Dear customers, let us guide you through the purchase process for one of our US vehicles. Please read this guide prior to sending your purchase request to avoid confusion and so we can guarantee a smooth purchase experience.
Are you looking for a US vehicle? We would like to assist you and to this end provide on our Facebook page US Cars · Einfach Importiert and in our Facebook group US Projekt Cars as well as in our weekly newsletter* interesting vehicles that we discovered on Craigslist, eBay and other platforms. These are usually vehicles offered by private individuals and therefore available at a lower purchase price than what dealers offer. Perhaps you have already discovered an ad for your dream car yourself and need assistance with the purchase and import process. Popular vintages and models sell quickly, requiring swift action. You can easily calculate the total price for the US vehicle including all costs and customs duties incurred when buying through our company using our pricing tool.
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Once you have identified an interesting vehicle, you can request more detailed information about the condition of the vehicle and potential defects and – if necessary – additional images or video footage from the seller by phone or email using the contact details provided in the ad.
We offer vehicle queries as a service to you and will gladly gather information on your behalf. The costs for this service can be found here in our pricing overview.
When all the information about the vehicle has been collected, you should make a quick decision whether you would like us to carry out a personal inspection or not. As all US cars are offered to a global audience, there are, of course, other interested buyers. Therefore, it is important to carry out an inspection without any delay.
The purpose of a personal inspection is to get a clear picture of the condition of the vehicle and to enter into purchase negotiations right there and then if the vehicle complies with the descriptions and meets your expectations.
In case you commission a personal inspection, we will make an appointment with the seller of the vehicle. We will try to schedule the visit for a time when you are also available. Since we will stream the video footage via WhatsApp, Facetime or Skype, you will be able to “be present” at the inspection. You will be able to view the vehicle’s actual condition and have the opportunity to ask questions. If you want to know something specific about the vehicle or have certain parts shown to you, we can do that on the spot.
It is important to us to provide you with a detailed report of the vehicle’s condition. Should the inspection reveal any defects previously not mentioned by the seller, we would immediately inform you. Please keep in mind that we act as a service provider and not as a direct seller or on behalf of the seller.
To carry out an inspection, we require you to cover the travel and inspection costs as well as to submit a deposit on the purchase price of approximately 1,000 USD by bank transfer into our US bank account or via PayPal. Travel costs depend on the distance traveled.
The inspection costs comprise travel time, distance and inspection. You can calculate the actual costs for your selected vehicle using our pricing tool here.
We would like to point out the following: Sellers tend to give larger discounts when the complete purchase price is available at the time of the inspection.
In case the vehicle meets your expectations, our recommendation would be to close the deal and sign a contract with the seller immediately after the inspection. Then, we will make a deposit in the amount of 1,000 USD on your behalf to make sure the vehicle cannot be sold otherwise anymore.
In a next step we will issue an invoice for the total amount, which you will be asked to transfer into our bank account. Experience has shown that the money takes 3-5 days to arrive in our account.
Upon receipt of the funds, we will set up a second appointment with the seller to complete the purchase in person. We would like to point out that travel costs will be incurred again.
Next we will settle the balance with the seller in cash or by check and in return receive the vehicle title.
After completion of the purchase transaction we will immediately transport the vehicle to the warehouse and organize shipping to Germany.