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Old 03-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #16
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Cut is quite low.

I currently have two number plates for sale, one with Regtransfers, and one with Newreg.

One plate, I have for sale I would receive 5000, they have advertised at 7995, and the other I would receive 600, advertised at 2048.

These companies are not just making a couple of hundred quid, they are making thousands on sales.

I see why A210AMG wants to cut out the middle man.
Really ? holy cow. I had my plate up with them at 4,500 - I had 4,250 for me. However maybe that was before VAT...who knows.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #17
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Thanks all,

The number plate checkers reveal nothing, not on database, I guess its on retention.


Worth a try, any other idea? thanks
Rather obvious I know...........but sometimes just Googling the number might bring up some info.........
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:01 PM   #18
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Tried everthing you guys have said

The google Idea I thought was good and I don't think of that...


No luck so far
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:05 PM   #19
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If you can find out which authority issued the number originally, you might be able to trace the current owner via them. Hopefully, it may not have passed through many owners during its lifetime.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #20
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Cut is quite low.

One plate, I have for sale I would receive 5000, they have advertised at 7995, and the other I would receive 600, advertised at 2048.
The government's cut is also quite big. VAT is charged (i've presumed included in the sale price) and unless you are VAT registered they don't have anything to claim back

So, 7995 ex VAT = 6952. So, basically 5k for you, 2k for them, 1k for inland revenue.

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #21
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If you post the number you like here , we could all look out for the owner !

Dont the DVLA sell the registerd address info to the parking enforcement companies ?

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:38 PM   #22
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The government's cut is also quite big. VAT is charged (i've presumed included in the sale price) and unless you are VAT registered they don't have anything to claim back

So, 7995 ex VAT = 6952. So, basically 5k for you, 2k for them, 1k for inland revenue.

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I thought the prices were generally + vat...i.e final sale price would be 7995 + vat....
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:47 PM   #23
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New Reg have one of my numbers up for sale for 14k. They have no idea who owns the number and I do not want to sell it.

If you decide to pay a deposit on my number to New Reg, are they doing anything wrong with taking your money for a few weeks and then refunding it when they tell you that it is not for sale?
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Depends what their small print says.
Perhaps they have priviledged information that lists owners addresses against numbers.
And then will contact you with a view to sell if some shows an interest.
Who knows?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:21 PM   #25
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So if you put up a list, and then ask for a deposit whilst you make enquiries and holding that deposit for say a month.
Then you refund the deposit saying sorry that number is no longer available or unobtainable, ok we throw some numbers in say 1000 enquiries putting in 500-1000 deposits, even with interest rates as they are that would add up to a nice Brucie bonus.
Of course it doesn`t really happen like that does it.........Or does it!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #26
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Hi

What about a wanted add in the Sunday Times motoring section???

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:51 PM   #27
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I know my Aunt had a phone call offering her 5k for her plate off spec. Don't know how they got her details though
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #28
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Maybe I should just pay it.

Would be nice to save a bit though, Don't think there is much chance of me legaly finding the owner..

Some good ideas though. Thanks all
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #29
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Type the reg in here and you can see if it is already on a car but thats about it.
Funny, it doesn't find mine!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:48 PM   #30
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The government's cut is also quite big. VAT is charged (i've presumed included in the sale price) and unless you are VAT registered they don't have anything to claim back

So, 7995 ex VAT = 6952. So, basically 5k for you, 2k for them, 1k for inland revenue.

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Nope the price are PLUS VAT.
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