|11-12-2008 12:14 PM|
I didn't get a quote from the exchange yet. I'll let you know when I do tho.
The only reason I have Toyo's on my truck instead of a new set of Bridgestones is that the exchange didn't order my tires and I "needed" em. So I went to my local goodyear guy and ground him down to Bridgestone price and just had him hang em for me.
|11-12-2008 06:34 AM|
|11-12-2008 01:17 AM|
I had the hardest time with some guy at Costco, I was in the shopping center so I decided to stop by and see how much they were charging for them.
I tell the guy that I just wanted a quote on the price of some tires. He said "Ok what vehicle is this for?" I told him that I would have to look it up by size and not by the OEM tire size. He told me the usual story about how they can only mount tires within 3% of the original tire size. I told him that they were not even close to that and I would not ask them to mount them... You would think that it would be easy from there but of course, nothing can be easy anymore.
He tells me that the tires I wanted would break my vehicle and that this is why they have the 3% rule. After explaining to him that I my Jeep has had the same size tires for years, he made the statement, not question, statement that I had some serious custom work done on my drive train... He also told me that they can't by law sell me the tires since they were too big.
I told him that the application has no concern to him or Costco, unless they are the ones to install them... Exactly what he told me earlier... I asked to talk to the manager, told him that I wouldn't have Costco mount the tires, and finally got my price quote, no questions asked.
I was surprised, they quoted me $201 a tire. which is weird seeing as how they quoted you less for a larger tire. Maybe they had a sale going on.
|11-10-2008 01:40 PM|
I didn't tell the Costco guy what the 35's application would be, but he quoted me a price for tires + mounting/balancing and installation.
The only time I had a hard time getting tires mounted was when I purchased elsewhere and tried to get them mounted at a different place. No $$$ to be made by mounting tires I guess.
|11-10-2008 03:17 AM|
thats less then what the maxis bighorns cost
the krawlers are cheap to less then $300 a tire that $300 less then most peoples prices with shipping
|11-10-2008 02:37 AM|
|tarheel||If they were giving prices on 35's they must be willing to install. Could have been the person I was talking to had problems at a certain store. Legal issues seem to get interpreted differently at a lot of chain stores|
|11-10-2008 02:17 AM|
|11-10-2008 02:10 AM|
|tarheel||Costco will ship to a local store for free I believe. I think I looked at that a while back. Had the same problem online trying to price different sizes. Costco also does nitrogen free. Not sure I want to do that though. Someone mentioned that they are not always willing to put anything but stock sizes on a Jeep. That I cannot tell you for sure.|
|11-08-2008 01:58 PM|
Also, why are they discontinuing the M/T KM, Those tires were awesome when I had them, and I know people who swear by them.
|11-08-2008 11:18 AM|
|Coyote_94YJ||That's a pretty good deal. I would jump on it. Too bad they don't sell Interco.|
|11-08-2008 10:45 AM|
I'll need tires in a few months, so I'm getting prices on the tires I'm interested in. I'll get a Navy Exchange quote on some Goodyear MT/R's and some Toyo's too.
I've seen "sales" on tires at Costco too, just not sure if the one's I want ever go on sale.
When I bought my wife's Toyo open country A/T's for her truck, I bought locally, but ground the guy down with the "I can get these at that place for X and not pay tax at the exchange". I'm not his favorite customer.
|11-08-2008 09:20 AM|
i dont know what the markup and margins are on tires, but i work for my dad's business and we have tires for construction & landscape equipment. we get 50% to 65% off of the MSRP. I give about a 35-40% discount off the MSRP. Some places choose to make the full percentage (and pretty much knowingly rip you off). This online tire place could just be giving you a really good discount. i would research the company and see what people say about them also check their shipping and handling policies they could make up the difference there. The other possibility is that they are selling old tires, not used, just old. i got a video form one of my friends about old tires (see link below). If a tire is over 6 years old the rubber gets dry and brittle and can blow out and be very dangerous. clixk the link and watch the video. I am actually going to post a thread about this, i forgot i even had the link to the video.
|11-07-2008 11:50 PM|
You know I was just on the Costco site and there is no way (that i could find) to search tires by size, all you can do is put in what vehicle you have and choose from the stock tire sizes. I think ill head down there tomorrow to see how much they are.
Man these tires are apparently a lot cheaper than I thought.
Does Costco make you pay for the shipping to their store?
|11-07-2008 11:08 PM|
I got a quote today from Costco (of all places) for a set of BFG KM2 MT's 35x12.5x15 for 193.00 each. That's minus shipping (and tax).
4 tires, balances, mounted, tax, title and license for $882.79...
Check for the 33's. Not sure, but you might save a nickle and not have something shipped...
|11-07-2008 10:37 PM|
Too good to be true?
Anyone had any experience with Onlinetires.com?
They quote $161 a piece for 33/12.5/15 Bfg Mud Terrain KM2's and only $65 for shipping. That's a lower price by at least $60-$70 than anywhere else I've seen.
Look how low all the prices are for this size tire.