Personal Plates

replied on 08/08/2019 13:45

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:45

Word of warning.

When part exchanging your car or Motorhome with one, retain it yourself! 

Michelle and myself have matching cars, Mine an A4 Avant Black edition.

Michelle's an A3 red top cabriolet 

Both in white both with very similar personal plates,

Example

A123 ABC and A123 DEC 

Mine the dealer lost when I purchased my car in June. 

World of DVLA pain trying to get it back!

Today's effort failed.

Very disappointed to say the least.

replied on 08/08/2019 13:54

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:51 by JVB66

I thought it would be normall be normal to retain the plate, and as we have done put the original reg plate on when changing vehicles, we have done so on four sold vehices

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:54

On both cars the two different dealers took control of the retained plates procedure, normal practice as happened in the past, I presume its to keep control of stock.

Dealer A, not an issue, 

Dealer B, problems.

 

Do it ourselves in future 

JVB66 replied on 08/08/2019 14:00

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:54 by

On both cars the two different dealers took control of the retained plates procedure, normal practice as happened in the past, I presume its to keep control of stock.

Dealer A, not an issue, 

Dealer B, problems.

 

Do it ourselves in future 

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:00

We have always kept control ourselves as the plate is owned by you

replied on 08/08/2019 14:04

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:00 by JVB66

We have always kept control ourselves as the plate is owned by you

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:04

 Actually the state owns the plate, we just have entitlement to use it, as long as we pay.

But not the point I'm trying to make.

When things go wrong at mission DVLA, they go very wrong!

 

I'm now taxing a car I dont own or have access to, in an attempt to spring life into the creaking DVLA computer, upto 5 days for the road fund to be applied!!!!!!!

How and why this long?

Is the hamster powering the  Zx spectrum out of breath?

JVB66 replied on 08/08/2019 14:11

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:04 by

 Actually the state owns the plate, we just have entitlement to use it, as long as we pay.

But not the point I'm trying to make.

When things go wrong at mission DVLA, they go very wrong!

 

I'm now taxing a car I dont own or have access to, in an attempt to spring life into the creaking DVLA computer, upto 5 days for the road fund to be applied!!!!!!!

How?

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:11

Another lesson you have learned ,that others seem to have avoided then , all the time I have my plate its mine,  just need to  pay transfer fee if we change vehicle againwink

replied on 08/08/2019 14:34

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:11 by JVB66

Another lesson you have learned ,that others seem to have avoided then , all the time I have my plate its mine,  just need to  pay transfer fee if we change vehicle againwink

Posted on 08/08/2019 14:34

Nice try.

But many many dealers will retain plates on behalf of customers as part of the sales service. Giving the retention certificate over and having the new plates made up.

More info for you, 

The plate is never yours, it's the states 

You pay a retention fee not a transfer fee, as the transfer is free!

Are you sure you have personal plates?

 

The point of your post have been what? 

It's ok we can all, and I do mean all, see 🙄

lornalou1 replied on 08/08/2019 15:13

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:13

 I would blame dealer as he was sorting not DVLA. When I changed my car I got retention cert £80 and sent v5c to dvla, removed my personal plates and fixed back original plates, when car changed and received new v5c I used cert and sent of v5c and got email to say can put personal plates on and new v5c will follow within a week.

AnotherDavid replied on 08/08/2019 15:33

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:33

I didn't have to do a thing, the dealer said I will sort out the number transfered and when  I went to pick the car up it had my number on it and as  I was able to park old and new next to on another  with both displaying the same number for a photo.

Rufs replied on 08/08/2019 15:49

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:49

can anybody explain to me why you need personal plates, never had them, never seen the need to have them and from my perspective they only draw added attention to your vehicle. judging  by all the above who would want all the hassle just to prove what ???

Tinwheeler replied on 08/08/2019 15:53

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:49 by Rufs

can anybody explain to me why you need personal plates, never had them, never seen the need to have them and from my perspective they only draw added attention to your vehicle. judging  by all the above who would want all the hassle just to prove what ???

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:53

Hmm, I’ll bear that in mind while I search for one, Rufs. 🤣