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Old 03-30-2002, 19:52   #1 (permalink)
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Number Plate Madness

One thing that has always amused me is the price some people ask for their plates

But this is crazy.

I read in this mornings paper about a 1998 WRX for sale for $28000, rego REX-HNT. Which to me seems a fair price.

Two pages later in the number plate section.

REX-HNT $35000 ono.

So the plates are worth more than the car seperate?

Hmm lets see, will I buy the car or the plates?
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Old 03-30-2002, 20:09   #2 (permalink)
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I can't believe there are crazy people out there who try to sell these plates for those ridiculous amounts, and furthermore there are "Einsteins" who actually pay it! At the end of the day it's a sheet of metal that identifies your vehicle to the authorities. I'd love a custom plate but I'll be buggered if I'll pay $300+ a year for the privilege. I know some people like to personalise their cars and that's fair enough, but I'd rather spend the money on other stuff. Just my opinion! :s6:

Oh, and Jamie XR6, shame on you for looking at the WRX's for sale section!
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Oh, and Jamie XR6, shame on you for looking at the WRX's for sale section!
Ok I was busted, but it would only be for a second car! honest!!
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I'd love a custom plate but I'll be buggered if I'll pay $300+ a year for the privilege. I know some people like to personalise their cars and that's fair enough, but I'd rather spend the money on other stuff.
You don't have to pay the $300+ every year, only when you initially buy them. (well you don't in Vic anyway)
I've had mine for 10 years, and they've been on 4 of my pride and joy's. And no, I didn't spend crazy amounts of money buying them off someone else, just the $280 at the time from Vic Roads.
And I'll never sell them, because the plates are me, not describing the car they're on.
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:40   #5 (permalink)
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You guys in Vic (and probably any other state other than NSW) are lucky. I just checked the RTA site to confirm and a custom plate will set you back $30 for the deposit and then $361 annual fee.

Thieving bastards!

That's why I got on the soapbox before. I'd love a custom plate but not at that price.
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The $361 a year is what always put me off getting a custom plate.

I do have personalised plates though, but they where given to me as a chrissy present
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Yeah i'm a lazy bugger i haven't bothered to look into getting a personalised plate.

Though my last numbers sorta has relevence to the car.

Have to say some of the cost of plates are insane.
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I like my plates they give my car a name & sort of a personality but do think they are a rip off.
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Geez, for once I'm glad I do live in Victoria.
To pay for the plates to be on your car year in year out is friggin crap! What a ripoff.
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Still want minkia as a plate!
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