Agent fees and prices for buying cars
Anyone planning to buy cars from Japan will need to secure the service of a qualified auction agent. There are many out there and confusion will reign supreme.
We have been buying cars for many years now and also buy for other auction agents here in Japan. Our staff has vast experience when it comes to buying cars at all vehicle auctions throughout Japan.
Fees are based on some basic principles and change from agent to agent so be aware what your getting yourself into.
- Volume. How many cars will you buy per month
- Auction Location. Sometimes distance will impact the fee
- Your initial agreement. Yes sometimes a small negotiation may help but on special occasions
Agent fees appear to be expensive
Often we are told that the agent fee is too expensive and if we discount it the client can buy more cars. The reality is the auction agent often makes the smallest margin of profit from an actual agent fee.
There are many things we need to pay when buying any single car from auction and the auction house will not discount their fee to us no matter how many cars we buy on the day.
Any auction agent in Japan must pay the following fees when buying a car for a client. All costs are quoted in JPY yen.
- Car cost
- Auction fee ( 16,000 to 40,000 )
- Tax at 10% ( this comes back but not for 6 months ) so effectively we have made zero for 6 months from one car
- Recycle ( changes from car to car )
- De-registration ( varies from car to car )
- Courier fees ( up to 6,000 )
- Administration ( every company is different, but people must be paid )
- Transport ( your car need to be moved from the auction. This can be 20,000 upwards )
- Negotiate ( sometimes we need to negotiate and this is an additional fee )
As you can see it all soon starts to add up and there is little left at the end, but it’s fun and we love to buy cars.
Fee Structure & what suits your buying profile
|Standard Agent Fee||1 to 2 cars per month||105,000 JPY per unit|
|Regular Agent Fee||3 to 5 cars per month||95,000 JPY per unit|
|Premium Agent Fee||5 to 8 cars per month||85,000 JPY per unit|
|Business Agent Fee||8 to 11 cars per month||75,000 JPY per unit|
|Executive Agent Fee||11 to 15 cars per month||65,000 JPY per unit|
|First Class Agent Fee||15 + cars per month||Please contact us|
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