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A premium online service that provides the opportunity to list plates in an online auction for others to bid on.

How our number plate auction works

Our number plate auction works much like other auction sites. We differ slightly in that buying a registration requires the completion and filing of DVLA paperwork and we handle all that for you.

Listing a registration

Selling a number plate in our auction is perfect for simplifying an otherwise complicated transfer procedure. It is quick and simple and it costs as little as £10 plus VAT.

  1. Sign in to your Regtransfers account or sign up for one
  2. List your registration in the auction
  3. Set a starting price, reserve and any options you'd like
  4. Set how long you'd like your auction to run
  5. Track progress in your account
  6. When your registration is won, we will send you an email to confirm this
  7. Upload the documents requested by email into your account
  8. Receive your money by bank transfer or cheque

Bidding on a registration

Bidders have an excellent opportunity to purchase great registrations that rarely come to market. The bidding process is very simple to follow and easy to understand.

  1. Sign in to your Regtransfers account or sign up for one
  2. Find the registration that catches your eye
  3. Make your bid - see our tips below
  4. Track progress in your account
  5. When you win, we will send you an email and a deposit will be taken
  6. Pay the balance in 7 days and order your acrylics
  7. Upload any documents requested by email into your account
  8. Receive your new documents

Top tips for buying and selling

Whether you looking for number plates for sale or you are selling a number plate, here are some handy tips to help you succeed in our number plate auction.

Selling a plate in auction

  • Set a realistic reserve price that you will accept
  • Set a starting price that is close to your reserve
  • Consider using a Buy-It-Now option to secure a quick sale
  • Set a start time when most people are available and able to bid
  • Consider a long listing to maximise your exposure

Buying a plate in auction

  • Always 'Watch' the registration you are interested in
  • When bidding, enter the maximum amount you are prepared to pay, bearing in mind the £80 transfer fee and that VAT may be applicable
  • Look out for emails that tell you if you have been outbid
  • Make sure your stored card is correct as we use this to take your deposit

Trust the experts

Regtransfers is one of the first independent cherished registration specialist companies formed in the UK and we have an unrivalled stock of exclusive, top quality registrations. Our auction differs from many other online auctions in that we specialise in selling registration marks and draw on over 30 years experience in the marketplace to ensure that the transfer process is overseen securely and legally by Regtransfers staff.

Trading since 1982 we draw upon this immense industry experience to deliver a safe and secure service. We understand that, with the rules and regulations governing the transfer of registration marks, it can be a daunting experience for customers unfamiliar with the industry. We aim to offer the most straightforward, most secure and best overall online auction facility for buying and selling registration marks in the UK.

Need help with the auction?

You can learn more from the most commonly-asked questions on our Auction FAQ's page and if you need a little extra help you can call us or send an email to

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