What LOTR numberplates scam?
I’ve had an email or two on that. Well, last year somebody noticed a car with the ‘Sauron’ licence plate. Now, I think that vanity plates are a stupid idea, but on the other hand, other people seem to think they’re worth buying. So I jumped on that bandwagon as quick as I could, narrowly beating out another buyer who had dibs on the same names. My recent correspondent mentions that his friend with the Sauron plate has been offered $6000 by an investor. Meanwhile the Mighty Orc Hunter has come up with the stats on vanity plate sales, showing a slight increase in the sales of LOTR-themed plates in the last two years. Before the last two years, most of the plates sold were as likely to be Hobbit or Silmarillion-related, like ‘ARDA’ or ‘SMAUG’, but things like ‘ORC’ and ‘MORDOR’ and LOTR character names are suddenly very popular this year and last.Posted in Old Main News on August 3, 2000 by Tehanu