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We have covered storage available for limited periods. This is a free service for our customers. Please give us adequate notice in advance if you require this service.

Does my car have insurance during shipping

Yes your car is insured during shipping and we arrange this for you. The shipping insurance will cover the car for total loss only and not little scratches etc. If you want additional cover for this please ask. The insurance price is included in your shipping fee and is minimal.

 

How long to ship to my country?

This is a good question and has a very short answer. Every destination differs depending upon location and frequency of ships from Japan which is governed by the volume of cars going to any particular region.

Here is a simple over view

  1. UK, Europe 4-5 weeks approximately
  2. South Pacific 14-20 days approximately
  3. Caribbean 6 weeks
  4. North America 10 to 14 days
  5. Africa 28 days to 1 month

 

How long does an auction take?

This is a good question and one that may surprise many people. Japanese Auctions run electronically and are controlled the same way. From start to finish it takes anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds to auction a car.

Where are the auctions?

There are approximately 100 or so car auctions all over Japan. Auctions start on Monday and go through to Saturday.

You can see car auctions from Kyushu to Sapporo and everywhere else in between.

Can I bid on cars myself?

When you send us a bid it will come to our email account. We take note of your bid and enter it into our bidding system for the day. At the time of auction we bid on the car for you or on your behalf.

In reality you cant bis on cars yourself as it is too difficult and you can easily pay more than required. It is best to leave the bidding to us. Our goal is to get you the best price.

Why should I buy from auction and not dealer stock?

Lets get straight to the point. 90% of cars at dealer yards have come direct from the auction. When you buy a car from the dealer you have absolutely no idea how much they paid for the car or the auction grade it was. This is risky to say the least.

If you buy from auction you

  1. Can see the auction price
  2. Decide your budget
  3. Pick your colour
  4. Can check the auction grade
  5. Know exactly how much you are paying from the beginning
  6. Enjoy the process from start to finish
  7. Pay less overall
How can I see auction prices?

Japanese Auctions display the sold prices to members. If you are not a member they make it difficult for these non members to see the auction results.

Luckily for us our system will show 50% of all auction prices as we have an advantage. What we cant see we will tell you directly if you were bidding on the car.

Everything is fully transparent

How are cars at auction graded?

Every auction in Japan must check and inspect cars. Each car will receive a grade after this inspection. Grades may vary from auction group to auction group but will not vary within the group normally. For example USS Auctions have their on rules which do not apply to other Auctions.

Grading takes about 8 to 10 minutes per car. Cars are not put on hoists nor are they stripped. They are inspected on the spot basis in idling mode.

The grading is normally very accurate given the situation. Below is a brief grade description. These grades below are a broad overview taken for all auctions.

  1. Auction Grade S, 6, 5. This is a new car or used as a demo and up to 5 years old (there are exceptions)
  2. Auction Grade 4.5. This is a very new car normally reserved for up to 5 to 10 year old cars in very good condition requiring little or no maintenance.
  3. Auction Grade 4. Is normally a good car ready to drive with little or no issues also. This car can be up to 15 years old and condition may vary upon age etc. Occasionally some minor service maybe required.
  4. Auction Grade 3.5 A car with a grade of 3.5 will require maintenance or have higher klm over 150,000 and be showing some wear and tear in accordance with age and mileage
  5. Auction Grade 3. This grade is for those willing to accept some maintenance when the car arrives. This car will have some defects and require your attention in the long term.
  6. Auction Grade 2. This grade can signify horrible rust, changed transmissions and engine, hail damage, and exceptionally poor condition. Not recommended unless you are a pro or love projects.
  7. Auction Grade R. This car is an accident repair car. The car has had some altercation and been repaired. Please ask your agent how bad and where was the damage.
  8. Auction Grade *** This ca is a non running car or damaged. Normally these cars will not run but at the same time the damage maybe not engine related and the grade will only refer to the body damage. With that said the car will be a running example.
What or who is an Japan auction agent?

A Japanese auction agent is not a car broker or sales person. This agent is your person who buys and inspects the cars for you. Your agent will charge a fee for this service. If they dont charge a fee it will be built into the car cost so ask if you see no agent fee.

  1. Checks Cars.
  2. Translates Auction Sheets.
  3. Your Eyes in Japan.
  4. Bids on Cars for you at Auction.
How long does an auction take?

This is a good question and one that may surprise many people. Japanese Auctions run electronically and are controlled the same way. From start to finish it takes anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds to auction a car.

Where are the auctions?

There are approximately 100 or so car auctions all over Japan. Auctions start on Monday and go through to Saturday.

You can see car auctions from Kyushu to Sapporo and everywhere else in between.

Can I bid on cars myself?

When you send us a bid it will come to our email account. We take note of your bid and enter it into our bidding system for the day. At the time of auction we bid on the car for you or on your behalf.

In reality you cant bis on cars yourself as it is too difficult and you can easily pay more than required. It is best to leave the bidding to us. Our goal is to get you the best price.

Why should I buy from auction and not dealer stock?

Lets get straight to the point. 90% of cars at dealer yards have come direct from the auction. When you buy a car from the dealer you have absolutely no idea how much they paid for the car or the auction grade it was. This is risky to say the least.

If you buy from auction you

  1. Can see the auction price
  2. Decide your budget
  3. Pick your colour
  4. Can check the auction grade
  5. Know exactly how much you are paying from the beginning
  6. Enjoy the process from start to finish
  7. Pay less overall
How can I see auction prices?

Japanese Auctions display the sold prices to members. If you are not a member they make it difficult for these non members to see the auction results.

Luckily for us our system will show 50% of all auction prices as we have an advantage. What we cant see we will tell you directly if you were bidding on the car.

Everything is fully transparent

How are cars at auction graded?

Every auction in Japan must check and inspect cars. Each car will receive a grade after this inspection. Grades may vary from auction group to auction group but will not vary within the group normally. For example USS Auctions have their on rules which do not apply to other Auctions.

Grading takes about 8 to 10 minutes per car. Cars are not put on hoists nor are they stripped. They are inspected on the spot basis in idling mode.

The grading is normally very accurate given the situation. Below is a brief grade description. These grades below are a broad overview taken for all auctions.

  1. Auction Grade S, 6, 5. This is a new car or used as a demo and up to 5 years old (there are exceptions)
  2. Auction Grade 4.5. This is a very new car normally reserved for up to 5 to 10 year old cars in very good condition requiring little or no maintenance.
  3. Auction Grade 4. Is normally a good car ready to drive with little or no issues also. This car can be up to 15 years old and condition may vary upon age etc. Occasionally some minor service maybe required.
  4. Auction Grade 3.5 A car with a grade of 3.5 will require maintenance or have higher klm over 150,000 and be showing some wear and tear in accordance with age and mileage
  5. Auction Grade 3. This grade is for those willing to accept some maintenance when the car arrives. This car will have some defects and require your attention in the long term.
  6. Auction Grade 2. This grade can signify horrible rust, changed transmissions and engine, hail damage, and exceptionally poor condition. Not recommended unless you are a pro or love projects.
  7. Auction Grade R. This car is an accident repair car. The car has had some altercation and been repaired. Please ask your agent how bad and where was the damage.
  8. Auction Grade *** This ca is a non running car or damaged. Normally these cars will not run but at the same time the damage maybe not engine related and the grade will only refer to the body damage. With that said the car will be a running example.
What or who is an Japan auction agent?

A Japanese auction agent is not a car broker or sales person. This agent is your person who buys and inspects the cars for you. Your agent will charge a fee for this service. If they dont charge a fee it will be built into the car cost so ask if you see no agent fee.

  1. Checks Cars.
  2. Translates Auction Sheets.
  3. Your Eyes in Japan.
  4. Bids on Cars for you at Auction.

We have covered storage available for limited periods. This is a free service for our customers. Please give us adequate notice in advance if you require this service.

How long does an auction take?

This is a good question and one that may surprise many people. Japanese Auctions run electronically and are controlled the same way. From start to finish it takes anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds to auction a car.

Where are the auctions?

There are approximately 100 or so car auctions all over Japan. Auctions start on Monday and go through to Saturday.

You can see car auctions from Kyushu to Sapporo and everywhere else in between.

Why should I buy from auction and not dealer stock?

Lets get straight to the point. 90% of cars at dealer yards have come direct from the auction. When you buy a car from the dealer you have absolutely no idea how much they paid for the car or the auction grade it was. This is risky to say the least.

If you buy from auction you

  1. Can see the auction price
  2. Decide your budget
  3. Pick your colour
  4. Can check the auction grade
  5. Know exactly how much you are paying from the beginning
  6. Enjoy the process from start to finish
  7. Pay less overall
How can I see auction prices?

Japanese Auctions display the sold prices to members. If you are not a member they make it difficult for these non members to see the auction results.

Luckily for us our system will show 50% of all auction prices as we have an advantage. What we cant see we will tell you directly if you were bidding on the car.

Everything is fully transparent

Does my car have insurance during shipping

Yes your car is insured during shipping and we arrange this for you. The shipping insurance will cover the car for total loss only and not little scratches etc. If you want additional cover for this please ask. The insurance price is included in your shipping fee and is minimal.

 

How long to ship to my country?

This is a good question and has a very short answer. Every destination differs depending upon location and frequency of ships from Japan which is governed by the volume of cars going to any particular region.

Here is a simple over view

  1. UK, Europe 4-5 weeks approximately
  2. South Pacific 14-20 days approximately
  3. Caribbean 6 weeks
  4. North America 10 to 14 days
  5. Africa 28 days to 1 month

 

We have covered storage available for limited periods. This is a free service for our customers. Please give us adequate notice in advance if you require this service.

We have covered storage available for limited periods. This is a free service for our customers. Please give us adequate notice in advance if you require this service.