Author Archives: Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

About Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the AMM designation course from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Adobe alternatives make PDF easier, cheaper

I admitted on Saturday that there were indeed some good uses for the PDF. If, after analyzing the situation, PDF seems like the right tool for the job, here are some ways to make its use less painless and less … Continue reading

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PDF should be optional on web

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe in 1993. As of July 1, 2008, it’s an ISO standard, which means that the format is open and published so that anyone can create it or use it. … Continue reading

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phpList provides free and easy bulk email list management

One of the best marketing techniques for auctioneers and everyone else who is running a business is proper management of an email list. Keeping a list of emails in Excel and copying that list into the BCC field of Outlook … Continue reading

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Auction Podcast Episode 3 – Tech Roundup 1

You’re listening to the AuctioneerTech Auction Podcast for the week of 15 September 2008. AuctioneerTech – Technology, auctions and auctioneers – auction tech for the auction industry. Hello and welcome to the third episode of the AuctioneerTech Auction Podcast, tech … Continue reading

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State bid-call contests should use electronic tabulation, foreign judges

Auctioneer competitions should use electronic tabulation for speed and foreign judges for objectivity. Continue reading

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