Insider’s Buying Tips For Japanese Sourced Products – Another Epic Post

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For anyone reading this who is interested in buying products which are special order items sourced from Japan, I recommend this as essential reading. If you’re not planning to buy any Japanese sourced parts, please skip on to another post.

Make no mistake about it, this is a LONG post. This is meant to be a resource for you, so I’ve provided a download of this in Microsoft Word format here: Industry Insider’s Buying Guide to Buying Japanese Tuning Parts by Ben Schaffer

Please save a copy of this on your computer, it’ll be invaluable when you come around to being ready to order your next parts.

Why am I writing this? I’m disappointed by the massive number of people out there being misled by parts suppliers. I want everyone to have the facts and tools they need before they make a purchase. Buy from whoever is truly the best for your needs. Don’t just believe what you hear from your local supplier, understand how to call out BS. Don’t even believe blindly what I tell you as a parts supplier (if you’re buying from my companies)…feel free to challenge me with the right questions if you’re buying from me. I expect as much.

What is unique about this post? I’m going to spill a lot of behind the scenes info and secrets about how an importing company works (relative to the customer’s order and experience). Although it is the industry standard to not talk in depth about the behind the scenes details (the less informed the client is, the more BS the parts supplier can get away with to keep the sale), in this buying guide I will shed light on the secrets and potential pitfalls.

What is my goal of this post? I want everyone out there to be better informed. Its as simple as that. If people are better informed, they will make better decisions. If people are better informed, there will be less companies scamming people and less horror stories in the industry that we all hear about (parts took 8+ months to get, vendor stole customers money and delivered no product, etc) which reduces consumer confidence about buying imported parts.


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