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Buying tyres online is not as stupid as I thought


 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 15:13    Post subject: Buying tyres online is not as stupid as I thought Reply with quote

I enjoy saving a few pounds as much as the next person, but I did not think buying tyres online made sense. What was I going to do with four tyres delivered to my door? I did not have the equipment to put them on, balance the tyres, and then dispose of the old ones.

I was convinced by the time you bought tyres online, took them to a shop, and had them mounted, you would spend more pounds than if you just bought them at a local shop.

I was sitting in the office on lunch break, watching my cohort shopping for tyres, and told him my opinion. He asked how much I paid for my last set of tyres, what brand, what size, and then he turned his laptop around and showed me the price. I was mad. The price was 30% lower than what I paid, but then I blurted out my regular defense, “How much you gonna pay to have them mounted?”

He pointed at the screen again and showed me the price said “installed”. I was confused. Installed by who? He just kept pointing at the screen. The site, http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/, claimed to have over 200 sites here in the UK for insalling the tyres.

I typed in my postcode and found out I could have the tires mounted about a kilometer from the office. Now I was really angry. I paid 30% more and drove more. My wife's car was due for a new set of tyres, so I punched in her car information and found the prices were about 20% lower than the best quote I had found so far. It was one of those “what the heck” moments.

I guess it is not so stupid to buy tyres online. Maybe it is people like me who resist change that are the stupid ones.
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