Buying Cars from Owners

Buying cars from owners is similar to buying them from a shop, but with one major difference: owners are not necessarily professionals. Yahoo! Auctions and mercari are just two of many online platforms where owners will be able to put their wheels up for grabs – we also have our own department that regularly purchases vehicles off-site and then sells them back at wholesale, so your source for finding the perfect ride has never been easier!

Pros and Cons

Pros: It is possible to ask about car repair, customizing, and maintenance history. Chance to buy the car cheaper than market price. Prices are negotiable sometimes (we will get 50% of the negotiated amount).

Cons: The condition of the car is not always clear. Description and photos may not be enough to make a decision.

Service Details and Pricing

Owner Direct Service

You can purchase a car(s) from online platforms where owners can sell their cars, such as Yahoo auction, Mercari, and ect.

Pricing

190,000 yen

(Vehicles over 500,000 yen have an additional 5% service fee from the amount exceeding 500,000 yen)

*Please note that this service fee is refundable if you decide not to buy, but 80,000 yen will be deducted upon refund. It is, therefore, advisable to deposit an amount you anticipate spending in the near future.

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Variable fees:

Fees
Vehicle sales TAX
NOT charged
(We pay instead and get it refunded after export.)
Vehicle Tax (if with number plates)
NOT charged
(We pay instead and get it refunded after export.)
Vehicle Insurance (if with number plates)
NOT charged
(We pay instead and get it refunded after export.)
Recycle fee
NOT charged
(We pay instead and get it refunded after export.)
Domestic delivery (depending on the type and car condition)
Around 5,000 - 60,000 yen
Pre-shipment Inspection fee (if required by regulations)
Around 30,000 yen
Overseas shipping cost
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Optional fees:

Fees
Overseas shipping Insurance
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Physical car check at the auction before bidding (additional photos, videos, etc.) and others as you request
ASK

Sample calculation

Service fee :   ¥190,000

Vehicle buying price* (No sales tax needed): ¥500,000

Domestic delivery*:  ¥10,000

Overseas shipping costs*:  ¥120,000

Total Invoice C&F* (Expenses in Japan + Shipping ):  ¥820,000

calculation

After the car arrives, you must proceed with customs clearance and registration in your country.
Following your country’s regulations, the expenses below should be paid from the customer’s side:

  • Customs clearance in your country
  • Registration costs in your country

*Overseas shipping cost depends on vehicle size (m3). We confirm shipping rates every time we book a car.

*Vehicles over 500,000 yen have an additional 5% service fee from the amount exceeding 500,000 yen.

  e.g., Vehicle buying price: 1,000,000yen
 Service fee: 150,000 yen + 25,000 yen (500,000 yen*5%) = 175,000 yen.

*Domestic delivery cost depends on car condition and delivery method.

*Some countries require pre-shipment inspection before the shipment (example HERE).

*Auction Successful Bidding fee (or auction charges) depends on the auction house and method of bidding.

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