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Vanity Plates

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by JOH, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. JOH

    JOH Member

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    Curious as to what interesting vanity plates people are getting, or if they will stick with standard issue plates? I've got TESLA85 on order!
     
  2. Dborn

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    Had my plates with my initials for 30 years. I will be getting them restyled to.match the car though.
     
  3. timpoo

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    will get standard plates probably in European style...never been a huge fan of custom plates myself...
     
  4. Adapptor

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    I've never had vanity plates but I might make an exception for a Model S. My company is called Adapptor, which is somewhat fitting to put on this car.
     
  5. Johnwill

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    Saw one on Tradme the other day... OIL LOL. Starting bid $6k. Buy now price $9.5k.
     
  6. DavidRM

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    A friend of a friend has three NSW plates to sell including TESLAS. The are on the NSW my plates site at http://www.mrplates.com.au/ride/tesla. His name is Adam but we have never met and I have no financial interest. My own are already reserved : END.01L
     
  7. MangroveMike

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    :) I could have reserved TESLAS about a month ago on MYPLATES and decided it was a bit obvious. I should have thought commercially, not personally. I'll stick with my existing HTML.
     
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    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I have ordered NSW plate 85KWH
     
  10. lonewolf313

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    Checked "MyPlates" in NSW and found OIL LOL is available $440 pa + plate ordering fee
     
  11. Johnwill

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    $440 pa? Do you only lease vanity plates in Australia?

    Someone has obviously bought the NZ version in an effort to get a return on their investment. There are still variations such as O1L LOL, OIL L0L, etc for sale at the normal $939.00.
     
  12. JOH

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  13. Dborn

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    This whole annual payment for plates is plain old government robbery. I accept a single once-off payment, and custom plate making fee, but ongoing fees is criminal, much like our taxes on taxes on taxes!!! Fortunately my custom plates were issued 30 years ago - just my initials and a number, but i like it. I will be remanufacturing them though - over $200 for the pleasure. Just how much labour is actually involved? probably $5 worth!!
     
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    #14 brianman, Jun 26, 2014
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    I think we use the word "criminal" differently.
     
  15. Mark E

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    Yep, I'm glad that I have the personal plates on my bike and current car, but annoyed that I can't get some for my wifes car without paying a minimum of $99 per year for them.
    I have thought about some for the Model S though, including LOL 01L, and will probably go for something similar for a year or so.. if you can get it to fit into standard format then the rip-off is $99 per year. Its not actually the cost of manufacturing them that I object to, its he audacity to charge extra for standard plates - If you want a plate that says 'TESLA' then I don't object too much to the annual fee, but standard format???

    If there was a way to find the owner of some of the plates that I'd like, I'd be happy to arrange to take the plates off their hands - i.e. put the plates on a cheap car and buy the car, then sell it afterwards. I've used the NSW rego app and found that there are a number of combinations that I'd like that are out in the fleet already.
     
  16. 420weblazeit

    420weblazeit Banned

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    Can't you just transfer the plates and then use one of these sites like we have in the UK to make your plates for '$5's worth'?

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  17. Dborn

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    Nope. Only one company is licensed to manufacture license plates in NSW. Myplates.com.au however, it, in my case, it was a single once off fee.
     
  18. 420weblazeit

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    But how will they know? You transfer plates, and then order plates with that company's name inscribed?
     
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    We do that all the time. That is, register new cars with a transfer of the registration number. They issue a new number for the old car so it can be sold in a registered state. To remanufacture your number with a new design as I have done, you are obliged by law to use the company I mentioned above. If you don't, and like everything else you are not caught, good luck to you. The plates need to be made with reflective paint so law enforcement cameras can detect them. You would be for the high jump in court....
     
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