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Whenever I see a private number plate I instantly make a judgement about that person: d1ck,

or w4an ker,

or t05 5er.

Personalised registrations are dickheadness taken to its logical conclusion.

I totally agree! My current car has a "personalised" plate! It's just what it came with!

Now I spotted it when I bought the car but the car dealer " didn't quite get it!"

Nobody else can "get it" either, so I'm glad it didn't cost extra!

But I bet W4NKR would cost a bit!

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They have been a good investment in the past but I notice some of the silly prices have come off the peak.

You are quite correct that the main reason for many people buying is the hope of a greater fool so at the top end these are a pure bubble but for me and my brother they have been a sensible purchase.

I had a look at a number which I particulary wanted. It was available! Hmm £400, I thought no!

Looked again and it's nearly £1000 now. Now that would buy a complete exhaust and new tyres !

Probably not as much next year though, and the exhaust and new tyres are more useful!

Ha, it's still there at £980....

What a BUBBLE? :(

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Whenever I see a private number plate I instantly make a judgement about that person: d1ck,

or w4an ker,

or t05 5er.

Personalised registrations are dickheadness taken to its logical conclusion.

Same way some people look at a gold Rolex, a fancy piece of art, a BMW, a big house that you don't need. Where do you want to stop? Personally I think everybody with a big flat screen tele should be jailed. Now what were you saying about personal choice?

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Whenever you buy a car, new or second hand, it always comes with a number plate included in the price.

This is the main reason why I won't ever have a private plate. The other is that they are easy for psychopaths to remember, should your driving ever piss one off.

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Whenever I see a private number plate I instantly make a judgement about that person: d1ck,

or w4an ker,

or t05 5er.

Personalised registrations are dickheadness taken to its logical conclusion.

The thing that annoys me is that they often seem to be advertising their inability to spell properly. No, there's no such name as DERIC or ERNI (or if there is, there shouldn't be).

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interesting point, in america you own the plates. when you buy a new car the plates stay with you.

crazyly enough, the licence tax sticker thing that you get each year falls on your birthday, and shows the month of birth, as such you know what month the person in the car in front of you was born. great for horoscope peoploe i guess

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i know none of you believe me when i tell you god hates me personally, but when i brought my car, at gods request, as i was going with the flow at the time, the plate was (and i have changed it slightly for my protection) M667 DIE which is a bit like saying 666 DIE or thats how people will realise it. They got me to by my car so i would be in debt. first thing i did with my new magical call center job. Then when i brought my first mobile fromTescos the number has 666 in it. I break it up so i say 366 then 690 (changed to protect me), but often they repeat it, the easy way, 3 666 90 yeah? Yeah? great for making new sales and getting a clients trust.

incidently, my new US plates have the letters as VDD. which is a bit like VD as in venerial disease. im used to god shitting on me like this.

when i was young he worked in my favour. my A Level rsults were ACE, thats an E in geography, my best subject, the one i worked hardest for. but being ACE was a special message that i was ACE.

Edited by 50%deposit

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i know none of you believe me when i tell you god hates me personally, but when i brought my car, at gods request, as i was going with the flow at the time, the plate was (and i have changed it slightly for my protection) M667 DIE which is a bit like saying 666 DIE or thats how people will realise it. They got me to by my car so i would be in debt. first thing i did with my new magical call center job. Then when i brought my first mobile fromTescos the number has 666 in it. I break it up so i say 366 then 690 (changed to protect me), but often they repeat it, the easy way, 3 666 90 yeah? Yeah? great for making new sales and getting a clients trust.

You are an Iron Maiden roady and i claim my 5 runes.

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I bought LO55 FAT for £495 back in 2005. I figured I might get somebody who owns a gym, health shop or diet pills to buy it. I know the spelling wasn't brilliant, but you cannot buy LOSE FAT! I tried it on eBay several times at £1000 or best offer. In the end a used car dealer bought it off me for £800.

I have another one that the bears might like: LO55 BAD

This would be good plate for a funeral director, loss adjuster or a bear! I haven't any offers on that one yet. So I guess this plate has lived up to its name and made me a bad loss! :(

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I like this one...

metrorod.jpg

Great plate, but the cops could pull them over for mis-spacing the letters! Should be WH05 HAT.

I used to have an Alfa Romeo 75V6 with A6 VJM. I had spaced it A6V JM as it was an Alfa and the badge at the back said 6V as the Italians do 6V instead of V6. An unmarked police car pulled me over for speeding on the motorway. They were also going to do me for the plate, but let me away with a warning if I replaced it within 24 hours...

That vehicle will also fail an MOT, so they will need to change the plates to WH05 HAT once a year to pass an MOT!

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That vehicle will also fail an MOT, so they will need to change the plates to WH05 HAT once a year to pass an MOT!

another major contribution to road safety....or is it collection of tolls by auto plate readers?

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another major contribution to road safety....or is it collection of tolls by auto plate readers?

Yes, it is probably to ensure that the ANPR computers don't get confused and they know who to fine when you speed/enter a congestion zone/road toll etc...

The laugh is if this vehicle was involved in a hit and run incident, the plate is more memorable to the general public than the standard numberplate format. It's just the computers that would get confused. :blink:

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You could add premium or generic domain names to this list

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2008/02/...es-record-price

$1.1 M for cruises.co.uk

Good domains have considerable value in internet marketing, whether for branding purposes (e.g pkr.com, branding generally favours short or generic domains), organic traffic (people typing in domains hoping to get the desired result, which still happens but isn't as common as it used to be) or search engine ranking (as Google's algorithm places a value on the similarity of the domain to the search terms).

$1.1m (e.g £750k) for cruises.co.uk isn't so bad when you consider that a domain like that, with good SEO would probably pull in £20-50k a month.

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That vehicle will also fail an MOT, so they will need to change the plates to WH05 HAT once a year to pass an MOT!

I imagine many people with personalised plates have to do this.

I would say that the plate WH 05 HAT was probably money well spent by MetroRod for advertising purposes alone, although I agree with the general sentiment about these things being a worthless affectation. And when you see some fat, middle-aged munter driving around in some crappy Ford Escort convertible with a number plate like 50 5EXY it just makes me want to burst at laughing at the buffoon.

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The thing that annoys me is that they often seem to be advertising their inability to spell properly. No, there's no such name as DERIC or ERNI (or if there is, there shouldn't be).

And exactly how many blokes are there called FIL in the country?

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That vehicle will also fail an MOT, so they will need to change the plates to WH05 HAT once a year to pass an MOT!

They probably swap them over with the correct format for the MOT.

More to the point, what about all those plates in dodgy fonts, or in italics? Normally driven by a 17-year old shaven KN08 HED. (Some additional points while I think on: The car will also probably have darkened windows, loud noises -- some would call it music, oversized exhausts, and driving with the misbelief that it is foggy.)

Edited by dude

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Whenever I see a private number plate I instantly make a judgement about that person: d1ck,

or w4an ker,

or t05 5er.

Personalised registrations are dickheadness taken to its logical conclusion.

Quite.

I was giving an oversees colleague of mine a lift a week or two back and she started asking about our number plates. First she didnt believe me. Then she laughed, long and hard, that anyone could be such an ****....

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I was behind a car yesterday with a number plate beginning KN09, which aside from making me think...he must be the chap who bought a new car this year ( :lol: )...I also thought that if there are KN09s on the road there must also be many KN08s on the road.

Now there is a plate that could be personalised to many drivers!

Has anyone seen one?

(for those who don't get it, there is usually at least one, for '8' read 'B')

The authorites don't issue numbers which are 'rude'.

Personalised number plates of any kind are the mark of the chav.

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Ive got one, just dont know which car to put it on....it relates to a ladies porno mag.

It's not C L 1 T is it?

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The authorites don't issue numbers which are 'rude'.

Personalised number plates of any kind are the mark of the chav.

True, but I'm sure I've seen a very rude one...... but then rudeness is in the eye of the beholder.

And this is another thing people with these often dont realise: These things have different meanings to different people; What to you might be some nickname, is to me an alarming sexual problem. ;)

Edited by General Melchett

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The authorites don't issue numbers which are 'rude'.

Personalised number plates of any kind are the mark of the chav.

PEN 1S is out there. I think Marc Bolan used to own it until he wrapped himself around a tree.

JI HAD is not available. Many others are held back to be sold at the DVLA auction

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Same way some people look at a gold Rolex, a fancy piece of art, a BMW, a big house that you don't need. Where do you want to stop? Personally I think everybody with a big flat screen tele should be jailed. Now what were you saying about personal choice?

You watch a big television, you wear a gold Rolex, a fancy piece of art can look nice in your front room, a big house can be very practical... The only practical use of a personalised reg is to draw attention to the fact that you're a bit of a numpty.

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