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VRO weirdness

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  • 09-11-2007 12:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,683 ✭✭✭✭


    After checking cartell.ie to see if a number was free, I phoned the Revenue to reserve the number. Spoke to a woman on Monday who after 30 seconds of bumbling, told me the number was gone. Today, I decided to chance it again, and lo and behold, the number is free, or rather was free, it's mine now! Strange though, you think they'd love to get their mits on 315 Euro!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,435 ✭✭✭C_Breeze


    go on, whats the number?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,683 ✭✭✭✭Owen


    Well, my Ducati has 999 on the plate, and I wanted the same for the car (Different year obviously), but it was gone. So I tried 111, 222, etc, and as luck would have it 888 is free. I'm still waiting for a confirmation phone call from Rosslare, but the guy on the phone said there should be no problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,718 ✭✭✭Matt Simis


    Anyone care to explain how, if at all, this works for used imported car (ie not current year) registrations? I presume you can do it, but must wait till the reg is reached naturally before putting it on the car. Which isnt too likely when you are registering a 04 car in 08.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Yes well generally that is the case, however I believe they are now reserving certain numbers each month, and also desireable numbers in case owners look for them in the future !


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,484 ✭✭✭✭Stephen


    I always wanted a 666 plate :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,435 ✭✭✭C_Breeze


    ned78 wrote: »
    Well, my Ducati has 999 on the plate, and I wanted the same for the car (Different year obviously), but it was gone. So I tried 111, 222, etc, and as luck would have it 888 is free. I'm still waiting for a confirmation phone call from Rosslare, but the guy on the phone said there should be no problem.

    for wat year ? my uncle has 999 on his TT


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭Blitzkrieger


    13337 for me........


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,238 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    Reserving reg numbers is a nice little earner for Revenue. I'm surprised they don't make the public more aware of this service.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,711 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    bazz26 wrote: »
    Reserving reg numbers is a nice little earner for Revenue. I'm surprised they don't make the public more aware of this service.
    I suspect that it has something to do with civil servants being unable to cope with having to work!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,683 ✭✭✭✭Owen


    So, after waiting and waiting and waiting for the confirmation call, I decided to phone them instead. "I applied for 0XC888 earlier, just checking that the application is okay, and I can forward a cheque?", "Shrgrand". How the country doesn't fall apart is beyond me.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,435 ✭✭✭C_Breeze


    ned78 wrote: »
    So, after waiting and waiting and waiting for the confirmation call, I decided to phone them instead. "I applied for 0XC888 earlier, just checking that the application is okay, and I can forward a cheque?", "Shrgrand". How the country doesn't fall apart is beyond me.


    LOL :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    a friend of mine just got a 993, and he asked, half jokingly - if that year's '911' number was available.

    Yep, it was. Been on the books, sitting there, for 12 years !! No one bothered to ask, apparently !! So, now you know there's probably a whole bunch of others just sitting there

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