Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

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Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by ManicManc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:26 am

Hey everyone, quick question. I've seen a moto I like... only problem is it has Vietnamese plates and is unregistered in Cambodia.

What are your thoughts, worth the hassle with the police or just buy a registered one?

Cheers! :beer3:
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Re: Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by explorer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:49 pm

If you abide by the law life is much simpler.

I would only recommend buying a Vietnamese registered bike if you plan to travel to Vietnam, and use it in Vietnam.
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Re: Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by Kammekor » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:19 pm

ManicManc wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:26 am
Hey everyone, quick question. I've seen a moto I like... only problem is it has Vietnamese plates and is unregistered in Cambodia.

What are your thoughts, worth the hassle with the police or just buy a registered one?

Cheers! :beer3:
If the price difference is huge, it's maybe worth the hassle.
Or if its a model you really like that's not available here (although spares probably won't be available either in that case).
Or if you plan to use it around your place in the province.

In other cases it probably isn't worth the regular hassle with the police.
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Re: Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by beaker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:03 pm

If you are not khmer then you can't register it in your name
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Re: Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:15 pm

beaker wrote:If you are not khmer then you can't register it in your name
Yes, you can, if you formally import it and pay import duties.
Foreigners cannot register used bikes already registered in Cambodia, but they can import any vehicle, pay the duties and register it for the first time their name.
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Re: Buying an unregistered moto - worth it?

Post by ManicManc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm

Yeah I live in Phnom Penh so I guess the hassle I would most likely get from the police is not worth it. I'll just buy an already registered one.

Cheers for the advice! :D
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