Category: ‘Online Car Auction System’

System maintenance

Posted by Bob On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Service interruption ( 2 June 2012 ). Due to system maintenance , our service will be temporarily interrupted on June 2, 2012 (Sat) from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm (Japan time) .We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

Connection Problems

Posted by Bob On Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconveniences caused. [2011-10 31:00]. Connection Problems (Fixed). As of 2011-11-01 we  confirmed that the server is fully operational. … Apache Script went down due to technical problems. we would like to apologize again for all inconveniences caused.

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.


Summer Holiday (Obon Public Holiday)

Posted by Bob On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Thank you very much for your continous support for B-spex.

We will be taking a Summer Holiday during 12 -16 Aug 2011.  Our operation will be temporary  closed duing the period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,

B-spex Team

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.

2011 GOLDEN WEEK Holiday Notice

Posted by Bob On Monday, April 25th, 2011

2011 GOLDEN WEEK Holiday Notice

Our office is scheduled to close from Monday May 2 2011 to May 7 Saturday for the GOLDEN WEEK Holiday but we will return on Monday  9 May 2011, when we will be able to reply to your e-mail. For urgent matters please contact us at:

Office Close: 2 May – 7 May 2011


Mobile Telephone: +81-90-4769-0948


Posted by Bob On Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Volunteer work still not open.

The Salvation Army, which has had a presence in Japan since 1895, is sending a team to Sendai to assess damages and hopes to be providing food, water and other necessities by Friday night or early Saturday. In Tokyo, the Salvation Army opened its main building to house and feed commuters who were unable to reach their homes.

To avoid the unnecessary high way traffic and Nuclear leaking issue, we are unable to get close to Sendai we will have to wait until the Salvation Army welcomes the Volunteer workers to come in.

Therefore we are back to work on from 14 March. Apologize for the confusion.

But please keep praying for Japan.

Thank you

Bob Umezawa

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.

Just upgraded our server!

Posted by Richard On Sunday, September 26th, 2010

We have just completed a big server migration meaning that we can can start giving you more features and have a faster smoother running site.

We have also completely re-written all of the database accessing code for security and speed.

Although we have moved 95% of all we need to, you may see a few of your photos and transactions in the invoice based view unavailable. But we will be moving these over in the next week or 2.

We have coming up for you secure https connections to protect all of your data. We also hope to be getting up auction data up earlier for easier bidding.

Although we have thoroughly tested the system, if you notice any bugs or there are any features you would like to see then please reply to the post or email us!