study the auction items ahead of time. To find the equipment you are looking for start by searching our upcoming auctions by auction name or by equipment type. You will find numerous photos, detailed item information, auction terms, auction day schedule and more. Unsure what an item may sell for? Search our past auction results and compare similar units to help determine an estimate of value. Then feel free to call the seller or the auction coordinator for more information or to preview the items prior to auction day.

Before an Auction Before an Auction
Before an Auction Before an Auction


After the Auction

After buying an item at auction

If you were the successful bidder on one or more items, there are several steps you may need to take after the auction.

  • Pay for the items you purchased the day of the auction. Kramer Auctions accepts cash, cheques (with Photo I.D.) or wire transfers. Items will not be released until full payment is received. Please contact our office for assistance with coordinating payment.
  • Once full payment is received, you will need to arrange pick-up and transportation of your items. Standard terms require removal of items from auction site within five days of the auction unless further arrangements are made with the Seller or Auction Coordinator. We can assist with coordinating transportation of items if required.

Types of Bidding

Live Onsite Bidding - On-site bidding is the traditional bidding method. If you've never attended an auction, you're missing out on a great time! Auctions are exciting and most importantly, auctions are fun! Before you attend an auction you can preview auction items online OR visit the auction site ahead of time to inspect items in person. On auction day, arrive at the auction site, register to bid, check the auction schedule, meet the sellers & auction crew, join the auction and start bidding.

Live On-site Bidding FAQ

Live Online Bidding - If you are unable to attend auction day, online bidding allows you to take part in the auction from any location using your computer or mobile device. To register and bid online, you simply need to create a free account at first. Then you can register to bid online for any auction on the calendar. You may be required to place a refundable bid deposit equivalent to 25% of the amount you want to spend or your maximum bidding limit. On auction day, sign in to your account and click "Bid now". And to bid from a mobile phone or tablet, you will need to download the free Ritchie Bros. app.

Learn more about bidding online.

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