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Have just bought one from the DVLA and the buying process is most amusing. " Do you realise youre entering into a contract with the Secretary of Transport " The bloke didnt take kindly to my reply of " Is she fit? "
Only paid 250 for the plate of R6 CUP. Thought that was very good meself.
ive just got mine direct from the dvla, there really good. whatever you do dont use reg transfers, they took my money without even having the number plate and it took ages to get all my documents back from them, if you go to yahoo do a search for personalised number plates, then all the links come up, i think it should say number plates underlined, click on that and it gives you a list of about 20 companies.
Can I ask your opinions on plates for myself please ? My initials are DRL so I have chosen the following, let me know which one you think is best. I do like the numbers 10, 7 and 8 so I have tried to include them in the selection :
Yea, Most of the reg. companies on the net, including New Reg just advertise plates that are available from the DVLA, then charge you £100+ more for buying from them? Rip Off
Had my plate for a while now, from the DVLA.
was in a very stupid mood when i bought it M80 OVE but with a screw in the 8 and no space (yes, illegal but ive never ever been stopped or warned about it) it says MOOVE and, infact, people do move out of your way
Your old plate, either becomes obselete, and effectively just gets scrapped. OR you can apply to keep it on retention certificate, which means you could put it back on the car if you deceide to sell it, but it all costs money
To keep your existing plate, you have to put it on retention certificate at the same time as you buy the new one. Not sure how much that costs tho, think its another £80
Theres no point really. When you come to sell the car, you can just transfer your current reg (being your personalised one) onto the new car, and the DVLA just issue FREE OF CHARGE, a new number plate suiting the age of the vehicle being sold.
Forgot to mention that I would not hang around. When I was looking for one I managed to find K31THO for £250. I passed on this because I did not want to mess about with spacing. I wish I had now, but I am happy with the one I got.
As Kelly says, onlything with private plates is if you want to keep them then you will need to pay £80+ to transfer them or keep them on retention.
Yeah, Im glad you worked that one out - it didnt look as obviously like TEASE as Id hoped when I first got it. It was a £250 job from DVLA. Whether or not it looks like TEASE I still think it makes the car look neat and tidy, and much better than DU02FGJ or whatever it would have been otherwise.
Think of it as a nice mod that has absolutely no insurance implications!