Written on: 26/02/2012
I recently fell for the trick by this company and ordered a registration from them, only to be forced to by the physical plates because they guarantee to be cheaper than DVLA. Then realised they charge you extra for paying by credit card. So in reality they are not cheaper than going direct with DVLA!!! Total Newreg cost was £438.
After reading the reviews I realised the scam around being charged £82 to renew retention.. it only takes a few clicks online with DVLA and costs £25. Also, did not fancy being the nominee when I am paying the full price.
I was lucky that I ordered the plates at the weekend so was able to buy the plate directly through DVLA for £405 all inclusive and the number was assigned to me straight away.
Thankfully Newreg will not be able to buy the plate for me on Monday as I already have it and therefore cannot charge me for physical plates and £82 for retention. Especially as I will have to hold plates on certificate for next few years.. I'm glad I read reviews.. go direct to DVLA.. makes no sense in using these dodgy dealers with premium rate phone numbers!!