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How to Buy a Personalised Number Plate Online16-Apr-2014

Private number plates – also known as personalised plates and cherished number plates – are becoming more affordable and, therefore, more popular. There are a wide range of places you can purchase one, from an official DVLA auction to looking in local and national newspapers and magazines, but it seems that most people interested in plates are flocking to the web in order to find their perfect registration. Whether you’re buying a private registration or selling a personalised number plate, an online specialist dealer could be the best option for you.

Why go online to buy your private plates?

There are many reasons why using the internet is a great idea when you’re thinking of buying a personalised registration. Here are just a few of them:

It’s quick and easy : All you need is a computer (or phone, or tablet) and an internet connection, and you can start searching for your perfect plate. You won’t have to drive miles to attend an auction, or go out and buy a selection of newspapers and magazines that you then have to wade through. Just type what you’re looking for into a search engine, and you’ll no doubt be looking at number plates in no time at all.

You can browse from the comfort of your own home : This, of course, is true of any form of internet shopping. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in front of the TV or still wearing your pyjamas; get a cup of tea or coffee and start browsing.

There’s plenty of information available : The internet is home to a wealth of information, so even if you get stuck or aren’t sure of the procedures for buying plates, you’ll be able to get an answer online in just a few minutes. Many number plate websites have their own FAQ section specifically on buying private registrations, so make the most of it and get informed. This will make the whole process a lot less stressful.

Search, search, search :  Number plate websites usually include a search function, so if you know what type of plate you want, you can just type it in. You can also browse through the sections to find your perfect plate, and if you don’t know what you want, looking at what is available will give you some great ideas on what to choose.

Are there any disadvantages to buying online?

The only major disadvantage is that the internet can be a bit of an overwhelming place, especially if you don’t usually use it to purchase any products. Once you’ve found a site that looks good, however, the company will be able to help you with any queries you may have about buying online. Then all you need to worry about is how you’re going to choose from such a huge range of plates!

If you decide to go down the online route, a site such as Plate Hunter could have everything you’re looking for, from a huge range of different number plates, to information and advice on how to buy, sell, transfer, and own a set of personalised plates.