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Tricks used to get the best deal when buying new tires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NH03TacomaTRD4x4, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Oct 9, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    NH03TacomaTRD4x4

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    Anyone got some tricks other then playing the back and fourth game of we will beat the other guy garantee.

    Just wondering.....
     
  2. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    I went in and didn't give the dealer any contact information besides maybe a free email account and my first name. Seemed to set the tone for the beginning of the negotiations. Got down pretty close to invoice plus a few things thrown in. Just remember don't let them call the shots and if going in with a trade-in have an alternative to leaving, all you have to do is just leave if something doesn't sound good to you or the [st]ealer is not listening to you. I told them what I wanted to pay and said I don't NEED this vehicle and I don't WANT it bad enough to pay what you WANT for it.

    The things thrown in for me was extended warranty and a free car care plan.

    I felt successful.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    ^^^^^^I think he's talking about tires.

    I always find the cheapest internet price and have them match it or beat it.

    Also, I have used the tire protection plan a few times, so it's worth it.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Generally, there is not alot of mark up on tires....Find the place you trust, who has good customer service, and support your local shop. :)
     
  5. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    yea pretty much just shop around locally to find the best price, then go online and find it cheaper, then go to the lowest local dealer and they will match the price on the tires usually
     
  6. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    apparently you havent seen cost on tires recently then:eek:
     
  7. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Actually....No. I have a shop I go to, and they always seem to be about $10.00 off of the internet. And they give me great service.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    You're lucky. I haven't found a tire shop here in Vegas that isn't trying to take your unborn.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    thank you ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:D
     
  10. Oct 9, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    haha whoops guess I should read the title a little better... :der::facepalm:
     
  11. Oct 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    yeah it seems to me there is a lot of room for negotiating price on tires. I have been price shopping for the 265/70R16 General Grabber AT2 and have it down from a price I got of $166.96 per tire down to $98 per tire.

    That's a big mark up for a tire isn't it?

    So with all 4 mounted/balanced and all the free stuff that goes along with it. the total price will be $472
     
  12. Oct 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    apparently you guys know good shops..guy I work with picked up a set of new tires, and he had to do a store to store transfer, and the markup was over $150 if i remember right, per tire.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    yeah i work at one so i know what the mark is most of the time we make
    about$15 to $25 on a tire and thats a lot
    Now remember it cost something to get the tire to me we have to pay
    the driver then we have to pay the guy to install them and it gos on and on
    now some times we can move on a price but most of the time we cant
    at lest where i work thank you vent over :D
    anyone thats marking up a tire $150 is just..... never mind :D
     
  14. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Best thing to do, IMO, is find the cheapest price online and go to AMERICAS TIRE/DISCOUNT TIRE and have them match the price. I got my 33" KM2's for less than $800 out the door.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    yea..my words exactly:D
     
  16. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    so It goes without saying that the deal I can get is very very very very good! $472 out the door (4) Grabber AT2's 265/70/R16
     
  17. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    I usually go into a place and say what is your cash price? I have been treated better by Big O than discount in my areas. So Cash is usually king, if you have it use it.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    yes that is a very good price you should buy the guys pizza:D
     
  19. Oct 9, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Yea, but how much do you save when shipping is added? Or is it free shipping?

    Just wondering.
     
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