Beginners Guide

Auction Times

We have our Public Auctions the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please check the website for dates of future sales. At all of our auctions the doors open on sale day at 7:30 am and the sale starts at 9 am sharp.

Preview Times

We encourage you to come to the auction to preview and inspect all of our vehicles and equipment that is for auction prior to the start of the auction. You can do your inspections prior to the Saturday auction on Wednesday between 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday between 9 am to 4 pm and Friday between 9 am to 4 pm.No pets or children allowed on the premise at any time.

How to Bid

The first step is to read and understand the terms and conditions of the auction. These are posted on the website. By bidding you are deemed to have read these rules and conditions. Once you know which vehicle you wish to bid on make yourself comfortable and watch the action to familiarize yourself with the auction process. 

Have an idea in your mind of the price you wish to bid up to. The auctioneer will call for opening bids. Once the bidding begins the auctioneer will indicate the dollar increments the bidding will be taken in. It is important to carefully listen to the auctioneer. A vehicle bought at auction is a legally binding contract. Remember, you cannot bid on behalf of somebody else, our contract is with you, not them. 

DO NOT BID if you can’t pay for the vehicle. A $500.00 deposit will be forfeited, if unable to pay, and you will be escorted from the premises and barred from any future auctions here and with associated auctions  We do not guarantee years of equipment.

Buyers Fees

Vehicle - 8%  (minimum of $250 to a maximum of $800)

Misc. - 10% to a maximum of $2000

Hydro One Units - 10%

Payment

A $500.00 deposit is required at point of purchase on each item purchased by Cash, Interac, Visa or Mastercard. Remainder of purchase must be made within 5 business days by Interac, Cash (up to $3000), certified funds (see hours of operation).

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00 to 4:30
Tuesday 1:00 to 4:30
Wednesday 9:00 to 4:30
Thursday 9:00 to 4:30
Friday 9:00 to Noon

Customer Services

- Fast registration (valid drivers license)
- On site chip wagon
- Washrooms
- Fast checkout with all major credit cards and debit
- Towing services (ask within the office)
- 24 hour manned and electronic security
- Professional, experienced and friendly staff

Removal of Vehicles

Vehicles must be removed within 5 business days or a $25/day storage charge will be applied. Vehicles must be towed away.

Want to Sell at the Auction?

To sell at Rideau Auctions Inc. you need the following: 

- Ontario ownership in the name of the person who owns the vehicle
- Accident/Lien/History reports available through the auction and a fee of $65.00 applies
- The vehicle must be here two weeks prior to auction
- Boats must have a vessel permit
-$250.00 min. to a max $800.00 (8% increments) to sell vehicles here

Codes

CW - cracked or chipped windshield
LF - Left Front
RF- Right Front
RR - Right Rear
LR - Left Rear
CTR - Centre
CNR - Corner
NBS - No back Seats
AR$3000 - accident repaired $3000
PPROV-QC - previously registered in Quebec (for example)