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Online Auction for Centenary Number Plates

By Canberra100 - 2 May 2013 31

It’s been a while since Canberra had a commemorative number plate, so what better time than the Centenary to roll some out.

100 special number plates have been produced to mark this special year, and can be fitted to ACT-registered cars. They’re sure to become collector’s items, and will support a good cause or two as well.

C 100 and C001 will be auctioned online by the ACT Government, with the proceeds going to the official Centenary of Canberra charity Dollars for Dili and Boundless, the playground on the lake’s edge where there will be no barriers to play or inclusion.

The Centenary team will also allocate plates to local not-for-profit and charitable organisations for their own fundraising activities and Dollars for Dili. Organisations need to have deductible gift recipient status and deliver services in Canberra and the ACT region. They will be selected based on how they will use the plate to raise funds for their own work and for Dollars for Dili.

Bidding is now open on C100, with PicklesPlus kindly providing its online auction services free-of-charge. To bid on C100 visit https://www.picklesplus.com.au/Catalog/Charity&SpecialEvents/Charity/AllItems, or to register your not-for-profit or charitable organisations interest, visit Canberra100.com.au.

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Online Auction for Centenary Number Plates
Pork Hunt 7:29 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

And my bid has been overtaken.

Perhaps one’s arms are too short and one’s pockets too long…

bundah 7:25 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

And my bid has been overtaken.

How deep are your pockets?

dungfungus 7:19 pm 02 May 13

I am surprised that Actew haven’t yet bought the lot at twice the highest bid. After all, the proceeds are going to some good cause somewhere aren’t they?

johnboy 7:11 pm 02 May 13

And my bid has been overtaken.

Pork Hunt 6:24 pm 02 May 13

thatsnotme said :

magiccar9 said :

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

You realise that’s the idea, right? That the whole point of auctioning a one-off item like this is to push the price out of the reach of the average joe, before they’re won by someone who can afford to drop 5 or 10k on what is really just a status symbol?

Bet you they don’t throw in the wee little matching plate for your bike rack regardless of the price…

thatsnotme 6:11 pm 02 May 13

magiccar9 said :

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

You realise that’s the idea, right? That the whole point of auctioning a one-off item like this is to push the price out of the reach of the average joe, before they’re won by someone who can afford to drop 5 or 10k on what is really just a status symbol?

bd84 6:09 pm 02 May 13

madscientist said :

“It’s been a while since Canberra had a commemorative number plate, so what better time than the Centenary to roll some out.”

So, I’m guessing we’ve missed the stupid YG- and YI- series of Canberra centenary numberplates, which say ‘2013 Celebration of a Century?”

Because NSW’s “Towards 2000” and Victoria’s 1988 Bicentennial series of plates didn’t date at all.. no, not a bit.

Having finished my rant at numberplate foolishness, at least I’m glad to see that the proceeds are going to some fashion of deserving charity.

I might have a go at auctioning off my centenary YG- plates. They’re a collectors item, both because of the centenary and they’ve been celebrating the centenary for the last 5 years being fitted in 2008. I’ll call it a ridiculous classic collectible.

Side note. Centenary Euro plates with dark blue would be good, use fewer digits so they don’t overcrowd the plates as the current lot do.

Sandman 5:54 pm 02 May 13

magiccar9 said :

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

Can’t be that much of a ripoff. Owners of near vintage Falcon wagons reckon the starting price is reasonable and are even prepared to go a little higher. Are you just upset you didn’t get to take part?

madscientist 2:35 pm 02 May 13

“It’s been a while since Canberra had a commemorative number plate, so what better time than the Centenary to roll some out.”

So, I’m guessing we’ve missed the stupid YG- and YI- series of Canberra centenary numberplates, which say ‘2013 Celebration of a Century?”

Because NSW’s “Towards 2000” and Victoria’s 1988 Bicentennial series of plates didn’t date at all.. no, not a bit.

Having finished my rant at numberplate foolishness, at least I’m glad to see that the proceeds are going to some fashion of deserving charity.

Canberra100 2:33 pm 02 May 13

magiccar9 said :

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

There’ll be plenty of opportunities to get one of these special number plates throughout the year and help local not for profits and charities as well. Stay tuned.

johnboy 2:29 pm 02 May 13

just a simple bid for $600

Innovation 2:27 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

Alright! I got the first bid in WOOHOO!

So do you have an upper limit? Didn’t I read somewhere that your car was only worth $700? This would be one way of doubling its value.

johnboy 2:13 pm 02 May 13

magiccar9 said :

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

LOSER!

magiccar9 2:12 pm 02 May 13

A starting bid of $500! What a rip-off. I know it’s going to charity and all, but they’re kinda pricing people out of the game. For the same money I could get a pair of the fancy ‘European’ super wide plates, or 5 pairs of the coloured plastic plates.
I was interested, but not after seeing the starting price.

johnboy 2:12 pm 02 May 13

Alright! I got the first bid in WOOHOO!

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