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Old 06-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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I love Costco for the most part but I first went there and waiting over an hour and they could only tell me it would be "awhile" yet... I finally gave up. I ended up going to Discount Tire across the street and got 4 new Michelins. They matched Costco's price and I can do rotations and balancing and all that stuff at any Discount Tire. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #22
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oh, forgot to ask: Anyone ever heard of rent to own tires and rims? There was a young couple in there with a car that had these on their car... They were getting ready to return them and "buy" tires. I wonder what the rent to own company does with the returned tires
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #23
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Swap out all 4 based on age.
+1

BTW- tirerack dot com has some pretty extensive tire reviews to check out, although I have not tried their ship-to-local-shop-for-install process. I have had excellent experience with Discount Tire (several locations- TX to MI) over the years.

edit... OP-Just saw your last post. Congrats & enjoy that sweet 'new' ride
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #24
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I actually used to buy from tirerack when I had my Z4 as it saved me money. That cars tires usually cost about $1000 a pop (from tirerack no less!) and lasted less than 20K miles. I got where I would hardly ever drive it cause each time I did I couldn't help but add up how much I was spending on tires each mile I went, LOL

However, the Lexus didn't need any special tires and it would have cost me at least $30 more to purchase from tirerack once you figured in shipping. I was out the door with the Michelins for just over $500.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #25
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I love Costco for the most part but I first went there and waiting over an hour and they could only tell me it would be "awhile" yet... I finally gave up. I ended up going to Discount Tire across the street and got 4 new Michelins. They matched Costco's price and I can do rotations and balancing and all that stuff at any Discount Tire. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Thanks for the advice guys!
I love discounttire and I am curious if you might have visited the one I go to all the time (also right across the street from Costco). Next to the McDonalds and a BP gas station.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #26
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I tend to buy them two at a time so that is less of burden when I have to replace them. I never know what finances are going to look so it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #27
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I love discounttire and I am curious if you might have visited the one I go to all the time (also right across the street from Costco). Next to the McDonalds and a BP gas station.
and right across from the Vitamin Store? Yep! you live in Raleigh?? Cool, maybe we can meet up sometime.....
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