Learn to be Successful at the 2011 DVLA Number Plate Auctions

Many people connected to the number plate industry, and members of the general public, regularly attend the DVLA auctions to buy new series private registrations.

If you’re still seeking a private number plate for yourself then take advantage of the chance to get to an auction of DVLA number plates – they’re a great day out, in a dynamic and interesting environment.

If you’ve been to an auction for collectables etc then you’ll be previously informed in becoming familiar with DVLA auctions, as they operate in a similar way.

Six DVLA auctions of personalised number plates take place every year. The auctions will typically be held at some of the United Kingdom’s finest locations. An auction typically takes place over three days.

To view the various registrations on offer, see the DVLA’s website from where you can download their electronic catalogue. The electronic catalogue contains all the registrations available at the auction.

Prior to participating in a DVLA auction, first make time to register as a bidder. People looking to bid can do this online on the DVLA’s website, alternatively use the application form in the electronic catalogue to post, email, or fax your application to the DVLA auctioneers. Every step is explained in the catalogue.

Dates of DVLA auctions for 2011 are:

– Imperial War Museum: The Quays, Manchester, Cheshire (2nd, 3rd, 4th February 2011)

– Rudding Park: Harrogate (22nd, 23rd, 24th March 2011)

– Heritage Motor Centre: Warwickshire (26th, 27th, 28th May 2011)

– Williams F1 Conference Centre: Wantage, Oxfordshire (27th, 28th, 29th July 2011)

– Down Hall: Bishop Stortford, Herts, CM22 7AS (28th, 29th, 30th September 2011)

– Dormy House Hotel: Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LF (30th November, 1st, 2nd December 2011)

At the DVLA’s Rudding Park auction, extra 11 series personalised number plates will be released. The personalised registrations on offer include: CO11 NOR, WA11 ACE, PO11 ARD, BA11 LYS.

It’s understandable that, demand is high for popular private registrations. Dealers, large and small businesses and individuals might each be putting bids on the same private plate. Plates will often sell at a lot higher price than the expected price. Remember that there will be extra charges associated with purchasing at auctions – about 25% on top of the hammer price.

The reserve price on an individual lot creates the beginning price for bidding to proceed. Bidding persons are able to place their bids, with their upper most bid staying hidden from any other bidding parties. The current highest bid will be shown to all people participating.

A proxy bidding system will increase the bids on behalf of the bidder up to the value of their maximum bid. The system informs you if and when you’ve been outbid so that you can increase your bid. Proxy bids cannot be removed once placed. On coveted lots the time bidding ends is permitted to “slide”, effectively increasing the time left to bid.

Attending a DVLA auction is not feasible for everybody. Those individuals may be otherwise engaged, away on holiday, or seeing to matters of business. Many people feel daunted at the thought of bidding with other bidders on the same reg. As seasoned DVLA auction bidders, National Numbers are well positioned to provide an online DVLA auction bidding service. The service makes it simple for anyone to bid, and bidding persons won’t even need to be there at the auction. Winning plates is also very likely because bidders will be making use of National Numbers three decades of DVLA number plate auction experience.

National Numbers always ensure that your wishes remain paramount, and will keep within your budget; giving the very best chance at gaining the personalised reg you desire.