This question is always a difficult one to answer. It is asked by almost everyone who approaches Simply Registrations with a number plate they wish to sell. Whilst there are definitely some influential factors such as price and desirability, until a buyer is prepared to part with their hard-earned money and commit to the purchase, [...]
I haven’t previously felt the need to publicise the fact that we buy private number plates for stock. In the early days of Simply Registrations we used to receive more enquiries from people selling personalised registrations than those wanting to buy them. However, we are currently eager for some good stock and want to make [...]
Big brother is watching – are you at risk of being ‘named and shamed’ using your registration plate as identification?
As modern technology becomes ever more sophisticated, many people are now feeling that ‘Big Brother’ is closing in. First we had CCTV recording our every move, then Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) and now motorists [...]
The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) today warned motorists to be on their guard following the theft of hundreds of blank personalised registration documents. The incident occurred at DVLA’s stationery supplier on the 20th of November and is being investigated by Northumbria Police.
Nine hundred blank V750 Certificate of Entitlement forms were stolen. The V750 [...]
If you want some information on the subject of personalised number plates, you could ask a number plate dealer or maybe the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). A poor choice would be to ask someone who knows very little on the topic. It is the same for any subject really; if you want the [...]
Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, it has been all go at Simply Registrations. If you prefer short and sweet news updates rather than our lengthy blog posts, you can follow me on Twitter (@JamesSaperia) for regular motoring and registrations-related updates.
Sales of private number plates have been healthy in the past few [...]
We are always looking for ways to improve the simplyregistrations.co.uk website. When you search for a personalised registration on some websites, you are presented with close matches or similar registrations to what you searched for. Our research suggests that someone looking for a ‘SLC’ plate is not interested in seeing ‘SIL’ registrations. For that reason, [...]
Following suggestions from the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) that the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) were to offer superstitious car buyers the option of a 62 plate alternative, we decided to seek clarification. I sent a tweet to the official Twitter channel of the DVLA:
We didn’t have to wait long for a [...]
You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote an article about the issue of ‘13’ registrations. The natural progression of the registrations system in Great Britain would see new cars registered from 1st March 2013 have the number 13 as the year identifier. The main concern for the motor trade is the superstitious car [...]
I decided to write a blog post explaining how I would go about selling a private number plate if I wasn’t a dealer. I receive calls on a daily basis asking for advice on this very subject, so it makes sense to share my knowledge and make the information public. I bought and sold number [...]