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  • How Much Would You Spend For Your Car Number Plate?

    March 03, 2016 2 min read

    What to know before buying a personalised car number plate

    Clients who wish to purchase a personalised car number plate for their car can assume they’d pay quite a bit for the most desired number and letter combinations available in the UK. The most lavish numbered licence plate ever was the ‘F1’ plate which sold for £440,000 back in 2008. The delighted owner, Afzal Khan positioned the Formula One initials on his Mercedes-Benz MacLaren, which remarkably, actually cost £200,000 less than the plate itself.

    In an ecosphere where consumers are restricted to the number and letter combinations they can use on their car, finding a distinctive and personalised car number plate for their car is rare. Vehicle owners can get them straight from the DVLA, or they can scrutinise eBay to find a wide selection of prized number plates for sale. Consumers who concentrate on the personal message behind the plate while holding onto their budget and not getting held back by expensive sought after plates can purchase a plate that they’ll treasure forever.

    Remember to Set a Budget

    Buying a personalised licence plate can get pricey, as proven by the F1 example above. The most desired plates are sold at auction straight from the DVLA, and they occasionally show up again on eBay. Even tailored plates that lack a wide appeal are still sold at auction for hundreds of pounds. If the right buyer gets a wiff of it though, it’ll definitely sell within a heartbeat to the right person. Prior to owners beginning to look for customised licence plates, it’s a good idea to set a budget and then stick to it.

    Don’t Be Uncompromising

    Once purchasers set a budget, it’s vital to stick with the options they can afford for their new car number plate. Being unyielding can cause distress for buyers, as it may make them feel as if they have to push past their financial plan in order to get the textbook licence plate. This is a very bad strategy to have in life anyway but especially when it comes to trawling through the world of custom number plates and auctions in general.

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