Helpful Tips

Badger Corporation is recognized world wide as a respected industrial and commercial auction, appraisal, and liquidation firm since 1984. We are skilled in combining three important elements crucial to successful auctions.

  • An extensive knowledge of the assets being offered for sale.
  • An understanding of auction buyers and their needs.
  • The ability to stimulate interest and excite the auction audience.

Our company uses online tools to conduct auctions effectively and efficiently. We actively utilize all forms of digital and social marketing strategies available.

We look forward to seeing you at our next auction!

Find what you’re looking for at a remarkable price at any of our live or online auctions. Whether it is your first auction or you’re a seasoned bidder, Badger Corporation is here to assist you.


TedThe Day Before the Live Auction

  1. Review the auction catalog online posted on our website at
  2. If you have any questions, please contact our office and our staff will assist you.
  3. If you plan on attending the live auction, we require a $300 cash deposit or we will hold a credit card during the auction.
  4. If you are planning on bidding online for the live auction, you will need to go to, create a user account, and register for the auction you are interested in.
  5. Sales tax applies and if you are tax exempt we will need a copy of your tax exemption certificate.

Inspections for Live Auctions

Most of our live auctions have inspection the day of the auction, typically about 1 ½ hours prior to the auction start time. In certain circumstances, however, there may be exceptions depending upon customer requirements.


The Day of the Live Auction


We generally open the doors 1 ½ hours prior to start. We strongly recommend that you arrive early enough to give yourself plenty of time to complete registration. Our auctions often start promptly at the scheduled start time.

Registering Online

If you prefer to bid online through our website, you will need to create an account and register. In order to register, you can follow the link on our website, which will redirect you to Proxibid and from there you will need to create a user account. Once your user account has been set up and verified, you can register to bid for the auction.  We suggest you do this at least a few hours prior to the start of the auction. When you create an online account, you also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the auction, and the terms listed on our website. At the end of the online sale, all credit cards on file with Proxibid are processed automatically. The paid invoice is then emailed with pick up address and removal times.

Registering at Live Auction

You will need to register if you would like to bid on items at the live auction site. When you register on site, you will need to see one of our cashiers who will enter your information into a computer and give you a bidder number.Your bidder number is used to identify you and the items you purchase. A valid photo id and credit card are required for registration and will be held by the cashier until you check out for the day.


Each lot item is tagged with a Badger Corporation sticker indicating the lot number and quantity. If there are multiple items available in a lot. the items will be sold “times per money”. Example: If there are 20 baking sheets in Lot 1, and the winning bid was $2 then the calculation will be 20 x $2 = $40. This calculation will also be shown under the bid amount on Proxibid.


When the auctioneer announces that the bidding is being conducted on lot, he will say a “starting bid”. If you would like to bid at that price, raise your bidder number, make eye contact with the auctioneer, and nod your head. When you are high bidder on an item and the auctioneer says, “sold”, you are now the new owner of the item.


All items you “won” during the auction must be paid for in full on auction day. You may pay by cash or credit card. Once you have paid for your items, you will receive a paid invoice. Bring this paid invoice with you when you come to removal (item pick up). Final sales price also includes local and state sales taxes, removal fees( if any), shipping fees (if any),and buyer’s fee. *A buyers fee is included in all online sales and requires that the buyer pay a percentage of each winning item’s price. If you have questions about the buyer’s fee, you can call our office or speak with an employee on site.

Protecting your Purchases

When the auctioneer has said, “sold”, this means that official transfer of ownership has occurred and the item now becomes the responsibility of the buyer, (even though the item hasn’t been paid for yet). Buyer shall pick up and remove all items during the scheduled removal times. Removal times can found on your paid invoice, which will be emailed to you once your items are paid for.


Badger Corporation will have scheduled days/times following the auction to remove your equipment. Be sure to check the terms for removal of each auction, because there are rarely any additional days available for removal. All salvage/removal work must be approved by Badger Corporation.


It is your responsibility to contact a shipping company to schedule trucking.

**Depending on the amount of lots in the auction, it can get to be a long day. We suggest bringing water and snacks. Normally there isn’t a concession stand on site.**

Have fun at the auction. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wisconsin Office

990 Richard Street
Lomira, WI 53048
Phone: (920) 269-8686

Orlando Office

621 Commonwealth Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803

North Carolina Office

201 S. Central Avenue
Locust, NC  28097

Texas Office

Fort Worth, Texas location coming soon.