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Tire levy on moving dolly??

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Tire levy on moving dolly??

Just venting, bought the $35 dolly at Princess Auto yesterday, and after checking the receipt I noticed they charged me tire levy!!! Whopping $8 added to my total. This is insane, will they charge the levy on everything now? Bicycles, baby strollers, wheelbarrows etc?? Will be returning the dolly first day they ooen Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Well worth a vent. Is this levy mandated by the government, or the store?
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Tommy74 wrote: Just venting, bought the $35 dolly at Princess Auto yesterday, and after checking the receipt I noticed they charged me tire levy!!! Whopping $8 added to my total. This is insane, will they charge the levy on everything now? Bicycles, baby strollers, wheelbarrows etc?? Will be returning the dolly first day they ooen Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
Unfortunately it is on most tires.

I get you returning it but unless you find one used you will pay the levy everywhere. If its a great deal just keep it. Have a drink complain to your buddies and then forget about it.

The levy is a good thing for truck and passenger tires. Tires that are finished there lifespan are ending up where they belong. Where before the levy, tires ended up everywhere except where they belong.
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antigua1999 wrote:
Unfortunately it is on most tires.

I get you returning it but unless you find one used you will pay the levy everywhere. If its a great deal just keep it. Have a drink complain to your buddies and then forget about it.

The levy is a good thing for truck and passenger tires. Tires that are finished there lifespan are ending up where they belong. Where before the levy, tires ended up everywhere except where they belong.
I get your point, but these are 6" tires Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes. And for the " proper place" for used tires- I spoke to truck driver loading used tires at Costco garage. He said the ones with good threads will be sold to small garages for resale, rest for scrap. So if they make money on my levy, then sell my old tires for profit, something is wrong.
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Tommy74 wrote: I get your point, but these are 6" tires Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes. And for the " proper place" for used tires- I spoke to truck driver loading used tires at Costco garage. He said the ones with good threads will be sold to small garages for resale, rest for scrap. So if they make money on my levy, then sell my old tires for profit, something is wrong.
You can also sell your own used tires privately if you don't want someone else to make money on them. But tires are tires and the tire tax applies to them all. Maybe they should tweak it to apply to a certain size and above (like the 30inch screen size benchmark for the electronic eco fees) since hand dolly tires are something that rarely get replaced unless you are a UPS or similar type of operation using them. But they would just boost the tax on vehicle tires to compensate for revenue loss.
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Staples sells dollys with no levy. (Ordered one for our office a few months ago).
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antigua1999 wrote: Unfortunately it is on most tires.

I get you returning it but unless you find one used you will pay the levy everywhere. If its a great deal just keep it. Have a drink complain to your buddies and then forget about it.

The levy is a good thing for truck and passenger tires. Tires that are finished there lifespan are ending up where they belong. Where before the levy, tires ended up everywhere except where they belong.
This ... a tire is a tire. Period

If proper disposal cuts down on the number of Tire Fires in Canada / NA then i say it’s a good thing.

Was a while back in the 1990s where they were happening way too frequently, and causing too much environmental damage to soil, water & air
Hagersville, Ontario (17 day fire = 12 to 14 MILLION Tires) residents still suffer for it today (30 years on) with cancers etc
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PointsHubby wrote: This ... a tire is a tire. Period

If proper disposal cuts down on the number of Tire Fires in Canada / NA then i say it’s a good thing.

Was a while back in the 1990s where they were happening way too frequently, and causing too much environmental damage to soil, water & air
Hagersville, Ontario (17 day fire = 12 to 14 MILLION Tires) residents still suffer for it today (30 years on) with cancers etc
To Ontario, a tire is not a tire when it comes to eco fees. There are 18 classes of tires with fees ranging from nothing (passenger cars) to $1238.
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This thread is very tiresome.

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