What’s the best way to sell a personalised registration?

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What’s the best way to sell a personalised registration?


A personalised number plate means a lot to most drivers and if you’re considering selling your private reg, it can be a great way to make some extra cash, and pass your cherished reg onto a happy new buyer. At Primo, we make it quick and simple to sell your private registration, and will promote your number plate on our website, finding the best deal for you. 


We know that selling your private registration can be confusing, so we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about it below.



Can I sell my number plate back to the DVLA?


No, It’s not possible to sell your private number plate back to the DVLA. The DVLA sells cherished number plates, but only new ones. They won’t buy back registrations that have already been issued to a vehicle. You can sell personalised number plates privately by finding a customer yourself or using a dealer. The best way to sell a private number plate is with car registration companies, like us! They will provide the services you need to advertise and sell your number plate.



Can I give someone else my private reg?


Yes, you can give someone else your private reg. As long as the number is assigned to their vehicle before they use it, it’s not a problem. You can assign the private number plate to them online or by post. If you would like to buy a personalised number plate for someone else, it’s not an issue either, as long as it’s properly registered. Car registration services will help you choose from a selection of cherished number plates, and you can make someone’s drive a little more meaningful.



Can I sell my number plate back to Primo?


If you have a dateless registration or name registration, it might be possible to sell it directly to Primo Registrations, and we’ll even valuate it for free! If we don’t buy the registration into stock, you can still authorise Primo to advertise it on our website, to help you find a buyer. We can help you sell your cherished number plates regardless of the type. Some of the types of personalised number plates we sell include:


  • Current style number plates
  • Prefix style number plates
  • Suffix style number plates
  • Dateless number plates
  • Northern Ireland number plates


We will provide you with a price guide depending on the type of number plate you’re selling. Every registration has a different value and we will help you figure out yours. We will also market your plate online and on social media, to ensure you get the best price for it. 



Will I get my old reg back?


Yes, in most cases when you take your private registration off of your vehicle, your old registration number will be reassigned to your vehicle. In the case that you want to sell your vehicle, you can therefore sell the number plate separately, and put the old reg back on your car. This way you can make a little extra cash from your personalised number plate as well. If you’re going to put your original number plates back on your car it’s the law to do this before you use it or sell it. 



Where’s the best place to sell?


The best place to sell cherished number plates is by using a reputable car registration company. Primo Registrations will help you advertise your registration on our website, which brings in hundreds of visitors everyday, so you can be sure it’s the quickest and most effective option for selling your registration. By working with us, you can achieve a quicker sale and a better deal. We will actively advertise your number plate online and reach out to an extensive database of loyal customers. It’ll be much easier to find the right buyer for you. We make the process of selling a private number plate straight forward and will take care of the leg work so you don’t have to.


With Primo, selling your cherished number plates couldn’t be simpler. We offer a quick and easy dialogue and can provide you with a free valuation normally within 48 hours. It’s our mission to get you the best rates and we will work hard to give you fair and accurate pricing. Whether you want to change a personalised number plate or make some extra cash from your original one, Primo can find a buyer for you. To ask for your valuation click here