Auction Articles

Auction Articles


Internet Auction Fraud

Internet auction fraud involves schemes attributable to the misrepresentation of a product advertised for sale through an Internet auction site or the non-delivery of products purchased through an Internet auction site. In...

Buyer Tips

Auctions are unique — in experience, in sound, in practice. Many auction attendees find the experience addictive. They report that there’s nothing quite like the thrill of finding something they...

How Auctions Work

When you arrive at the auction site you may need to register with the auctioneers in order to obtain a bidding number, the information required is usually your name and address...

Why Sell at Auction?

Auctions are the most unique and valuable way of selling almost any type of personal property. Some of the most popular auctions are those that involve household items, or livestock...

Online Auction Fraud

Don’t Let it Happen to You Computers, sports memorabilia, rare coins, designer fashions, and even cars. These are just a few of the items offered for sale every day on...

What Is an Auction?

“Sale”There’s something about that word that gets people’s attention. You can almost see the raised eyebrows and the dollar signs in their eyes. It means they have an opportunity to...

Auction Advantages

The auction method has advantages for every party in the event: the buyer, seller, all bidders and spectators. Buyers often find rare items and can usually take home their purchase right...

Auction History

It seems that auctions have touched almost every century, every industry and every nationality. Auctions date back so far in history, that no one really knows for sure how they...

Auction Terms

The following are some basic terms you might want to know when you go to an auction. Don’t worry though. There isn’t a test or anything. Just ask if you...

Auction Tips

A few suggestions to help you not only bid successfully, but to enjoy the auction experience. Pack the items you’ll need before you leave for the auction. Some suggestions: A...


The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association actively advocates for the auction industry through grassroots lobbying and a WAA legislative fund. Member engagement and donations are key to the success of WAA advocacy efforts.

WAA President

Riley Kahl

Our Mission is to educate, promote and protect the auction industry of Wisconsin:

to encourage Auctioneers; to enhance skills, knowledge and professionalism;

to promote the auction method of marketing for sale of real and personal properties.

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It is the duty of every member to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in connection with the sale, disposition or liquidation of any real or personal property the auctioneer is called upon to dispose of at public auction.


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Larry Harb

Mr. Harb aka… the Auctioneer Insurance Guy, is the founder and CEO of,...

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