What does this mark 無効 mean on the auction list?

On auction sheets, this sign is often found 無効 ("muko") - "not available" or "information is not available".

"Muko" - means that information on the condition of the car is not available, the car has not been inspected, it is sold in "as is", in such a state as it is without assessment and comments of the appraiser. The auction is not responsible for the car when there is such a sign.


The designation "Muko" is used in different cases: 1) an accident car, 2) there is no proper equipment to check the condition of the car, 3) it is difficult to assess the condition of the car, 4) classic cars, 5) replica cars, 6) very old cars years. Is it worth it to put on such cars ? Let's consider several options:


Please note that the car on the left is photographed in the photo box, therefore it can be assumed that the car starts and moves. The car on the right is photographed on the street, which means there is a high probability that the car is not moving on its own. If there is no exterior damage on the car, the photo of which is not taken in the photo- box, there is high probability that E/G or gear is damaged.



Even if the car is photographed in the photo-shooting box, it is necessary to pay attention to whether it has a towing hook, which also increases the likelihood that the car is “not on the move”. Further, it is recommended to pay attention to the auction department where the car is exhibited.



This car is exhibited in the ホ ワ イ ト コ ー ナ ー (white corner) section. Cars that have been purchased by auction are exhibited at this department, with a guarantee of sale for the seller. In this section, it is less likely that the vehicle is not on the move.



This car is exhibited in the section オ レ ン 20 コ ー ナ ー (orange 20 corner) - "orange department 20". This department exhibits cars with rolled back mileage or large trucks. So, if the car is exhibited in this department, then the car is "on the move".


This car is exhibited in the section 事項 現状 車 コ ー ナ ー (accident car corner ). Accordingly, in this section of the auction, it is more likely that the car is not on the move. It also happens that the auction writes hints and then crosses them out, which means that the auction is not responsible for the hint, as the situation may change.




自 走 OK - ("zhisou-ok"), means a car on the move.エ ン ジ ン OK- ("engine ok") means the engine is ok.



This hint means that a forklift is required for loading, respectively, the car is "not on the move". Should you buy a car labeled "muko"? If you strive to buy a car at a price lower than the average market price, you are well versed in cars and can calculate , then it is worth it.


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