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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following TERMS and CONDITIONS govern the use of TRUCKEXPO AUCTION (hereinafter referred to as “TRUCKEXPO” or “We”) services.

Usage of TRUCKEXPO website

  1. General

    1. You are responsible and must agree to be bound by all the Terms and Conditions prior using TRUCKEXPO website.

    2. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions at any time, you will discontinue your use of TRUCKEXPO.

    3. TRUCKEXPO reserves the rights to update or revise the Terms and Conditions at its discretion and without notice. In addition, when using particular TRUCKEXPO services, which might be posted from time to time.

    4. Not necessary to register for a person who intends only browsing purpose.

    5. All such guideline or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms and Conditions.

    6. The site is available to individuals acting on your own or behalf of organizations/companies.

    7. If you are acting on another person or business entity, you represent and warrant that such person or business entity has authorized you to act and enter a legally binding contract on its or his /her behalf.

  2. Copyrights

    1. All rights reserved, the contents, texts, graphics, pictures, images, logos, all downloaded data, all edited data, codes included in this electronic website are property and exclusively owned by TRUCKEXPO.

    2. No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, publicly display, publicly performed or adapted, modified whether by electronic transmission or otherwise, without the prior written consent of TRUCKEXPO.

  3. Description of Services

    1. TRUCKEXPO is an online marketplace where provides the variety of commercial trucks/construction machinery to buyers efficiently through 3 types of listings.

    2. Types of Listings

      • Buy Now (fixed price sale)

      • Time Framed Auction (5 days duration auction, hold twice a month)

      • Online Live Auction (real time online auction, hold once a month) please refer in article HOW TO BUY

        Member registration is required to use certain features of TRUCKEXPO website.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
  1. Any individuals or entity wishing to use TRUCKEXPO services via internet must complete TRUCKEXPO membership registration process, which includes member registration forms, proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, photo, etc) and providing other information as requested.

  2. You will provide true, current, accurate and complete information about yourself during the registration process and will promptly update this information as necessary.

  3. You understand that we may not verify this information and disclose the information on an “as-is” basis, and we will not be liable to for any errors or omissions in the information.

  4. We inform you a login ID and temporary password after we verify and approve your application. It takes 2-3 business days for the process.

  5. We reserve the right to deny membership in the TRUCKEXPO system to any person or entity in our sole discretion.

MEMBER ELIGIBLITIES
  1. Applicant must be 21 years old or older.

  2. Applicant has no relation with other persons/organizations who/which are engaging in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and any activities that threaten other countries, Government(s), National organization(s), policies, societies, or economies.

MEMBER OBLIGATIONS
  1. Placing a bid in the Time Framed Auction, the Online Live Auction or the Buy now process or committing to buy a truck/machine is a legally binding obligation. If you are successful buyer, you obligate to agree and make the payment for what you bid. In a case of default on such payment shall be deemed a breach of the Terms and Conditions.

  2. You acknowledge and accept to the Terms and Conditions. if you do not accept the Terms Conditions, you may not bid on or purchase a truck/machine via TRUCKEXPO offered service.

  3. All bids placed by member through the Time Framed Auction and the Online Live Auction can’t be retracted or cancelled. Member must be bidding with confidence.

  4. All truck(s)/machine(s) we offer to sell are subject to exporting from Japan purpose only. Member has full responsibility to research and assures the necessary procedures and restrictions to import purchased truck/machine to the final destination prior to placing a bid or an order.

  5. A Member is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member ID and password and will be liable for all transactions conducted with them.

  6. A Member shall be notified TRUCKEXPO in writing immediately upon the discovery of any unauthorized use of your ID or online account.

  7. Member must be bear fiscal responsibility on own orders and purchases.

  8. Maintain your information that is provided to TRUCKEXPO.

  9. Update such information kept current, accurate and complete at all time.

  10. In a case of your submitted address, phone number, email address, bank info has been changed, you inform the updated information in timely manner.

  11. There is no expiration of the membership unless you submit a notice of withdrawal or we terminate your membership.

HOW TO BUY

TRUCKEXPO provides truck(s)/machine(s) to members by 3 methods as the following:

  1. BUY NOW

    •  All listing units sell at fixed price for immediate purchase.
    1. STEP 1.

      Browse through the BUY NOW listings and review the details on any truck / machine that you might be interested in.

    2. STEP 2.

      Look through the listing carefully precisely, especially the condition, the price and the shipping costs.

    3. STEP 3.

      Simply click the BUY NOW button in the listing if you like to purchase the specific truck / machine.

    4. STEP 4.

      We send you a purchase confirmation right after you have placed your order through BUY NOW.You might need to verify the confirmation and inform us your shipping instruction within 3 days you received the confirmation.

    5. STEP 5.

      We send you a Pro-forma Invoice which includes the shipping costs, other expenses and we also inform you the bank information where you need to wire the fund.

    6. STEP 6.

      Make your payment.

    7. STEP 7.

      Please refer article in PAYMENT, SHIPMENT and DOCUMENTATION for the further procedures.

  2. TIME FRAMED AUCTION

    • 5 days duration auction, hold twice a month.

    1. STEP 1.

      Browse through the TIME FRAMED AUCTION listings and review the details on any truck / machine that you might be interested in.

    2. STEP 2.

      Check on follows:

      • The listing auction start time and end time
      • Starting price
      • The details
    3. STEP 3.

      Enter your maximum bid amount that you are willing to pay for the vehicle. Our system incrementally increases your bid for you as necessary. Once you entered your maximum bid for the vehicle, the vehicle will be added into your WATCHNG LIST in MY ACCOUNT automatically.

    4. STEP 4.

      As the listing proceeds, our system compares your bid to those of other bidders. When you are outbid, our system automatically bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid that you entered. Our system increases your bid by increments only as much as necessary to maintain your position as highest bidder. Your maximum bid reflects the amount you are willing to pay for the vehicle, but you could end up paying less.(this is called “Proxy Bid” or “Automatic Bid”.)

    5. STEP 5.

      In a case of current bid price gets over your entered maximum bid, our system sends an outbid notice by email. You might need to increase your maximum bid again if you like. However, you must enter the amount that you are willing to pay for the vehicle. (Most members participate in auctions at last minutes.)

    6. STEP 6.

      When you were the successful bidder, we send you a winning bidder notification by email. You might need to verify the winning bidder notification and inform us your shipping instruction within 3 days you received the confirmation.

    7. STEP 7.

      We send you a Pro-forma Invoice which includes the shipping costs, other expenses and we also inform you the bank information where you need to wire the fund.

    8. STEP 8.

      Make your payment.

    9. STEP 9.

      Please refer article in PAYMENT, SHIPMENT and DOCUMENTATION for the further procedures.

  3. ONLINE LIVE AUCTION

    • Real time online auction, hold once a month
    1. STEP 1.

      Browse through the ONLINE LIVE AUCTION listings and review the details on any truck / machine that you might be interested in.

    2. STEP 2.

      Check on follows:

      • The listing auction start time and end time
      • Starting price
      • The details
    3. STEP 3.

      Be ready participating in the Live Auction. The Live Auction Starting time will be showing in Japan time in the listing. You must check the Live Auction starting time in your time zone.

      • You need to login and enter the online live auction on the time.
      • When the specific vehicle that you are going to bid on is coming, you must listen to an Auctioneer announce carefully.
      • Basically, it’s easy to participate the Live Auction for even the first-time bidders. There are a current price and an asking price on the screen. The current price means that other members have bid on the vehicle and one of the members is the current high bidder. If another member or you would like to bid the amount, click “CLICK to BID” button until you win the Auction. If the asking price has reached the amount that you are not willing to pay. Simply quit your bidding.

        Otherwise, enter your maximum bid amount that you are willing to pay for the vehicle in the proxy bid box. Our system incrementally increases your bid for you as necessary. This is the same procedures as the TIME FRAMED AUCTION’s proxy bidding.

        *Once you entered your maximum bid for the vehicle, the vehicle will be added into your WATCHNG LIST in MY ACCOUNT automatically.

    4. STEP 4.

      When you were the successful bidder, we send you a winning bidder notification by email. You might need to verify the winning bidder notification and inform us your shipping instruction within 3 days you received the confirmation.

    5. STEP 5.

      We send you a Pro-forma Invoice which includes the shipping costs, other expenses and we also inform you the bank information where you need to wire the fund.

    6. STEP 6.

      Make your payment.

    7. STEP 7.

      Please refer article in PAYMENT, SHIPMENT and DOCUMENTATION for the further procedures.

2ND OFFER OPTION

This option is available for ONLINE LIVE AUCTION sales.

  1. In Online Live Auction listing ended without meeting the lowest saleable price or there was a default on the listing and we will offer the 2nd offer to the highest bidder from the highest bidder “MESSAGE-My Account”, and we send a notification by email.
  2. The highest bidder is given 10 minutes from the end of the listing for considering the offer.
  3. The highest bidder must respond to the offer message within the 10 minutes through the MESSAGE-My Account.
  4. This auction is not any acceptance or agreement of purchase. We would like to confirm the intent whether the highest bidder will be accepted a negotiation with us.
  5. The highest bidder will be able to send a counter offer to us.
  6. Once we have met and agreed the sell / purchase price, it proceeds the order procedure.
  7. The highest bidder becomes the buyer who is obligated to complete the transaction.
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISCLOSERE

TRUCKEXPO provides that to the best of our knowledge of information and condition of vehicles that we offer to all members. However, all offered vehicles are subject to AS-IS, WHERE IS sales.

CONDITION LIGHTS

There are colored lights in the Online Live Auction screen. That lights give bidders visual information about the condition under which the vehicle is being offered for sale.

LIGHT COLOR EXPLANATION
GREEN
STILL IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION
The vehicle has no major issues or any structural damage what so ever. The vehicle is in average fair condition overall.
YELLOW
NEEDS SOME ATTENTIONS
The vehicle has some minor issues, such as rust, corrosion, slightly oil leaking, some body damages.
RED
IT HAS SOME MAJOR ISSUES
The vehicle has some major issues in mechanically, structurally. Please check the listing carefully.
DEPOSIT

Deposit is not required for using services TRUCKEXPO AUCTION provides for the members.

MY ACCOUNT

Each member has owned MY ACCOUNT page which maintains the member profile and other information.

  1. PROFILE
    Member registered information. The member must be kept the information current.
  2. SUMMARY
    Shows all funds transactions. Easy to manage your purchases and payments.
  3. WATCHING LIST
    Keep an eye on a vehicle without having to bid or buy it immediately. If you are bidding on a vehicle, the vehicle will be in your WATCHING LIST automatically.
  4. BIDDING ACTIVITY
    Shows all vehicles you are bidding on at present. You can check the current bidding prices and their auction schedule as well.
  5. SHIPPING STATUS
    Shows ETD (Estimated time of departure), ETA (Estimated time of arrival), ATD (Actual time of departure) and ATA (Actual time of Arrive) for your purchased vehicles.
  6. MESSAGE
    Member and TRUCKEXPO can send messages from here each other.
  7. DEPOSIT
    Request placing a deposit, increase your deposit amount or advance payments.
AUCTION FEES

All buyers and successful bidders are inquired to pay the Buyer’s fee as follows.

  1. Purchase from BUY NOW There is no buyer’s fee apply.

  2. Purchase from Time Framed Auction / Online Live Auction

    JPY 25,000 each purchase vehicle

PAYMENT
  1. Wire the F.O.B, C&F or CIF amount by Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to the specified bank account within five (5) business days from the day the Pro-forma Invoice and Purchase agreement issued and submitted to the Buyer.

  2. The trade currency is Japanese Yen.

  3. All bank charges will be at the buyer’s expense.

  4. The Buyer shall submit a proof of the wire transfer (written or issued by the origin bank) to TRUCKEXPO to confirm the payment. Ensure that the Pro-forma invoice number is shown on the proof of the wire transfer.

  5. TRUCKEXPO shall not accept any other method of payments, such as Letter of Credit (L/C), Cash Against Document (C.A.D), Personal Checks or 50% payment after shipping.

  6. Delay of payment without a notice from you may lead to a cancellation of your purchase.

SHIPMENT
  1. The Buyer has the responsibility to research and assure the necessary procedures and restrictions to import the purchased vehicle(s) to the destination country before bidding or purchasing.

  2. The consignee name and address must be confirmed in advance.

  3. TRUCKEXPO will not take any responsibility with the custom clearance and other procedures for the importation of the purchased vehicle(s) at the final destination.

  4. The Buyer must give to TRUCKEXPO a shipping instruction and method in writing. (email or Fax)

  5. TRUCKEXPO informs the shipping costs, method and transit schedule to the Buyer in a timely manner.

  6. The Buyer agrees and determines the shipping costs, the shipping method and the shipping schedule. TRUCKEXPO proceeds to arranging the shipping of the sold vehicle(s) and book the first available vessel which is going to the destination where the Buyer requested.

  7. TRUCKEXPO will not take any responsibility for any delay or shipping schedule changes for the shipment.

  8. TRUCKEXPO will not take any responsibility for any accidents in maritime transport.

  9. Ocean Freight rates are the subject to change without any notice.

DOCUMENTATION
  1. TRUCKEXPO sends to the Buyer the shipping documents by DHL or FedEx after the vessel has been departed from the origin port.

  2. The shipping documents will be follows:

    • Bill of Landing

    • Commercial Invoice

    • Other requested documents from the Buyer or required documents from the Customs.

CANCELLATIONS
  1. All transactions will not be cancelled after the payment has been settled, as your purchase will be immediately proceeding for shipment.

  2. In the event your purchase is canceled due to the following reasons, TRUCKEXPO will charges 10% of the FOB amount of your purchase as the cancellation fee.

    • National or Domestic Conflict
    • Economy Worsening
    • Bankruptcy
    • Diplomacy Deterioration
    • Import Regulation Changes
    • Natural Disasters
    • Long Term Strikes with your country customs or harbor facilities
    • Other reasons beyond your control including “Force Majeure”
REFUND
  1. Received payment is non-refundable except for the under certain circumstances as described in CANCELLATION.

  2. TRUCKEXPO shall refund to you the received payment deducted by the 10% of your purchase total as the cancellation fee.

  3. All bank charges (the wire transfer fees) will be bear by member.

  4. TRUCKEXPO sends the transfer statement to you after the transaction is made.

WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE
  1. All vehicles we offer are being sold in “AS-IS, WHERE IS” condition.

  2. Any warranties or guarantees not apply with all vehicles we sell/sold.

MEMBER PRIVELEGES
  1. Providing benefits and events for registered members.

    • Priority New Inventory Notice Service.
      We notify a new coming inventory information to the members by email.
    • Early Bird Event
      Put selected vehicles that we would like to sell quickly at irregular event.
    • Black Friday Event

      In the end of November, we will hold a special auction. Every listing vehicles must go.


TERMINATION
  1. Without limiting any other remedies, TRUCKEXPO reserved the right at its sole discretion to terminate your TRUCKEXPO membership or use of the services, and remove and discard any content with in the services at any time and without notice for any reason including without limitation.

  2. Breach or violation of the Terms and Conditions or any other incorporated agreements.

  3. Request by a member to terminate the member’s membership.

  4. Member ID / password will be no longer used right after we confirmed member’s application of termination.

BANNED ACTIVITIES
  1. Brach or Violation of the Terms and Conditions or any other incorporated agreement

  2. Sharing or lending member ID and password.

  3. Using or providing other person or party’s information or identification.

  4. Requesting to TRUCKEXPO the creation of a shipping invoice or commercial invoice at lowered purchase price than the actual purchase price.

  5. Purchase a vehicle from TRUCKEXPO for using: in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and any activities that threaten other countries, Government(s), National Organization(s), policies, societies, or economies.

DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY
  1. 1. Providing benefits and events for registered members.

    • Every vehicle is sold “AS-IS, WHERE IS” and without warranty or guarantee of any kind, either written, expressed or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability.

    • TRUCKEXPO makes no warranty or representation as to the condition of any vehicle or any of its component parts when TRUCKEXPO provides information about a vehicle for sale.

    • TRUCKEXPO makes no warranty or representation for, and undertakes no duty to confirm the accuracy or completeness of any information provided in oral, written or image form to the buyer regarding any vehicle for sale.

    • It is the sole responsibility of the Buyer to ascertain, confirm, research, and/or investigate any vehicle for sale prior to placing a bid.

    • Buyer expressly agrees not to be base a bid on information provided by TRUCKEXPO. This information includes, but is not limited to the year, make, model, chassis number, odometer disclosure, Export Certificate, Airbags, vehicle’s condition, actual cash value, damage type, image, sale document.

    • TRUCKEXPO is not responsible for odometer discrepancies.

    • TRUCKEXPO provides all necessary documents for exportation, however, some of vehicles Register Certificates are absent at the time of the sales. We will try to do our best for getting the necessary documents that including the Register Certificate as quick as we could. We update the Buyer of these certain vehicles the situation, however the Buyer cannot be requesting any indemnities to TRUCKEXPO because of these circumstances.

Governing Laws

This agreement will be governed by, interpreted under, constructed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the province of Hyogo and the laws of Japan applicable therein.

Privacy Policy

Protection of Personal Confidential Information
We, TRUCKEXPO (hereinafter referred to as “TRUCKEXPO” or “We”) may ask for certain personal information, such as your name, your address, your email address and your phone number for providing / offering the high-quality services and improving our customer care.
We are committed seriously how this information are important and confidentiality.
We encourage you to read this privacy policy which applies you use of this website.

  1. Definition of the Personal Information

    Your personal information is providing by yourself to TRUCKEXPO and we specify you using the provided information.

  2. IP Address and Cookies

    Management of this website. We collect information about you, when you access this website, such as your IP address. Using the collected your IP address to prevent an improper access and in case of our web server failures. Our Primary purpose in using your IP address is to provide you with our services as efficiently as possible and communicate with you in various ways. We don’t share or disclose your IP address or other information that we collected from this website with other third parties.
    Cookies
    We use cookies for proving the higher customer services and performance.
    Cookies are files that website and other servers may send to your computer or other Internet connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or setting on your device. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our site.

  3. Security of Information

    Your personal information is providing by yourself to TRUCKEXPO and we specify you using the provided information.