Oh my heart aches :(
After driving the hubbs car for ummm about two months now with expired registration, we finally got it renewed today. That only means one thing....no more Hawaii plates. I tried, I did tons of research and googling on ways to keep our Hawaii plates but unless we wanted to pay bookoos of money it just wasn't happening.
Why you ask has his registration been expired for two months now. Well it was up in January but we kinda put it off through the first part of the month and then well he started school. Not being able to take a single day off to go get it taken care of we just had to wait. I wasn't able to go take care of it myself due to the fact that its in both of our names. Not even a POA would do, SC is crazy retarded when it comes to registering your car here. First you have to pay the taxes on the car to the state which is stupid (you don't have to do that in TX), thankfully since we are military we are exempt from having to pay the $100 + dollars that the locals have to pay. We simply pay a $25.00 fee and that's that. From here we went to the DVM were we waited a ungodly amount of time with some of the strangest people on the planet. I was stressing big time because I've heard horror stories of people having problems after problems registering. Apparently you are suppose to do it with in 45 days of moving to SC or they charge you a additional fee. Thankfully I found out about this little ordeal before hand and had a plan in place to work around hint. (there's a blank you fill in that says when did you start driving the car in SC, we just put a date with in the last month, problem fixed) I was also worried we would get a late fee for the registration being expired and us having to register it late but NOPE, only $30 bucks. So a total of $55, I can handle that any day.
My registration on the Challenger is up in July (I think) and I plan on doing the same thing. I mean why am I going to pay to register it early when I still have time on my current registration that is just so stupid if you ask me.
Awh its a bitter sweet day, I'm happy we finally got the registration taken care of. We can finally take the Subaru off post with out having to worry about the security check when coming on. Thank goodness for the hubbs having a 4 day this weekend after graduation. But I'm sad to see the Hawaii plates go, we are the only ones on post with them. From what I've seen of course. Not to mention I'd like to have as little attachment to SC as possible.
The SC plates just aren't as pretty as the HI ones, not a bit of Aloha or Southern flair in them.
!!!!!tWo YeArS tWo YeArS!!!!!