They say it’s not what you’ve got, it’s how you use it. As so in love, technology and business, you’re probably not getting the most out of the IronPlanet experience without a holistic understanding of all the tips and tricks at your disposal, even if you’re already an IronPlanet fanatic.
We understand there can be a bit of a learning curve to the platform, so we’ve put together a straightforward guide on the most essential features that’ll help you master our online buying process. Once you’ve got a handle on these fundamentals, you’ll possess the know-how it takes to utilize IronPlanet to its fullest every visit moving forward.
Before an auction goes live, you can place a PriorityBid to get ahead of the competition for up to two weeks prior. Although active bidding may appear disabled, the action is hot during this preliminary phase as early birds and eager beavers fight for the advantage of top opening bid.
Placing a PriorityBid is safe and easy. Once you enter your max bid amount, our PriorityBid system will automatically place minimum raises for you up to your max to keep you in the lead. That way, you can set-and-forget your bids to get the equipment you need at the best price possible, even when you’re too busy to micromanage a bidding war. If there’s a tie then it’s first come, first serve -- the earliest PriorityBid wins!
Try it out for yourself on our practice auction page!
2. Watch List
Create a Watch List to keep tabs on all items of interest and increase productivity. You can find the Watch List feature on each item page, and easily refer to your items through My Account. Once you’ve worked the Watch List into your routine, you’ll be getting updates and reminders as an auction approaches to ensure you never miss out on an item again.
3. Saved Searches
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Look for the “Save this search” button on your search results page to archive specific queries and receive email alerts when matching items are added to the inventory. Taking advantage of saved searches is a great way to keep on top of all the latest listings so you can find the perfect piece of equipment, even if the current selection isn’t quite what you’re looking for.
4. Research Prices
On our search results page, logged-in users will find a “Sold” tab that is an excellent resource for both buyers and sellers to gain insight into going prices. Taking a look at recently sold items is a great way to see whether it’s the right time to pull the trigger on a particular item or put legacy machines in your fleet up for sale.
5. Shipping Estimator
It’s easy to get caught up in the prospects of a great deal until realizing you’ll need to pay for shipping all the way from Saskatoon. To make sure the combined cost fits within your budget, we’ve partnered with VeriTread to provide a built-in shipping estimator that can give you an idea as to what your shipping costs are going to be before making a purchase! Look for the shipping estimator under “shipping and pickup details” on applicable item pages.
We all need somebody to lean on. With our PurchaseFlexTM financing, you can get up to 100% financing, with $0 down, same day approval, low monthly payments, and a range of leasing options.
For a quick analysis, you’ll find a monthly payment calculator on our item pages that can calculate an estimate based on your purchase budget, a 72-month term, and competitive interest rate. For more information, contact Ritchie Bros. Financial Services: (877) 629-7237
7. Reseller Tax Certificates
Don’t get bogged down in tax-related paperwork. If you’re a reseller, save yourself some time at checkout by updating relevant tax certificates in your profile ahead of time and get out of paying as much in taxes as possible.