JAPANESE USED CARS
USED CARS EXPORTER

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SEARCH FOR JAPANESE USED CAR

How to buy to USA guidance

  • HOW TO BUY A CAR
  • USA REGULATIONS
  • AUCTION SHEET
  • HOW TO BID
  • FAQ

STEP 1

REGISTRATION- please make a simple registration in our system. It is FREE and will allow you to control your deposits, auctions, bids and payment.

STEP 2

CHOOSE/BID- In order to be able to start bidding and purchasing cars right away, you are required to make a deposit of 100,000 JPY or equivalent of 1,000 USD (United States Dollars). This deposit will be added to your account and discounted from you when we send you the final invoice. You can make your deposit via:

  • Paypal

    PayPal is an internationally recognized secured payment method enabling on-line shoppers from all over the world to make a fast, safe, guaranteed payments on-line. Being a corporation owned by eBay its reputation is built upon security and payment safety. Depending on your bidding budget please chose the amount to pay via PayPal. We can confirm it within 10 - 15 minutes after you send it (day time only). Please send your payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    *Please note that there is a 4% PayPal commission of the transfer amount payable in addition to the deposit amount and will not be added on "Total deposit" in the "My Account"

  • Money Gram

    Money Gram is one of the international money transfer services. You can use a fast and easy money transfer service through Money Gram network of 207,000 local agents across 190 countries and territories. www.moneygram.com

    Recipient: Masayuki Fujiwara (President of JPC TRADE CO.,LTD.)

  • Bank transfer

    Please make your bank transfer using details below. Please note that it takes 2 - 3 days to confirm your transaction

    Bank Name: MIZUHO BANK LIMITED
    Branch Name: FUKAGAWA
    Branch Code: 446
    Swift Code: MHCBJPJT
    Bank Address: 2-36-16 EITAI, KOUTOU-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN
    Tel: +81 (0)3-3642-4111
    Account No.: 1787962
    Receiver Name: JPC TRADE CO.,LTD.

    Customer pays transaction fee cost.

STEP 3

MAKE FULL PAYMENT- Upon successful purchase of the car you bid on, we will issue an invoice asking for the full payment. Please pay using one of the above mentioned methods that are the most suitable for you.

STEP 4

SHIPPING- After we confirm your full payment being received, we will dispatch all the required documents to receive the car via expedited courier services (DMS, DHL, FedEx, UPS)

STEP 5

RECIEVE YOUR VEHICLE- You are now ready to pick your car at your destintion port. Please make sure you bring all the required documents.

 

FOB CHARGES

When you review cars at Car Auction Search you see Car Price & FOB Charges separately. Please note that FOB Charges are different depending on the car. FOB Charges means all expenses in Japan and includes the following:

  • Agency Fee

    Agency fee includes all auction fees, sales taxes, our commission, car export documentations, logistics fees, and other expenses in Japan. If you buy more than 2-3 cars then you can have good discount. The more you buy the less you pay Agency Fee.

  • Inland Transportation Fee from 4,000 JPY ~

    It varies depending on the location of the Auction house. Please note that car price in distant auction house may be much cheaper than close auction house. Please check Inland Transport Fee Table.

  • Documents Courier (DMS, DHL, FedEx, UPS)

    We will send all necessary car documents via Express Postage to you.

SHIPPING DESTINATION PORTS
Anchorage, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Brunswick, Charleston, Galveston, Honolulu, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Newport News, Oakland, Palm Beach, Portland, Providence, Richmond, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, Tacoma, Tampa, Wilmington.

 

STEERING HANDLE
Normally none (need to follow to the standards of NHTSA)

 

AGE RESTRICTION
Need to follow to the standards of NHTSA “vehicles that are at least 25 years old (based on the month and year of manufacture)”.

 

ROAD WORTHINESS INSPECTION
Need to follow to the standards of NHTSA

 

OTHER RESTRICTIONS
Specified models mainly of 1980's, 90's etc. Please refer to NHTSA website for more information about the models allowed.

  • The car must meet safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards of US and Canada.
  • The car must be clean so it doesn’t carry any dirt or mud.
  • Moisture level inside the car must be under the accepted amount.

 

IMPORT TAX RATES
Custom duties

  • Autos 2.5%
  • Trucks 2.5%
  • Motorcycles either fee or 2.4%
  • Federal Tax applied to some model

*This page contents are based on information acquired in July 2015.

A Scratch or crack ; A1 2-3 cm , A2 < 10cm ; A3 > 10cm
C Corrosion (bad rust)
S Rust
U Dent; U1 dimple, U2 < 10 cm; U3 > 10 cm; B is sometimes used instead of U
AU Scratch and Dent; can be combined with numbers
W1 Repainted as good as new condition
W2 Repainted and repainted in good condition
W3 Repainted but the surface finish is bad
Y Crack; Y1 2-3 cm, Y2 < 10 cm; Y3 > 10 cm
X Part exchange history

GRADE DESCRIPTION

S The car is less than 1 year old from the first registration date and mileage less than 10 000 km. The car is in perfect condition as new
6 The car is less than 3 years old from the first registration date and mileage less than 30 000 km. The car is in perfect condition as new
5 The Car has mileage less than 50 000 km. There are may be some minor scratches and marks on the body
4.5 The Car has mileage less than 100 000 km. There are more minor scratches and marks on the body than grade 5
4 The Car has mileage less than 150 000km. The Car may have scratches/scraps and possible minor dents on the body
3.5 The Car may have noticeable scratches/scrapes and/or dents, also may have some rust or corrosion on the body. Car may need some repairs
3 The Car has more noticeable large scratches, paint stains, and/or big dents, rust and corrosion. This car mostly requires more repairs than 3.5 grades
2 Very poor condition
1 A. Engine doesn’t work properly, has damages B. Flood damage; C. Fire damage
RA Repaired car after accident.
R Repaired car
*** Accident car or; Engine may no work

INTERIOR DESCRIPTION

A The car interior in excellent condition as new
B The car interior is in excellent condition, may have some wear mark, may need light cleaning
C The car interior is in good condition and may have some burns, cracks, glue stains on dashboard, screw holes etc.
D The car interior is in bad condition, may require repair and cleaning. Interior may smell.
E The vehicle interior is in very bad condition and will require comprehensive repair. Interior may smell

HOW TO USE JPC TRADE CAR AUCTION SYSTEM – SEARCH ENGINE MANUAL FOR USERS

Please sign in with our auction system using your ID (e-mail) and password.

SEARCH PAGE

  • 1 - You can search for a car by Maker, Model, Auction Lot No, or ID;
  • 2 - Search Model: Maker name, year and chassis number;
  • 2a- Advanced Search – detailed search;
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2-a - Advanced Search

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3-a)If you check “Upcoming” – the system will show your all available cars at the auctions within next 5 days, you can also narrow down the search by specific auctions day;
b)“Wholesale” – All listed prices are fixed, you do not need to participate in Auction and we can buy cars straight away upon your request.
c)Past/Statistics –Useful tool to check market average prices for the last 2 months.

BIDDING

Once you found car please click “BID” button on the last column as shown below. The number inside of the button shows time left to auction bid acceptance. Usually auction starts after 1.5 hours since bid acceptance is closed. In our example “4 hours left” till auction bid closes for this car! “CLOSED” means bid acceptance is finished for the car.
“END” means that auction for the car is over and you can see the final sold price.

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When press ”BID” button, a small window will pop out as shown below:

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  • 1 - Enter your bidding price, which is the maximum that you want to bid on the car. We will then bid for you, up to that amount and + 20,000 JPY if car is sold close.
  • 2 - If you are going to buy more than one car, you can divide your bids into different groups (A,B,C,… etc.) up to 5 cars in each group.
  • 3 - You can also put some remarks for us for sales managers.
  • 4 –“WIN MAX” - you can bid on up to 5 cars in the same group. WIN MAX shows us how many cars you want to win out of 5 (eg. WIN MAX 1 means you want only 1 car out of 5).
  • Click “BID”

BIDDING RESULT

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Once you placed your BIDs, you will see them as example above: As you can see on the example, customer has created two groups with Mercedes-Benz and BMW;
Columns:

  • Start – shows a starting price in auction
  • Final – shows a final price
  • Result – car status /Sold, Unsold, Won, Negotiated/
  • Bid – your bidding price

Unapproved – Your sales consultant needs to approve your bid.

TRANSLATED - Means your sales consultant has translated Auction sheet (Car inspection sheet) for you, click “Translated” to see the translation details.

Unsold – Sometimes cars go unsold at auctions due to some reasons (eg. none of bidders reached seller’s desired price). In such cases, we can apply for a fax/online negotiations to the auction house. Price in Red brackets shows an estimated starting nego price (please note this price is just an estimate and is not applicable for some auctions);
If a starting nego price is below your bidding price, we will apply for nego automatically.
Customers with sufficient deposit can apply for nego even they did not initially bid on the car.
Negotitians can be done on the day of the auction within auction houses working hours.
In order to apply for nego, please contact your sales consultant and tell your max offer.
! Please note, Once you apply for negotiations you can’t cancel it according to auction rules.

Won – So, as you can see on the example above, our customer couldn’t win Mercedes cause it was unsold at a much higher price, but he got BMW for 780,000 yen (55,000 yen less than his bidding price). That’s why car auctions is the most fair way to buy cars at real market prices.

PURCHASE

Once you won a car you can track car’s process flow and documents on your “PURCHASE” page

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TRACKING

The next day after purchase you will find proforma invoice when click on the car on your PURCHASE page. In the proforma invoice you will see how much you need to pay for car’s delivery to your port of destination (please consult with your personal sales consultant about the costs before you bid on any car).

You can also see all the process and documents flow for your car from auction house to your destination port, including date of arrival to Japan’s port of departure, additional car photos from port’s yard, date of export certificate issuance, expected date of ship’s departure, name of the ship and shipping line, expected date of arrival to your port, date of original Bill of Lading issuance, DHL tracking code for original documents.

Also you will be able to see and download photocopies of all documents uploaded as PDF files.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Why do I need to deposit money and is it refundable?

--This deposit gives you full access to all the auctions and it is refundable at any time before you actually buy a car.

 

2.How much is the minimum deposit amount?

--Bidding deposit
-Y100,000 for cars up to Y999,999 in value;
-10% for cars JPY 1,000,000 to Y3,000,000 in value;
-Over Y3,000,000 - to be discussed on a car by car basis;

 

3.Can I cancel my bid?

--Yes, you can. Before 2 hours from actual time. You will not incur any penalty.

 

4.What if I cancel my purchase?

--There will be a penalty equivalent to your deposit.

 

5.How can I make payments?

--There are three options of making payments:
- via Bank Telegraphic Transfer
- via PayPal System
- Money Gram

 

6.How long does it take to receive the car from Japan at my port in USA?

--It takes about 20 - 60 days. Depending on the port. Please ask details to your consultant.