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How it works

Why sell your number plate with us?

  • Your advert will display a contact form which allows buyers to get in touch with you directly.
  • You'll arrange the sale privately and you'll keep 100% of your plates selling price - there are no middlemen so there's no commission taken.
  • You'll save hundreds or potentially even thousands of pounds compared to selling on auction sites or with dealers (eBay charge a 10% fee & dealers take around 30% commission).
  • You'll have the support of our expert team, who are on hand to help with any queries, such as how to take payment from your buyer, how to transfer the plate into their name, & more.
  • Your plate will be seen by thousands of buyers who visit this site every week and promoted to over 60,000 number plate fans & followers across our social networks.

Sell My Number Plate Now

Join thousands of happy sellers like these and sell your plate today!

Don't give away £££s in commission; join thousands of sellers who sell their plates privately with the UK's leading number plate classifieds website!

Choose a standard or premium package, then a monthly or annual plan.

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You have literally nothing to lose by placing an advert today. Simply choose a plan below to advertise your plate free for 7 days, and if for any reason you want to cancel within the trial period, just click the 'Remove' link to cancel your advert and you won't pay a penny.

And what about after the first 7 days? Well, if you want to cancel or remove your advert after that, you can do so at any time. That's right, you can cancel at any time.

       
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Frequently asked questions (click to expand)

Should I sell my number plate privately?

We all know that when we sell a car privately, we get a better price for it, and selling a number plate is no different. When you sell privately, you cut out the middlemen (i.e. the dealers or auction websites), so you get your plates true value, and are not giving a percentage of the plates selling price away in commission or fees.

Number plate dealers are just like car dealers, they want their cut of the deal at your expense! What many of them do is offer you a "free instant valuation" on their website (which is often actually just a figure generated by a computer program) and they will email this to you instantly. The email is usually along the lines of... "Dear Mr. Seller, A123 ABC is £600 to you, no deductions." They will then unless you specifically ask to opt out, advertise your plate for sale on their website at a much higher price, e.g. £1,000, and when they find a buyer, they'll pocket the £400 difference!!

Selling privately is obviously the way to make sure you get the full value of your number plate, but where do you advertise it and how do you make sure that it is getting seen by the right people? Well, you could try a card in your local supermarket? A local paper? A car forum? But are these places really going to find someone who is looking for the plate that you are selling? Probably not!

You could list it on eBay, but with listing fees, relisting fees and a 10% Final Value Fee this can end up costing nearly as much as going through a number plate dealer! Their search facility is quite limited which makes it hard for buyers to find your plate, and in our experience buyers tend to look on number plate websites for number plates, not eBay.

Our aim is to provide you with an alternative to number plate dealers or auction websites that demand a percentage of the money from the sale of your registration plate. We allow you to sell your registration plate privately, with no hidden charges or commission, allowing you to keep 100% of your plates selling price.

Place an advert with us and we will continue to advertise your plate until it's sold (no need to keep relisting). When it does sell, there's no commission taken. Our keyword search facility also lets you select your own keywords that you want your plate to show up in searches for, so you can make sure that your advert gets seen by people who are typing relevant keywords into our search box e.g. James for J44 MES.

Are there any risks to selling with you?

Absolutely not. Our mission is to change the way people buy and sell number plates forever, so our main goal is to help you sell your plate. If we do that, we know that you'll tell your friends about us and help us to grow even further.

As you'll see from our testimonials, we're also a really friendly bunch and we absolutely pride ourselves on our customers' satisfaction, so you can be assured that we'll look after you.

Finally, we don't tie you into any contracts, so if you're not happy with our service, you can cancel or remove your advert at any time.

Why is there a monthly/annual fee to advertise with you?

There is a small monthly/annual fee for all of our adverts because we believe that this is the fairest way to charge for our service.

Every single month we invest literally thousands of pounds into advertising and promotion across social networks, search engines and even in the national press (coming soon). Chances are you've probably seen one of our ads somewhere, or perhaps you even found us through an ad.

By advertising your plate with us and paying a small monthly/annual fee, you are effectively 'buying in' to this promotion for your plate at a fraction of what it would cost you to do it yourself.

You are also in full control of your advertisement and the costs. As soon as your plate sells, simply let us know and the fees stop. If for any reason you're not happy with our service and want to cancel or remove your advert, again let us know and the fees stop.

How long will it take to sell my plate?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and it's a difficult one to answer as some plates can be snapped up very quickly, where others can take many months to even receive an enquiry. This is because firstly, number plates are luxury items that not everyone wants or can afford, but more importantly because unlike cars, most number plates only appeal to a small number of people to whom they have a meaning (e.g. the number plate 1 JDS could be hugely appealing to John David Smith, but would probably mean nothing to you or me).

This is why advertising on websites like eBay, for example, can be so frustrating, as you have to keep relisting your advert and hoping that someone that your plate means something to, will be searching on eBay for a number plate within the short window that your auction is running for. We eliminate that frustration and allow you to continue advertising until your plate sells.

As a general rule, the plates that sell the quickest are:

• Highly sought after & popular words, names, surnames or initials e.g. S1 NGH
• Dateless number plates e.g KM 1
• Plates with smaller numbers and fewer digits e.g F1 ABC
• Plates that don't need any modifications e.g GE07 RGE

If your plate doesn't fall into one of these categories, don't despair. You may still be able to sell it quickly if you price it sensibly, and with our advertising costs starting at just £29.95 for a whole year, there's no need to worry about ongoing costs of advertising.

Can I really cancel at any time?

Yes, you can cancel/remove your advert at any time. Simply log in to your account and click the 'Remove' link next to your advert to remove it from our website and cancel any further payments to us.

How many plates can I list under each plan?

Each plan covers the cost of advertising one number plate. If you have multiple plates to sell and would like to discuss setting up a custom plan then please contact us.

Do you offer discounts for multiple plates?

Yes we do. If you have 3 or more plates to sell then please take a look at our dealer plans.

What happens when I find a buyer and we agree a price, how do we complete the sale?

Selling a number plate is no more difficult than selling a car, but many people are unsure of the process and what forms need to be completed etc. For this reason we've outlined the process in a few easy steps below.

The first step is to arrange the payment for the registration. For the buyers peace of mind you may want to send them a photograph of your V5, Retention Document or Certificate of Entitlement to prove that you own the plate, but make sure you conceal the certificate number/reference number as it's possible for someone to instantly transfer your private plate to their car using these numbers. For the actual payment, we recommend using a secure service such as Paypal which provides peace of mind and protection to both parties.

With the payment completed, you now need to transfer the registration. If it's currently on a vehicle then you should take it off and put it on a retention certificate. You can do this using the DVLA's new online service here or if you're old fashioned you can complete a V317 application form (available here). It costs £80 to do but this includes the Assignment Fee, meaning that the buyer doesn't have to pay any more fees to put the plate onto their vehicle.

Once the number plate is off the vehicle and 'on retention' you can transfer it to the buyer. The easiest way to do this is to give the buyer the Certificate Number, and direct them to the DVLA website here. This will allow them to assign the registration to their vehicle instantly online and in doing so, will transfer rights/ownership of the registration to them. Alternatively, if they'd prefer the postal method, then you just need to sign & date in Sections 1 & 6 or your Retention Document and post it to the buyer using a trackable postal service. This also allows them to assign the registration to their vehicle and transfers rights/ownership of the registration to them.

How much is my number plate worth?

Like anything else, a number plate is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. Generally speaking, the less you have to think about what a number plate reads, or the shorter the plate, the better, although this is not always strictly true. There are many considerations when putting a monetary value on a particular plate, such as its age, its rarity or exclusivity and what it represents.

Number plates are a very specialised product, and valuing them can be difficult, that's why we offer a comprehensive number plate valuations service. For just £9.99 you can have your plate independently valued by people with years of experience in the number plate market, and have a certificate to prove the plates value! Alternatively, as you can see above, all Premium Adverts placed on our site include a FREE valuation!

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