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Old 4 Oct 2012
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Advice on selling motorcycles in Guatemala or Mexico

Hey guys
My friend and i (Australian) have two Peruvian registered motos (Yamaha YB125 and Suzuki GN125H) that we hope to sell ASAP in either Guatemala or Mexico. Any advice on the best way to do this? and any problems we may encounter and how to get around them?
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For Guatemala you'll need to go to the border and officially import them before you can sell them as you probably already know they are entered in your passport.
To officially import them, at least for US registered vehicles, you need the title, bill of sale and a copy of the check or other instrument you used to purchase them (all of these can be "created" if you have misplaced the originals if you know what I mean).
Once you have done that you'll have a fist full of papers showing that you've paid the duties and taxes and off you go. Sell it to whoever then wants to buy it.
Failing that sell it at the border before entering the one country but after leaving the first one (I doubt you'll find many takers though).
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hey Guys,

We met in ViaVia Copan - this is Chris from CATours. how's the ride going, where are you headed now? Like Cruiser guy said, you'll have to import the bikes into Guatemala if you're going to have a chance at getting decent money for them. Otherwise you'll have to sell really cheap b/c the buyers will have to go through all of that, about 25-30% taxes to get Guatemalan plates/titles.

Hope you're still enjoying it!
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I guy I know didn't get the paperwork when he came into Mexico. He explained that his bike wouldn't make it to The States and that it wasn't worth the $400 US Dlls to get the TVIP This meant he rode illegally in Mexico. The bike was not registered as having come into the country. This allowed him to leave without problems and he will be able to come back in the future with no problems. He was in a hurry to leave the country and gave the bike to my wife. We then got Mexican papers and a plate for it. It is not totally legal but can be ridden without a problem.
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He explained that his bike wouldn't make it to The States and that it wasn't worth the $400 US Dlls to get the TVIP This meant he rode illegally in Mexico. The bike was not registered as having come into the country. This allowed him to leave without problems and he will be able to come back in the future with no problems.
Something is fishy there. The places where the TVIP is issued are at choke points. Pretty tough to bypass with a vehicle, maybe with a motorbike or local knowledge it would work, but a little scary as they do on occasion check the sticker on the vehicle windshield. I can only imagine the trouble if you were out of the border area without a valid TVIP. There would certainly be an exchange of $$ somewhere.
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I had another guy stay with us who also came up from Guatemala and didn`t get a TVIP. In his case it was because there was no one there to do it so he just came north. He was never asked for anything and left at San Diego without a problem. I am not saying these guys should do this I´m just stating facts. I don´t understand what is fishy about that. Here is the link to the original post http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...r-mexico-64218
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Well we ended up in Mexico and at the border they didn't make us get any paperwork for the bikes. The bank was closed when we got there and the guy said to come back tomorrow to get some papers and we said we were just riding to Cancun and he said oh then you don't need them, don't worry about it.
garrydymond... Did it cost much to get the papers and plate for the bike?
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3 years ago I came into Chetumal from Belize. At that time to import the bike one had to go to Punta Sam. I was told that Q. Roo was a "Free" State and if I was not traveling outside it, an import permit was not necessary. I still have the bike there.
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Hmmm... I want to sell my bike here in Guate but nobody gave me a stamp in y passport for the bike, they just had me sign a document that says I have to take the bike out of the country or otherwise tell customs I won't, pay and had a sticker on the bike.
Does this mean I can just sell it within Guatemala and then leave 'on foot'??

Thanks you guys
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might take a bus

hola
if you do not think to come back to guatemala for a while,then there will be no problem.
as for mexico,if you to stay in the province of tabasco you do not need a tvip.
as for the rest it's a choice of taking a risk.
si uno habla bastante espanhol normalmente no hay muchos problemas
all the best geri
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Brett,

I paid a fixer 2,000 pesos to get papers for the bike. This means I can ride it without a problem but it could be a problem if anything happens as it is only semi legal.
If you are going to sell the bikes you don't have to worry about it. Expect to get a very low price and go for it.

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as for mexico,if you to stay in the province of tabasco you do not need a tvip.
Can you please explain this?
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