HomePersonalised Number PlatesOlympic Takeaways on Number Plates Jayne Henry September 7, 2012 Personalised Number Plates, Recent Number Plate News Three Olympic Takeaways when buying Personalised Number Plates The Olympics have come and gone. Team GB did so well in the medal stakes as did the Irish. But hats off must go to all the volunteers, the staff and the people behind the scenes that made it all happen. Every day, we saw great things being written and said about the running of the Olympics. How smooth it all went and how the atmosphere was electrifying. Well done London; it was a fantastic show. All the hard work was worth it. And speaking of hard work, while hats off goes to the people behind the scenes, admiration and fascination follow all the athletes who competed at this high level. Some have been training for four years; other much longer. I got to thinking about the Olympics and how many parallels exist between the sporting world and the hobby world. Buying a personalised number plate is more than a hobby for some but for many, it is a hobby. This article will talk about the hobby buyer rather than the investment buyer, so if you’re a hobby buyer, read on. Here are my three takeaways from watching the Olympics that can easily be applied to buying a personalised number plate. 1. Reap what you sow Many hobby buyers search the listings for the perfect number plate. Often times, the one that they want is either too expensive or is taken by someone else. This personalised number plate buyer then spends time looking at the alternatives that exist out there. If you are prepared to put in the effort, you can find the perfect plate for you. You can substitute numbers for letters, i.e., 5 makes a great substitute for S, I for 1 and lots more. You can get a personalised number plate from Northern Ireland which is much cheaper and flexible. Just as every athlete that went to the Olympics, they put in the hard work to get what they wanted. You too can apply that same level of tenacity and get the right plate at the right price. 2. No personalised plate buyer is an island You can do as much or as little searching for your own personalised number plate as you want but nothing beats using a reputable personalised number plate agency. A company that specialises in personalised plates will help you find what you’re looking for, have the correct paperwork to hand you and basically, provide support when you need it. They have their own database and they make transfer of ownership easy. Every athlete that went to the Olympics went with a team. They didn’t go by themselves; they used the right people behind them to support them and you can do the same when buying a plate. 3. Truly own your number plate When you find the perfect plate, it’s only right that you show it off. It is important to truly own it. Even if it’s just you and your partner having a glass of something or a cup of tea when it’s driven home, you need to truly own it. And by that, I mean, don’t hide it away. Show it off. Just look at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Each athlete came back into the arena smiling and happy with their achievements. Finding the right plate at the right price can be tricky and if you’ve accomplished it, then celebrate it.