Personalised registration plates

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  1. Tan

    Tan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    HI

    I have found a plate that fits for my mother and father in-law, and its available from the DVLA, is it better to buy direct from them or from a registration plate dealer? like Newreg or registration transfers?

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    Tan
     
  2. chiefski26

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    i would buy direct
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Buy direct from DVLA bought all my 3 from there and it includes the transfer fee where other companies don't
     
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    Tan

    Tan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That is what I thought was the best thing to do, but just thought that I would check.
     
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    Certainly buy direct. The reg companies will buy the plate for you from DVLA, they then sell it to you adding 17.5% vat AND £80 transfer fee, it will also take about 4 weeks longer to complete the transfer.

    A plate on DVLA for say £250 would cost £373.75 from brokers, HTH.
     
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    Brought mine from DVLA really easy and helpful to deal with and the staff at the local office were really pleasant
    I did notice a couple of people at the office having problems but each time they seamed to be protesting "The person who sold me the plate said"
    and I must admit remembering thinking glad I brought direct from DVLA
     
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    Buy from DVLA. Service is fast – from buying online to putting new plates on car can be done in a week. It's also a lot cheaper. A no-brainer.
     
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    If it's avaiable through the DVLA then go with them every time. Alot cheaper in some cases, generally cheaper in almost all cases I would say!

    Darren
     
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    Always DVLA.

    The ads of independants are miss leading, as they add £80 and £25 to price, which is included at DVLA.. (i think)
     
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    Some of the plates I've bought through speedyreg have cost around £150 all in, which is pretty good I reckon (as long as you like Irish plates!)
     

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