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#1 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 03:16 PM
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Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

Going to buy some Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs 285/70/17. Probably going to order them from DTD since they are $220 apiece x 5 = $1,100-$50 forum discount = $1,050 w/ free shipping and I don't think I have to pay tax.
If I buy them in the store, they are $235 apiece x 5 = $1,175 no forum discount, and I know I have to pay tax 8.6% = $101.50 so out the door it is a total of $1,276.50.
Basically I'm paying $226.50 (the price of one tire) to shop in a store, where I could just get the tires shipped to me, drive down to discount tire and have them put on....
Is there something I'm not seeing here?

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

Cost of mounting and balancing ?... A lot of
tire places will mount for free if you buy the
tire from them, which could cost $20 a piece...

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

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Going to buy some Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs 285/70/17. Probably going to order them from DTD since they are $220 apiece x 5 = $1,100-$50 forum discount = $1,050 w/ free shipping and I don't think I have to pay tax.
If I buy them in the store, they are $235 apiece x 5 = $1,175 no forum discount, and I know I have to pay tax 8.6% = $101.50 so out the door it is a total of $1,276.50.
Basically I'm paying $226.50 (the price of one tire) to shop in a store, where I could just get the tires shipped to me, drive down to discount tire and have them put on....
Is there something I'm not seeing here?
Nope, you've got it right.

If you're willing to wait for the tires from Discount Tire and lug them down to their brick and mortar outlet at an America's Tire, you'll just have to pay $20 more per tire for mounting and balancing, and, depending on the discount, you could save quite a bundle.

I just bought 4 Falken tires for my Prius that listed at $58 on Discount Tire and $78 on America's Tire. I could have bought them on Discount Tire for $232 and paid $80 more at America's Tire to have them mounted/balanced for a total of $312. When I showed the guy at America's Tire the price on Discount Tire, he offered me the tires for $68 each plus tax and balancing for a total of $365.53. So, I could have saved $53 by just getting them delivered to me first, but I chose to order them through America's Tires to avoid the hassle.

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

I've dealt with discount for 30 years, it's good to have a face to face with a dealer.
Buy the road hazzard insurance. I got 8 new free tires for my Bronco and 1 for my FJ.
Hit something driving on the freeway like I did, what are you gonna do with the on-line business?
You would still have to take it to Discount anyway.
My .02, use the dealer.

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

I'm pretty sure since Discount Tire and Discount Tire Direct are the same company (their websites look exactly the same), if I take them to the nearest Discount Tire for mounting/balance, I could buy the warranty as well when they are mounted...is this true?

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

No offense to Discount, because I use them often, I find that if you go down there and say "This is what "they" charge and that is what I want to pay." then suddenly the price magically matches the one you want, without any compromises. I just seems like they hit you with a high price and if you don't say anything or you don't do your homework, then that is what you will pay.

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I'm pretty sure since Discount Tire and Discount Tire Direct are the same company (their websites look exactly the same), if I take them to the nearest Discount Tire for mounting/balance, I could buy the warranty as well when they are mounted...is this true?
Yes.

America's Tire (or Discount Tire) is Discount Tire Direct's brick and mortar business. Not sure what warranty (other than the mfg tire warranty) you're referring to, but you should get good service from an America's Tire outlet, especially if you bought the tires from it's online affiliate Discount Tire Direct.

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

Discount will match prices. Take the quote (or any cheaper quote) to the store and tell them that is what you want to pay plus mounting and balancing. Has always worked for me.

Also, you may have to pay sales tax if the company actually has a store in your state.

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I've dealt with discount for 30 years, it's good to have a face to face with a dealer.
Buy the road hazzard insurance. I got 8 new free tires for my Bronco and 1 for my FJ.
Hit something driving on the freeway like I did, what are you gonna do with the on-line business?
You would still have to take it to Discount anyway.
My .02, use the dealer.
X2!! I also used Discount and bought the road hazard insurance. After only two flat tires in 20+ years, I have had 3 more in 3 years with my FJ! I have gotten 1 new tire and 2 free repairs with this insurance, plus free lifetime rotations and balancing, so what more could I ask? Plus, they had the best price I could find on BOTH the tires and wheels I wanted!

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Re: Discount Tire Direct vs. Discount Tire

That would be the deal.. Was the road hazard about $20-$25 per tire? Ron

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X2!! I also used Discount and bought the road hazard insurance. After only two flat tires in 20+ years, I have had 3 more in 3 years with my FJ! I have gotten 1 new tire and 2 free repairs with this insurance, plus free lifetime rotations and balancing, so what more could I ask? Plus, they had the best price I could find on BOTH the tires and wheels I wanted!

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