Car Dealerships Offering Buyers Outside Shenzhen License Plates
In hopes lure buyers and spur business, local car dealerships are starting to offer non Shenzhen license plates after the city started to limit car purchases last month. the regulation dealt a heavy blow to the automobile industry which caused panic among car dealers and now they came up with a strategy that by selling cars with license plates of neighboring cities such as Foshan, Dongguan and Huizhou.
According to the new regulations, prospective buyers can obtain Shenzhen license plates through auctions and lotteries, making it less possible for residents to purchase new cars. The new service which is offered by a few authorized dealers helps those interested buyers to register in areas outside of Shenzhen. Although costs may vary but still remains in the 1,000 to 3,000 yuan range. Purchase procedure remains that but only takes longer that applying for a Shenzhen plate before the limit was announced.
Even if it’s only an option to purchase cars under the curbs, not many consumers fine its feasible due to reasons such as the service offered by these dealers is more expensive that retail shops, while consumer can get it for less than a thousand yuan through acquaintances. Then another reason is based on the new policy issued earlier, vehicles registered outside Shenzhen are banned on roads in several districts during rush hours on workdays except on roads leading to checkpoints in Futian, Nanshan, Yantian and Luohu districts.