Originally Posted by markharf
And this is serious?
I am not sure what you are querying, the massive price slashing or the principle.
The 2.5% reduction will hardly hot up the bidding, but it brings it to the top of the thread list again. Cheap advertising!
In UK, registration numbers are assigned to a vehicle and usually pass on with the vehicle to subsequent owners.
However it is possible to transfer/assign numbers either to another vehicle or to an interim 'Retention Certificate' to be assigned to a different vehicle later.
So effectively what is on offer here is the entitlement to use that registration number presumably on a Certificate sooner than on an actual vehicle. There are additional Transfer, Retention and Assignment fees.
Realising another opportunity to try to become a commercial organisation and make profits to offset its failings to operate efficiently within the Government imposed budgets, the DVLA now 'sells' previously unused numbers (they are also thinking of 'reselling' previously used numbers that appear abandoned!).
So later this year one lucky buyer could obtain the number WA61GAL
to put on his vehicle