Some people say Japan is still the best place for one to look for Japanese used cars to purchase. However, there are challenges that face those who dare to venture into that country (even online) looking for a Japanese used car for sale at the right price.
One factor that you should take into account would be how trustworthy would be the site that is offering to sell you used Japanese cars. Yes, there may be a picture on the site but will your purchase look exactly like that when it is delivered to you? Some unscrupulous individuals might post pictures of Japanese used cars in pristine condition, but you wind up with a delivery of used Japanese cars that only moderately resemble the cars in the online pictures. It’s a shame but that’s life – some people just cannot be trusted.
It is also equally important to find out if the company selling you used Japanese cars is a legitimate one or not. This is called conducting due diligence about the background of the seller. You may have to monitor the site for some time – if it has been operating for years and has developed a good reputation in the Japanese used car exporter business, then you may want to test the waters by buying one car first. If, on the other hand, no one has ever heard of the company you saw online, and it seems to be operating in a shady manner, you might find it better to err on the side of prudence and look in other websites for the same service. One clue that would separate the wheat from the chaff is whether the company can afford to spend on hosting space ranging from 300 MB to 1000 MB. That much hosting space means this company means business so you might be able to take a risk on them.
Another factor that may influence your buying decision would be the satisfaction previous customers have had with the service of that Japanese used car exporter. For this, you could ask around your social circles, or even ask for referrals to people they know. There is no better teacher than experience, it is said, so unless you want to be a guinea pig for testing out the company’s service, tread lightly before choosing to patronize any company.
One more way you can check if the company is a legitimate one is whether they comply with the very strict Japanese banking laws. Under those laws, registered companies have to maintain banking accounts that use the same name as the name under which they are legally registered as businesses. So if the company used Company ABC as its business name but uses a different banking account name, take cover – that company will either get in trouble eventually or victimize someone (depending on their real intent.)
Lastly, you should bear in mind that Japanese phonetics are very different from English phonetics – which is why the language barrier still exists between English speakers and real Japanese speakers. If you have to hold a conversation with whomever you will be dealing with, you might find it a bit difficult. To get around this hurdle, you could hire a bilingual interpreter to help you navigate your way through the deal.