How to Buy

Upon arrival at the auction on sale day, please read the Terms and Conditions. For your convenience we have printed the Terms & Conditions on our on signage throughout the sales arena and on the back of your yellow bidder’s number card which will be provided to you when you register as a bidder. Please ask the auction staff for clarification prior to bidding. Also, please note some of the vehicles may be subject to a reserve price.

Ensure that you have funds available prior to bidding on any vehicle.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 or 10% (whichever is greater) is required once you are the successful bidder on a vehicle. Deposits may be paid by cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, bank draft, certified cheque, Interac and e-transfer.

The outstanding balance of your purchase is required by 6:00 p.m. on the Monday following the auction. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, bank draft, certified cheque, Interac and e-transfer. Additional administration fees may apply to credit card transactions.  Please note all vehicle purchases include the purchase price plus the Buyers’ Fees. GST and PST is extra. Please ensure you factor these costs in when making your bid in the auction ring. Once the auctioneer announces sold, and you are the successful bidder, you are required to pay for the item.

Once you have read the Terms and Conditions, register for the sale.
It is free to register at Regina Auto Auction. There are two ways to register as follow:

  • In person
    You will be required to provide a valid driver’s license to obtain your bidder registration. You will then be assigned a bidding number for that individual sale. Protect this bid card as you are responsible for all purchases made under this number. You are now ready to buy.
  • Online
    If you do not have an account, you must sign up for an account and you will be assigned a permanent bidder number. Once you accept the terms and conditions you are authorized and registered to bid at the auction.


You are responsible for all purchases on your account. When you are the successful bidder of one or multiple vehicles in the pre-bidding, online auction, or live auction Saturday at 11:00 a.m., you are responsible for all purchases on your account.

Take the time to visually inspect the vehicles in the yard prior to the auction sale. Check the equipment on a vehicle to ensure that it fits your requirements. Keep in mind the age, insurance costs and costs of reconditioning.  Factor this into your purchase price.  Remember, all used vehicles require some reconditioning.  If you are not mechanically inclined bring a friend who may be of assistance to you. If it is your first time to attend an auction sale we recommend that it is best to watch and listen as the pace moves quickly. At Regina Auto Auction we are here to help. Ask questions before you bid.

Listen carefully to the auctioneer when he makes announcements about the vehicles. These announcements are for your benefit so that you have as much information as possible about the condition of the vehicle in the ring. Please refrain from bidding on a vehicle that you have not inspected, or if you have not been present for the auctioneer’s announcements for that vehicle.

When you become the successful bidder, you own the vehicle and are responsible for all aspects of the payment process. Proceed to the front counter and present your deposit, or full contract amount. Once you become the successful purchaser, contact the Regina Auto Auction office OR stay close to your phone because you will receive a call from the office staff to make arrangements for payment. The entire amount of the purchase contract is due and payable by 6:00 p.m. on the Monday following the sale.

In Summary:

    • Review and familiarize yourself with the Terms and Conditions of the Sale.
    • Make sure you have your funds available for purchase.
    • Register for the auction.
    • Inspect your vehicles of choice to make sure they are acceptable.
    • Listen to the auctioneer’s announcements
    • Become the successful bidder.
    • Complete your sale.