Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th January 2008, 10:59   #1
PVS
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: HyderabadDeccan
Posts: 270
Thanked: 114 Times
Default Pechant for the Number 9

Don't know about the other cities but here in Hyderabad, the number 9 or a combination of numbers that add up to 9 seem to be in huge demand.
There is a big demand for 9999 - I have heard people paying close to 3 lakhs for the number at the RTA Auctions. Next in the line are 999,99,9 or a combination that leads to 9 - 45, 27, 81, 36 and so on.

Then you get to see vehicles with all 4 same numbers - 2222,4444,7777.
For businessmen in particular, numbers - cell numbers, vehicle numbers and so, carry a lot of significance, and they wouldn't mind spending - just to get a number of their choice.

And then you have the 'boss' number - 8055.
Counting the numbers to see if they add up to 9 - or form a combination - is a favourite time pass while driving to work every day.

Note to moderators - I haven't searched if there was a thread about fancy numbers. If there is , would you please merge this thread? Thanks
PVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 12:37   #2
BHPian
 
praJEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 537
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Quote:
For businessmen in particular, numbers - cell numbers, vehicle numbers and so, carry a lot of significance, and they wouldn't mind spending - just to get a number of their choice.
This implies to me a lot and i am a pyscho of number 98.
praJEEP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 12:58   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
snaronikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,845
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Same here in Bangalore. My brother has paid around 5K to get no.9 on his car i.e., adding all the numbers totalling to 9.

Last edited by snaronikar : 20th January 2008 at 13:04.
snaronikar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 13:02   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
V-16's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 4,575
Thanked: 834 Times
Default

My dad and brother also have this thing about 9, as a result of which all new cars we buy always have this total
V-16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 13:11   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Surprise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2,287
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Equally important for people is to avoid 8 or any combination that counts to 8.

Mostly you could find these numbers in Govt vehicles

Personally I dont have belief in such things

Last edited by Surprise : 20th January 2008 at 13:13.
Surprise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 19:13   #6
BHPian
 
yogi1771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 631
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Did a search for the importance of Number 9 and i found some interesting facts here are the links Number9 108 explained according to mala mantra astrology marmas and devas NINE and NAVARATRI : NINE and NAVARATRI, padmum blogs on sulekha, Diaspora blogs, padmum blog from india
yogi1771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2008, 20:42   #7
BHPian
 
pingping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pondicherry, Chennai
Posts: 77
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Around seven years back, these number system were not regularised in my place and RTO people were making a lot of money as bribe. My dealer who dispatched me the motorcycle asked me to pay 300 rs just to avoid '8'... And i refused . When Number dispatched i got exactly this 8. Used the vehicle for 5 long years i never had any problem. Not even a single scratch in the vehicle and not any major maintenance issue too. But the problem arised when i tried to resell the bike. The resale value of the bike is around 20,000 /- but people avoided due to number '8'. I had to discount 2000 rs just for this.

Though I dont believe this number '8' as unlucky but in some case it may bring down your resale value marginally.... Similarly no '9' and fancy numbers may push up your resale value marginally ... Gud Luck
pingping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 13:39   #8
Newbie
 
pioneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 17
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I have also taken fancy no. for my Cedia totalling 9 i.e 1116 i paid 4k to get this no, was thinking of getting 9999, 999, 99, 9, but unfortunately these were not available.
pioneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 14:20   #9
BHPian
 
ShaKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 56
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Have seen these fancy numbers on cars belonging to either politicians or property dealers (here in Bangalore). When I was in Delhi, got to understand that there is a huge premium for getting some the number you fancy. In north, there is also a special premium on numbers '786' which fetched the highest in the bids.

Once while travelling in Mumbai, was looking at some of the fancy number plates and some of them had words made from the way the numbers were written ...... the way 8055 can be written as BOSS, 8106 as BLOG ..... had seen some really creative ones ..... am trying to recollect now ..... any of the BHPians have their views ??
ShaKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 15:00   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
simply_sunny001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London & Rohtak
Posts: 1,339
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

i like one and only number 1

but i have seen people going gaga over numbers that increase with digits,they say its lucky i.e. 1234
simply_sunny001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 15:16   #11
BHPian
 
Edsel Rulez!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 184
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Wow - if this means I'll get a discount on a vehicle whose digits total up to 8, ping me if you have any for sale, folks. I'm glad we atheists are immune to bhoots, jinns, demons, leprechauns, and Little Green Men.
Edsel Rulez! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 15:27   #12
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 205
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Every where 9 is fav number. Numbers like AK 47 , 1948 are hot too.
joshdrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 15:44   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
sushrutha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chikmagalur/Ban
Posts: 1,702
Thanked: 322 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by praJEEP View Post
This implies to me a lot and i am a pyscho of number 98.

Even most of my vehicle numbers are paid (extra amount)
800-Car 2898
bike. 9898

Quote:
Originally Posted by simply_sunny001 View Post
i have seen people going gaga over numbers that increase with digits,they say its lucky i.e. 1234
:-)
Honda city my number is 2345
sushrutha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 19:08   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
trrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Alleppey, Kerala
Posts: 2,113
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Hi,

Marina 7722
City 9585

I have had similar numbers even before like 8595, 5544, 5400, 3600, 6336 and 450. I have had numbers totalling to 3 like 111 and 9003. I have had other numbers like 3003, 6052, 16 and 914.

This is more of my agent's doing than mine.

I have had a fair share of accident damages on my vehicles with and without the 'lucky' numbers.
trrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2008, 20:07   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kochi
Posts: 2,147
Thanked: 142 Times
Default

Anybody seen number 13 on road?
BaCkSeAtDrIVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate Palio_2005 The Indian Car Scene 39 16th October 2016 12:31
Fancy number\licence plates Technocrat Shifting gears 7 31st March 2013 10:44
Non-VIP Registration Number. v12 Shifting gears 8 21st May 2010 15:01
How about this on our number plates??? v12 Modifications & Accessories 34 21st January 2005 04:34
Car number plates. jesal The Indian Car Scene 23 23rd June 2004 22:14


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:43.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks