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By Jayne Henry

Many people do not realise that they are not stuck with the number plate that they get with their car on purchase. Personalised number plates are easily available from under 100 up to several hundred thousand pounds. It is also worth noting that these days a number of serious business people are becoming aware of the investment value of personalised number plates and there is an active market in the buying and selling of in demand plate numbers with values in the UK sometimes going into the hundreds of thousands.

In the currently unstable financial markets where some traditionally secure investments are looking somewhat shaky then personalised car number plates may represent a worthwhile choice as a place to put your money.

There is a whole culture surrounding private number plates including creative use of letters and numbers with plenty of fun combinations available. So long as you stay within the UK DVLA licensing laws then what you have on your plate is only limited by your imagination. You dont even need a car in order to get your private number plate so long as you have the legal certification. There are a number of companies who can support you through the buying and/or selling and registration process, which is relatively straightforward.

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Why would you get one and what would you have? Apart from the investment opportunity a personalised number plate is in part a bit of fun whereby your plate may say something about you, your passions or your car for example. Maybe your initials in some way combined with something about your character, your profession or your favourite football team. They can also make a great present for someone.

Once you have an idea of what you might want on your number plate then there are various ways of finding out if your choice is available. Unsurprisingly there are some numbers that are difficult to obtain such as 007 in combination with initials, but you never know. In a similar way to personalised email addresses you may be able to change a number or a letter and still make it yours. There is a culture of plate speak whereby swapping certain numbers or letters that look similar produces the effect that you want. Alternatively you may be able to buy it, as there is an active trade in car number plates.

Some serious business people such as Dragons Dens Duncan Bannatyne and Theo Paphitis, are increasingly becoming involved in the buying and selling of personalised registration plates because there is money to be made. In recent years F1 went for more than 400,000, VIP 1 for over 200,000 and in the United Arab Emirates personalised number plates have traded for figures in the millions. Given that the selling of plates is simple enough, and there are people who will manage it for you, personalised number plates are becoming a burgeoning area of investment in a changing economic climate where it is no longer clear where to put your money.

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Jayne Henry

Tel(DDI): 02866 387 124


About the Author: Jayne Henry of Speedy Registrations Ltd Speedy Registrations have been supplying number plates to the public since 1984. Based in Northern Ireland we also specialise in private number plates. They aim to provide a choice of

personalised number plates

to meet all requirements; and pride ourselves in our highly competitive prices, matched equally by our professional customer care service.


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By Richard Armen

In today’s world, the danger that a stalker presents is serious business. Although there are various steps that you can take to help limit the possibility that you may acquire a stalker, it is sometimes inevitable. There are a number of tell-tale signs that you may have a stalker. If you think someone may be stalking or following you, can consult the authorities and take action to limit the amount of danger presented by your stalker.

1) Understand the potential for stalking. Stalking is a type of intimidation and harassment that usually stems from a stalker not understanding the nature of a relationship. For example, if you’ve recently turned someone down for a date and they don’t seem to fully grasp the situation, you may be in danger. Stalking does not just include following you; often, these actions progress into much more, which is why it is so important to put an end to such behaviors quickly.

2) A potential stalker may appear at locations unannounced. These locations may include your place of work, your home, and places you stop by routinely. The appearance of such an individual may be benign. At first, you may think they’re simply running into you because they frequent the same locations. In this case, simply telling them that you do not want their presence provides a simple solution. However, if an individual still shows up unannounced it is likely that they are a stalker.

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3) Unwanted gifts may show up unexpectedly. The gifts may be intimate in nature, since, for the most part, stalkers seem to feel that they have a stronger connection to their victims then is actually true. Lingerie, flowers, jewelry, photographs, and letters, among other things, may appear at your home or business.

4) Harassing phone calls, emails or text messages may also be an indication of a potential stalker. These messages may vary in nature, but a common thread is that these messages will be frequent and intimate. Occasionally stalkers will proclaim their love for an individual, but they may also proclaim their dislike for someone.

5) Your stalker may also know various things about you that they would not necessarily know from a casual or everyday conversation. If a potential stalker seems to know personal information about you, it may be a result of their delusion that they are closer to you then they actually are. Some stalkers will go to great lengths to learn all they can about their target.

6) A stalker may also threaten your friends and family. Since some stalkers may be suffering from delusions of intimacy and a general disconnect with reality, they may be mentally unstable. Even as your stalker professes his or her love for you, they may also be threatening those closest to you.

Even stalkers who start out friendly and seem harmless may turn violent and angry for no apparent reason. If you do suspect that you are being stalked, change your routine, alert friends and families so that they can help to provide a buffer zone, and consult with the authorities.

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