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About USS Auto Auction

Steps in a USS Auto Auction

USS Auto Auctions are held six days a week nationwide. Our Auction Site Locations are crowded with buyers looking for quality used vehicles.
All the necessary paperwork and filings required of successful buyers are completed within a week of the purchase.

By the day before an auction

Vehicles to be sold are stored at the auction site parking lot.

  • Vehicle storage

    Vehicles to be auctioned are transported to USS Auction Site Location by the morning of the day preceding an auction. In principle, vehicles are accepted around the clock.

  • Inspection

    USS inspectors impartially evaluate vehicles in line with our 10-grade scoring system.

  • Vehicle registration

    Vehicle photographs and inspection results are entered into a database.

  • Storage/preliminary search

    Information about vehicles to be sold can be examined in advance using a USS satellite TV terminal or a live Internet link.

Auction day

Auction hall

  • Entry

    Members use their USS ID cards to check in at an auction site.

  • Preliminary search

    Members can search for specific vehicles or types of vehicles by accessing our database via the terminals in our auction sites.

  • Preliminary inspection

    Auction participants pre-inspect vehicles in order to avoid problems after a purchase. Satellite TV and Internet auction participants can ask USS to perform a preliminary inspection for them.

  • Auction/bidding

    Four to 10 vehicles are auctioned simultaneously. Each vehicle is sold in about 20 seconds. Bids can be submitted directly or from another location by using satellite TV or the Internet.

  • Price adjustment

    Members can adjust the starting prices and bidding prices for vehicles they put up for auction, while taking in the atmosphere of the auctions held that day.

Four days after the auction
  • Taking vehicles out of storage

    We quickly and efficiently take sold vehicles out of storage.

One week after the auction
  • Payment

    USS receives the payment plus a successful bid fee from the buyer and, after deducting the consignment and contract completion fee, passes the payment on to the seller.

  • Documentation

    The seller gives USS an automobile inspection certificate, an ownership transfer certificate, and a certificate authenticating their legal seal (required in Japan), and USS then hands these documents over to the buyer after confirming that payment has been completed.


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