Trader Auction Company is a locally owned, online-only auctioneer company in Clear Lake, Iowa, and a K-BID Independent Affiliate. K-BID.com, based in Maple Plain, MN is the leading online auction website in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and the Upper Midwest. Trader Auction Company working together with K-BID multiplies exposure for sellers to get their auctions in front of more local, interested bidders.
Visitor's to K-BID's website will see Midwest auctions from over 5 dozen independent, authorized auction companies. This is the secret to why we are successful: buyers get to know their local K-BID affiliate and watch their auctions on a regular basis. They may then find Trader Auction Company on the site and start following and bidding on your auction.
Commercial & industrial equipment
Heavy construction equipment
Manufacturing and material handling equipment (woodworking, metal fabrication, food processing, etc)
Pallet racking, storage, lifts & shipping containers
Agricultural/farm equipment large and small
OEM parts & inventory liquidations
Restaurant and hospitality equipment
Recreational vehicles, motorcycles & marine
Coins, jewelry & precious metals
Household, estate & personal property
Coming soon: liquidation pallet merchandise from major retailers and online sellers
K-BID has a helpful video for new visitors. Click here to view.
Another resource is the K-BID Knowledge Base.
Visitors to K-BID can register for a free bidding account, a simple process that will take a a minute or two to complete. Once registration is complete, you can instantly bid on any of the auctions you see on K-BID.
K-BID is a "mobile friendly" website, making it fun and enjoyable to browse, bid and buy from any smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Please familiarize yourself with the rules of bidding on K-BID to ensure you have a positive experience. Remember that once you bid, your bid cannot be removed. If you are the winning bidder, you are committing to completing your purchase. Also, independent affiliates have their own terms so make sure you review the terms of each individual auction prior to bidding.
While most buyers drive to come pick up their winning items, Trader offers shipping for boxes, pallets and large pieces of equipment bought at auction whenever possible.
Call, email or drop by Trader Auction Company or schedule an in-person appointment at your place for a free, no-obligation conversation. Trader Auction Company can list your items on a monthly consignment auction or post an auction especially for you.
Located outside of Iowa or Southern Minnesota? Contact your local K-BID Independent Affiliate. You can find a list on K-BID.com.
If your plan is to close, retire or move your business or if you want to sell excess equipment, Trader Auction Company is the right choice to get the job done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Trader Auction Company is the best choice for farmers in Iowa and Southern Minnesota for selling farm equipment and online farm retirement auctions.
Owner Jon Tofte grew up on a Midwest livestock and row crop farm. He will listen to your needs and understands that farmers and ag equipment dealers have unique needs when selling their assets.
Trader Auction Company will work together with K-BID to develop a customized digital marketing plan to make your farm auction a success.
We are locally-owned, responsive and eager for the opportunity to serve Iowa and Minnesota farmers.
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Trader Auction Company | JRT Sales, LLC
Jon R. Tofte, Auctioneer | MN Lic. # 24-132
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Trader Auction Company is an online-only, internet auctioneering company serving clients in Iowa and Minnesota with sales throughout the Upper Midwest. Specializing in commercial, manufacturing, construction, agricultural & recreational equipment sales.
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