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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 14:28   #1
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Question Private plates

Hi all,

I am thinking about getting some private plates for my dad and I'm just wondering why we have to go through a 3rd party to get the plates, I have checked to make sure that they are available and that they have never been used before so why can't I just put that registration on retention with the DVLA without paying a silly amount of money to a company for a plate that currently does not exist.
Any thought would be appreciated.

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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 15:56   #2
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I've always bought mine from direct from DVLA
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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 16:10   #3
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Just go on the DVLA site and if the plates that you want are listed on there then buy direct from DVLA.

You do not need to use a 3rd party.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 19:15   #4
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The third party will only buy it from DVLA and charge you more than if you bought it direct from DVLA.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 19:29   #5
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I have 2 private plates both bought through the DVLA. Go direct, 3rd party places simply charge more.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 20:03   #6

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buy your plate £££££
then your £80.00 dvla fee to transfer,plus a set of number plates,£20.00

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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 21:33   #7
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Plates bought direct from dvla include first assignment fee of £80
Some 3rd party sellers bump up price stealthy by adding the £80 again
No brainer dvla for me tho prob only get choice of plates that have never been issued and only standard issue style
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Old Oct 22nd, 2018, 23:06   #8
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If you can get it from DVLA do, my dad didn’t understand and ended up paying a lot more for the same plate we picked for my mum (3rd party add 20% vat too) avoid the likes of regtransfers if possible.

Same reg advertised at same price on different website except it was plus fees and vat...
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dvla, numberplate, registration, retention

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