Hi , Im Nori. long time no write, I have been too busy to write blogs.
Ive sold so many cars to my customers and they need adjust stock.
So it is a good time for me to write some what I think these days.
Today I think write about guys who buy cars cheap from local auctions and sell higher them to big auction houses such as USS.
A lot of customers like USS Auctions as they can find their targets very easy as so many cars in one place. And a lot of customers does not care about local auctions.
One of reason for it, is , may be your agents does not attend at local auctions as not cost effective.
For the reason, local auctions are good place for those who sell cars to big auctions.
if you are smart enough, you think USS auctions are very expensive. But the answer is Yes and No.
Generally yes. But some cases No, for example. lets see, say, 100 Prius at USS Tokyo. The first price must be very expensive, but may be after 80cas, less competitors and cheaper and cheaper.
If your target is only one car at USS Tokyo, price will be a sky rocket.
These days Japanese classic sports cars are crazy price. RX 7, Chasers , Skylines,,,,,, I used to pay 200k yen 20 years ago. Now price is over 1mill yen. Premium price.
Anyway, those guys who buy cars at local and sell them to a big auctions, they seems to have a special skills. there are more than 100 car auction houses in Japan, some deal 80cars and USS tokyo deals more than 10,000 cars at one day.
I know this, Mondays, Honda auctions, so many cars are transported to next USS Tokyo.
I know this because I check histories for every single of my target cars.
So I used to tell my customer , hey this car from Local auction, but customer does not care as long as price would be in a his budget. So i do not tell car history to my customer anymore as long as car is not accident.
Accident car at Honda auction >> Grade4 USS tokyo. this is very common.
If you have questions about Japanese car auction, please feel free to contact me.