A driver has seen a windfall gain of £9,000 by utilising a complimentary online valuation service for private number plates offered by Platehunter, a leading private number plate dealership. The driver had approached Platehunter seeking a valuation of £5,000 for his plate but was in for a surprise when the valuation soared nearly £10,000 higher. Within a week, Platehunter facilitated a successful sale at £14,000.
This transaction was particularly profitable for the driver as he had incidentally acquired the private registration plate with the purchase of a Jaguar XK140 back in 1950.
Jon Kirkbright, the Sales Director at Platehunter, possessing over a decade of experience in the motor industry, expressed his delight in achieving almost triple the asking price for the customer. He emphasised the lucrative investment potential of private registration plates, stating, “We were surprised that the customer was asking for so little for the registration plate, and we are delighted we were almost able to triple the price for him.”
Jon highlighted the significance of their free valuation service, asserting it enables customers to realise the optimal value of their plates, contrary to some who may unknowingly undersell their assets.
Platehunter simplifies the process for customers, offering them a hassle-free experience in both selling and purchasing private plates. They handle transactions and the accompanying paperwork, relieving both sellers and buyers of any stress related to the sale.
For customers looking to understand the worth of their private plates, Platehunter’s website offers an easy valuation process, requiring just the registration number and contact details. If a sale is decided upon, Platehunter lists the plate on its website at no additional cost, managing the subsequent transactional details with minimal involvement from the seller.
Jon Kirkbright, along with his seasoned team, continue to provide expert advice on pricing, purchasing, and selling private plates, encouraging potential sellers to leverage their complimentary valuation service to ensure they secure the best possible deal for their number plates.