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I want to buy a personal car number plate - where do I start?

Looking for a personal car number plate can be hard work. And the number of choices can be overwhelming. Prices can vary hugely, so it's difficult to to find the right personalised car number plate to buy.

  1. Decide on a budget for your car number plate.

    We all have a budget for a car number personalised number plate. This will help narrow down your search. The cheapest personal car number plates can cost as little as £50 (plus DVLA transfer fees), up to £100,000's.
  2. What kind of personalised car number plate you would like to buy?

    Do you want to reflect your name? Initials? Nickname? A job or hobby? Or would you like to make some other kind of statement? Remember that names (even shortened 3-letter names) are very popular, so prices can be high.
  3. Hunt around and compare number plate prices.

    Look on the internet, magazines, etc to get an idea of prices and what is available within your budget. Use a number plate price comparison service to keep track of what you've seen and find the best prices. Prices can vary a lot, so don't go for the first price you see. And don't forget that vat may apply when you buy a personalised car number plate
  4. Negotiate for the best price.

    Make a (sensible) offer. Compare number plates on the market, and use this to negotiate the best price. But be realistic with your offer, or you won't be taken seriously. Use a number plate price comparison service to keep track of what you've seen and find the best prices. Prices can vary a lot, so don't go for the first price you see.

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