How to bid in the Japanese auctions
 

-We are The Import Guys, an importer based out of Ferndale, Washington, USA.

What services do you offer?
 

-Our primary business is importing vehicles from Japan, whether that be cars we have purchased for inventory or cars purchased from the auctions in Japan for a US buyer. We also offer export services from Japan to countries outside of the US and export of vehicles from the US.
 

-We take a $2500 refundable deposit in order to bid, or 10% whichever is greater.

If we are unable to secure a car for you, this deposit is refundable minus the merchant fee. If we do win, we will issue an invoice for the full cost of the car and import to be paid within 48 hours. Failure to pay your invoice within 7 days will result in a loss of deposit, and eligibility to bid through us in the future.  From there, the car gets sent to our exporter's lot or straight to the port. The car is then shipped out either to the port of Tacoma if the car will be picked up from our shop or to a port of your choice. We can arrange shipping within the US at a buyer's cost. Providing there is available space on ships, the process usually takes 8-12 weeks.
 

If a car is under 25, can you store it?

-Yes! We have both indoor and outdoor short- and long-term storage in Japan. Buying a vehicle before it turns 25 can be a great way to save money by beating the US market.
 

What is your fee?

We are flat rate $1500 for a standard 25 year old import
Race Use Only & Show & Display, is $3500
All vehicles will have an additional 2.9% transaction fee based on FOB


 

What other costs can I expect?

-For most cars, shipping from Japan to the US is $800-2300 (present shipping availability from Japan means that costs are higher at the moment)
-Inland transportation (within Japan) 11,000 (This cost can vary if the location is distant) (Aprx $100 USD)
-Export Agent Fee:78,000 JPY (Aprx $550 USD)
-Auction House Fee: 19,800 JPY + (Aprx $170 USD)

-US import tariffs are 2.5% for cars, 25% for trucks and commercial vehicles (this includes things like cargo vans), along with an additional 0.3464% filing fee
-Harbor Maintenance Fee: .0125%

-Bill of Lading Fee: $149.50
-Bank wire fee: $50

-If going through the port of Tacoma, there is a $175 ramping fee

-CBP Entry/Broker Cost ~$215

-Transportation to Tacoma WA: $200
-WA Title $89.50

Customer service is our number one priority, we are here from start to finish & want to make this process as pain free and simple for you as possible.  Our team will work around the clock to satisfy you. 


All bids must be submitted via email to sales@theimportguys.com or called in to 833.536.4968

WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY SALES TAX AND LICENSING AT TIME OF REGISTRATION
OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY SALES TAX AND LICENSING IN THEIR HOME STATE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.



To place a bidding deposit please check out here via Paypal




Deposits can also be accepted via card over the phone to 833.536.4968 
For bidding deposits with Crypto please contact us for our wallet address & which coin/token you would like to use.

Once your deposit is confirmed, you can now bid in the Japanese auctions & get the true wholesale price! 

Methods of payment accepted:

 

Bank wire
Check
Credit Card
Paypal

Cryptos:
Cardano
Litecoin
Bitcoin
Etherium
Doge
SHIB
& More! Just ask, we will gladly accept it. 

Can you hold in stock vehicles?

For vehicle in stock vehicles, we can hold them for up to 7 business days. To hold the vehicle we require a non refundable deposit of 10% of or $1000, whichever is greater. There is no extensions for holding the vehicle unless there is a financing delay for those who have been pre-approved by our lenders. 

Any Questions?

Please do not hesitate to call 1-833-JDM-4YOU or email Sales@theimportguys.com

Do the vehicles come with a warranty?

All vehicles are sold as-is with no warranty. We highly suggest visiting our shop to inspect the vehicle in person. If you are unable to do so, we can transport the vehicle to a third party shop within 15 miles of our location for an independent inspection free of charge. You will only have to pay the inspecting shop. 

Can I register a JDM car in California?

To those who live in California and want to register it within their state the cars will need to be brought into California compliance. For more information on those please email or call us.