Purchase & Import company recommendations.
09-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Post: #11
Purchase & Import company recommendations.
(09-05-2018 09:51 PM)Bojack Wrote:  Been in contact with Torque-GT, seems good, though whilst discussing things, they gave an example of a car that sold at auction for 900k yen saying it would be around £10k gbp + their fee by the time all l was said and done, which seems steep as thats like £4k+ ontop of the inital auction cost of the car.
I paid around €3000 (2700 gbp) on top of the auction price to get it (auction cost + shipping to exporter), get it shipped, insured, imported and registered. I did most of the stuff myself and saved myself about 1000 to 1500 euros. If I had to do it again, I actually might spend that money to not have the hassle of doing it all myself again. Wink

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09-10-2018, 03:25 PM
Post: #12
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Thanks for the recommendations so far.

I have been in contact with Torque-Gt and japaneseusedcars (still in conversation). JM-imports is being a bit slow on replies but am getting there.
Have also contact Gorilla Imports as recommned on Driftworks forum, will see how that goes.

Torque-GT while it seems great, couldn't be located further away from me if it tried, transport costs from them to me are looking to be too costly, and I cant really rely on a 30 year old new purchase car on a almost 11-12 hour 650 mil journey.

Any other sugestions welcome.
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09-25-2018, 12:17 PM
Post: #13
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(09-04-2018 05:26 PM)Bojack Wrote:  ..

That would be helpfull wouldnt it >.<

UK, North East Scotland.

Fellow Scot! Welcome. I’m based in Inverness so not a million miles away from you.

I used JDMauctionwatch to import mine. No issues what so ever.
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09-27-2018, 05:35 PM
Post: #14
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(09-25-2018 12:17 PM)kazi Wrote:  Fellow Scot! Welcome. I’m based in Inverness so not a million miles away from you.

I used JDMauctionwatch to import mine. No issues what so ever.

Im actualy English Tongue , recently moved to Scotland from southeast England.

Im pritty much decided ill be using Gorilla Imports. They are much closer distance wise so getting the car delivered is cheaper. Still gunna cost me close to £4k ontop of the auction price of the car to get it fully on the road (import costs registration, mot etc + delivery).

If any1 knows any reason i should NOT use Gorilla Imports, do let me know.

Cheers.
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10-16-2018, 10:20 PM
Post: #15
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Truth be told I’m from England as well!

£4,000 is a lot to add on top, Jesus. Is that what they quoted?. I was just under £250 for registration and MOT. Plus £500 total costs collecting the car myself. Have to say that seems pretty high.
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10-19-2018, 01:23 AM
Post: #16
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(10-16-2018 10:20 PM)kazi Wrote:  Truth be told I’m from England as well!

£4,000 is a lot to add on top, Jesus. Is that what they quoted?. I was just under £250 for registration and MOT. Plus £500 total costs collecting the car myself. Have to say that seems pretty high.

That £4000 includes everything ontop of the intial budget for the car at auction.
So:
auction fee's, transport from auction to dock, shipping, customs (including VAT), registration, mot, tax, plates, fog light conversion, and delivery to my house.

Export ,auction fee's, and shipping come to about £2k on their own. The other £2k is customs, getting it road legal, delivered, and ofc the service fee.

£4k sounds like alot untill you look at everything that it pays for.
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10-20-2018, 10:55 PM
Post: #17
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I personally say that it is a lot. for everything you've listed up above I was about £1300 total, this includes registration costs & a RORO shipping service. Granted that was just under 3 years ago and I suppose they have to make a bit on it but that still seems a lot. your shipping costs are almost the complete cost of my 86 landed. but thats just my thoughts.

what shipping company is the car going on?
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