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Old 18.08.2015, 09:02
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Number plates blanked in photos

Why do people blank out number plates in photos of cars they're selling?

I can't work out what sort of security risk exposing the plate would cause, particularly given I could walk around Zurich and see thousands of cars with plates parked at the home address etc.
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Old 18.08.2015, 09:07
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

I suppose they don't want to advertise their name and address to everyone on EF.
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Old 18.08.2015, 09:14
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

That's a good point, I guess the semi-anonymous nature of EF is a factor.
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

ZU DICK 2 is always a little embarrassing!
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I suppose they don't want to advertise their name and address to everyone on EF.
Or the rest of the world.
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I suppose they don't want to advertise their name and address to everyone on EF.
Only if you are stupid and have not blocked it on the auto index
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Old 18.08.2015, 16:59
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

The number plates remain with the owner as long as he lives in the Canton. People in Switzerland can be incredibly secretive, they seem frightened of their own shadows.
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

You are aware that in most cantons, there is a database anyone can access, and you can obtain name and address information of the owner of a number plate?

The question is, would you want your name and address, and the fact that you are selling a car (and possibly, holding the proceeds of said sale at home) broadcasted over the internet?
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Old 18.08.2015, 17:14
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Only if you are stupid and have not blocked it on the auto index
It's only stupid if you had any reason to believe it was necessary, which most non-Swiss probably wouldn't.
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Old 18.08.2015, 17:22
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ZU DICK 2 is always a little embarrassing!
better than ZU KLEINER DICK

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Old 18.08.2015, 17:23
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Re: Number plates blanked in photos

much the same reason people don't put up FOR SALE signs in their front yards.
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much the same reason people don't put up FOR SALE signs in their front yards.
They do in the UK
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Old 18.08.2015, 17:27
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much the same reason people don't put up FOR SALE signs in their front yards.
Why, in case the house gets nicked?

Or you settle the deal in cash? Even here that would be rare for a house, and anyway the cash would be in your new place afterwards.
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They do in the UK
I was talking about the different approach to selling stuff in Switzerland vs the UK. People in the Uk don't mind people reading number plates on car photographs either.
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I was talking about the different approach to selling stuff in Switzerland vs the UK. People in the Uk don't mind people reading number plates on car photographs either.
That is because it is really difficult in the UK to find out where the car was originally registered let alone who owns it later.
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