Cheap Number Plates

By: Ross O'donnell

There are literally millions of private registration numbers for sale at any one time and number plate dealers offer great access to the whole range of prices and styles. We all know certain number plates sell for thousands of pounds but what should you look for if you want to buy cheap number plates?

The first thing to remember is that cheap number plates are not hard to find. There are thousands of cheap registrations on the market waiting to go onto your car. Some of the best private registrations can be found for under ?300 including VAT and transfer fee. Many of these are prefix car registrations which can contain neat numbers and 3 initials. Even many of the current style number plates are available for under ?500. Try searching for your initials, you will be surprised at what you find.

Irish number plates are a very popular choice when looking to buy cheap number plates. Some of these car registrations can be bought for under ?100. Also Irish number plates
are all classed as dateless registrations and can be assigned to any vehicle regardless of age. Irish number plates can contain the letters I and Z which means many interesting combinations can be found. Irish number plates can easily be assigned to UK DVLA registered cars with an average transfer time of 4 weeks.

Many people buy cheap dateless number plates to hide the age of their vehicle. The cheapest dateless number plates typically contain 3 letters and 3 numbers. The letters found on cheap dateless number plates often include X, U and V whilst high or irregular numbers can also devalue a number plate. Dateless registrations with the numbers first also make cheap number plates as they are not the original issue of the car registration and are therefore deemed less desirable. Cheap dateless number plates can be found for ?500.

Cheap suffix number plates are also becoming a popular choice to disguise the age of vehicles. Look for registrations with poor initials and high irregular numbers. These are great to use on new vespa's to make them look like the original classic bikes. Certain suffix registrations are available for ?100. When searching bear in mind that number plates with the number 1 or registrations that read people's names generally hold high values. Avoid these if you are looking to buy cheap number plates. You should also enquire if the price includes VAT and the transfer fee.

Number plate dealers such as Cape Plates act as agents for private individuals looking to sell their personal registration. Many of these number plates have no VAT which saves a lot of money, especially on more expensive number plates. Some private individuals look for a quick sale and advertise their number plates well below the market value. Obviously these deals are snapped up quickly so it is best to contact your number plate dealer to enquiry about cheap number plates. If you buy a car with a private number plate already assigned to it you may be able to trade it in for a number plate that has meaning. This will save you money and land you a great deal for a cheap number plate. When shopping around find companies who offer a price beater function. These deals aim to beat any genuine advertised price and can save you ?5 or more.

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