Is Waarp a new golf strom alias?
And I have to wait until I'm 55 years old to figure this stuff out? Ok, but that seems old to me. /40 year old laughing at your know-it-allness.
See above where over $200.00 was saved.
Real world proof> your anecdotes pulled from your nether-regions.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
i just paid for new tires 20 minutes ago. the first place i went, obviously, was tirerack.com. indispensable resource. like crutchfield when i was younger for car stereo.
i would have bought from them too. except a local shop mounted, balanced, and provided roadhazard replacement insurance for the exact tires for less than the cost than it would have been to simply order and ship the tires from TR.
i was very surprised by this. i have bought at least 16 tires from TR and would do so again. they are a quality outfit. in fact, ntb is currently running a buy two get two special, and i STILL did better with the local shop. maybe i just got lucky. maybe it's because the owner is running for mayor, i dunno. still, it feels good to support local shops sometimes.
I've ordered multiple sets of tires from tire rack and have a local mom and pop shop do the installation. I've asked if they mind this kind of thing and they are delighted to perform the service. As they said, "after all, that's why we're on the approved installer list! Besides, once we get people in here for tires they usually wind up coming back for other stuff too!"
I've even entrusted them with my BBS RSII three piece wheels and they did a flawless installation.
Autodyne in Beverly MA, if anybody is interested.
--Measure with mike, mark with chalk, cut with axe, pound to fit, paint to match
And you can see I added in the mount and balance costs (red text). But its only $52.
So the substantial price savings still stands. Though it ends up actually being about $150 savings, not the "over 200" suggested above.
I've also been using my local mom and pop tire place without any hiccups when it comes to mounting tires. I mount fresh tires every spring. During more eventful year such as this one I go through 2 sets of tires Local shops loves me for this as I am their most repetitive customer and I've been coming back to them for years. If they would treat me like a a*shole because I didn't buy the tires from them, you can bet your money they would never see me again.
I ate a huge steak yesterday and it came back out moments ago.
More amazing than a guy driving a truck if you ask me.
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Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race
I see no point to ordering tires from Tire Rack. I needed 2 Goodyear Eagle RS-A for a car I bought to re-sell. Tire Rack had them for $86 each. When I added in shipping of $26.30. Total, $198.30. Then, I have to pay to have the tires mounted and balanced, probabally what, $20-$40? So no i'm at $218.30-$238.30 and I have to F around. Called a shop I do business with locally, told me $248 out the door. WOW! I could have F'ed around to save a whole $10 and waited for my tires. AWESOME
exactly.WOW! I could have F'ed around to save a whole $10 and waited for my tires. AWESOME
also, as above, tire rack does business with local shops too. in fact, i've had a local shop bring TR.com up on screen to shop models. he was doing the calculations in his head what he'd be able to do for me. the shipping is where he can make it up, as well as in service. if the guy isn't greedy and thinks he'll win a return customer, you'll get your deal and maybe even save a day. (unless you live REALLY close to the warehouse! )
When you posted the cost from DT, you included the road hazard insurance of $70 which is optional and not offered at TR, so it wasn't even an apples to apples comparision. Discount Tire also had a disposal fee which may have also been added by Wal Mart on top of the mounting and balancing.
I hope you aren't holding Discount Tire responsible for having to charge state fees and tax.
I bought from Tire rack for 25 years and like them, but the last couple years I have been using Discount Tire because I really like their level of customer service and the way they do business.
There aren't many local shops that can get shaved 15" Toyo R1Rs.
"You want a tire that you have to take off every year and put on different tires? And they only have a 180 treadwear rating? And you want me to shave them down so they last even less miles? What the heck is wrong with you?"
Not to mention I'm a very visual learner. I like having my options presented in front of me rather than being told only one or two choices over the phone.
I decided on tires that I wanted for my truck. Firestone Destination A/Ts. I called a few local shops. Most couldn't get them in the size I wanted, but could get them in the larger size (215/75/15 vs 225/70/15). They wanted a total of $681 for the tires/mount/balance. I could get the tires shipped from TireRack for less than $450. Now I have an extra $230 to get them mounted/balanced by a tire shop if I need to (I can get them mounted free, luckily).
Also, I opted to get them shipped from the closest warehouse even though they weren't in stock. Shipping was cheaper and I don't need the tires right this second. They decided to ship them to me from a further out warehouse for the cost of shipping them from the closer warehouse. That's good service in my mind.