1. Registration and Participation Requirements
The terms and conditions below are the condition for participating in the Premier Auction sponsored by T.H.I (hereinafter referred to as “the Auction”). Therefore, bidding at the Auction is considered as agreement with terms and conditions by the bidder. All machines are exhibited in “As is where is” condition. Supplied Assessment Sheets are for your reference purposes only. Please note that the special listing machines (marked with a blue box) have serious damage or could become seriously damaged anytime.
- A registered member of T.H.I. with THI Member Card is a pre-requisite for participating in the Auction.
- 2 For Customers wishing to bid with a status other than described in 1.1 a safety deposit payment of JPY 500,000 (Japanese yen five hundred thousand) will be required in advance for eligibility. The deposit amount will be deduced from the machine charge in case of a successful bid. In the case that no successful bids are made the deposit is retained to be used as a balance for your future purchases from THI. Furthermore, we can refund the deposit less the banking charges should the depositor request us to do so. Should T.H.I. suffer a financial loss due to any violation of the rules concerning payment by the customer, then, the amount of loss will be deducted from the deposit. Please note however, that the amount of the deposit does not represent any limit on the required compensation amount in case of such loss.
- Those customers who are not yet registered members of AssetLine the internet auction managed by THI by the day of the Auction, must agree that Assetline registration will be completed and direct mails will be sent from the following day onwards.
- Auction participants must be eligible under Japanese law and legislation to deal in used goods and other associated activities as applicable.
- In any cases THI judges the company is not appropriate to deal with THI has a right to cancel the bids by the company.
2. Bidding and Purchasing
- There are two types of lots, Unreserved units and Reserved units. The Unreserved listed units will start with a minimum bid price (Opening Price) decided by T.H.I. If there are no bids made at minimum bid price, T.H.I. conductor shall reduce the minimum bid price until a bid has been made. As for the Reserved units, they have a minimum bid price decided by the consignor and are starting price. The selling price shall not be under the minimum bid price. The highest bidder will be the winner for the both types of auction. The lowest start price for Unreserved units at the auction is JPY 50,000.- .The unit will be considered unsold if no bids are received at this price.
- All bid amounts are indicated in Japanese yen. Japanese yen is the only acceptable currency for bidding.
- In this auction, The buyer’s premium of JPY20,000 per lot will be charged regardless of the sold price to the winning bidder (Buyer). If the sold price is below JPY20,000 per lot, the buyer’s premium will be JPY10,000.
- The risk and title to the machine will be transferred to the winning bidder (Buyer) after confirming receipt of the full payment amount.
- The indicated prices are Ex-THI Yokohama Yard prices or Ex-Port Yard indicated by the T.H.I. price in “As Is “ condition, and not including any Consumption Tax (10%), inland transport charge to the seaport, FOB, Carry out fee from PortYard or other charges. These expenses will be charged separately.
- Basic washing (Asian washing) is completed on all listed units. The following washing charges will occur accordingly: any additional washing or special washing required at the time of export (E.g.: USA or Australian/N.Z. washing) as requested by the Buyer or additional washing required by the shipping company.
- No Cancellation requests or claims after bidding can be accepted under any circumstances. T.H.I. does not take responsibility for oil leakage, seizure, battery defect or other problems caused by the passing of time. These are the responsibility of the winning bidder. In case of cancellation the bidder will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to the amount of the financial loss suffered by T.H.I..
- In case T.H.I. judged the machine condition has changed after auction start or with any other reasons T.H.I. has a right to cancel the listed machine. In addition T.H.I. may edit the inspection report even after published online. All the customers have to check the inspection report right before bidding to make sure all the information is updated.
3. Payments and Delivery
- The winning bidder will be invoiced by T.H.I. who collects the machine charge instead of the consignor. All payments must be in Japanese yen only.
All payments must be in cash and reach T.H.I. Corp within 6 working days after the
Auction ends via telegraphic transfer (TT). Please note that all banking charges are
the responsibility of the buyer, and Letter of Credit payments cannot be accepted.
T.H.I. Bank details:
Account Number: 3787666
Bank Name: MUFG Bank, Ltd., Hamamatsucho Branch
Bank Address: 2-2-1, Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Swift Code: BOTKJPJT
- If payment is delayed, a penalty interest rate of 14% p.a. will be applied for the duration of delay.
- Machines can be collected at THI Yokohama yard or Ex-Port Yard determined by T.H.I. If units are moved to another yard or port yard from the original location carry out fee will be separately invoiced to the buyer by THI.
- All purchased equipment should be collected from 3 working days after the end of the Auction till 10 working days after the end of the Auction. For special occasions THI will announce a carry out period and buyers should follow the period. In case if equipment is not placed in stated Yard after closing of Auction, the buyer can collect it starting from 5 working days after the Auction ends. After the carry out period a daily storage fee of JPY 500 for machines, JPY800 for trucks will be charged per unit. For overseas buyers wishing to arrange export of their units through THI a daily storage of JPY 500 per unit for machines and JPY 800 per unit for trucks will be charged from 30 days after the end of the Auction.
- Please note that all charges for dismantling, loading onto trucks and repair etc. required for transportation or shipping are to be borne by the Buyer.
- Please submit your Transport Request form to T.H.I. at least 2 working days before collecting your unit(s) in order for us to prepare the machines for collection from our yard in a timely manner.
4. Bidder Agrees
All bids have to be placed within the time limits set by T.H.I.. No withdrawals are accepted on any bid considered valid by T.H.I.. Some units remaining unsold during the auction may be sold after the end of the Auction as a Post Auction Sale with the consent of T.H.I. and the consignor.
- T.H.I. retains the right to invalidate bids in the following cases: -If the bid is proved to be a fake or a void bid -If the bidder refuses to agree with T.H.I. Terms & Conditions -If the bid is considered to be against the law -Based on any of the above or other reasons considered serious enough to revoke the bidder’s qualification T.H.I. can switch off the bidding button of such a bidder any time at its own discretion.
- Under the auction terms the bidder has the legal responsibility of the buyer until being outbid by a third party. Acceptance of T.H.I. terms is a precondition of placing any bid, therefore the bidder automatically assumes legal obligation to comply with T.H.I. terms.
- Failure to pay the machine charge by the winning bidder by the payment deadline and/or breaching the applicable law is considered as violation of this agreement with T.H.I. In this case THI will initiate legal action against defaulters in order to recuperate the full amount of financial losses, costs and expenses suffered due to the regulation breach. The range of legal action includes bankruptcy and liquidation procedures. Any buyer who violates the present rules is obliged to pay a cancellation penalty by the due date which will be assigned by T.H.I. The penalty amount per unit shall be specified as JPY 100,000.- for unit sale prices of under JPY 1,000,000.-, JPY 300,000.- for sale prices of under JPY 2,000,000.- and JPY 500,000 for sale prices less than JPY 10,000,000.- .The penalty charge for units sold at or over JPY 10,000,000.- is 5% of the sold price.
- THI will also have right to announce about the defaulter to other auction companies. Should the violation be judged intentional and of bad will, the name of the defaulting bidder will be exposed on the homepages of THI and Assetline.
- If the winning bidder fails to comply with T.H.I. sales terms, THI retains the right to
resell the unit to the bidder with the second highest bid price (the second bidder)
without the consent of the buyer (highest bidder/ winning bidder) with no legal
In case of practicing the rights T.H.I. will offer the unit to the second bidder and expects his swift decision on whether he accepts or declines the offer. If the second bidder accepts the offer he will be considered as the buyer with all legal obligations under the present sales terms.
5.Documentation and Change of Ownership
- For units with registration remaining (Or numbers affixed) the registration should be changed and evidence of this (A photocopy of the registration certificate) must be presented to THI within 1 month of the auction close. (Evidence of change of registration or de-registration)
- Where the change of ownership or de-registration is delayed a penalty of 5,000 YEN per week will be invoiced.
- Where due to delays additional paperwork is required from consignors or THI a
penalty fee of 15,000 yen per one document is applicable (In addition to revenue
stamps as required)
** Where THI exports units on behalf of customers’ paperwork will only be prepared once full payment for the unit and all applicable export fees have been received. An export certificate issued by the department of transport will be provided with shipping documents. THI will export on behalf of customers but are not able to advise as to regulations in destination countries. We encourage buyers to confirm overseas regulations before bidding on units at the auction.
- In case THI arranges the Deregistration on behalf of the buyer a fee of JPY 10,000 will be charged to the buyer.
6.Vehicle Tax and Recycling Certificates (Only applicable to domestic sales)
- For units with registration remaining (Or numbers affixed) annual vehicle tax will be calculated on a monthly basis and charged to the successful bidder from the month of purchase to the end of the tax year. We request successful bidders who win a unit that has Japanese Registration remaining and intend to de-register the vehicle, to inform us immediately. In this situation we will calculate the relevant annual car tax portion to be billed and invoice together with the unit price.
- Where a Recycle fee certificate is provided with units, an ‘R’ symbol will be displayed on the auction list. This will be charged separately.
It is the responsibility of the winning bidder (Buyer) to take all necessary actions to comply with the import/export control laws and regulations of Japan and the destination countries and areas so that the purchased equipment shall not be used for the development and/or transportation of the mass destruction weapons etc.
8.Auction Yard Safety Warning
The bidder acknowledges that the Auction Yard is a potentially dangerous place. Heavy equipment is being operated, potentially dangerous materials may be present, electric circuits may be live and other potential dangers may be present. Every person at the Auction Yard (and any other area where the property is located or displayed) shall be there at his or her own risk. No person shall have any claim against the Auctioneer, T.H.I. Corp., and its partners and employees neither for any personal injury sustained or death nor for damages or loss of property that may occur from any causes whatsoever.
10.Governing Law & Jurisdiction
T.H.I and its bidders and buyers shall make efforts to settle any controversies and disputes in good faith. The terms and conditions of this auction shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan unless otherwise expressly provided. All controversies and disputes, arising out of or relating to the terms and conditions of this auction shall be submitted to the Tokyo District Court or Yokohama District Court of Japan as the first court of instance.
October 2019 T.H.I. CORP.