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Perfect private plate

... well for me at least but I just canít justify 1k. If it had been £500 Iíd have snapped it up!

Donít spose thereís any trick means of getting it cheaper?!

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Holy crap! A thousand quid for a personalized license plate? That is insane. Even 500 is outrageous.
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Holy crap! A thousand quid for a personalized license plate? That is insane. Even 500 is outrageous.
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My 5Ę on personalised plates in the UK

I always go for something that someone else will want in the future.

With that plate you will need someone who is a DJ called Bob with an 18 connection.
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Holy crap! A thousand quid for a personalized license plate? That is insane. Even 500 is outrageous.
As mentioned itís common place in the U.K. in fact you can spend up to and beyond 25k for a personalised plate here!
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Man, that's the price of a decent used car! (25k) It's just shocking. And makes me wonder why? Here in the US ours are just stamped metal with a reflective overlay that has the colors, etc.

From what I recall in the UK when I was there and driving, it was all plastic. A backing plate that reflects with the numbers/letters then a clear plastic cover over that. I just can't fathom why the department of motor vehicles there would charge so much.

Is the whole purpose to deter people from being able to personalized plates?
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Man, that's the price of a decent used car! (25k) It's just shocking. And makes me wonder why? Here in the US ours are just stamped metal with a reflective overlay that has the colors, etc.

From what I recall in the UK when I was there and driving, it was all plastic. A backing plate that reflects with the numbers/letters then a clear plastic cover over that. I just can't fathom why the department of motor vehicles there would charge so much.

Is the whole purpose to deter people from being able to personalized plates?
Itís nothing to do with what the plate is made of. They play on the fact that the plate with correspond with someoneís own initials, name or name relevant to the vehicle the plate is being registered to. The plates themselves cost around £15
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Itís nothing to do with what the plate is made of. They play on the fact that the plate with correspond with someoneís own initials, name or name relevant to the vehicle the plate is being registered to. The plates themselves cost around £15
Yah, that was my point, it certainly is not the cost of the plate at all. "They" are trying to keep folks from not getting personalized plates for some reason, simply based on the cost.

Some places in the US it's expensive to ($200), which is also crazy, but def not like what you have shown! yikes.
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Yah, that was my point, it certainly is not the cost of the plate at all. "They" are trying to keep folks from not getting personalized plates for some reason, simply based on the cost.

Some places in the US it's expensive to ($200), which is also crazy, but def not like what you have shown! yikes.
Oh I see... sorry.

I donít think itís because they donít want people to have them here... itís because they know people will buy them anyway. Simple rule of supply and demand
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Personal plates arenít cheap here in Texas but we have a lot of options and background choices. I was able to get a carbon fiber background for mine. When some of the most sought after combos come up they have auctions here. I have seen them for 10k or more.
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