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.

Auctioneer Crosswalk for December 30

Thanks to Carl Carter, we had a nice conversation about Internet auctions, Bitcoin and other payments, and specialization within auction firms. Sorry about the video quality issues – we’ll do better next time. Enjoy!

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Sony Xperia Z3v is stylish with a great camera

Sony Xperia Z3v

I’d recommend the Sony Xperia Z3v for anyone who wants a fast, uniquely stylish phone with an amazing camera. Continue reading

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The professional email signature

Email signature should be short and simple

A professional email signature is simple and short, doesn’t include images or formatting, and contains just the right amount of appropriate information. Continue reading

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Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon

If you’ve been looking for a phone with amazing specs that doesn’t have a huge screen, the Droid Turbo is absolutely the phone for you. Continue reading

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The folly of the artificial bidding window

Creating an artificial bidding window violates the trust of our sellers, depresses bidding activity and is deleterious to a passionate buying community that we should all be trying to build for our companies and the auction profession. Continue reading

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