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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Hi All,

Im new to the NO plate game.

I've spotted two nice plates that I want to pickup asap, to sell on.

Nice as in, represent the words / names theyre supposed to say very clearly :mrgreen:

The only thing holding me back, is that I havent yet researched places to sell & fees etc ?
Is there a thread on the best places to advertise / sell ?

Also Ive heard about avoiding non transferable plates.
Where do these exist so that i can avoid them ?

Any other beginners advice would be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Anomaly


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:22 pm 
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buy low, sell high. simple.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:44 pm 
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LOOKYME wrote:
Speak to Faz. Seriously.
Get as much knowledge as you can from him. Learn from him. Listen to him. Write a lot of stuff down.
And then do exactly the opposite of what he tells you. You'll do a lot better in the long run.

My advice is if you haven't researched it or done any homework on this, the number plate game isn't for you.


Lol that fax is a character. Some good banter
Between him and the others.

Mods do not ban him ! Lol

This thread is part of my research so thanks for the advice
I'm giving up and calling it quits..LOL

No..I've spent the day looking at some more sites and gettin some answers
to my questions and I'm happy so far.
Time to get my 1st plate.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:45 pm 
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fazfram wrote:
buy low, sell high. simple.


Cheers


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:55 pm 
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No problem anom.
Welcome to the game!
:P


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:20 am 
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LOOKYME wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
fazfram wrote:
buy low, sell high. simple.


Cheers


Or buy tat low and don't sell anything in fazs case.
Ask yourself why someone new to the game can spot a plate that nobody has seen before and thinks they can make money on. reality is you can't. If its at auction fair enough, but if you're buying a normal DVLA plate I would suggest putting it in Facebook shares instead.



I've thought about this plate long and hard & it's better than half the stuff ive seen.

Whys it still there ? Because it's not that old & will be snapped up eventually.
I wouldn't expect it to sell overnight etc but hopefully sooner than later.

Would you trust reg transfer valuations ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:44 am 
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Anom., ignore Looky. He just doesn't have the ability or perhaps the inclination (or neither!) to do what you are doing!
There are nearly 40million plates on the DVLA site. The odds are actually rather good that you'll spot something there that has value but has not been identified by anyone else ... go for it! let us know what you buy :P


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:10 am 
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I am not desperate to sell anything. I'm growing a serious collection of number plates with REAL VALUE.
The 97k figure was just to grab some attention when I first got started.
I've had 2 offers and countless numbers of people who are interested; all without having spent £0.01 on advertising!
I could have sold to a TV actor too! Not bad me thinks ...


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:51 am 
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"Primo reg" etc. is only ONE model for profiting from this industry.
Being an owner is better than being a middle man. Go for it anom.!


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Anomaly wrote:
I've thought about this plate long and hard & it's better than half the stuff ive seen.
Once you've bought it please let us know what it is (Don't tell us now otherwise Eagle Eyed Faz may beat you to it)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 2:02 pm 
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LOOKYME wrote:
You may get lucky, don't get me wrong, but from what I can see you are someone that has just thought of this registration and doesn't even know how to value a plate, never mind where to sell one. Therefore you obviously don't know the market. It sounds like someone who wants to buy some shares but doesn't know about how to buy/sell or the pitfalls in them.


Ha, did I really say that ? I have done the research on plate values, it's the where to sell that I wasn't as comfortable with. But like I said I did some more research & made some phone calls
And the selling shouldn't be too bad.

If I get lucky with this plate soon then it'll be a hole in one for me I think.
A very good start, but like I said I don't think it will sell overnight

And if it dosent I wouldn't be that bothered because
It woul only increase in value I reckon : )

Hope dvlas site is back up and running soonish. Wouldn't let me purchase
Yesterday.



What do guys think of ****** plate values? Would you say they are realistic
With spot on plates ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Good for you anom. :)
Ignore Looky, he's just jealous.

The word/name plates that ******* advertise in today's Sunday Times will be ones they own and therefore will be valuations that they feel are realistic.

They have been around a fair while now and so I would suggest that the prices for such registrations are entirely achievable (although as you mention, you may have to play a waiting game).

Plates with "payplans"/20% discounts etc. tend to be their own stock (as a rule of thumb) and prices for these would be the best place to start for a valuation of the plate(s) you intend to purchase ...

If you were asking what I think of the "valuations" they give the average punter who's looking to sell their plate through them on a commission basis, the answer would have to be "not a lot!". They are known for "low-balling" when it comes to what they are willing to return to you upon sale (e.g. £400, when they have in fact sold it for £3000 for instance!)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Thx

The plate I intend to get is similar to about 6 other plates on *****
So if their valuations are fair then that's all I need to hear.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:55 pm 
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It depends if they are their own or not, ******* (or any other dealer) could realistically value a number but they always ask the seller what they want to advertise it for so 'realistic values' go out the window, over priced numbers never really sell........ I work things out by how many months wages it'll cost me to gauge whether somethings gone up or down i.e: I you bought a number for £2,000 today and sold it for £10,000 10 years later but then you'd be earning £8,000 a month so you've not really profited as much as you first thought? Deduct 10 x £25 retention fee which has eaten more of your profit.....
******* were advertising Faz's number for £93,000 at one time which was not a fair valuation of that number and he has never sold it since.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:12 pm 
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no worries, best of luck! do let us know once you have purchased ... I am always eager to hear about the latest movements in the industry :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
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but i'm putting my £$ where my mouth is ... as I have made purchases myself.
Yes, you sure can turn 250 into 5k. It's called business.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 pm 
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But you have NOT turned £250 into £5k Faz??????


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:19 pm 
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So Anomaly, are you buying the number? DVLA's website is working & waiting for your money :-) Do let us know once you've bought it.......


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:52 am 
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I added a zero to one of my plates but didn't take the cash as I thought (and still think) it's worth more ...


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:11 am 
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once you start having some respect by not calling my acquisitions 'tat', then I may allow the topic to flow ...


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:21 pm 
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fazfram wrote:
once you start having some respect by not calling my acquisitions 'tat', then I may allow the topic to flow ...


Respect is earned - and given your indredulously poor decisions - buying tat, hopeless advertising, hilariously overpricing everything, crap customer service, lack of any sales, no profits, not listening to people who know far more about this industry than you... = you don't derserve any respect! And that's why nobody gives you any! Not on this forum, not on PH, and not even on a girls' wedding forum when you tried to peddle your tat there too! How I laughted at them taking you apart message by message!

You and your business are a complete joke... you are a laughing stock! And your even crappier domain business is even worse - if that were even possible. You're so bad, you can't even take any criticism on twitter and block people who say anything bad about you - ahh diddums - is the Carreg mod not there to protect you and put your dummy back in when you spit it out? - bless! Your parents must be real proud of all that money they pissed up against the wall on your so-called 'private education' you keep telling us about. Gosh, it's worked out so well hasn't it.

All your 160 facebook friends are exactly that - your friends and family. You have no real business prospects and certainly no business at that. You are a DREAMER sunshine - a dreamer with clearly nothing better to do. Run off now and go and joint the dole queue! You are a waste of space!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:24 pm 
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People, for the ugly face of envy - see above.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:34 pm 
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p.s. @BB, I didn't realize that you're a linguistic expert! So, is Arabic your second, third or fourth language?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:59 pm 
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fazfram wrote:
p.s. @BB, I didn't realize that you're a linguistic expert! So, is Arabic your second, third or fourth language?


wow, you've caught me out. You're right.. I am SOOOO envious of ALL you have achieved. Clearly there's no beginning to your talents!

Arabic? - God NO!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:52 pm 
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I purchased this morning.

Will reveal soon, just seeing if there's any more opportunities
That I can take advantage of :)


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