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Old 04-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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Wow, I'm just surprised that cost that much....I was thinking $40 a yr...that was it.
It used to when the plates were made by the inmates of the state pen, now it's this....of course:

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #22
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Where did you pick it up at?
You can have them tranfered to your nearest Court House. All i had to do was call them and wait an extra few days, but saved me the trouble of going DT
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #23
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It used to when the plates were made by the inmates of the state pen
I miss those days. Sad that they had to jump that much. Double the price sure, but tripple.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
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Where did you pick it up at?

I live in Montgomery County...so in Conroe
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #25
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are there vanity plates for bikes?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #26
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interesting, I never saw the option for it on the website. maybe I should check again, unless it's not available from them
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #28
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It says car/motorcycle/trailer/private bus

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #29
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I am making mine not vehicle specific. I will probably keep it for a long time
But Texas law makes you replace plates after 7 years due to degradation of reflective properties and legibility. So it seems pointless to get 10 years.
From what I read it makes you replace plates at 7 yrs but looks like it costs about $6.00 (on the faq section it says to replace a damaged plate is $6.00 so I am assuming its the same price when it reaches 7 yrs)


Btw, are you sure about the $40.00 annual renewal? Only site I saw that price was here:
http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/license-...#Vanity-Plates

but looks outdated.

Also, when you select a plate and click on "order this plate" in the website, next to 5yrs and 10 yrs says save 49% and 69% respectively, which only tells me its also $155 per annual renewal instead of $40....

$155 x 5 = $775
---->51% of $775 (save 49%) = $395.25

Then again I could be wrong....
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From what I read it makes you replace plates at 7 yrs but looks like it costs about $6.00 (on the faq section it says to replace a damaged plate is $6.00 so I am assuming its the same price when it reaches 7 yrs)


Btw, are you sure about the $40.00 annual renewal? Only site I saw that price was here:
http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/license-...#Vanity-Plates

but looks outdated.

Also, when you select a plate and click on "order this plate" in the website, next to 5yrs and 10 yrs says save 49% and 69% respectively, which only tells me its also $155 per annual renewal instead of $40....

$155 x 5 = $775
---->51% of $775 (save 49%) = $395.25

Then again I could be wrong....
If you go to the DMV FAQ's website. There is a "how much is custom plate renewal" and the answer is $40 a year plus registrations fees.

I think that is wrong, i think they are just basing it off that price. But i could be COMPLETELY wrong. If it is $155 a year. Then THAT.

Edit- i called my friend who has custom plates, he said that 155 a year is bogus. They are just trying to get extar money out of you. He bought 1 year for $155 and then he pays $40 extra to DMV tax collectors office a year to renew
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If you go to the DMV FAQ's website. There is a "how much is custom plate renewal" and the answer is $40 a year plus registrations fees.

I think that is wrong, i think they are just basing it off that price. But i could be COMPLETELY wrong. If it is $155 a year. Then THAT.

Edit- i called my friend who has custom plates, he said that 155 a year is bogus. They are just trying to get extar money out of you. He bought 1 year for $155 and then he pays $40 extra to DMV tax collectors office a year to renew
*CORRECTION*, IF YOU BUY 1 YEAR THEN THE RENEWAL IS VERY EXPENSIVE. I WAS WRONG AND MY FRIEND MISUNDERSTOOD MY QUESTIONS. I VERIFIED IT TO HIM AND THEN HE WAS ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION FULLY. I DO NOT THINK I WILL BE GETTING ANY VANITY PLATES NOW, unless i just buy the 10 year or 5 year. That is ridiculous and expensive. I am kind of that it is that bad now.

Yanni, you are correct. It is $155 a year for renewal. So my original math was wrong. You are way better off buying 5 year or 10 year.
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, that's a lot of dough for plates... that.
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myplates and their outrageous prices...

They have tripled the price of plates since they came to power...
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Well it doesnt matter how you get the plates it will be that expensive. I went downtown and talked to them. There is other way to order the plates. But it will be the same price no matter what. Well almost. Myplates.com charges you a $10 fee over going to the ta collectors office and doing it by yourself.
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*CORRECTION*, IF YOU BUY 1 YEAR THEN THE RENEWAL IS VERY EXPENSIVE. I WAS WRONG AND MY FRIEND MISUNDERSTOOD MY QUESTIONS. I VERIFIED IT TO HIM AND THEN HE WAS ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION FULLY. I DO NOT THINK I WILL BE GETTING ANY VANITY PLATES NOW, unless i just buy the 10 year or 5 year. That is ridiculous and expensive. I am kind of that it is that bad now.

Yanni, you are correct. It is $155 a year for renewal. So my original math was wrong. You are way better off buying 5 year or 10 year.
yeah, its definitely not worth it, even for the 10 yrs IMO.

better spend a few bucks for a custom bumper sticker, and noone's gonna make you replace it if it starts looking like after 7 years....
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