One of the worries for an overseas buyer when importing a used mini truck or a used minivan from Japan is whether to trust the seller whom the buyer has never met in person. How to trust someone and send money to his account. And whether the seller will ship his vehicle in the same quality as promised. Or whether he will really ship the vehicle and not cheat the buyer.
Of course these are the genuine questions and here are some of the points to consider and this will solve the worries.
Japan’s banking system is very strict these days and opening a company’s bank account is not an easy task these days. When you deal with a car exporter, make sure that the Invoice contains the bank account in the exporter’s company name and not personal name.
Secondly make sure that the payment is not sent overseas via western union or money gram.
Legitimate Exporter of Used Mini Trucks from Japan
Third and the most important thing is whether the company is registered with the Prefectural Police and whether their website shows the Used Cars Trading Licence Number or not. An authentic used vehicles exporter will always have this number mentioned on its website.
As long as the above conditions are met, your money is 100% safe.
Regarding the condition of the vehicle, please ask your seller to show you detailed pictures of the car. Just a few exterior pictures are not sufficient. Make sure you can see the truck inside and outside. If the used mini truck shows air conditioning in the descriptions, it must show the AC button in the pictures. If the mini dump truck shows a
diff-lock, it must be supported by a picture showing diff-lock button.
It is also wise to ask your exporter to send a few copies of the bill of lading of his previous exports that will prove he is a genuine exporter.
With regards to classic mini trucks, also known as kei trucks from Japan, some importers think that buying such trucks directly from auctions in Japan can save them dollars. This is not correct. First, auction test reports are not totally reliable, they are rather an indication. Also the vehicles cannot be test driven. Most of the time, after having purchased the truck, defects are detected when tested thoroughly in the mini truck importers UK workshop. Such vehicles cant be returned to the auction despite troubles because old model vehicles or low priced vehicles are sold with no risk to the auction house. And they do not accept the responsibility even if the condition does not fully tally their test report. Therefore it
is in the best interest of the buyer to purchase the quality vehicle which is handpicked by the exporter, examined in detail, with no rust, test driven and the engine, air condition and other mechanical components are all functioning well, no interior damage, no torn seats etc., etc.
Next important thing is whether the exporter knows the documentation process to your country? Shipping a vehicle is an easy thing but sending correct documentation that is required by the importer’s country customs authorities is a different thing. If documents are not correct, you will have problems clearing such vehicles at your port, and you
won’t be able to register them.
Next big thing is an economical way of shipping. To some destinations, vehicles can be sent by Roll on Roll off as well as by Containers. Roll on Roll off is cheaper but if you are buying more than one unit, depending on the
destination, a container can be a cheaper option. It is the exporter’s job to ensure that the shipment is sent quickly, safely and at a cheap cost.
Green Crest Co., Ltd is a legitimate exporter of mini trucks and minivans from Japan, holds a used car trading licence issued by Tokyo Metropolitan Police, keeps more than 100 units of hand selected quality classic mini trucks, mini
dump trucks and minivans, all ready to be shipped to the USA and its territories like Hawaii, Saipan and Guam, or to Canada including Quebec, UK and Australia mainly and to the rest of the world too.
All such vehicles can be seen by visiting its website at www.minitrucks.jp
All the staff at this company is bilingual, with good command in English, and professional in the documentation and shipping.