Here is how to buy cars through us and have them shipped to your country.
On this page, we will go over the 3 methods that we offer to buy Japanese used cars: through auctions, through our list of cars that we have in stock and our Partial and Complete Know-Down solutions for commercial vehicles.
At first, please let us know what car you would be interested in. (E.g. maker, type of car, grade, production year, mileage and price range. etc.). With one of our sales rep, we will go through past auctions results to try and figure out how much the cars you’re interested in usually sell for.
Example: A 2004 Toyota Harrier
A) Among last week’s auctions, the specs and final selling price of the lowest winning bid on a car was: 2004, CBA-ACU30W, 2WD, 2400cc, Petrol, AT, 240G L, Alcantara package, 132856km. Auction Point: 314,000yen
B) Among last week’s auctions, the specs and final selling price of the highest winning bid on a car was: 2004, CBA-ACU30W, 2WD, 2400cc, Petrol, AT, 240G, 41389km. Auction Point: 772,000yen
This will allow us to establish estimates to figure out how much your car will sell for.
We will send you a quote for the estimated shipping cost to your country, whether you want your cars shipped by Ro-Ro or containers. This quote will include the cost of loading the cars into the ship, be it via container or Ro-Ro and the cost of the freight to the port of your choice. Obviously, once the car arrives, you may be charged extra fees to unload the car (s) and pick it (them) up, along with import taxes. These costs are not included in the quote we offer you, please contact your local port and customs for more informations.
Keep in mind those cost are estimated as they usually vary a little from one week to another.
Now that you have an estimate of how much your car will cost and know how much shipping it to you is, we ask for a 100.000yen deposit. This deposit is very important to us. When we win a car at auctions for a customer, we HAVE to pay for it and very regularly, some people make auction agents purchase cars at auctions, all that to change their minds once the agent won the car. We ask this deposit so that the situation does not occur. If you change your mind after we’ve won the auction for you, we keep the deposit. On the other hand, if you send a us a deposit and just cannot find a car you want, we would refund you the money.
Deposit can be sent to our bank account for any number of cars, to our JUMVEA/JUST account for maximum protection of your money (keep in mind this costs 200$ per transaction) or via PayPal if you buy a maximum of 2 cars (200.000 yen deposit). For PayPal deposits, please write your name in the description, along with something like “Deposit for 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R”. Deposits done through PayPal that do not respect this format will be sent back immediately.
Here are our bank informations, where to send the money (if you send the money in USD, we will let you know the exact amount you have to send us, based on the daily exchange rate of our bank):
BANK NAME: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Once payment of the deposit is confirmed, we will provide you with detailed informations for upcoming auctions. We will see with you what upcoming auctions spark your interest through simple pictures and car descriptions. You will select a couple of cars that you would like to maybe buy. We will personally go and inspect those vehicles for you! We will provide you with a 2 to 3 minutes videos, uploaded on YouTube and you will be able to hear the car start/rev and watch everything in detail. PLEASE, DURING THIS PERIOD IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU RESPOND TO OUR EMAILS OR CALLS VERY QUICKLY! Auctions can be planned only a few hours after we’ve spotted the car you’re interested in! If you don’t get back to us very quickly with your decision and how much you would like your maximum bid on this specific car to be, you will miss it.
If you do not win the auction, we go back through the same process again, selecting other cars, inspecting them for you and setting a maximum bidding amount on those you’re interested in.
Congratulation! You’ve won the auction! We go pick up the car at auction for you and bring it back to our lot. We can even take extra pictures of it if you want. Now will be the time to pay for the rest of the car. We will charge you the final auction price, our fee and freight to the port of your choice.
You bought a Toyota Harrier, 2004, CBA-ACU30W, 2WD, 2400cc, Petrol, AT, 240G L Alcantara package, 100000km. You decided that the maximum bid for it would be 400,000yen
We charge you 360,000 yen for the car
You have already sent us a 100,000 yen deposit, so you have to send us the remaining 453,800 yen. We require payment to be sent by T/T within the next 3 business days after we’ve sent our final invoice.
We send you all the papers to import the vehicle in your country (papers are sent by registered and tracked airmail), you get the departure and arrival dates of your vessel, along with its name. A few days after the car ships out (10 to 12 days usually), the shipping company will issue a Bill of Lading which we’ll send you via email. This paper will allow you to pick up the car once it arrives at your port. It is extremely important as you would not be able to pick up your car without it.
Buying through our inventory:
This is a lot simpler. We already own those cars and can provide you with as much informations/pictures or videos you need on them.
Prices indicated are FOB. Which means that the only thing you have to add to this cost, is the shipping to your country.
We provide you a quote for shipping and if you agree with the final cost of FOB + Shipping, you send us the total amount via T/T, either to our bank account or through JUMVEA/JUST and we ship you the car.
Here are our Bank Informations:
BANK NAME: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
SWIFT CODE: SMBC JP JT
BANK BRANCH: Kuise Branch (533)
BANK ADDRESS: 2-1- 5, kuisehommachi, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo, 660-0814, Japan
ACCOUNT NAME: Amagasaki Motor CO., Ltd.
BANK ACCOUNT NO: 0113032
By buying through our stock, you have the certainty of buying a mechanically very good car. All those cars have been inspected and repaired if needed by our expert mechanics.
You may buy similar cars for a bit cheaper at auction, but with this method, you get the peace of mind of having a known mechanically great car.
We can send trucks and special vehicles, disassembled via container stuffing. Please feel free to contact us for any more informations of that subject.
For more informations, do not hesitate to contact one of our sales rep, either in English, French or Japanese:
For Service in English or French: +81-50-5806-2895
For service in Japanese: +81-6-6482-1141
Skype ID: Amagasaki-Motor-sale