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Old 10-11-2014, 05:13 PM
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Anyone buy or bid online at rb auctions?

I am interested in purchasing something from an Ritchie bros auction in Florida, I am in Vermont. It's just a skid steer attachment. Does anyone have any experience with these Types of online auctions and shipping advice?

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Old 10-11-2014, 06:43 PM
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I would consider an attachment but a machine is something I would have to see in person.
What attachment are you looking for?
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:48 PM
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I agree id personally look at any machine before I bought it at an auction. But since you are so far away and its just a attachment I wouldn't be to worried. Rbs is one of the best equipment auctioneers Ive even been to. very professional and organized. Im not sure how they arrange shipping but you could call them and talk to one of the nice ladies in the office
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:26 PM
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They'll tell you to use uship.com - which tends to be grossly over priced but I have used it in the past. It's more or less like Ebay but with shipping services - People bid the job to move your freight.

I'm assuming this attachment will be palatalized? If so - Use forwardair.com or FedEx Freight. They're the most reasonable in my experience.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:51 PM
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It will be pretty hard to get a decent deal on an attachment that you have to ship from RB. Any item under under 2500 is subject to an additional surcharge, plus your shipping costs and sales tax, assuming your State has that will make it tough to get a decent price. I would get a quote for shipping, and use that to decide what your willing to pay and put in a proxy bid at that amount. That way you don't have to be on the net during the auction. I have bought a lot of stuff through RB, lately though (since the surcharge started) it has gotten more difficult to get a buy on the smaller stuff.
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