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  1. #1 Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    Hi all,

    I'm currently looking into buying a bike in Shanghai. Buying itself isn't an issue at all, but how to get a legal plate for a bike?

    I followed up several posts in the forum and so far I understood, there are no new plates issued in Shanghai, if I need a plate I have to buy one on the second hand market, what looks actually nearly impossible to me ...

    I'm not complaining about the money, in my opinion a plate is a kind of an investment. I'm just struggling, a how to get a legal plate ...

    Couyld anyone give me some guidance on this topic?

    Thanks
    Stefan
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  2. #2 Re: Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    Quote Originally Posted by krauss.stefan@wb.de View Post
    [...] I have to buy one on the second hand market, what looks actually nearly impossible to me [...]
    Why is it impossible?

    Don't shops have some contacts selling theirs?
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  3. #3 Re: Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    i bought a small cc engi9ne bike and had the shop sort out a plate for me .. I hear the Beijing plates are going for 80-90 k
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  4. #4 Re: Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    Quote Originally Posted by hclayjones View Post
    i bought a small cc engi9ne bike and had the shop sort out a plate for me .. I hear the Beijing plates are going for 80-90 k
    Yea same here.

    I don't understand why OP's "struggling to get a legal plate" if $ ain't the issue.

    Last 3 times I heard, 沪A plates were sold 160k, 170k and 130k respectively here in overpriced 上海... I don't think the market price fluctuates, it's 130k, but some people want a plate now and are ready to pay extra bucks.
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  5. #5 Re: Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    Can't you simply go into any legit MC shop and ask? Though one of the issues might be that if you are not intending to buy a MC from that shop then they might not be in a position or willing to help...
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    Thanks for your replies,In think I will go to a dealer and ask for the plate, I didn't do this before, because it was not clear to me how it will be handled. I keep you posted guys.

    THX
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  7. #7 Re: Shanghai downtown plates hu A or B 
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    Ok, if u're up for this, try not to spend more than 130k, it is current market price.

    Best of luck.

    Then keep us posted, I'm curious to know if plates are still found easy in shops, and which shops have and which don't.
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