One of the most frequent questions we get from our customers is how can they sell their number plates. You may have a personalized number plate that you are now ready to sell and you think will make you a handsome profit. The simplest answer to this question is to advertise everywhere. There a lot of places you can buy cheap advertisement to let potential buyers know you have a personalized number plate they might like.
But your next series of thoughts may be centered on how you can do this effectively, especially if it is your first time. That’s why we thought we’d share with you these three distinct ways you can sell your number plates;
- Advertise Your Number Plate Everywhere
There are a lot of websites that specialize in selling personalised number plates like yours. But these sites act as the middleman, meaning that you may have to sell your plate at a slightly higher price to pay them a commission. These sites make the process of selling your number plates that much easier since they already have the infrastructure to sell it quickly.
But you can easily remove the middleman and take advantage of a huge number of sales websites like eBay, Gumtree, Preloved, Loot and Friday-Ad. At the same time, you can also buy out online classified or participate in online auctions.
To increase visibility and find a buyer in a very short time, you should consider advertising in as many places as possible. Just make sure that the ads you are purchasing are targeted to people who want to purchase your plate.
- Contact Buyers Directly
If you already know that the number plate you have is suitable for certain people, ask them if they want to buy number plates directly. For example, if you know a celebrity who might be interested in your plate consider asking them directly. Many customers are not looking for personalized number plates because the conventional channels are too crowded. They might be more receptive if you approach them directly.
This may require that you do a bit of research, since it may not be easy to find a celebrity, let alone get close enough to ask them if they want to purchase your plate. You may find it easier to find buyers if your plate refers to a specific car. Various online clubs and forums could present the perfect opportunity to find your buyer.
- Find Out if Dealers will Buy it for You
This is perhaps the easiest way to sell your plate, since all you need to do is find a dealer and they will value and then pay for your plate sometimes instantly. But dealers only buy number plates that meet certain requirements. There are those who will only buy dateless number plates or plates that are rare and exceptionally unique. Talk to any dealers you find to see if they can offer you cash for your plate, although most will only buy if there is nothing similar in the market. You must also be willing to take a lot less than the market value of the plate if you sell to a dealer.