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Thread: License disk renewal cost WTF

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    Default License disk renewal cost WTF

    Ok, so I just came back from the post office nearly R1000 poorer.

    I went to renew my license disk for my car and bike and I'm a little baffled as to how they work this out.

    My car disk expired in April
    My bike disk expired in April.

    Car cost - R660 (rounded off cant remember exact amount)
    Fee - R370
    Debt fee - R260
    Service fee - R36

    Bike cost - R250
    Fee - R140
    Debt fee - R80
    Service fee - R36

    There is no way that arrear penalties are that much. Ive paid these penalties in the past.

    My question is, how much should a license disk for a car and for a bike cost?

    How do they work out arrear costs?

    I obviously wont be getting my money back since I imagine the dispute process not being worth the effort.
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    Wow that sounds ridiculous.

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    Didn't you just answer your own question?

    Car = R370, Bike = R140 plus R36 for each transaction to keep the computer systems running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickZA View Post
    Didn't you just answer your own question?

    Car = R370, Bike = R140 plus R36 for each transaction to keep the computer systems running.
    Erm? What?

    Since when is a license disk R370?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGRK View Post
    Erm? What?

    Since when is a license disk R370?
    Thats what I paid last month, or there about. To me the debt fee seems crazy.

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    By my calculation you would have saved almost R400 if you renewed in April as you should have. Penalties are school fees to help you to remember next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGRK View Post
    Erm? What?

    Since when is a license disk R370?
    My Camry was R318 + R36 last Nov and will go up again this year. Don't forget the amount varies according to vehicle weight (and province as well I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGRK View Post
    Erm? What?

    Since when is a license disk R370?
    Is it more or less than what you expected? I think mine was higher than that, but my car gets renewed in Cape Town. Maybe they have a higher tariff or something.
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    The more expensive your car, the more your renew cost. Awesome hey?

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    Geez... Thats hectic. I remember it being a lot less. The arrear penalties just seem excessive.

    I went onto Pay City and they quoted me a completely different amount, as did QforU, which was cheaper by about R100 for the car.

    I guess its not even worth fighting for. Lesson learnt, renew on time...pay pay pay pay...tax tax tax tax...it never ends...bastards!!!!
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    renewed mine yesterday, was R384 + R786 in penalties because I'd forgotten to renew last year
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    The license renewal is based on the weight of the car. There are certain categories like:

    0 - 1000kg
    1000kg - 1200kg
    1200kg - 1600kg
    1600kg - 2000kg
    2000kg+

    The actual rates and categories depends on the province you're in. The penalty for late payment is around R130 and thereafter you pay the additional amount for the number of months late. In your case around R130 + R370/12*4 = R253.33. This is where the R260 comes from. Your real penalty is only the R130 plus the service fee of R36. The other pro rata portion for being late just means you can renew later next year so nothing is lost.

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    Just be glad you dont drive a SUV, can easily be over R600 (IN PTA) and thats without a penalty for being late...
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