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Old 09-29-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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Same cost for renewal, new plate or transfer. Therefore, no "money grab".
You're entitled to your opinion - I can't help you with simple economics.
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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You're entitled to your opinion - I can't help you with simple economics.
Thats true, since you apparently have no understanding of the concept. Nor do you know what constitutes a "money grab", lol.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I wouldn't be surprised if most people complaining about having to get new plates every 7 years do not even keep their cars for that long.

Really? I would say most do. Must be nice to have the money to change cars every 5 years or get a new lease every 3 years.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Really? I would say most do. Must be nice to have the money to change cars every 5 years or get a new lease every 3 years.
I agree, it must be nice. Unfortunately, I am not in that group.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I suspect that more than half of cars change hands anyway before 7 years are reached.
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I wouldn't be surprised if most people complaining about having to get new plates every 7 years do not even keep their cars for that long.
My wife and I get new vehicles every three years or so. We always transfer the plates from our old ones. My 2019 truck and her 2016 car both have plates that are about ten years old them.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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Didn't LEOs also complain about the red font plates for the same reason? I know that experiment didn't last too long before NCDOT went back to using blue font.
That's the way I heard it too.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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My wife and I get new vehicles every three years or so. We always transfer the plates from our old ones. My 2019 truck and her 2016 car both have plates that are about ten years old them.
Well, you'll be replacing them soon. Good thing it won't cost you any extra!
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Thats true, since you apparently have no understanding of the concept. Nor do you know what constitutes a "money grab", lol.


The plates still cost taxpayers money, maybe you didn't understand that point he was trying to make. Nothing is ever free.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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The plates still cost taxpayers money, maybe you didn't understand that point he was trying to make. Nothing is ever free.
A. Its still not a "money grab", which actually was m378's point. No evidence to support this assertion has been provided. In fact, it has been thoroughly disproved.
B. Unless you can PROVE "taxpayer" money is involved then I'll say you're wrong. The cost of producing the plates is covered by the annual registration fee. I.E. a user fee, not a tax.
C. How many additional plates will this law create the need for? My guess is very little, as I bet few people keep the same plate for more than 7 years. Again, if you or your internet buddy have some actual DATA, lets see it.

In the absence of FACTS the ginned up outrage over this non-issue is pathetic.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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Average car age is roughly 12 years
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