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Terms and Conditions for Purchasing Through Autospecs Ltd

By accepting the services of Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions whether you have read them or not.

A client is a person for whom we hold a deposit or have otherwise agreed to act for. If a client is acting on behalf af a third party, the person acting on behalf of that third party takes the responsibility of client. Third parties may not submit bids unless expressedly given permission to do so by Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com)

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) acts as agent to the client for the purpose of buying used cars and clients should expect wear and tear and not new cars.

Vehicles at auction are not in the possession of Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com). Condition and grading are assessed by staff employed by the auction houses with no connection to Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) and they prepare an inspection report. Staff contracted by Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) further inspect vehicles with their inspection based around the official auction house inspection report but offers no warranty or guarantee of condition, and the purchaser purchases at his or her own risk.

It should be noted that the auction houses provide no guarantee of condition and accept no claims for accident, repaired or modified cars. They accept no claim after a few days of purchases for vehicles of any grade.

Published auction price data may not relfect the actual cost to Autospecs Limited. Autospecs Limited reserves the right to collaborate with business partners regarding auction bidding and pricing.

Fixed price vehicles are not in the possession of Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) and have not been inspected by us. Condition and grading are assessed by auction house staff if at an auction house, and by individual car dealers if at a dealership with no connection to Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) . As such, Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) offers no warranty or guarantee of condition, and the purchaser purchases at his or her own risk.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) cannot be held responsible nor liable for anything beyond its control. This includes but is not limited to: differences in regulations between Japan and buyer's country; any errors or damage caused by auction houses, transporters, shipping companies and shipping agents; shipping availability and schedules; any costs and/or expenses incurred; mechanical and/or electronic failures; corrosion; exchange rates; force majeure (flooding, war etc).

When buying through auction, the full cost of the vehicle must be paid as directed within 3 working days of notification of a successful bid along with any applicable pre-shipment inspections, freight and insurance charges and costs and fees. Failure to pay to the above schedule may result in the sale being treated as a cancellation of purchase by default. Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) will impose discretionary bidding fees on any client abusing our system by submitting numerous unsuccessful bids.

When buying at a fixed price, payment must be made within 1 working day of submitting the purchase form. The vehicle cost does not include shipping or pre-shipment inspections or cleaning fees or any other costs. These must be paid along with sea freight and freight insurance within 3 working days of notification of the amount. Failure to pay to the above schedule may result in the sale being treated as a cancellation of purchase by default. When a client submits a purchase form, Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) will make purchase of the vehicle on behalf of the client, but may at it's discretion decline to purchase. If the vehicle is no longer for sale when Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) receives funds from the client, the client is expected to either purchase a similar car or request a refund. No refunds are available when a client cancels when the car is still available for purchase.

If a client requests a refund this will be at the discretion of Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com). When refunds are made, the amount is less bank fees and an administration fee of 20,000 Yen. The exchange rate used at the time of refund will either be MUFG Bank, Ltd. (formerly THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.) exchange rates on the day of refund, or the exchange rate the day the deposit was received. This is to discourage such practices as profiteering on exchange rates and money laundering, and to allow for smooth business operations.

If a client cancels after Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) purchases or makes an agreement to purchase a vehicle on the client’s behalf or is unable to effect the client's cancellation prior to purchase, the client will forfeit any funds deposited with Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) and will be liable for any costs, fees, taxes and losses, either direct or indirect, above the sum of funds deposited by the client which are incurred in reselling or other disposal of the vehicle as decided by Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com). Included in these fees is a 20,000 Yen administration fee imposed by Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com).

Agreements pertaining to bidding or purchase in general is made through submissions of forms through the website japaneseusedcars.com. Note though that clarification may be sought through telephone or any other form of communication. Autospecs is the final arbiter regarding communications in such cases.

The client must supply information such as consignee details within 7 days of purchase. Failure to do so may result in the sale being treated as a cancellation of purchase by default.

The client is responsible for all import procedures and taxes and costs at the destination country. It is the clients duty to notify us of any special conditions when bidding.

Documents (other than Bill of Lading, deregistration certificate and invoice) necessary for import and pre-shipment tests will be provided on request at the client’s expense. The client is required to notify Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) of such requirements within 48 hours of submitting a form to purchase a vehicle.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) reserves the right to bid up to 20,000 Yen above the bidder's maximum bid price.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) reserves the right to make additional inland transportation charges to move a car to a port necessary for prompt shipping to the detination country.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) or their agent of choice will export the vehicle(s) from Japan.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) and the client submit to the jurisdiction of any court chosen by Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) with respect to any dispute arising from these terms and conditions.

If any provision of this contract is later held invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid.

Autospecs Limited (japaneseusedcars.com) reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice.

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Autospecs Ltd.
Unomori Minamiku
Kanagawa 252-0301

+81 (0)42 727 6442
+81 (0)50 3172 8068

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