I write here to get advice from you on this problem.
A few months ago I start searching to import to Uruguay a 500SL R129 for my personal use.
I looked US, Japan and Germany.
Because I wanted a real German jewel I decided to buy a car from Ulrich Soder (Mercedes import. Export & BMW Import luxury cars Germany
) who offers me a one owner 1992 R129 with 41k km on it for 25K USD.
I looked mobile.de, scout24.com and ebay.de and a well recorded low milage R129 was arround that price.
So I confirm the purchase and send the money.
When I receive the car at Uruguayan port, there was a problem with it, all papers, manual and records was in Japanese. He never write me about this. He said it was one owner car, no more. At any point during the negotiation he advert me about it was from Japan.
Japan imports in Germany are around 18-20k USD.
I wanted a German car, with German papers, and German use.
If I would like a Japan one would buy direct from there, and save some money. Cars in Japan like this are around 15K USD. Shipping is more so the real difference is about 8k USD not 10k.
So, I write this guy several times and he told me it was my mistake and I should know the market before I buy something.
I am very disappointed because I really wanted a German one, and paid more for it.
Car is in good shape, only a few things been done, nothing big.
But I have lots off papers in Japanese, and I don't want that. Also my official MB dealer and workshop does not recognize this Japan papers so it is a problem for me to continue the records.
So, please, can you make any advice on legal resources to solve this?, Is any way I can make a demand on it?, any way he at least give me return?
I will be going to Italy on January, so I am thinking giving him a visit, but I think it will be hard to control me and I can have some problems.
Watch out for this guy.
Thank you guys