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Old 06-09-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Something else to mention about tirerack.com...they will look out for your best interest, even if it means a smaller sale. They talked me out of a pricey set of performance tires that they felt weren't best for MY needs, and walked me through a recent magazine comparison that showed the best tire for my needs (high performance with snow rating) and it was 25% cheaper.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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Wink Wholesale Tire Online

Wholesale Tire Online has a online tire website: [url=http://wholesaletireonline.com/]Wholesale Tires Online - Buy Tires Online | WholesaleTireOnline.com[/url]

They're pretty amazing. They can get with you one on one about a price. They're not well-known which makes them strive for customer satisfaction.

They have cheap tires online too. They cut the middleman by being a wholesaler. Therefore, the prices get cut.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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ive bought medium tread tires cheap off ebay... and bought a couple from china a year ago..

the cost of a new set nearby and mounting is now almost 700.00

so more and more folks are looking for alternatives,,
my parents said they just paid close to a thousand for a new set of tires-rediculous!!

i have a nearby independent mechanic, i found on craigslist that sell used tires, 25.00 apiece,, and they dont charge much putting them on,,, i asked them to put aside deeper tread used tires(my size) they buy and they did,,,i got some almost new tires for 25.00 apiece,,

i'll stick with these guys

craigslist is a decent place to look for tires-do a search, put your tire size in the search and they will come up
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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The only time I bought online I did it thru Walmart and got Nexen tires for my caravan. $396 for 4 tires, they came right to my local store and they balanced and installed for nothing. And the tires are still going strong after 35, 000 miles
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I bought from discounttiredirect. I would have used tirereack but they didn't have what I wanted.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Bought from Tire rack with good experience
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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When I bought tires for my Dakota pickup last year, I went online to America's tire.
I picked them out online only, then went to the shop, took a look at them in person to see if I wanted them on my truck, then paid for them at the shop.
I would never look, purchase, and then have them shipped online without seeing them up close and in person.
One more plus,
The people at America's tire were very helpful, and showed how much they appreciated my business.
They did everything they could to address my concerns regarding these particular tires going on my pickup.
I highly recommend this company.

Bob.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I've bought from Tirerack as well. I know this thread is old but for future reference, I think that buyers should shop around locally before buying online. Why? Because some shops charge way too much if you're bringing the tires in for them to mount. That might make the savings negligible.

Lately, my favorite spot has been Sam's Club for tires, they have decent pricing and they're usually pretty quick.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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I had two of my Winterfarce tires go bad (bad belts). So I ordered two from tirerack and dismounted / mounted them myself. Then brought to Walmart to balance.

Since my car has TPMS for the summer tires, I will be doing the same in a month or so. Ordering from Treaddepot and will dismount / mount myself, and have balanced at walmart.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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I think that buyers should shop around locally before buying online. Why? Because some shops charge way too much if you're bringing the tires in for them to mount. That might make the savings negligible.
I couldn't agree more. I bought some specific performance tires from tirerack.com. But otherwise I buy my tires from our local Les Schwab tire shop, since while they charge retail, they take great care of us, warranty everything, do free swaps for our winter/summer tires, and otherwise completely look out for us.
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