3 top tips for buying private registration plates

How to buy registration plates with confidence

So many customers (around 9 out of 10) have never bought a private registration plate.  So it's hardly surprising that the whole thing seems really overwhelming. There are so many places you’ll find number plates for sale that the mind boggles.

Here are our 3 top tips for buying registration plates

  1. Who are you buying from? If you’re buying from a company, check their reputation. Look at their online reviews. What are their other customers saying? Were they looked after? Was the service good? If you’re buying your registration plate from elsewhere (like an auction site) look into using a professional number plate transfer service to take care of the payment and paperwork for you and make sure ownership transfers smoothly. And make you aware of any pitfalls.
  2. Check what’s around Compare registration plates and prices. If you find what you’re looking for don’t hang around too long… the best ones get snapped up quickly.
  3. Negotiate. Decide how much you want to spend. Stick to your budget. But be realistic. By all means negotiate on the price, but don’t go so low that you offend the seller. Your offer won’t be taken seriously. If you think the registration plate is over-priced explain why. Look at other similar number plates before making an offer.

What happens if things go wrong?

If you’ve bought your registration plate from a reputable company, they will offer a full money back guarantee if (for any reason) they were unable to complete the sale. This can happen occasionally. Reputable companies will be members of a professional body, like the Cherished Numbers Dealers Association (CNDA) or Cherished Numbers Guild (CNG).

Do check all the details before going ahead. But most of all, enjoy your private registration plate.

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