For someone that's money conscious this surprises me. I've always surrendered at least the rear one cause they typically give you a prorated refund for the remainder of your year's registration. At least they have for every Nev plate I've turned in so far, Monte Carlo, Mazda 3, Jeep, white exploder, etc...
The wrangler had NH plates when sold, no need to turn in.
The magnum had NH plates when i bought it, so that wasnt on me. I have those left over on the wall. I have "MADMXMA" (from my wrangler, originally from my 2000 maxima) plates from NH and "MS-HEMI" plates (thank mom for that haha).
When I sold the magnum I may or may not have turned one in, I dont remember. I think I was like a month away from registration so I didnt bother. So, I have all of those plates. I have only technically sold 1 vehicle with NV plates.
The other plates I have are because:
1. I changed plates on the wagoneer
2. we changed plates on the nova twice,
3. I got a plate with the camper, then changed that.
4. We got the original plates with the challenger, but dani changed them so we never turned those in.
Then we have the IL plates from the Nova that came on it.
just a **** load of plates on the wall haha. Hanging under my poster with the bartender from Rush Hour on it.