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Selling a car from the US in Cambodia j

Postby Gardiguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:25 pm

This guy is trying to sell a car on one of the buy and sell pages for Cambodia but it is still in the US. Genuine question, why would any seller want to do this?Image
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Postby YaTingPom » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:37 pm

That’s his business model I guess. Sources stuff overseas - mainly China - and gets people to pay shipping and tax.

There’s a few of them. There website is dragonasia or something. It’s terrible. Like something from the 90s with Netscape.
They’ve been flogging “stuff” for years so I’m assuming they either have many happy customers or they’ve never had any.
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Postby Gardiguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:16 pm

YaTingPom wrote:That’s his business model I guess. Sources stuff overseas - mainly China - and gets people to pay shipping and tax.

There’s a few of them. There website is dragonasia or something. It’s terrible. Like something from the 90s with Netscape.
They’ve been flogging “stuff” for years so I’m assuming they either have many happy customers or they’ve never had any.
I kind of understand if it's been sourced out of China, but you would think it would have to be sold at a loss from the US, unless of course its stolen.
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Postby epidemiks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Khmer car dealers make good coin importing all sorts of shit from the US. The market is such here that a 5-10 year old car in the US can sell for profit here, after shipping, and local buyers love Wisconsin plates. Local buyer pays the ~100%+ import tax to register it, but gets a car that hasn't been touched by a local mechanic for the same price as a car that's been here 5 years and has the blinkers wired up to the seat adjuster and has wood screws holding the trim in place.

Test drove a fresh import CRV when I was in the market. Ran well, straight, clean, good paint, a bit of paint work had been resprayed but overall seemed like a decent car. Ran the VIN and found at least some part of the vehicle I drove had been involved in a 60mph head on crash in the US, written off. Cut and shut and a respray and exported. If they thought keeping the half that had a 60mph head on, hate to think what happened to the other half of the car they welded it to.
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Postby the chicken » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:35 pm

It is a lucrative business. Cambodians love their cars more than their pets.
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Postby Miguelito » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:20 am

epidemiks wrote:Khmer car dealers make good coin importing all sorts of shit from the US. The market is such here that a 5-10 year old car in the US can sell for profit here, after shipping, and local buyers love Wisconsin plates. Local buyer pays the ~100%+ import tax to register it, but gets a car that hasn't been touched by a local mechanic for the same price as a car that's been here 5 years and has the blinkers wired up to the seat adjuster and has wood screws holding the trim in place.

Test drove a fresh import CRV when I was in the market. Ran well, straight, clean, good paint, a bit of paint work had been resprayed but overall seemed like a decent car. Ran the VIN and found at least some part of the vehicle I drove had been involved in a 60mph head on crash in the US, written off. Cut and shut and a respray and exported. If they thought keeping the half that had a 60mph head on, hate to think what happened to the other half of the car they welded it to.


No one would be paying the ~100%+ (more like 150%+) percentage tax for a used grey market import. That's why it's called "the grey market".

Luxury grey market cars flood the market here, but are oftentimes insurance write offs in the U.S. where they've been "totaled" in a crash, had flood damage, etc, or have an obscene number of miles on them and the odometer rolled back. I've talked with the guys at Audi and they always get a good laugh when a customer with a grey market car is curious why the transmission is going with only 15k km on the car, and then they put the key into the system and inform the customer it's actually 115k km. As epidemiks says about the head on crash that car suffered, the reason it is "totaled" is because of the structural damage down to the frame that is irreparable. This helps explain why we see luxury SUVs that have been involved in minor crashes here look like they were a discarded sardine tin run over by a semi.

Another common issue with luxury grey market imports are that oftentimes they are designed for the U.S. or Europe, not here. So you'll have a Porsche that requires Euro 6 diesel; however, that fuel quality is unavailable here. So they're pumping Euro 3 into an engine built for Euro 6, and probably not even doing the regular maintenance and filter checks as necessary. You don't have to be a mechanic to guess what happens there.

A great business model if you have zero ethics and some cash would be to go to some of the insurance auctions in the U.S. and load up on junked cars (after a large flood would be a good time to do it), and then ship a container of those cars over, import them "used/for parts" to avoid the heavy taxes, make them look shiny, and sell. Obviously, that is already happening.
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Postby Gardiguy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 am

Miguelito wrote:
epidemiks wrote:Khmer car dealers make good coin importing all sorts of shit from the US. The market is such here that a 5-10 year old car in the US can sell for profit here, after shipping, and local buyers love Wisconsin plates. Local buyer pays the ~100%+ import tax to register it, but gets a car that hasn't been touched by a local mechanic for the same price as a car that's been here 5 years and has the blinkers wired up to the seat adjuster and has wood screws holding the trim in place.

Test drove a fresh import CRV when I was in the market. Ran well, straight, clean, good paint, a bit of paint work had been resprayed but overall seemed like a decent car. Ran the VIN and found at least some part of the vehicle I drove had been involved in a 60mph head on crash in the US, written off. Cut and shut and a respray and exported. If they thought keeping the half that had a 60mph head on, hate to think what happened to the other half of the car they welded it to.


No one would be paying the ~100%+ (more like 150%+) percentage tax for a used grey market import. That's why it's called "the grey market".

Luxury grey market cars flood the market here, but are oftentimes insurance write offs in the U.S. where they've been "totaled" in a crash, had flood damage, etc, or have an obscene number of miles on them and the odometer rolled back. I've talked with the guys at Audi and they always get a good laugh when a customer with a grey market car is curious why the transmission is going with only 15k km on the car, and then they put the key into the system and inform the customer it's actually 115k km. As epidemiks says about the head on crash that car suffered, the reason it is "totaled" is because of the structural damage down to the frame that is irreparable. This helps explain why we see luxury SUVs that have been involved in minor crashes here look like they were a discarded sardine tin run over by a semi.

Another common issue with luxury grey market imports are that oftentimes they are designed for the U.S. or Europe, not here. So you'll have a Porsche that requires Euro 6 diesel; however, that fuel quality is unavailable here. So they're pumping Euro 3 into an engine built for Euro 6, and probably not even doing the regular maintenance and filter checks as necessary. You don't have to be a mechanic to guess what happens there.

A great business model if you have zero ethics and some cash would be to go to some of the insurance auctions in the U.S. and load up on junked cars (after a large flood would be a good time to do it), and then ship a container of those cars over, import them "used/for parts" to avoid the heavy taxes, make them look shiny, and sell. Obviously, that is already happening.
This makes total sense to me now, thank you.
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Postby YaTingPom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:38 am

There’s so many people doing it I don’t think it’s as lucrative as one would expect.
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Postby PSD_Kiwi » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:57 am

This guy is always advertising shit from overseas, once he was advertising a whole shipping container full of brand new big-screen tvs for something like $10k, when someone questioned his legitimacy he went straight on the angry-defensive claiming that he is so rich he doesn't need the money, bla-bla-bla.

For a good laugh, check out his website (I'll need to try and find the link, looks like he's deleted from FB)
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Postby YaTingPom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:11 pm

PSD_Kiwi wrote:For a good laugh, check out his website (I'll need to try and find the link, looks like he's deleted from FB)

That’s the 90s Netscape website.


I doubt his real family name is “Flash”!
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Postby Petrol Head » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:03 pm

Or the $100k plus CL500 that was for sale on Norodom and 172, jacked by the Tiny Rascals in Long Beach and shipped to Cambodia. ‘‘Twas dead to the Mercedes database - imagine finding that out when you went for a routine service.

I wonder if any of those responsible got deported back to Cambodia for gang banging ? That would be funny.
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Postby PSD_Kiwi » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:13 pm

YaTingPom wrote:
PSD_Kiwi wrote:For a good laugh, check out his website (I'll need to try and find the link, looks like he's deleted from FB)

That’s the 90s Netscape website.


I doubt his real family name is “Flash”!


Here is the website... :lol:

http://asiandragonintl.com
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