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Old May 19th 2009, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by La Vida loca View Post
I personally hate them, very crass and cheap tacky crap that smells of expat and idiots...but who am I too judge were all human.

heres a few flavours that I hate with a passion.

Man Utd
Man Utd Fan
bluenose
MANU FAN
Scouse
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list goes on and on.........yawnnnnnn....yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn....
all found in the chavy northern suburbs....I must add in Perth.
In the last few days I've seen "ASBO" and "THE ASBO" - I mean, FFS no Aussie knows what an ASBO is. It's pathetic.
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Old May 19th 2009, 2:11 pm
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Private number plates are all over WA. It's part of the more money than sense culture that came with the mining boom.

They'd hardly look down on anyone else for it.
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I do not want to offend anyone on here but whenever I am in car with anyone in either Australia or the UK and we see one of those personlised numbers plates it is not a very nice thing that is said. I am by no means saying this is right or anything but the words "plonker" "dingbat" "try-hard" are said.

Have one by all means but it generally felt that it is (to use the British expression) the "chav" item to have.

I hope nobody is offended by this
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Old May 19th 2009, 8:48 pm
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Oh wind your neck in!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was asking a question not asking for a sarcastic reply
I am aware of children starving in the world which is why I subscribe to such charities DO YOU????
My sister lives in Perth & has done for some time now & doesn't frown upon private numberplates..... It was just something unusual for a special birthday...

THANK YOU for everyone who has given me some advice
Well Said.

As I couldnt think of what to get my wife one year for her birthday, I brought her a set of personalised plates. I got so many brownie points, it just wasnt funny. She is Australian and just loves them. I have my own number plates on my vehicle and not once has anyone made negative comments regarding these plates. and believe me, with the mates I have, they wouldnt miss a chance to "sledge the pommie". Please god, let England do well in the next ashes test, please please.

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In the last few days I've seen "ASBO" and "THE ASBO" - I mean, FFS no Aussie knows what an ASBO is. It's pathetic.
Their not alone, this pommie doesnt even know what ASBO stands for.

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Well Said.

As I couldnt think of what to get my wife one year for her birthday, I brought her a set of personalised plates. I got so many brownie points, it just wasnt funny. She is Australian and just loves them. I have my own number plates on my vehicle and not once has anyone made negative comments regarding these plates. and believe me, with the mates I have, they wouldnt miss a chance to "sledge the pommie". Please god, let England do well in the next ashes test, please please.

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Old May 20th 2009, 1:35 am
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I think you missed the point. My post was trying to save the OP wasting her money. Private plates are not common here and there are many in this society who would frown on them.
Certainly they are all over the place here. They do give an indication who not to park up against - for example there's one plated "UNRULY" just up the road now!

I can think of several billion better ways of spending my money than vanity plates, but if someone's that way inclined who am I to object?
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Certainly they are all over the place here. They do give an indication who not to park up against - for example there's one plated "UNRULY" just up the road now!

I can think of several billion better ways of spending my money than vanity plates, but if someone's that way inclined who am I to object?
I looked into it as I thought it would be nice to have a plate with the initials of all the family members on it (it spelt JEMS, although it is a good thing I did not as we now have another member ) ... however if I remember correctly you have to pay an ongoing annual fee that varies in $ depending on the letter/number combination on the plate...

heres a link to the RTA in NSW - $140 fee for a plate with just letters, with a $400 annual fee thereafter...
http://www.myplates.com.au/
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heres a link to the RTA in NSW - $140 fee for a plate with just letters, with a $400 annual fee thereafter...
http://www.myplates.com.au/
The QLD government site for Personalised Private plates is at: http://www.ppq.com.au/

Advertising such as :
Personalised plates are the perfect gift for any occasion.


No annual fees... just an initial purchase price, in Queensland.

 
Old May 20th 2009, 3:19 am
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I think you missed the point. My post was trying to save the OP wasting her money. Private plates are not common here and there are many in this society who would frown on them.

I beg to differ I have never seen so many personalised plates or new cars for that matter.
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Funny that, there ten a penny here..


Originally Posted by rab View Post
I think you missed the point. My post was trying to save the OP wasting her money. Private plates are not common here and there are many in this society who would frown on them.
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I think you missed the point. My post was trying to save the OP wasting her money. Private plates are not common here and there are many in this society who would frown on them.
Much like sand is not common on the Gold Coast?

They're everywhere here....
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I don't care what anyone thinks, I have a personalised plate so there........
It cost me $180 (no annual fee) It's green and white and matches my 1995 hyundai excel in colour....I have gotten a bit of light hearted stick but so what that's why you buy a plate......to stand out from the crowd. I could never have afforded one in the UK and thought they were a waste of money anyway, but hey I work for it if I want to waste $180 then that's up to me

I think it's a great birthday pressie My friend bought her hubby one for his 40th too
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Old May 21st 2009, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by stufi1997 View Post
I don't care what anyone thinks, I have a personalised plate so there........
It cost me $180 (no annual fee) It's green and white and matches my 1995 hyundai excel in colour....I have gotten a bit of light hearted stick but so what that's why you buy a plate......to stand out from the crowd. I could never have afforded one in the UK and thought they were a waste of money anyway, but hey I work for it if I want to waste $180 then that's up to me

I think it's a great birthday pressie My friend bought her hubby one for his 40th too
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I like the one on the porche that says .......... Stolen. A youngish bloke drives it.
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