Shall I treat my shiny Merc to a new plate for Xmas?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JethroUK, Oct 18, 2014.

Treat my Merc to a new plate

  1. Do it!

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  2. Nah - Buy something nice with the dough

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  1. JethroUK

    JethroUK Member

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    My initials are CJK
    Found this plate for £399
    [​IMG]
    Seems like a good price
    Shall I treat my shiny Merc for Xmas?
     
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  2. ioweddie

    ioweddie MB Enthusiast

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    Go for it, makes the car dateless and looks good too!
     
  3. Wheelsnuts

    Wheelsnuts MB Enthusiast

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    Looks like a bargain not to be missed. Go for it!
     
  4. Reggie-rock

    Reggie-rock Active Member

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    I had a personal reg on my last car (K11 REG) but found it to be a mistake as when it came to sell the car it was too much hassle to put the reg on retention. I just left it on the car as it sold quicker than expected.
    As I only keep my cars for around 18 months it's not worth it for me.
    If you keep your car for years and years then yes it is worth it IMO.
     
  5. mickday

    mickday Active Member

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    Go for it, I have had same personal plate on all my cars since 2000

    Although now the DVLA have closed all the regional offices it is a more time consuming process to swap it over when changing cars as it all has to be done via the post with Swansea
     
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  6. alzieboy

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    Yup go for it, I would have :thumb:
     
  7. mat8n

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    Personally I'd go for B13 CJK or S19 CJK and make the B look like and 8 or the S look like a 5

    813 CJK
    519 CJK

    Just what I'd do.
     
  8. dinoy

    dinoy MB Enthusiast

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    cjk 236 avail with regtransfers this from the 30s and would hold value not knowing the asking price
     
  9. Bjm34new

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    another yes as mickday pointed out its a little harder now to swop plates but still worth the effort in my eyes, I also have my initials on my car with the added advantage of being dateless
     
  10. Laters

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    I say go for it if you like it.
    I got a ageless plate from ebay 6 or 7 years ago, 3 numbers & 3 letters, its been on my car since.
    I checked as to how much the plate was worth as I am just starting to save for the next car & was working out if it was worth keeping the plate or buying another for my next car, I have had the current car nearly ten years,
    I got a surprise that the plate has gone up in value, by 4 times what I paid, and I am sorting the paperwork to put it on retention at some point so I can put the plate on my next merc just incase I either sell the current car first or part ex depending on the deal and where I find the car I am looking for.
     
  11. Howard

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    Go for it , but don't doctor the plate at all.

    Fiddled with plates just look silly.
     
  12. Liquid silver

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    I bought mine back in 73 ***PP on a MB. It has been on my main car ever since. In those days you had to buy the car as well. No retentions in those days
     
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    PP9 used to be on an old mk1 golf cabriolet in my area :cool:
     
  14. LTD

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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Maybe ideal for a Tesla S ?
     
  15. John

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    I wish.
    I'd only buy it if the Y6 meant something as well.

    There is a perfect prefix plate for a GT-R which I would want if* I ever buy one as the letters and numbers mean something too.

    Probably OCD but I don't get it if the whole plate doesn't mean something.












    * unlikely
     
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    Its not what we think, but what you want and will enjoy...;)
     
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    JethroUK

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    I couldnt see those numbers available but i expect they will be more than £400?

    I Bought Y8 CJK so Im happy with that now :bannana:
     
  18. Dieselman

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    That's an Ok plate. Only one digit after the prefix.
     
  19. timskemp

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    They are so not my thing, our CEO has single digit plus his initials (I think he's got 1, 2, 3 and 5) and they cost more than the cars they're on, personally I'd have bought a house. Or 10 up north.

    399 quid, that'll buy a nice tablet, watch, weekend away, cheap laptop, or make a real difference to a local charity, it's your money and your choice but I'm not one for the vanity plates at all.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of them, but mine has saved me a packet over the years...and is still worth it's original value, or more.
     

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