Service Fee Guide 
Easy to Understand

How much you pay is probably the most important aspect of picking your export company. We understand that and so we strive to simplify it as much as possible. 

Simple prices - Honest prices - Nothing hidden

Doesn't that sound nice to you? 

Simple

When prices are complex, it make it easy to hide extra fees, or add in a little markup here and there. It's done on purpose so squeeze out the most money from you. 

We keep it simple so that you know exactly how much things cost. No trickery here. 

Honest

We want you to be happy with your purchase, tell your friends, and have them be happy with their purchase. Word of mouth is how Pacific Coast Auto because the comapny we are today. 

We will prove any money matters by supplying you documents. 

  • Auction prices will never be marked up

  • Inland transport will never be marked up

  • Ocean freight will never be marked up​

We will scan you the original documents from the auction if you want us to. 

Nothing
Hidden

This might be the biggest problem in the industry. This is why you can't compare companies easily. When one company quotes a 100,000 yen fee, and anther quotes a 50,000 yen fee, what does that mean?

The tendency in the industry is to charge the customer extra fees here and there. This is often not mentioned when you sign up, and most customers either don't have the experience to know they are being scammed, or don't have the recourse. 

This type of behaviour appals me. I hate it. 

Common places for hidden fees - 

  • Charging Japanese tax (this is Illegal)

  • Charging for recycle fees (Exporters can get refunds on recycle fees)

  • Charging for shipping documentation changes (BL changes)

  • Charging for bank fees or deposit refunds

All In One Price

Our basic price contains no hidden fees and no secret markups. 

Vehicles over 1,000,000 yen have an additional 5% on just the amount over 1,000,000 yen

100,000 yen
Per car
Price Chart

The 100,000 yen service fee includes the following

 

Auction Sheet Translation

INCLUDED

Bidding Fee

INCLUDED

Auction Win Fee

INCLUDED

Booking shipment to your country

INCLUDED

Sending you documents

INCLUDED

Radiation Exam

INCLUDED

Vehicle Title Translation

INCLUDED

All Japanese taxes and recycle fees

INCLUDED

Vehicle washing (for required countries)

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

Pre export picture set (4-6 pictures)

De-registration and Export Application

INCLUDED

Storage (30 days)

INCLUDED

ISF filing (USA only)

INCLUDED

Standard Money Receiving Fees

INCLUDED

So that there are no surprises, here is a list of costs that are the responsibility of the buyer. Note that this is a sample of costs and your costs might vary depending on your country. 

Transport from Auction to Port of Export

We buy from any auction across Japan. This means that transport costs will vary. Typical costs are from 11,000 - 40,000 yen. CLICK HERE for a list of the transport costs. These costs pass on the volume-discounts we receive from the transport companies. 

Ocean Freight to your Country

We can ship to any country that allows importing of vehicles. We can ship via RORO or container and will suggest the best option for you based on your country. Costs vary from country to country and by the size of the vehicle. Average costs are around $1000 USD per vehicle. Please email us if you would like a shipping quote. 

Customs Clearance in Your Country

Every country has their own import regulations and import costs. These are typically in the form of customs duty, tax, excise fees, and terminal fees. Costs may vary from port to port as well. Contact a customs broker in your country for a quote on import costs. 

Country Specific post-export exams (New Zealand, Kenya, etc.)

Some countries require you to pre-inspect the vehicle before shipping it out of Japan. These countries typically have strict import regulations and so be sure to research what they are before buying. Costs vary from country to country so email us if you have any quesitons. 

Compliance and Registration costs in your Country

Once the vehicle is legally in your country, it is time to get it on the road. These costs are typically the same as buying any used car in your country but might also require safety inspections or compliance. These costs can be hard to predict. We can help for some countries so feel free to ask us. 

Examples

Canada

New Westminster

Vehicle 

Our Fee 

Inland transport

Vehicle shipping 

Invoice Total

500,000 yen

100,000 yen

13,500 yen

120,000 yen

755,000 yen

USA
New York

Vehicle 

Our Fee 

Inland transport

Vehicle shipping 

Invoice Total

500,000 yen

100,000 yen

13,500 yen

100,000 yen

713,500 yen

UK

New Castle

Vehicle 

Our Fee 

Inland transport

Vehicle shipping 

Invoice Total

500,000 yen

100,000 yen

13,500 yen

100,000 yen

713,500 yen

*** Note - Vehicle shipping prices vary with the exchange rates and vehicle size.

*** Fees for vehicle over 1,000,000 yen have a higher service fee. 
*** Inland transport for all auctions can be found here
*** These are samples only.

Contact us

Business hours - Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm Japan Time

4-7 #204 Ohmaru Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa-ken 224-0061

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