How do you sell a personalised plate?

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8 years 9 months ago #36049 by kai
We have a MGF that has blown a head gasket and the cost of repairing plus the cost of sorting out the suspension that has sagged is more than the car is worth, so we have decided to break it.
It has a personal plate on it quite a good one (we didn't pay for it, it came with the car)
How do you go about selling/transferring the plate? I know you can advertise it on trademe, but if someone buys it what do you do then to transfer it to them? The car is currently in rego, can you claim back the months you have paid for? (it was just done for a whole year the week before it blew)

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8 years 9 months ago #471339 by katieb
You can get a form to sign from personalised plates (I think)... not sure if you have to send it in or the new owner just keeps it 'incase'

you can get your rego cancelled, I know of a girl who got $35 back when she crashed her car...I crashed mine last year but as it was still under my parents name I told me mum a couple of times to claim the $ back but she never looked into it

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8 years 9 months ago #471340 by Aria
Here's the transfer form;

http://www.plates.co.nz/service/forms-quick-links/

You can also list it on this site.

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8 years 9 months ago #471353 by igor
Katie, a car is always worth more to sell if the plates are still alive. Many people will pay good money for a crashed car with live plates to fix it up but the extra expense of revinning and getting new plates means that a car with no plates is often very hard to sell.

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8 years 9 months ago #471397 by kai
igor we are planning on breaking the car and selling it piece by piece. MGFs are a classic and no longer in production so I hope there will be a market for the parts. So we won't be trying to sell it as an entire car. It is not just the head gasket that needs work. When we bought it we did not realise the tyres had been over inflated to get it through a warrant, at the correct pressure there is only 9cm clearance which would not pass. And sorting it out would be mega bucks

thanks for the link Aria

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8 years 9 months ago #471399 by Del
You can get replacement plates for your old car if its rego is still current. It costs about $15

It's really important you do all the right paperwork when you sell the plates because if you just sell them and someone else puts them on their car, guess who gets the parking tickets and speed camera fines...

http://nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/71/registration-plates.html

Also, make sure you cancel the registration on the car if its not going back on the road ever. Otherwise you'll end up with a bill for unpaid rego that you'll be liable for. If it miiiight go back on the road, or be sold whole, you can put the rego on hold.

Whatever you're going to do about the rego, do it now - if there's some left you'll get a refund, but if its already expired the longer you leave it the bigger your bill.

http://nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/74/vehicle-registration-cancellation.html

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8 years 9 months ago #471401 by katieb

igor;474014 wrote: Katie, a car is always worth more to sell if the plates are still alive. Many people will pay good money for a crashed car with live plates to fix it up but the extra expense of revinning and getting new plates means that a car with no plates is often very hard to sell.


insurance wrote it off.... 15 year old car worth 5K... 5.5K damaage before looking at suspension even though damage didnt look very bad at all...car was a BMW with almost 230000kms on the clock(would have made 230 by the end of the week)...considered just fixing it(ie paying extra) but it had started to cost a fair bit to fix in the past 18months

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8 years 8 months ago #471417 by igor
Yeah, insurance companies are like that. That is why I only have third party insurance on low book value, but old and interesting, cars. In the event of a crash I am protected against paying for other peoples damage but I keep my own car and I decide what to do next.

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