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Aug 31st, 2010 2:16 am
Aug 31st, 2010 8:33 am
bowlofwonton wrote: ↑Aug 30th, 2010 6:34 pmWhile 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.
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Sep 3rd, 2010 2:49 pm
caesu2000 wrote: ↑Sep 3rd, 2010 5:48 pmIf 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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Oct 3rd, 2010 10:48 am
If you go to your local Costco store, they can always order tires for you..
Oct 4th, 2010 1:13 am
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.dirtmover wrote: ↑Aug 31st, 2010 12:33 pmAgreed, 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%.
Oct 25th, 2010 10:02 am