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Paying cash for tires - any issues with that?

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Paying cash for tires - any issues with that?

I need to get new set of tires and can get a small discount if I pay cash - is there any disadvantage paying cash (or certified cheque) for tires?
I am not sure if I can take any advantage from additional "warranty" from credit cards or anything else.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Sometimes places give a cash discount because using debit or credit incurs a cost to the business - moreso on the credit side of things, which I believe the vendor pays 2-2.5% of the charge to Visa/MC/etc, which is nonrefundable to them.
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CoolDudeClan wrote: No warranty on wear items I imagine, so paying cash is fine.
Most tires have warranties, check the ones your considering on google for more information
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The only disadvantage I see is taking time to go to the bank.. Other then that, who cares what you pay with?
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As long as the discount is larger than the reward forgone.
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No problem at all - as long as they give you a receipt for the cash payment and will stand behind the product and the service supplied (install & balance).
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No problems, I paid cash for mine, just get a receipt. Seller doesn't need to pay CC so passes savings onto you
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As long as you get the full receipt along with warranty, no issue with paying cash.
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conix67 wrote: As long as you get the full receipt along with warranty, no issue with paying cash.
The thing is most times paying cash means no receipt as the transaction goes under the table (no taxes, hence no GST number on the bill). I'd be hesitant since most tires come with a warranty.
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speedkar9 wrote: The thing is most times paying cash means no receipt as the transaction goes under the table (no taxes, hence no GST number on the bill). I'd be hesitant since most tires come with a warranty.
BS.

I bought new sets last year ~ 1 K paid cash, tax free and got my receipt for rebates.
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DealCanuck wrote: BS.

I bought new sets last year ~ 1 K paid cash, tax free and got my receipt for rebates.
+1, i paid cash last yr for my winter tires. Got both receipt and MIR. I paid cash as well when I bought tires from costco.
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cash means your a drug dealer!
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DealCanuck wrote: BS.

I bought new sets last year ~ 1 K paid cash, tax free and got my receipt for rebates.
How do you purchase *anything* without paying tax?
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DealCanuck wrote: Mafia :razz:
You make a good point, its not a tax, its a protection fee. :lol:
In Ohio the party of big business wants to get around constitutional laws that prevent the government charging people money to vote in elections by making a voter identity card mandatory that costs money. It should be technically legal, but it accomplishes the same thing as the illegal act.
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Inclemental wrote: +1, i paid cash last yr for my winter tires. Got both receipt and MIR. I paid cash as well when I bought tires from costco.
You didn't even read the sentence you quoted. It said tax free. You didn't get your tires tax free from Costco. (nor any kind of discount for cash!)

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