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How to sell your number plates through Plate Master

Let Plate Master handle the entire process of selling your private reg plates and make things easier for yourself. This is a completely free service and only the buyer pays for our modest commission. Read on and learn the simple steps involved to sell a number plate. First, it is necessary to complete and submit our Number Plate Valuation request form. This can be found by following any of the links on this page or from our sell a number plate page. Once submitted, you will shortly receive an acknowledgement by email (please check your junk email folder if you can’t find it). If you haven’t received it within a couple of hours, please call us on 01642 363030 or request that we call you via our Contact Us form.

Then, typically 48 hours later you will receive an email with a link to your personal “sell-a-plate management page" where you will find a carefully measured valuation of your registration number plate and the contact information you entered on the form. First, it’s a good idea to check that your contact details are correct before considering the valuation.

The figure we quote is what we estimate would be returned to you upon a successful sale. You are free to alter the net figure returned to you, either up or down but please be aware that the valuation we provide is based on current market factors. Asking for a higher figure could change (and narrow) your target market and it may then take considerably longer to sell your number plates.

If you are happy with the valuation and decide you would like to go ahead and sell your number plate, simply click the “confirm” button and shortly after your private registration number will be advertised on our website.

Not only will your registration plate appear when appropriate in our search results but also on our page dedicated to our stock of customers' cherished number plates where potential buyers can view registration plates as they would appear on a vehicle. Under certain conditions, your number plate may also be advertised on our home page where it would enjoy maximum exposure!

We will inform you immediately as and when a buyer for your private reg plate is found. If a sale is successful we will send you a contract confirming the offer. We request that you sign and return this together with proof of ownership rights to the registration number. We will advise you of any additional documents that may be needed to initiate the transfer process. We strongly advise you to use recorded delivery. We will also inform you of any offers made below your asking price since of course it’s your decision as to whether or not you accept such offers.

For private reg plates transferred from your vehicle, we will liase with the DVLA to arrange for the re-registration of your vehicle including the issuing of a replacement tax disc and MOT certificate (where applicable). Then, when the transfer is officially complete, we will delightfully make our payment to you.

Please note: You can visit your personal Sell-A-Plate Management page at any time to officially withdraw any private reg plates from sale and update your personal details. This can be accessed directly from the link in our correspondence emails or from the “Sell A Plate” link on the side navigation menu of our website.

For more information, please check out our frequently asked questions on selling a number plate and refer to our terms and conditions for selling a registration mark.

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