Buying

How to find and buy products on railauction.plus

As a buyer on our platform you enjoy many advantages. You can access a wide range of rail assets throughout Europe. You can use our handy search and filter functions to find precisely what you are looking for in no time at all. 
 
Important: You need to create a customer account first. You can find step-by-step instructions here

 

Four different types of sale are possible at railauction.plus:
 
Direct purchase
You can purchase products straight away by adding them directly to your shopping basket and paying for them.  
 
Direct purchase with price proposal
The seller gives you the option to submit a non-binding offer with a price proposal. In this case, the product is advertised at a suggested price and you can submit a request indicating your own price proposal. 
 
Live Auction 
In a live auction, all registered users can see the current highest bid at any time. 
 
Hidden auction 
In a hidden auction, the current highest bid is not openly visible. The participants place their bids in secret and the winner is declared only after the auction is over. 

What does the buying process look like?

Search & Find

Search agent: Use our search agent to be automatically informed as soon as a suitable product is online.

Categories: Our categories are a good way to start looking at current auctions or offers.

 

Bid & Buy

You can use the four types of sales described above. From open auction to direct purchase, everything is available. Bid on auctions or add direct purchases to your shopping cart without waiting.
If you have any questions about the sale types, please contact us. 

 

Place an order

Payment: In the order form you will find all details about your purchase and information about the seller: address and contact details.

Invoice: The seller will send you an invoice. As soon as the seller has received the money, the status of the order will be set to paid.

Shipment/collection: Negotiate directly with the seller whether the goods are to be collected or shipped. As soon as you receive the goods, the status is set to shipped/collected.

You have further questions?

Check out our FAQs to find answers to frequently asked questions.

You need help?
We help you with...

Setting up your account

Setting up your seller profile

Creating your first sales