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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 4:41 am 
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5 years ago when entered the trade cabs exchanging hands for around 60-70k then a muppet went and sold his for a Low 35k now as PH prices have gone up from £3 anywhere in town to min £3.50-4.50 depending on where you go work has picked up a little in the hack world, not booming id say but still better than before.
Last year we had our survey done and when the results where published a few cabs sold for around 30-35k.
How is work like elsewhere?
And what's peoples opinion on the future of the cab trade?
You think I should just grab that 30-35k and run or stay and hope for better days ?


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:28 pm 
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I suspect in many area the price is much the same, but I'm told that plates prices in Liverpool have dropped significantly.

I would imagine if a restricted area is mobbed out with the likes of Uber then plates prices will drop.

But let's face it plate prices are all in the mind anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:52 am 
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Sussex wrote:
I suspect in many area the price is much the same, but I'm told that plates prices in Liverpool have dropped significantly.

I would imagine if a restricted area is mobbed out with the likes of Uber then plates prices will drop.

But let's face it plate prices are all in the mind anyway.



I think a few people might be able to show you a bank balance that says otherwise But I'm surprised they have held up anywhere because as a rule taxi and PH numbers are on the rise and trade is slowly going down with cheaper and cheaper prices in many areas depressing earnings

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 5:01 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Sussex wrote:
I suspect in many area the price is much the same, but I'm told that plates prices in Liverpool have dropped significantly.

I would imagine if a restricted area is mobbed out with the likes of Uber then plates prices will drop.

But let's face it plate prices are all in the mind anyway.



I think a few people might be able to show you a bank balance that says otherwise But I'm surprised they have held up anywhere because as a rule taxi and PH numbers are on the rise and trade is slowly going down with cheaper and cheaper prices in many areas depressing earnings



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 pm 
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TT you know as well as I do unemployed people don't take up cab driving it is migrants,asylum seekers and jailbirds from other EU countries mostly #-o

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:33 am 
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edders23 wrote:
TT you know as well as I do unemployed people don't take up cab driving it is migrants,asylum seekers and jailbirds from other EU countries mostly #-o


cos they will work and want to better themselves, the great unwashed want benefits

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hamidtaxi wrote:
5 years ago when entered the trade cabs exchanging hands for around 60-70k then a muppet went and sold his for a Low 35k now as PH prices have gone up from £3 anywhere in town to min £3.50-4.50 depending on where you go work has picked up a little in the hack world, not booming id say but still better than before.
Last year we had our survey done and when the results where published a few cabs sold for around 30-35k.
How is work like elsewhere?
And what's peoples opinion on the future of the cab trade?
You think I should just grab that 30-35k and run or stay and hope for better days ?


How can you sell something that isn't yours?


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Nidge2 wrote:
hamidtaxi wrote:
5 years ago when entered the trade cabs exchanging hands for around 60-70k then a muppet went and sold his for a Low 35k now as PH prices have gone up from £3 anywhere in town to min £3.50-4.50 depending on where you go work has picked up a little in the hack world, not booming id say but still better than before.
Last year we had our survey done and when the results where published a few cabs sold for around 30-35k.
How is work like elsewhere?
And what's peoples opinion on the future of the cab trade?
You think I should just grab that 30-35k and run or stay and hope for better days ?


How can you sell something that isn't yours?

Easily :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:43 pm 
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You don't sell the plate.

For sale, 10 year old mondeo. £35k includes 'free' hackney plate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:35 pm 
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sasha wrote:
You don't sell the plate.

For sale, 10 year old mondeo. £35k includes 'free' hackney plate.



precisely you sell your business including the goodwill that comes with the plate

One thing though many councils now ours included don't allow you to keep your plate number if you replace your vehicle you get the next in the series they are currently in the 800's (only 350 licensed vehicles) so that ensures there is no value attached. aLL IT WOULD TAKE WOULD BE FOR COUNCILS WHERE PLATES HAVE A VALUE TO ADOPT THIS SYSTEM AND 30k to ZERO overnight :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Just because you are issued a different license number does not mean there is not a value attached to that license when transferring to another proprietor.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:31 pm 
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£35k for car and plate?

well we have no restrictions on any plates and no WAV requirement

HOWEVER a base here is renting out 2010 Octavias with a plate for £15,000 a year

so in 10 years thats £150,000

beat that fecker

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wannabeeahack wrote:
£35k for car and plate?

well we have no restrictions on any plates and no WAV requirement

HOWEVER a base here is renting out 2010 Octavias with a plate for £15,000 a year

so in 10 years thats £150,000

beat that fecker


Are they all as daft as you round your way :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:30 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
£35k for car and plate?

well we have no restrictions on any plates and no WAV requirement

HOWEVER a base here is renting out 2010 Octavias with a plate for £15,000 a year

so in 10 years thats £150,000

beat that fecker


Are they all as daft as you round your way :oops:


some are

obviously

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:33 pm 
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heathcote wrote:
Just because you are issued a different license number does not mean there is not a value attached to that license when transferring to another proprietor.



you can't transfer it you have to hand it in to the council and they have to apply to the council for another plate

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