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Old 04-29-2004, 05:32   #1 (permalink)
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Question Buying Personalised plates (NSW)

Since "Revenue Bob" the bushranger premier fleeced the NSW public with annual fees for ANY new personalised plates, what is the deal if they are sold with the vehicle? Are they going to try and fleece the new owner of vehicles fitted with the plates?

Could you get you better half to buy the car and sell it to you for $1, (not a lot of stamp duty in that just the transfer fee) then keep the plates without further fee?

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Re: Buying Personalised plates (NSW)

With personalised plates they are seperate to the vehicle.
You will need another form, i.e plates transfer form.
Then they slug you with the personalised plates transfer fee, of around $150.
The new owner signs the transfer which says that they will pay the yearly fee, if you do not then the plates have to be handed back in to the RTA.
Unfortunately there are no ways around this.
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Not only that, there is another issue as well with the plan in the original post. While you only pay a percentage of the cost of the car as changeover, there is a mimimum charge as well which is over the cost of most personalised plates anyway.

You are not buying the number plates, you are hiring the right to display. If you buy a car with personalised plates and do not agree to the plate changeover and continue to pay the right to display, you will be issued with those lovely yellow standard plates instead.

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Re: Buying Personalised plates (NSW)

Zantet,

noticed you have the coloured plates. Did you apply for them, or did you just get some b+w ones remade into colour?

I'm thinkiung about getting what I have now remade into a green plate, but I dunno if they'd slug me for it. I think the coloured plates are an extra $50 a year on rego costs arent they?
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Not only that, there is another issue as well with the plan in the original post. While you only pay a percentage of the cost of the car as changeover, there is a mimimum charge as well which is over the cost of most personalised plates anyway.

You are not buying the number plates, you are hiring the right to display. If you buy a car with personalised plates and do not agree to the plate changeover and continue to pay the right to display, you will be issued with those lovely yellow standard plates instead.

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I was weighing up the minimum transfer cost against the $170 odd p/a Bob has kindly levied on us all.
When Personalised plates were intoduced in NSW (around 1976 from memory) there was a on off $70 cost. $20 was production and processing cost and the addition $50 was for traffic accident research.

I'll sure Bob is honouring this commitment and still forwarding the same percentage of the annual fee with each annual payment. as if!!!

I have bought several cars c/w the previous owners personalised plates in the past for no charge, but obviously they have found a way of stitching us up there too. Only other cost I remember was a holding cost if the plates were off a vehicle, and a maximum limit of 24 months on hold.

Personally I'll stick with the random issue prestige plates for the BA.

I'd consider basic plates as a one off charge but be damned if I am going to fork out annually for them, I already pay $700 a year for the use of their potholes.
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If you change your plates now at all, you go onto the new payment system, which is a yearly fee for all plates, even if you now only had to pay for them once.

I missed out on the old one off cost by two weeks, much to my frustration. I paid $50 to get the plates made, then $130 a year to keep them. If I wanted the dot in the middle of the EURO4D gone it would cost me $470 a year!

You'd be up for the $130 a year, from what I had been lead to believe. Probably best to contact the RTA for the real answer though, as I haven't done it myself.

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There are no basic personalised plates anymore, if I understand what you are talking about correctly, the pricing structure changed and every personalised plate carries an annual fee.

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Re: Buying Personalised plates (NSW)

Yep, Tim's right.

The only plates that don't cost you a yearly fee now are the basic NSW black on yellow plate. - Every onther plate is costing you at least another $100 on top of your rego every year.

The worst thing is I can't believe how easily the state government slipped this one through on us and no one kicked up a stink in the media.
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Yep, Tim's right.

The only plates that don't cost you a yearly fee now are the basic NSW black on yellow plate. - Every onther plate is costing you at least another $100 on top of your rego every year.

The worst thing is I can't believe how easily the state government slipped this one through on us and no one kicked up a stink in the media.
As I understood it the annual cost is for any type of personalised plates. If you select the slim prestige plate but accept a random rego number it should only be a one off fee. If you request an number or letter combination you pay annually.

Did I miss something? I know I didn't pay with this last rego and I bought the car after Carr's stealth cut-off date. I cant believe how everyone is copping this without kicking up a stink.

Last thing anyone wants is "NSW the PREMIERS state" on their car.
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Re: Buying Personalised plates (NSW)

It used to be that way, order then pay $170 once and that was it.
But if they can't hand them over the counter, with out asking for them to be made, now they have changed it to cost you $100 every year.
And if you want coloured plates, it will cost you $70 a year extra.
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