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Choose a private plate company that has a choice of millions of number plates for sale whatever your budget. The cheapest number plates start at just £79. If budget is tight, take a look at our Irish number plates for something that won’t break the bank.

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private number plates at The Plate Market

It's taken a while... but worth the wait, we hope!

The Plate Market launched a sparkling new private number plates website today.

Finding your private number plate was never easier

The site is still packed with great value number plates that start from under £95. With over 45 million to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.

To make it easier, we've added some helpful filters. Now you can limit your results based on price, to see what's available within your budget. And if you're looking for something very specific you can even restrict it to your choice of number plate formats too.


Loads of useful stuff

It's also rammed with useful information on everything you could possibly want to know about personalised number plates. That includes are excellent number plate guides.

You can find shops selling auto and car parts or accessories on many retail parks. Or there are literally dozens of online websites. So it's not difficult to find where to get number plates made up. But not all number plates are the same. So beware.
Like many things you buy, the great thing about walking into a shop is that you can see exactly what you are getting for your money. You can touch and feel the number plates before you get them made up. The quality of number plates does vary a lot. Cheap number plates do just peel apart and can cause you to fail an MoT if the letters and numbers are affected.

Personalised number plate removal in the UK is pretty straightforward. There are a few basic rules. But if the vehicle qualifies it's really simple.

What to check before removal

Whatever your vehicle, it must be of a type that needs an MoT or HGV test certificate.

Under the current rules the car should have:

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Personalised number plate fees apply whenever you transfer from a car.

If you have a private registration number, there will come a time when you want to do one of these things:

Selling personalised number plates is a bit of a mystery to most of us. At any time, there are literally 10,000's number plates for sale. So how do you know whether your is going to sell? Who is going to buy it? And how do you go about trying to sell a personalised registration plate? Here are our 5 tips for selling a personalised number plate:

We've heard stories of people making lots of money by investing in number plates. But it's not for everyone. If you're considering number plates as a form of investment, here are some tips to help you along the way:
  1. Choose your number plate carefully. Spend on a good quality registration number, and invest wisely.
  2. Aim for a registration number with a wide appeal
  3. Compare prices with other number plates similar to the one you are considering investing in.
  4. Expect an initial drop in value, especially if you buy from a dealer.
  5. Allow for additional costs. DVLA fees apply when transferring or renewing your registration number.
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