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Number plate auction, some results


tomtaylor1

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Hi All, attended the Thai Land Transport Office Auction, 18/8/2018.

Here are some results. I was the only foreigner at the auction, held in Bang Saen, Tide Resort.

The bidding was slow, the auctioneers taking there time with a lot of fanfare, drum rolls as the hammer was due to fall once, then again on twice and third times.

Started at 10.30 took till 2.45 to get through 63 numbers, some results as follows, 8899 (270.000) 9988 (154000, 8989 (1200000 8998 (188000)

1111 (485000) 2222 (355000) 3333 (360000) 4444 (300000) 5555 (555000) 6666 (400000) 7777 (405000) 8888 (855000) 9999 (1.45 mio Baht)

111 (240000) 222 (190000) 333 (300000) 444 (220000) 555 (337000) 666 (250000) 777 (245000) 999 (520000)

1 (500000) 2 (160000) 3 (170000) 3 (170000) 4 (155000) 5 (4620000 6 (162000) 7 (56000) 7 (245000) 8 9400000) 9 (605000)

1000 (61000) 2000 (50000) 3000 (49000)  4000 (50000) 6000 (51000) 7000 (56000) 8000 (80000) 9000 (106000)

1001 (43000) 1221 (41000) 1771 (40000)

Plenty of free food, tea and coffee laid on, many pretty girls doing the ceremonies. 

Regards Tom

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I am surprised the 8888 (855000)  number went so cheap. The luckiest number in Chinese culture and there are many rich Chinese or Chinese/Thai families here.

 

Den

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7 minutes ago, denby45 said:

I am surprised the 8888 (855000)  number went so cheap. The luckiest number in Chinese culture and there are many rich Chinese or Chinese/Thai families here.

 

Den

“so cheap”, looks like they were the second dearest.

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1 hour ago, denby45 said:

I am surprised the 8888 (855000)  number went so cheap. The luckiest number in Chinese culture and there are many rich Chinese or Chinese/Thai families here.

 

Den

auction in bangsaen, most likely chonburi plates? Yes 8888 would go for a lot higher if it was bangkok plates. Some other numbers there looked expensive or you could have got it through an agent.

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14 minutes ago, mike324 said:

auction in bangsaen, most likely chonburi plates? Yes 8888 would go for a lot higher if it was bangkok plates. Some other numbers there looked expensive or you could have got it through an agent.

Some other numbers there looked expensive or you could have got it through an agent.

There were a few typos in that report.

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How stupid can be people to buy a number that is easy to remember by idiots or by speed camera when my only target is to high pressure spray my number plates as much as possible to have the numbers disappearing !!!

 

 

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On 8/20/2018 at 4:25 PM, KhunBENQ said:

Unavoidable :smile:

From mgronline.com about this auction:

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I got  plate  ขย 5338 Chonburi for free ( well couple of hundred baht)

 

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I'm still not sure how these "special" numbers work..I mean  they say Chonburi on them so presumably  the car/bike has to be  registered in Chonburi to use use them..all well and good but what if you sell to someone living in Chaingmai and they want to keep the "special" number plate

do they have to physically fly down to Chonburi  do all the paperwork

(what about proof of address  for foreigners ? ) at the DLT then drive the car back to Chaingmai with Chonburi plates still attached or maybe they sign a power of attorney form and have their representative do all the paperwork and drive the car to Chaingmai. ?   Even worse what if the car is already in Chaingmai

then to keep the plate you have to drive it all the way to Chonburi  do the paperwork/name change then drive it all the way back !!!

 

Yesterday I asked at the DLT about swapping plate numbers between 2 vehicles  that I own,

no problem  but you have to go to the main ( Chonburi ) DLT office  (60km away)

can swap between  bike and bike or car and car   but not between  bike and car  and  the plates have to be of the same province.

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

I'm still not sure how these "special" numbers work..I mean  they say Chonburi on them so presumably  the car/bike has to be  registered in Chonburi to use use them..all well and good but what if you sell to someone living in Chaingmai and they want to keep the "special" number plate

do they have to physically fly down to Chonburi  do all the paperwork

(what about proof of address  for foreigners ? ) at the DLT then drive the car back to Chaingmai with Chonburi plates still attached or maybe they sign a power of attorney form and have their representative do all the paperwork and drive the car to Chaingmai. ?   Even worse what if the car is already in Chaingmai

then to keep the plate you have to drive it all the way to Chonburi  do the paperwork/name change then drive it all the way back !!!

Yes, that's how you have to do it. If the buyer is a foreigner he has to get a certificate of residence in Chonburi to transfer it in Chonburi.

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40 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Yes, that's how you have to do it. If the buyer is a foreigner he has to get a certificate of residence in Chonburi to transfer it in Chonburi.

What a "palaver"  roll on Thailand 4.0   surely then this will all be a thing of the past ?

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