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[Costco] Costco - Bridgestone $70 Rebate - Set of 4 Tires

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I might go buy winter tires...!!
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bowlofwonton wrote:
Aug 30th, 2010 2:34 pm
While I agree US in general is cheaper when it comes to tires; however, if you are just going down for just a tire replacement, i would suggest you weight in the time travelling back and forth, waiting at the borders (both going and coming back), and consumption of gas.

Agreed, we did a detailed comparison of three options:

- buy in Canada
- buy in the US and have them delivered to Canada
- buy in the US and have them delivered to a US address and drive down to pick them up

Most people get fooled by the sticker price difference but the reality is that, after you take all additional expenses into account, the final price difference is minimal over what you can get here and when you take into account the additional hassle and potential warranty issues it's just not worth it in most cases. The notable exception is high end and expensive tires which you can make a bit of a saving on but still nowhere near 50%.
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Jan 26, 2010
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Went to Costco today in Edmonton to pick up some Duelers, 4 people in front of me, all turned away as Costco has no stock of Bridgestone tires and then it was my turn... same answer. Apparently the wait last year this time was 6 months, the girl at the front was not looking to impressed either. Great way to start off the sale......
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Sep 28, 2009
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If this a MIR. MIR FTL! No deal for me.

I dont even consider MIR's now given my luck on return for myself. No matter how nicely I follow the instructions, seal the envelope, print the address. No cheque has ever come back.

MIR are scams where they honour the few and hope the majority forgets to send them in or dont care.

If its an Instant Rebate at the counter = FTW!
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caesu2000 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2010 1:48 pm
If this a MIR. MIR FTL! No deal for me.

I dont even consider MIR's now given my luck on return for myself. No matter how nicely I follow the instructions, seal the envelope, print the address. No cheque has ever come back.

MIR are scams where they honour the few and hope the majority forgets to send them in or dont care.

If its an Instant Rebate at the counter = FTW!

It is Costco and it is an instant rebate. This is not some small blow Joe shop. from experiance I will not buy tires anywhere else but Costco.
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I'd like to get new tires and new rims. I've been looking around on the Costco website but can't locate a list of rims they may carry. Seems they only have tires. Can anyone confirm this?
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Jan 18, 2009
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Duncan
Costco tires offer a great service for it's price. Obviously, it's best to purchase tires when they have their yearly sales... Personally, I prefer Michelins, but to each their own..

In fact, went to Costco this morning and had my tires rotated and re-balanced. I noted to them that I had a small leak from one of my tires and they plugged it up (screw plugged it). Of course, this is part of the lifetime package of your tires for having them installed at Costco. Staff at the tire centres are always friendly..

To have all this.. I personally wouldn't venture down to the states for the minimal savings...
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Was trying to buy online where it shows the Dueler 695A/T are available, but when I go through the whole purchase process, it then told me they are out of stock :(
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Danno2005 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2010 8:55 pm
I think the Alenza is a great 3 season replacement for the RX300. Don't expect strong winter performance - probably one of that tire's weaker points.
The Goodyear Triple tread performs well all 4 seasons. Expect to pay a nice premium for it though.

You're correct in stating the Triple Tread is a great tire at a premium price, however you also need to look at the Michelin LTX MS2. I just picked up a set of 4.

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I will be waiting on the michelin sale and possibly get some XIce2's from costco if the price is right...
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If they dont have michelin tires for a Toyota Rav4 2008 base VE6 model but only bridgestone, does that mean they won't have it during the michelin sale as well or do you guys think that there will be more michelin tires to choose from? Thx.
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kckwok wrote:
Sep 13th, 2010 3:03 am
If they dont have michelin tires for a Toyota Rav4 2008 base VE6 model but only bridgestone, does that mean they won't have it during the michelin sale as well or do you guys think that there will be more michelin tires to choose from? Thx.
If you go to your local Costco store, they can always order tires for you..
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dirtmover wrote:
Aug 31st, 2010 8:33 am
Agreed, we did a detailed comparison of three options:

- buy in Canada
- buy in the US and have them delivered to Canada
- buy in the US and have them delivered to a US address and drive down to pick them up

Most people get fooled by the sticker price difference but the reality is that, after you take all additional expenses into account, the final price difference is minimal over what you can get here and when you take into account the additional hassle and potential warranty issues it's just not worth it in most cases. The notable exception is high end and expensive tires which you can make a bit of a saving on but still nowhere near 50%.
The 3 options right on target! I was researching some snowies in 265 70 17 (Bridgestone) ... tirerack about US700 delivered to WA state. I then drive down (only 1/2 hr away) ... declare at the border and pay the duties & taxes. Would come to about 800-900 CDN already. Then, the issue of warrantly. Finally, last week, bought at Costco, the Bridgestone DMV1 ... with rebate, taxes, balancing $944. As one can see, the difference is at max $100 between CDN and US prices, in my case.

BTW, the Michelin deal is coming October 4th.
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Jul 16, 2005
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Oshawa
check out tires23.com

they've been cheaper than tirerack canada or us delivery for me.

i just called costco and when i finally got hold of someone he was extremely helpful and his price worked out to the exact same as tires23.
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