What is the first thing when comes to every new car buyer mind is after selecting the model and color?
The Vehicle Registration Plate Number
The number selection is done by bidding.
Some will takes this seriously and willing to pay for high price in order to get the desired plate number.
The favorite and expensive number is the single digit number especially like 6, 8 and 9 as it have an auspicious meanings.
Single digit number also known as Golden Number and it can fetch as high as RM100,000!
Other ‘high price numbers’ like 11, 22, 33, 44, 88, 99, 777 and 6666 can go as high as RM8,000 to RM10,000!
Normally business tycoon willing to bid the number no matter how high is it. It is also reported one owner paid RM42,000 after successfully bidding for PJF 1 in Penang.
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Maybe I wanna bid for WWW 8! 😀
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Man pays the price of a car for PJF 1
GEORGE TOWN: Times are hard, but some car owners are still willing to pay huge sums for sought-after registration numbers.
One owner paid RM42,000 after successfully bidding for PJF 1 recently, state Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Hassan Yaccob said.
That amount is apparently enough to buy a Perodua Viva.
Other prized numbers were PJF 3 and PJF 2 where bidders paid RM23,200 and RM18,000 respectively.
Hassan said car buyers usually sought single-digit numbers.
“For some, they must win the bid at all cost,” he added.
Hassan said the state JPJ was earning RM4mil annually from the tender of registration numbers.
Penang, although a small state, was ranked fourth behind Federal Territory, Selangor and Johor in terms of such revenue, he said.
He said the highest amount paid for a registration number in Penang was PHM 1 at RM73,000.
Surprisingly, numbers like 8, 88, 888 and 8888, which are deemed lucky by the Chinese as they rhyme with “prosperity” in Cantonese, are not much sought after.
The highest bid for the single digit 8 was RM18,600, followed by RM8,100 for 88 and RM5,000 (for 888).
Hassan said car owners who were interested in the tender have to fill up a form which include the bidding price and 30% in deposit for the desired registration number.
The form will have to be submitted to the department within two weeks after the tender is open to the public.
The state JPJ would spend a week vetting through the bids before announcing the winners.
“The unsuccessful ones will have the 30% deposit refunded,” he said.
Special numbers goldmine for the JPJ
THE Federal Territory Road Transport Department is taking the numbers game seriously as it can get as much as RM1.2mil a day from people who want special digits to adorn their car number plates.
Sin Chew Daily quoted Federal Territory Road Transport Department director Mohd Nadzri Osman as saying that the department earned RM445mil last year from the bidding of the special numbers.
“The earning from the bidding is 30% of the total income of our department,” he said, adding that although the country was facing an economic slowdown, income from such bidding was expected to drop by only 1% or 2%.
“Numbers one to 10 are considered the ‘golden numbers’ which can fetch between RM20,000 and RM100,000 while ‘high price numbers’ such as 11, 22, 33, 44, 88, 99, 777 and 6666 can go as high as RM8,000 to RM10,000,” he said.