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Old 02-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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I just bought 4 Goodyear Wrangler Radial tires (235-75-15) at my local WalMart. I checked for pricing at 2 other WalMart stores and they would only sell me tires that tag on the door said (209-75-15). They said that they could only install the original size. The store that I got my tires from they said that was a common problem at some stores but they would sell me what I wanted.

Anyone else had this problem and why?????

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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The extent places go to these days to avoid litigation borders on insanity. But I think that is the source of your frustration.

The lackeys you're dealing with go by the book. They're usually not granted much autonomy to provide a personalized and fulfilling customer experience.

Just my .02 anyways.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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At Costco they would not sell and install 2 tires on my Civic. They said they had to do all 4 even though my rears had something like 10k on them and were pristine. Nuts. The local tire shop did it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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My local Wal-marts are the same way....they don't want to get all tied up in lawsuits and whatnot. The local tire shops don't really care....they want the $$$, and I can't blame them. I would rather spend the extra $$ and go to a shop, instead of having to deal with all the WM drama and excuses!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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At Costco they would not sell and install 2 tires on my Civic. They said they had to do all 4 even though my rears had something like 10k on them and were pristine. Nuts. The local tire shop did it.
You may have misunderstood what they said. I'm pretty sure that their policy is if they are only installing 2 tires that they will only install them in the rear.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #6
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209/75/15. Who makes that. I had a flat one ti.e on my r/t and wal mart wouldnt touch it because it had over a certain speed rating.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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You may have misunderstood what they said. I'm pretty sure that their policy is if they are only installing 2 tires that they will only install them in the rear.
Even so, just have the newer rear tires moved to the front, and put the brand new tires on the rear - it's not that hard... wait.. it's Walmart.. nevermind. As long as the tires and wheels are the same size this will work.

As for the speed rating issue, I have heard of a few issues where it comes up, again, I'm not driving the Jeep over 100 mph even if the tires can go faster.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #8
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I have never been to Walmart in my 29 years of existence.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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I have never been to Walmart in my 29 years of existence.
I don't believe that.. everyone's been to Walmart.
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I have never been to Walmart in my 29 years of existence.
You're not missing much, besides some good people watching lol. If you've seen the people of Walmart emails you've seen it all.
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I don't believe that.. everyone's been to Walmart.
Ltblue shows his location as New York City.

There are no WalMart stores in NYC.
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You're not missing much, besides some good people watching lol. If you've seen the people of Walmart emails you've seen it all.
I go to just walk around and hunt down the white trash! Sry if i offend anyone!
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Every since the kids at Walmart were given air ratchets to install lug nuts I have been carrying my wheels in to have the tires installed. According to the service manager that releases them from the responsibility of checking that the tire is suited for the vehicle and they will mount any tire on your wheel that you like. Even ones that I got from tire rack and carried in. Your results may vary.
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I don't believe that.. everyone's been to Walmart.
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You're not missing much, besides some good people watching lol. If you've seen the people of Walmart emails you've seen it all.
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Ltblue shows his location as New York City.

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Although I have seen a video on youtube about the people of Walmart.
And you are right, I am not missing much. Lol.

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