Please watch this video of live auction bidding. This segment was taken during the foreign car section at HAA Kobe where over 5000 vehicles are auctioned off every Saturday:
How long does it take to find the best vehicles to meet your requirements to come up for sale in Japan?
To find an awesome luxury sedan (right or left hand drive), drift car, rally machine, mini truck, or any other JDM vehicle online via the Japanese car auctions, or from the dealers here can take a bit of time (although it can often be very quick, too, when our customer knows what he wants and it comes up right away). First we clarify with our customer what he wants, what he really wants. Then we look at the availability and going prices. And then together with our customers we search, find, inspect, and then buy the car of their choice on their behalf.
But that’s not the end of the process. The car must be prepared for export, shipping needs to be arranged, and then, of course, the car must actually be shipped. It all takes a bit of time. It’s not too long till you get your great used car from Japan to your port of choice, but it’s a few weeks, for sure. No surprise there.
But you know what is surprising fast, and what many of our customers don’t know and never get to see? The auction process itself.
After all the searching and checking and preparation, which can take days or even weeks, the actual bidding and purchase of your car at the Japanese used car auction takes only seconds. Literally seconds.
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