Check In Procedure

Bid numbers are required in order to participate in bidding. A valid driver’s license is required in order to register for a bid number. Each bidder must have their own bid card.


Payment may be made by cash, personal or business check only. Non WI residents MUST provide 2 forms of identification in order to write a check. Business checks must have accompanying authorization or identifying proof of account holder, i.e. sellers permit. All purchases other than absentee must be paid in full on the day of sale.

Absentee Bids

Absentee bids are accepted on the day of sale or by prior arrangement with the auctioneer. If you are unable to attend the sale in order to leave a bid you must contact the auctioneer at least 24 hours prior to the sale time in order to leave a bid. Phone bids and internet bidding services are not currently available.

Sales Tax

5% WI state sales tax and .5% Fond du Lac County sales tax will be charged to all bidders unless the have a current sellers permit on file or other legitimate authorization that exempts them from paying sales tax.

Buyers Premium, Buyers Fee, Buyers Penalty

Call it what you want; we don’t charge it.

Minimums Or Reserves.

We do not sell anything with a minimum or reserve bid. ALL items sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. At Paul Auction Co. you are never bidding against a reserve, or the chandelier for that matter. We conduct honest auctions.