Buying and Export Fee Breakdown

When setting our fees we have tried to be as fair and transparent as possible.

We feel that our charges represent good value for the level of service provided when compared with the rest of the industry.

In saying this, there will be cases when vehicles are bought from auctions on negotiation and incur a higher purchasing fee, or vehicles purchased from an auction which are not close to the desired port of loading. When this happens we can not cover these costs and will ask that they are covered by the client.

We require payment within 5 working days of invoice by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to our bank account.

Unfortunately we cannot accept other forms of payment such as letters of credit or credit cards under any circumstances

Auction Report Translations *1 5 5 5
Description Live At Auction *2 check_blue check_blue
Bid Attempts *3 5 5 5
Purchasing Commission Upon Successful Bid JPY 85,000 JPY 105,000 JPY 125,000
Transport To Nearest Port To Auction *4 check_blue check_blue check_blue
Full Set Of Photos At The Port *5 check_blue
Export Permission With Ministry Of Transport check_blue check_blue check_blue
Export Permission With Japanese Customs check_blue check_blue check_blue
Booking With Shipping Line To Desired Port check_blue check_blue check_blue
EMS Service JPY 5,000 JPY 5,000 JPY 5,000

*1 please allow enough time for your translation to be comeplete. Also, please check our website for current time in Japan, our staff will do our best to translateauction sheets in the evenings PM Japan time and mornings AM Japan time.

*2 Descreptions can be in the forma of a phone call live at acution in front of the vehicle, plus photos sent to you. Your agent will need to know a minimum 3 hours before the car goes through auction that you wish a live inspection to be performed.

*3 Up to three bid attempts will be carried out for each client wishing to purchase a car. If no successful bids have been carried out up that point. Your agent may wish to ask for a deposit before trying again.

*4 Please consult your agent upon pruchase of a vehicle should you wish for photos or any ther paid service such as repairs to take place. 4 Wheelers is based in the Kansai area, so unless the auction is in Kansai, you may incurr additional transport charges

*5 In order to properly take phots at the port we require all vehicles to be transported to the Osaka docks. If the purchasing location is in the Kansai Area the transport is covered in all plans. If the purchasing area is not in the Kansai region, additional transportation charges may be required.

Stock Policy

At 4 Wheelers Japan Ltd. we operate as purchasing and export agents for any used car, truck or bus available in Japan. We don't hold vehicles in stock as a rule and use the large quantities of vehicles available for sale at auction in Japan as a pool from which to supply our clients.

This policy has served us well in the past and allows us to be a flexible and fast-moving company which is able to respond to changes in our clients demands on a day to day basis. We believe this the best way to be ​a completely impartial party when describing a car to a client, we don’t own the car, thus we have no bias towards it. If vehicles are in poor condition, or are too expensive for a clients' requirements then we can leave them at the auction and look for the next suitable vehicle.

On the odd occasion that we see a vehicle that is not available every day, or is below the market value, we will buy it and you will see it advertised here.

We are sometimes asked to advertise vehicles for export from domestic dealers that we know, these vehicles will be inspected by us before we offer them for sale to ensure quality but we will not own them.