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Temporary tags in Mississippi #5336941 01/30/20 11:42 PM
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I am seriously considering buying a car in the south and bringing it home. I am really considering one in Mississippi. But I have to get it home...my plan was to go down (probably on the train), and drive it back. Problem: tags. I cannot get plates here until I get the VIN checked. The dealer in Mississippi can't or won't give me a temporary tag. I no longer have access to a dealer plate. frown Any ideas, or as I (as I expect) screwed?


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336949 01/31/20 12:01 AM
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Go to a different state. Rent a U-haul truck and trailer. Look for the cheap daily rate and bring a co-driver for that straight through run back home. Or bring your truck and trailer and do a round trip and take your time.

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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336950 01/31/20 12:01 AM
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Contact your DMV see what they have to say. Doesn't sound right that you have to buy 2 plates.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: oldhp] #5336954 01/31/20 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
Go to a different state. Rent a U-haul truck and trailer. Look for the cheap daily rate and bring a co-driver for that straight through run back home. Or bring your truck and trailer and do a round trip and take your time.


I do not have a truck and haven't in years. Renting a truck and trailer will cost ~$1000. (I could probably have it shipped for that.)

Originally Posted by oldhp
Contact your DMV see what they have to say. Doesn't sound right that you have to buy 2 plates.


The only temporary tag I can get here is only valid for 5 days. That's not enough time to get to Mississippi, get the car, and get home.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336963 01/31/20 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle


Originally Posted by oldhp
Contact your DMV see what they have to say. Doesn't sound right that you have to buy 2 plates.


The only temporary tag I can get here is only valid for 5 days. That's not enough time to get to Mississippi, get the car, and get home.


If you fly down to get it you don't have time to drive back?


Maybe then it's time to buy new and local.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336967 01/31/20 12:45 AM
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Last time I bought a car out of state, it took two trips. One to check the car out and buy it. Then went back home, registered it and picked up plates. Then went back with the plates and drove it home. I just don't see how you get away with not doing two trips aside from buying it sight unseen and having all the paperwork done in advance so you can go to the registry and get plates and then just do one trip to pick it up.

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Originally Posted by Wolf359
Last time I bought a car out of state, it took two trips. One to check the car out and buy it. Then went back home, registered it and picked up plates. Then went back with the plates and drove it home. I just don't see how you get away with not doing two trips aside from buying it sight unseen and having all the paperwork done in advance so you can go to the registry and get plates and then just do one trip to pick it up.


I cannot get plates here unless and until I get the VIN checked. I cannot register it here until the car is here.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: JLTD] #5336972 01/31/20 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JLTD
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Originally Posted by oldhp
Contact your DMV see what they have to say. Doesn't sound right that you have to buy 2 plates.


The only temporary tag I can get here is only valid for 5 days. That's not enough time to get to Mississippi, get the car, and get home.


If you fly down to get it you don't have time to drive back?

Maybe then it's time to buy new and local.


Gee, thanks. That was quite helpful. Thank you so much!


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336973 01/31/20 12:58 AM
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You can get one from the MS DMV. It's called a "Temporary Drive Out Tag" and it's good for 7 days. A reputable dealer will be able to give you one.

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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5336976 01/31/20 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Originally Posted by JLTD
Originally Posted by Jarlaxle


Originally Posted by oldhp
Contact your DMV see what they have to say. Doesn't sound right that you have to buy 2 plates.


The only temporary tag I can get here is only valid for 5 days. That's not enough time to get to Mississippi, get the car, and get home.


If you fly down to get it you don't have time to drive back?

Maybe then it's time to buy new and local.


Gee, thanks. That was quite helpful. Thank you so much!


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5337022 01/31/20 05:18 AM
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Go to Florida then.  They issue a temp plate for a month.  Find a dealer (or two) with a couple of cars you like in case one of your choices falls through.  Look at their website first and make a couple of selections. When there, examine the title and throw a code reader to  check for stored codes. Taking  a train is ridiculous unless you have nothing but time on your hands because flying is so cheap these days and going  down twice is completely unnecessary if  you do your research on the dealer (web and call).  Lastly, have fun with this and make  a great vacation out of it.

Where are you in "New England"?  It would be helpful to know unless of course you are in a witness protection program.

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Originally Posted by Nayov
Where are you in "New England"?  It would be helpful to know unless of course you are in a witness protection program.

I'm guessing MA where they don't "do" temp plates. From what I can read, as a non-resident I can drive through MA with a temp plate, but dealers are not allowed to issue temp plates to MA residents.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5337071 01/31/20 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
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Last time I bought a car out of state, it took two trips. One to check the car out and buy it. Then went back home, registered it and picked up plates. Then went back with the plates and drove it home. I just don't see how you get away with not doing two trips aside from buying it sight unseen and having all the paperwork done in advance so you can go to the registry and get plates and then just do one trip to pick it up.


I cannot get plates here unless and until I get the VIN checked. I cannot register it here until the car is here.


Can't ANY police station or DMV in Miss. do that? Or does it have to be YOUR state? And why are you going so far. You can find rust free cars in Virginia, Delaware, Carolinas and you can hop on a Greyhound to pick up.

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Originally Posted by CARJ
You can get one from the MS DMV. It's called a "Temporary Drive Out Tag" and it's good for 7 days. A reputable dealer will be able to give you one.


Yet again, from the first post: the dealer cannot or will not provide one.

Originally Posted by Nayov
Go to Florida then.  They issue a temp plate for a month.  Find a dealer (or two) with a couple of cars you like in case one of your choices falls through.  Look at their website first and make a couple of selections. When there, examine the title and throw a code reader to  check for stored codes. Taking  a train is ridiculous unless you have nothing but time on your hands because flying is so cheap these days and going  down twice is completely unnecessary if  you do your research on the dealer (web and call).  Lastly, have fun with this and make  a great vacation out of it.

Where are you in "New England"?  It would be helpful to know unless of course you are in a witness protection program.


I'm in RI now. The car (an extremely difficult model and option list to find) is in Mississippi. I will ship myself LTL freight before I would fly.

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Originally Posted by Wolf359
Last time I bought a car out of state, it took two trips. One to check the car out and buy it. Then went back home, registered it and picked up plates. Then went back with the plates and drove it home. I just don't see how you get away with not doing two trips aside from buying it sight unseen and having all the paperwork done in advance so you can go to the registry and get plates and then just do one trip to pick it up.


I cannot get plates here unless and until I get the VIN checked. I cannot register it here until the car is here.


Can't ANY police station or DMV in Miss. do that? Or does it have to be YOUR state? And why are you going so far. You can find rust free cars in Virginia, Delaware, Carolinas and you can hop on a Greyhound to pick up.


The VIN check must be done in this state by the police. I am going to Mississippi because the car I am looking for is in Mississippi.


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Re: Temporary tags in Mississippi [Re: Jarlaxle] #5337207 01/31/20 10:10 AM
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Stop by a large notary office in your location and talk to them, and phone a notary in the state your are going to be buying the vehicle from. Verify that a notary near where you will be buying the vehicle will issue the temporary plate and after you buy the vehicle go to that notary (pay attention to what days of the week and hours they are open) and get the temporary plate and take it to the vehicle so you can drive it home.


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