Category: ‘Car Auctions’

Golden Week 2012

Posted by Bob On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

2012 GOLDEN WEEK Holiday Notice

Our office is scheduled to close from Tuesday May 2 2012 to May 6 Sunday for the GOLDEN WEEK Holiday but we will return on Monday  7 May 2012, when we will be able to reply to your e-mail. For urgent matters please contact us at:

Office Close: 2 May – 6 May 2011


Mobile Telephone: +81-90-4769-0948


Refresh your browser

Posted by Bob On Monday, April 23rd, 2012

If you are having a problem with our Online Auction System. You need to refresh your browser so the changed javascript loads.
here are many ways. In most browsers you can hit the F5 key. In firefox they call it “reload” but F5 still works. For mousaholics there should be an icon on the toolbar near the “home” icon to refresh/reload the web page.

What does refresh mean? For speed purposes, most internet data is cached – meaning it is stored for a period of time on your computer so when you go to a web page you might be seeing an old copy. Refresh tells the browser to go back to the web page and grab everything (every picture, every advertisement, all the text) again. Sometimes CTRL/F5 does a better job than just F5. Especially in internet explorer.

Refresh your browser

Agent Recruitment:外注営業マン募集

Posted by Bob On Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Agent Recruitment


Professional and outsourcing Buying agent based in Japan

We are looking for a outsourcing buying agent, regardless of the time zone and region.  Able to work from home. Talk to us.


Chassis Number Check

Posted by Bob On Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Each character or digit has a particular purpose.

They are as follows:

1 G 1 J F 2 7 W 8 G J 1 7 8 2 2 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Country Manufactured


Vehicle Type

Vehicle Features

Accuracy Check Digit

Model Year

Production Plant

Sequential Number

The first character vehicle identification number (VIN) serial number identifies the country from which the vehicle was manufactured.

First vehicle identification number digit: U.S.A.(1 or 4), Canada (2), Mexico (3), Japan (J), Korea (K), England (S), Germany (W), Italy (Z)

Second vehicle identification number digit specifies the manufacturer. Audi (A), BMW (B), Buick (4), Cadillac (6), Chevrolet (1), Chrysler (C), Dodge (B), Ford (F), GM Canada (7), General Motors (G), Honda (H), Jaguar (A), Lincoln (L), Mercedes Benz (D), Mercury (M), Nissan (N), Oldsmobile (3), Pontiac (2 or 5), Plymouth (P), Saturn (8), Toyota (T), Volvo (V).

Third vehicle identification number digit indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division.

Fourth through eighth vehicle identification number digit reveals the vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

The ninth vehicle identification number digit is a VIN accuracy check digit, verifying the previous VIN numbers. This is how the check digit works


Assign to each number in the VIN its actual mathematical value and assign to each letter the value specified for it in the following chart:


A=1 G=7 P=7 X=7

B=2 H=8 R=9 Y=8

C=3 J=1 S=2 Z=9

D=4 K=2 T=3

E=5 M=3 U=4

F=6 N=4 V=5


Multiply the assigned value for each character in the VIN by the position weight factor specified in the following chart:


1st = 8 10th = 9

2nd = 7 11th = 8

3rd = 6 12th = 7

4th = 5 13th = 6

5th = 4 14th = 5

6th = 3 15th = 4

7th = 2 16th = 3

8th = 10 17th = 2

9th = check digit


Add the products from steps 1 and 2 and divide the total by 11.


The numerical remainder is the check digit which would appear in the 9th position in the VIN. If the remainder is 10, then the letter “X” is used for the check digit.

Tenth vehicle identification number digit tells the model year. 1988 (J), 1989 (K), 1990 (L), 1991 (M), 1992 (N), 1993 (P), 1994 (R), 1995 (S), 1996 (T), 199 7(V), 1998 (W), 1999 (X), 2000 (Y)——2001(1), 2002 (2), 2003 (3)

Eleventh vehicle identification number digit reveals the assembly plant for the vehicle.

The twelfth to seventeenth vehicle identification number digits indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.


Posted by Bob On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


The import tax on hybrid vehicles which have been used below three and a half years will be reduced from 30% to 15%, Deputy Finance Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena told Ada Derana. He said this reduction is effective immediately and was taken as a step towards environmental conservation.

You can now have auction search results emailed to you

Posted by Bob On Thursday, December 9th, 2010

We always try to continue to offer our customers with new features on our system that will help them.

Now if you make a search for cars on our online auction access system, you will now see a buttons appear like in the image below

Auction Search

Receive Daily EmailsIf you click on ‘Email Results Daily’ then an email with fresh results will be emailed to you daily. You can do this for as many searches as you want. Results for multiple searches will be sent in one email. If you wish to not receive emails for a particular search, or not at all you can uncheck these on your ‘Saved Searches’ page after you login.

Body Color Change Prices

Posted by Bob On Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Body Color Change Prices

The color of the vehicle gives a major influence on the vehicle valuation.

Popular color and unpopular color may alter used car market valuation per $1000.

When purchasing a new car, there is normally no price difference in color however, when become a used car, it is very important to know the color popularity in your car model.

So what color is the most popular color? It totally depends on the models. In General Pearl and Black are the most popular color. Normally white, silver is standard and most safe color. On the other side, blown, blue, yellow, red, green are normally unpopular color.

Therefore, our recommendation would be to search on the used car prices in different color models.

Of cause, we can advice you at any time.

Toyota Prius in Africa

Posted by Bob On Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Toyota Prius in Africa

The worlds most popular hybrid car, Toyota Prius increasing in Africa.

Personally I have driven the latest one and it is an amazing car. As soon as the it starts drives on the petrol until it worms up, it automatically switches to electric almost feels like, turned of the engine completely. You hear nothing but the car still drives really powerfully. The last model has the 73 KW and 4,000 r.p.m. The car drives silently. It is almost unfriendly to old people who would not have a clue when the car is coming.

Also I was shocked when I tried to shift change to Parking. All I had to do is to press the red button where it says “P”.

Because of the a lot of new modes are coming out, the price for the old models are coming down rapidly. Let me give you some examples,

It is now possible to purchase one landed in Mombassa port, Kenya for:

CIF US$8500 2003 model

CIF US$3500 1999 model

For me, it will take a bit to time to get used to drive on the thing.

Trustful Information

Posted by Bob On Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Trustful information

In these days, purchasing cars through Internet is very common in all over the world. and we do send a lot of cars to overseas and have a lot of repeaters.

This is because the information we provide is very Trustful.

What would you do if something unexpected situations occur, and you would need to take your car to a car repair ship to do some complicated work and do some other maintenance. Then you would have a really bad image of imported cars or even bad image on Japanese people.

In dealing with used cars, we always try to give you as much information as possible.

Let me give you an example of car which one of our customer placed a bid recently.

First: translation of the inspection sheet

Shift knob scratch. wheel scratch. left rear fender panel changed. left rear pillar repaired. right rear fender changed. front and rear bumper scratch. left rear door scratch. interior grade A.

Physical inspection report:

left rear panel not changed. left rear panel repaired when open the rear interior cover visible repair job. back panel ok. right rear fender visible repainted job outside. front bumper scratch. tires front and rear 8 mm. engine and transmission ok. shift knob scratch. interior good condition.air con ok. power window ok. power steering ok. no rust underneath.

We are always checking cars if we are buying cars personally. Also the km looks genuine. Seat condition looks genuine. Of cause, sometimes it is very hard to see but if you want 20-30,000 km cars, you would expect the interior condition to be tidy. (not seats ripped or steering wheel ripped)

We always cancel our customers bids if we are not happy with the conditions.

We don’t let you down buying cars through B-spex.

Thank you.

How to find out Accident Cars?

Posted by Bob On Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

How to find out Accident Cars?

If you have a Japanese car or European car, you need to find out if your used car has been in an accident in previous.

Well, if you know where to look for the basic stuff, you would not get ripped off.

There are many different signs to find out.

Check the alignment of body panels and doors. Does the gap between the fender and the hood not seem right? Does the gap seem to be different on one end to the other.

Open all the doors and check to make sure that they open and close properly. Does the door hit the fender upon closing or catching the fender or door when open or closing?

Looking at the paint closely and also stand in the angle will also give you an indication. Paints are mixed when they are used. Even it looks like the same color until you really see them closely, they are different. Especially color like Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and even white are easy to see if any panels are repainted because the original panels do get color fade and very hard to get a match. Also look for any drips or runs in the paint.

Check for smooth lines in the body panels. Sometimes it is very hard, even for the most experienced technician, to create and follow all those difficult curves. Always Check one side of the car and compare it to the other.

It is very important if you see any mark or signs on the body, Look DEEPER.

Remember, just because there are signs of an accident it doesn’t always mean that 100% accident car. Sometimes parts of the cars have been repaired or replaced for minor things like scratches or fender might changed.