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7 steps to buy your car from USA and ship to Nigeria without leaving your bedroom.



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In this article, I will be taking you through the easy steps you can use to buy your car from USA and ship to Nigeria without leaving your bedroom. Virtually all car dealers in Nigeria follow these same steps to buy and import the cars they sell to you. I’ll be excited to hear that you were able to import your car all by yourself after you read this post.

Steps to buy your car from USA and ship to Nigeria.

1. Register with a car auction website or search on a car listing website:

The first step is to decide if you want to buy from a car listing website like and or you want to buy from online car auctions like and If you are buying from or, all you need to do is search for the car of your choice. Don’t buy from private sellers if you don’t have someone you really trust who will go pay for and pick up the car on your behalf. It’s better to buy from the dealerships especially those that are LLC (Limited Liability Company) with good reviews. If you are buying from the dealerships, you can call them to make enquiries and seal the deal; jump to point 5.

Online car auction is also a safe and reliable way to buy your car across the Atlantic especially when you do not have a well trusted ally over there. Don’t make the mistake of sending your money to just any person or dealership. Most importantly, never send your money to family and friends that are not well trusted as they may use your money to pay rent. Some of these auction companies offer free registration while others charge $200 (N72,000) initial registration as well as annual subscription. A few of these online car auction sites are,, etc. You will also need to submit your identification card as well as other required documents in order to increase your bidding eligibility.

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2. Learn and understand the common terms used in car auction:

This is very important as the technical terms are tools you require to make purchase decisions. You need to know the meaning of salvage title, clean title, buy it now, pure sale, enhanced vehicle, engine start program, run and drive etc. You also need a basic idea of the location of the states in USA so your story won’t be like that of a guy who bought a car in Oregon State thinking the car was in Orlando, Florida. He eventually paid additional $1,500 (N250,000) in shipping charges back in 2014. OYO is your case if you make such mistake today as you’ll have to cough out N540,000.

Note that you cannot export a car that does not have a valid title. You should only proceed to bid if the car’s title document is clean title, certificate of title or salvage title.

3. Search and select the car you want to buy:

This is the most tedious part of buying a car in Nigeria as you sometimes have to drive from Lagos to Ibadan in search of a car you may not like eventually. However, online auction gives you access to over 150,000 cars from your bedroom. Isn’t that interesting?

At this point, you really need to shine your eyes. This is where most people make mistakes as they fall in love with a car that looks spotless in picture. Thereby ignoring the fact that the vehicle narration states that it has had a front end accident. You may not see the front damage in the picture because the car may have been partially repaired by the insurance company before putting it up for bid. Hence, you have to pay attention to every single detail and don’t just look at a car on the surface.

Well, some car dealers in Nigeria don’t pay attention to details because they prefer to buy the scrappy accidented cars which are cheaper and they come fix them here. Make sure you do a Vehicle History/VIN check before you proceed to buy a car you believe you need to know more about. You can also engage the service of independent inspectors who would do a thorough inspection of the vehicle on your behalf. This inspection service comes at a cost of about $90.

4. Buy your car:

Some cars are listed as buy it now which means you can buy them at the displayed price immediately you spot them. However, other cars can only be purchased at a predetermined bid date. So you have to wait for that date and time to join the bid room (See video of Nigerians in the bid room).

When I get to this stage, I always pray this our Naija internet does not mess me up. I dumped Swift Network for Smile and dumped Smile network for Spectranet. Now, I use FiberOne and MTN as they are the best for my current location.

5. Pay for your car:

Bank wire transfer and debit/credit card are the 2 main options you can use to make your payment. The card payment is faster and cheaper, however, you’ll be restricted by maximum card limits and declined transactions on most Nigerian cards. Therefore, you are probably left with just the wire transfer. Buy dollar from the black market and send through your bank dollar account. Markets in Lagos is a great option to consider in that aspect tho.

Furthermore, you have to initiate the transfer of the money as soon as possible so the dealer does not sell the car to another buyer. You also need to ensure you pay into their company account. No delay is also tolerated if you buy from the auction companies because you will be charged a penalty of $50 to $100 if the auction companies don’t get your money within 2-3 business days. Immediately they receive the money, they credit your car auction online account with the same amount. Hence, your payment for the car in processed and voila! the car is yours.

6. Ship your car from USA:

At this point, you or your shipping agent in USA will arrange a tow truck or flat bed to pick up the car and deliver at the closest US seaport. This cost may be as low as $100 and it may be as high as $2,500 if you buy your car in a state that is far away from the seaports on the east coast.

Note that your car must leave the auction company’s compound/yard within 5 work days after the bid date. Else, you will start to pay $20 daily for storage charge.

Your shipping agent clears the car through US customs for export. Before, you know it, your car is already on the Atlantic heading to Nigeria. Most people prefer Ro-Ro (Roll on Roll off) shipping method to Container shipping. This is because the container shipping method is a little more expensive. You also have to pair with other people in order to share the container cost. The challenge with the pairing is some of the people you share the container with may delay in presenting their shipping documents or payment for import duty in Nigeria and this may make you incur demmurage at Lagos port.

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7. Clear your car with Nigeria Customs:

You can do this yourself if you have the time and energy to spare. Alternatively, employ the service of a reliable clearing agent who will clear your car within 2-3 days.

The surface duty is 35% of the estimated value of the car. In addition, you will pay surcharge, VAT, shipping and terminal charges as well as other miscellaneous charges. Note that owners of 2016 and 2017 cars with mileage less than 3,000 kilometres will pay surface duty of 70%.


It takes an average of 6 weeks to get the car from the auction site to Lagos. I have done it before in 4 weeks but that was just a one-off.

Now. you can buy your car from USA and ship to Nigeria without leaving your house.

Tell if you brought in your car from USA and your experience.

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  1. beamzy

    October 28, 2016 at 09:22

    Make we try am…….

    • AutoJosh

      October 28, 2016 at 11:02

      Try it and thank me later. It is cost saving and fun coupled with the fact that you can select from varieties.

      • Anthony Dale

        March 13, 2018 at 17:49

        Hi. I am Anthony Dale, Owner of Promise Lines in USA, an international shipping company. Our updated rates for cars from USA to Nigeria are RoRo is $750 and 40’ container is $2650. If we can collaborate, let me know! Thank you.

        • AutoJosh

          March 15, 2018 at 08:39

          Nice to hear from you. I will keep in touch

    • Hill Sunday

      December 13, 2016 at 13:17

      This isba masterpiece. Thanks for the information!

      • AutoJosh

        December 13, 2016 at 16:45

        We thank God.

  2. Kels

    October 29, 2016 at 07:50

    Can you advise me on the
    Best location that is close to the sea port to buy from?

    • AutoJosh

      October 29, 2016 at 11:26

      Most ships sail to West Africa from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Texas and some other states along the east coast. So it is better to buy in these states or nearby states if you are on a budget.

  3. ola

    October 31, 2016 at 04:01

    this bro is the best, he has the best customer service i ever had with a car dealer, he spent over 30mins with me on the phone giving me advice on the car i want to buy with his airtime, even though he’s not sure am buying from him. You’re the best bro.

    • AutoJosh

      October 31, 2016 at 08:44

      Thanks, I also appreciate you for contacting AutoJosh.

  4. Ayo

    October 31, 2016 at 16:49

    Can u place a value in naira or in % on how much I’ll pay on surcharge, VAT,terminal charges,shipping and when u said we pay 35% duty on the car how do they know the real value of the car? is it that they look at the amount we bought the vehicle in USA or they use the price it is usually sold in Nigeria?

    • AutoJosh

      October 31, 2016 at 17:55

      Nigeria Custom fixes an estimated value for the car you are importing and the 35% is calculated on that value. Surcharge and VAT is about 28%. Add shipping of about 50 to N60k and other miscellaneous plus the agents commission. The miscellaneous should not be more that 10k or 20k. The insurance template for import duty of over 5,000 cars will be up on AutoJosh within 10 days.. This is the link to the page ..

    • XY

      March 16, 2017 at 16:24

      Is it worth importing a 2010 Escallade and a 2014 Toyota Yaris for personal use if I have to pay 35% tarrif and VAT of 28% and other fees. Is better to sell them before coming to home and buying a car at home

      • AutoJosh

        March 16, 2017 at 16:55

        I am 100% certain that your best bet is still to ship your Vehicles to Nigeria.

        The vehicles that are here are also not cheap except you want to buy a smaller and/or older car.

        Coming to source for cars here should be your last option if you can ship similar vehicles down here.

        You may prefer to sell the Escalade and buy and ship another vehicle that is more practical to maintain in Nigeria.

      • vera

        July 16, 2017 at 14:47

        i want to buy a toyota yaris 2014

        • AutoJosh

          July 16, 2017 at 23:22

          Sure, we can help with that

          • vera

            July 17, 2017 at 17:37

            what is the estimated landing cost of the toyota yaris

          • AutoJosh

            July 18, 2017 at 14:52

            What year please?

  5. swaggz

    November 11, 2016 at 19:12

    Hi AutoJosh Can You Guide Me On How To Get A Shipping Agent Pls?

    • AutoJosh

      November 11, 2016 at 19:15

      Sure, we can chat on whatsapp .. 09062022220

  6. Adams

    December 3, 2016 at 15:26

    Nice article Sir..
    Best I ever read..
    I have much more interest in power bikes..
    Do you really know much about getting them??
    Kindly drop any info so we communicate one on one..
    I really appreciate your services sir
    [email protected]
    Sanusi Adams

    • AutoJosh

      December 4, 2016 at 09:27

      Sure. It is the same process but it is better to ship via container and not RO RO. You can contact me via

  7. Chinedu

    December 9, 2016 at 00:01

    Can you help me and ship Rav4 2010 model

    • AutoJosh

      December 9, 2016 at 06:12


  8. emmanuel eko

    December 10, 2016 at 12:41

    Good sir,nice work you’re doing,i have a few questions…With the current situation in the country,1.what’s the best car deal for a low-income earner 2. which is preferable at the moment…buying a car from cotonou or from the USA or which other means is advisable.(clean,fairly used) it advisable to get a car loan and which companies or cardealers offer such services and which in your expert opinion is the best.please contact me on 08150760515(call,sms,whatsapp), e-mail: [email protected]

    • AutoJosh

      December 12, 2016 at 11:07

      Low income is relative and the best car solely depends on the car buyer and the factors surrounding his or her purchase. However, most budget car buyers in Nigeria settle for Toyota corolla or camry (your budget will determine the year to buy).

      Buying a car from Cotonou has never been an option for me because it is actually more expensive except the car is smuggled in. Nigeria Customs can seize your smuggled car anytime. USA is the best option because you get to choose from varieties with little or no damage. Several car dealers in Nigeria buy badly damaged cars which may become problematic.

      Car loan is really not an option. Any dealer that gives you a car loan is just about to swindle you. They can sell you a Nigerian used car for Tokunbo price. Banks give loans on brand new cars but not on Toks.

      • Hill Sunday

        December 13, 2016 at 13:25

        Autojosh is the best. He has helped me purchase a Toyota Corolla at no cost. My God continue to bless you. I still owe you lots of gratitude

        • AutoJosh

          December 13, 2016 at 16:45

          Thank you Sir. I will always be here anytime you need any information about cars

  9. Ben

    December 15, 2016 at 11:11

    Thanks for this very useful information.
    Please, I would like to know some things about cars older than 15 years.
    -Are they really banned?
    -If not, how does Customs charge on them?
    -In this situation, is shipping or Cotonou better?

    • Ben

      December 16, 2016 at 23:38

      No reply, sir?

      • AutoJosh

        December 16, 2016 at 23:44

        Sent to your email…

        They are not really banned. They call them underage vehicles.

        The surface duty will be the same with that of its 2002 model. You will also pay some additional charges which will make the total import duty be like 30k to 50k more than the 2002 model.

        Shipping through Cotonou is really not an option because it will be more expensive if you follow the legitimate route.


        • Ben

          December 19, 2016 at 09:00

          Thanks for replying.
          So you’re saying Apapa is better?
          Do cars come in through Onne?

          • AutoJosh

            December 19, 2016 at 09:50

            Yes they do. I have heard of some people who cleared their cars at Onne a while back.

  10. uthman ojulari

    December 15, 2016 at 18:25

    I need Toyota corolla 2003. please need your help. 08030792258

    • AutoJosh

      December 15, 2016 at 18:30

      Do you intend to import or buy locally?

  11. XY

    March 16, 2017 at 15:36

    “The surface duty is 35% of the estimated value of the car. In addition, you will pay surcharge, VAT, shipping and terminal charges as well as other miscellaneous charges. Note that owners of 2016 and 2017 cars with mileage less than 5,000 kilometres will pay surface duty of 70%.”

    Based on your above information, 35% of duty, 28% of VAT, terminal charges, and other miscellaneous charges, it appears it will not be worth it to bring in my 2010 Escallade and a 2014 Toyota Yaris. It appears selling them in the USA and coming back to Nigeria and purchasing a fairly used car for personal use will be my best bet. What’s your opinion of my conclusion?

    • AutoJosh

      March 16, 2017 at 15:46

      Correct. Especially with the fluctuating exchange rate. Thank God it is now improving gradually.

      • XY

        March 16, 2017 at 16:28

        The problem is I can’t get good value or even find someone to pay cash for the cars. Except you sell to the dealer who will under price your car. Most people rely on hire purchase in America and so they do not have cash for cars

        • AutoJosh

          March 16, 2017 at 16:58

          That’s true.

      • XY

        March 16, 2017 at 16:32

        Can I clear my car without the use of an agent?

  12. AutoJosh

    March 16, 2017 at 17:03

    Sure. Though, could be stressful.

  13. XY

    March 17, 2017 at 05:48

    I notice that cars are much more pricey at home than in the US. Do you have a recommendation as to where one could buy a car at a better deal instead of buying from a dealer or private party. For example, does custom auction off some of their cars to the public? I don’t mean those scam advertisement impersonating customs. I mean the real Nigerian customs

    • AutoJosh

      March 17, 2017 at 19:00

      Sorry for the late response. The only cheap option I know is to buy from USA auction yourself and ship to Nigeria. Nigeria Customs does not do any public car auction. The only one they do is internal amongst their staff. Anyone that get out to the public as we speak is a scam.

  14. Uzoma

    May 4, 2017 at 09:28

    Hi AutoJosh, Am looking at importing a 2008 Toyota Camry from the US. Could you please assist with the estimated total cost. Would appreciate if you can include what it would cost me at each stage. Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      May 4, 2017 at 09:51

      N2.6m minimum

  15. topsy

    May 16, 2017 at 15:28

    Hi! How do I ship after a succesful bid and how much does the shiping cost. And which do you advise to use , copart or auctionexport. Also does the custom put into consideration the damage on a car to determine the duty to be paid or no mercy at all. Thanks

    • AutoJosh

      May 16, 2017 at 16:40

      With Copart, you have to arrange your vehicle shipping. You will get a trucker to go pick up the car from copart yard. However, auction export can arrange the shipping for you and you will get your car at Lagos port. Car dealers prefer copart or IAAI because of lowered cost. Auction export don’t own the cars themselves so they charge you extra to help you get the car. Car end users may prefer to go with auction export because they can do the shipping for them, however they have a couple of charges which adds to the price and their shipping cost is usually more expensive. As for me, I usually use copart. Nigeria customs used to reduce the import duty on damaged cars but it has now been stopped.

  16. Ayodele Oguntuase

    May 28, 2017 at 14:53

    Hello autojosh I just joined auctionexport a few days ago I have read through all their thread on Nairalnd and even their website I have found everything interesting. I really want to buy an SUV from the US market, serious customer pls., but my problem is I am a very busy man on my job, secondly this payment problem I know my card can never carry the amount I want to spend to buy the car furthermore, I do have a dormant GTB Dom account to reactivate it go to Aboki tonhuy dollarsnnd above all the time limits for paying all these moneys are too stringent. The totality of my epistle is to know if you can do this for me I won’t mind the commission you will charge for getting me the car to Naija total cost pls, I don’t know if you render such services. My options are in order of preference: a Lexus GX 470 2006 model with not too big odometer reading, second is a 2010 Highlander same as the GX not too high odometer reading and finally a Nissan Pathfinder 2010 LE. I am a serious customer and I am ready if you do this kind of service. My number is 08038472375 also for WhatsApp. Your prompt reply will be appreciated please

    • AutoJosh

      May 28, 2017 at 15:33

      Okay. I will buzz you on whatsapp immediately. Thanks for contacting AutoJosh

  17. Doyin

    June 28, 2017 at 15:16

    Weldone guys.pls how much will it take me bring Ford Edge 2010 to Nigeria with clearing.
    Thank you.

    • AutoJosh

      June 28, 2017 at 15:28

      The landing cost is between N4.4m and N5m

  18. Doyin

    June 28, 2017 at 15:23

    Pls I want to know how much it will cost me to bring Ford Edge 2010 model with clearing in Nigeria.
    Thank you

    • AutoJosh

      June 28, 2017 at 15:28

      The landing cost is between N4.4m and N5m

  19. Victor

    July 2, 2017 at 06:50

    Autojosh, u r doing a great job, I saw some badly damaged car that looks beyond repair and I need to know if those cars can be fixed in lagos so it looks like brand new one again and where in lagos can it be fixed?

    • AutoJosh

      July 2, 2017 at 14:16

      Please, don’t buy a car that looks beyond repair. Mild/moderate damage is still okay. Cars can easily be fixed here in Lagos. You can reach me via the contact page anytime you are ready. Regards.

  20. Victor

    July 2, 2017 at 06:51

    The cars are on auction export

    • AutoJosh

      July 2, 2017 at 14:17

      You can also buy on

  21. Victor

    July 2, 2017 at 07:12

    Or is it better to import the car together with the parts to avoid being stuck with a damaged car without parts

    • AutoJosh

      July 2, 2017 at 14:19

      You can do that if it’s a car that is scarce in Nigeria. like Lincoln, Cherokee etc. You’ll be able to get the parts here if the car is common on Nigerian roads.

  22. CarMan

    July 10, 2017 at 20:42

    I’m considering buying a Nigerian used car (Honda Accord 2014 model) like: . But before buying used car i want to check it, and need some advices. I found a lot of important things in this article. I’m new to car buying this is first car i want to buy. Thank you for useful recommendations.

  23. Muyiwa

    July 12, 2017 at 17:52

    The reason your followership continues to grow is because of how informative and reliable you have proven overtime. Please keep it up and God bless you.

    1. I would like to have an idea I how much I can get a 2004 Lexus ES 300.

    2. I would also like to know if the custom valuation is negotiable or a flat rate.

    Thanks and expect my patronage soon.

    • AutoJosh

      July 13, 2017 at 00:27

      Thank you for the compliment. We will always be here to answer any question you have about cars.

      1. The 2004 ES 300 will cost about N2.1m to N2.2m

      2. It is slightly negotiable. Reduced amount could be 10k or 20k. However, the price reduction in recent models (like 2015 model) could be far higher depending on how well your agent can negotiate with the custom office.


  24. Simon Yoh

    July 13, 2017 at 21:10

    Hello AutoJosh. Thumbs up for the invaluable information. Can you please recommend a shipping company for vehicle pick-up from NJ and shipping to Lagos Port?

    • AutoJosh

      July 13, 2017 at 21:40

      Thanks for reading our blog post.

      We can arrange the pick for you or give recommendations based on the peculiarities of your vehicle pick up. Kindly reach us through the contact page to enable us proffer the best option to you.

  25. Obus

    July 20, 2017 at 11:30

    I want to know the total amount it would cost me to bring a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe to Nigeria.

    • AutoJosh

      July 20, 2017 at 17:54

      N3m average

  26. Obus

    July 20, 2017 at 15:30

    Hello AutoJosh, i’m interested in 2008 Honda Accord Coupe. Could you please assist with the estimated total cost for it to land in Nigeria and be cleared with all other fees or duties. Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      July 20, 2017 at 17:53

      N3m average

      • Obus

        July 20, 2017 at 20:12

        Thanks a lot.

  27. Olalekan

    July 30, 2017 at 16:18

    Nice job Autojosh. Wants to know how much to clear Toyota Sienna 2005. Nd which shipping agent is better from US in terms of cost and efficiency?

  28. Green Samuel

    August 3, 2017 at 10:44

    Hello Autajosh,
    i’m interested in Lexus RS 330. Could you please assist with the estimated total cost for it to land in Nigeria and be cleared with all other fees or duties. Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      August 3, 2017 at 16:01

      What year are you looking at?

  29. Olalekan

    August 9, 2017 at 15:01

    Good afternoon Autojosh. Can you assist me with Auction a Car from Copart or I need Toyota Sienna 2004. Serious Buyer! Can we start the process?

    • AutoJosh

      August 11, 2017 at 11:47

      Sure. I can.

  30. Mr. Ugwu

    August 30, 2017 at 11:34

    Pls I need Toyota picnic from any of the USA online car auction marketplace, but can not find any, kindly help me on how I can go about it

    • AutoJosh

      August 30, 2017 at 11:41

      Toyota Picnic was made for the Japanese and European market. You’ll hardly find it in USA. Better to buy Toks in Nigeria or import from Europe.

      • Mr. Ugwu

        August 30, 2017 at 14:39

        Thanks for your prompt reply,
        I want to import it from Europe as you advised, kindly recommend some of the online car auction marketplace I can import it from?

        • AutoJosh

          August 30, 2017 at 15:24


          You can also check Copart Germany, Spain and other European countries

          Better to use family or friend

  31. KEN

    September 4, 2017 at 02:36

    Hi Autojosh
    I need Lexus RX 330, 2006 model. Can you give me the estimated landing cost?

    • AutoJosh

      September 5, 2017 at 08:57

      About 3.6m

  32. Andre

    October 2, 2017 at 17:17

    Hello AutoJosh, keep up the good work.
    I would like to order a fairly rare damaged Toyota Sienna 2000 on copart. Can you assist with this, and how much on average will it cost in total to get to Lagos. I have a low budget though but ready to buy immediately if i see a good deal.

    • AutoJosh

      October 2, 2017 at 20:16

      Thanks for the compliment.

      The price will be between N1.3 and N1.5m


  33. Biodun Olaniran

    October 20, 2017 at 16:45

    Hi, I’m interested in buying a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I would love to choose the car I want online myself but I will want you to help with the shipping and clearing. Can you do this?

    • AutoJosh

      October 22, 2017 at 09:42

      Sure. We can do that for you.

  34. Chuky

    November 12, 2017 at 15:25

    Josh, please you are yet to reply me on how much it will cost me to bring in Acura 2009 ( total cost )

    • Chuky

      November 13, 2017 at 04:13

      Josh please reply me

      • AutoJosh

        November 14, 2017 at 17:19

        Sorry for the late response. What is the model of the Acura you are looking at?

        • Chuky

          November 14, 2017 at 17:45

          Acura MDX 2009 or 2010 landing cost

  35. Onyi

    November 12, 2017 at 20:53

    Hello AutoJosh, i’m interested in buying a Toyota camry between 2013 -2015. Could you please assist with the estimated total cost for it to land in Nigeria and be cleared with all other fees or duties. Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      November 14, 2017 at 17:16

      The starting price will be about 5.2m to 5.5m

  36. Rosemary

    December 14, 2017 at 13:00

    Hello AutoJosh, i’m interested in 2007 Lexus ES 350. Could you please assist with the estimated total cost for it to land in Nigeria and be cleared with all other fees or duties. kindly provide the estimate for a fairly damaged one too Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      December 14, 2017 at 23:50

      The price starts from N3.25m but the damaged one can start from N2.7m

  37. Daniel

    February 10, 2018 at 09:32

    Hi Josh! Please i need an advice i bought a vehicle from copart in december 2017, paid in full for purchase and export to nigeria, the vehicle left the location jan 4 2018 and since then i have no idea of where the vehicle is at the moment… i thought copart shipping will be more reliable but to my greatest surprise they are not. i’m having sleepless nights.

    • AutoJosh

      February 11, 2018 at 18:14

      Sorry for the stress. Have you called them? What’s the last message they gave you? They need to give you a copy of the bill of lading as well as the tracking details for the shipment. Let me know if they are able to provide you any of these then we can take it from there

  38. Ola

    March 15, 2018 at 23:33

    Hello ,
    Good job there Josh.
    Let me share my story . A friend in USA gave me his copart account to buy a car. I bought a car in 5th December 2017 and gave my friend money to pay for the car and ship for me but unfortunately my friend paid for the car and left it in copart for several weeks.
    I have to pay heavily for storage and have to look for shipper online. Up till today, I have not seen my car.
    Josh, I am interested in registering my copart account and buying myself.
    Can you help? Do I need USA address or USA government issued ID?

    • AutoJosh

      March 16, 2018 at 11:26

      Sorry about that. You can surely register with a Nigerian address and ID. Click this link to see how to register..

  39. Seun

    May 9, 2018 at 17:53

    Hi, how much is it to get a Toyota Camry 2005 model? Thanks.

    • AutoJosh

      May 9, 2018 at 21:09

      Budget 1.7m to 2m

  40. Emeka

    June 24, 2018 at 13:28

    Nice job Autojosh. Please how much will it costme to land Lexus RX 300 2003 model, all wheel drive, leather, navigation etc from usal to Nigeria? I have 1.5m can you ass it?

  41. Bunmi

    July 19, 2018 at 01:06

    From your experience, when bidding on Copart as an INDIVIDUAL, which category of vehicles would you advice me to focus from the following amongst others; enhanced vehicle, engine start program, run and Drive etc.

    Your advice would be appreciated.

    • AutoJosh

      July 19, 2018 at 09:13

      I focus on Run and Drive because the other 2 can easily increase shipping costs. Also, some of the enhanced vehicles might not even be working at all and they might be difficult and more expensive to fix when they get to Nigeria e.g A badly damaged or flooded car that is enhanced is a no no.

  42. Nelson

    February 8, 2019 at 19:50

    Hello Autojosh, for a Ford edge 2009 with a buy now cost of $1,700, what is the estimated landing cost. Kindly list the additional costs to the $1,700. Thanks to you

    • AutoJosh

      February 9, 2019 at 12:40

      – Buy now cost: $1,700
      – Additional charges from auction company: $413
      – Bank wire transfer charges: $107 (one transfer to the auction company then another to the shipping agent for trucking and shipping fees)
      – Trucking and ocean freight: It starts at about $1,100 but can be higher than $2,000 depending on how far it is to the port. You can have a safe estimate of $1,350
      – Estimated clearing cost: N780k

      It should land at N2,065,200

      You may also pay some brokerage fee if a broker is assisting you to buy and handle the shipping to Nigeria. You may also need to factor some repair cost if the vehicle has any damage.

  43. Olaolu Elujoba

    November 20, 2020 at 15:56

    Do you have any reliable shipping agents you can share with us here?

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