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Old 14 Oct 18, 06:42 AM  
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Originally Posted by OttoPlugnut View Post
Oh dear - we will all have to be careful on what we buy (or simply donít declare it) lest we are judged to be ďpretentiousĒ by some...
Some interesting takes on this subject , which clearly speak volumes about the posters themselves . Very interesting!

At the end of the day itís down to resources and personal choice. Thatís why we all live our lives differently. What appears pretentious to one individual is normal to another.
If someone wants a large quantity of shoes/bags/clothes etc - good luck to them!
Their business at the end of the day. To label them pretentious, to me, suggests many things ...
Although I agree that people can buy what they like, but it is the reason why they buy "things" or more to the point are driven to do so.

Some people have sentimental reasons, which is fine. Some others however like to boastfully display one's abilities, something that was promoted in the 80's and 90's(Thatcher Years) - Which can be divisive and negative emotion designed to produce jealously and envy in some, but from the holders perspective it produces possibly a form of smugness and the ability to manifest their feeling of one one-upmanship on the world, again a mostly negative emotion of the 80's/90's

Harry Enfield encapsulated this entirely with his "loadsa money" character, a vulgar and generally negative character. Or in the real world think Donald Trump!
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Old 14 Oct 18, 06:48 AM  
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Well it only cost me 1000

The wife wastes more than that on wine each year which is a waste of money!

Itís all about what you want to spend your money on that you have earned

I love my plate and it makes my car really look great and I have always liked it

I even pay 25 quid for a t shirt that says timberland on it ! In fact I only buy timberland clothing apart from a few t shirts from Tamiya

Some would say that is stupid but it makes look good too!

So if you see a car with kev on the plate and the driver has only timberland clothing on you know itís me!

Each to their own
Itís your money and your life

Do what pleases you

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Old 14 Oct 18, 07:51 AM  
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Oh well my husband is pretentious and a pillock then Ö.. he has had the same personalised plate for 20 years now. Its all a bit of fun and the name it spells out has sentimental meaning for us .

I see nothing wrong with them. Ours was not expensive but even if it was, up to people what they spend their money on.

No different to spending hundreds on designer label clothes/accessories etc. If it makes us feel good or happy to buy something, then it's all good as far as I am concerned. What other people think when they see such purchases Ö. well that is their problem
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I had a play around on the DVLA website this morning. They still have some brilliant number/letter combinations for a reasonable price.
However some I liked are over £1500.
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I had a play around on the DVLA website this morning. They still have some brilliant number/letter combinations for a reasonable price.
However some I liked are over £1500.
Get a few more mate!

I might get one for the garage wall!
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Originally Posted by kevin_cambs_uk View Post
Get a few more mate!

I might get one for the garage wall!
Ha ha.

When I was a youngster a neighbour of ours had a Gilbern car and a brilliant combination of letters and one number.

I checked yesterday and it's now on a Dacia. I wonder what happened to the Gilbern?
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Wow I canít believe some of the comments over a number plate! Calling someone prententious who you donít know is pretty insulting tbh . People buy them for many reasons , same as paying £10k on a holiday every year, your money your choice.
Iím buying one for my sons 18th and frankly donít give a toss what others think .
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I suppose the OP did ask for people to be honest. To me life is too short to worry about what other people think or choose to spend their money on.
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Wow I canít believe some of the comments over a number plate! Calling someone prententious who you donít know is pretty insulting tbh . People buy them for many reasons , same as paying £10k on a holiday every year, your money your choice.
Iím buying one for my sons 18th and frankly donít give a toss what others think .
I totally agree. I have one and wife bought it for my 40th. We bought both kids theirs for their 18 th.

Are we pretentious. No. So we work hard and like nice things. Yes.

Been called pretentious on a holiday planning site where a family holiday costing thousands of pounds is quite a bold statement.
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Was it a 1972 Green Austin, probably an 850 mini?
Was last taxed in 1989

You can find all details on the GOV website
It certainly was, although it was badged as British Leyland rather than Austin I think. I also prefer to think of the colour as the rather more pretentious aqua
My then boyfriend owned it after me and he pranged it. No idea what happened to it after that.
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