Monday, January 10, 2011
I Hope This Post Will Save You Money...AKA- Buying New Tires Is A Racket!
Ok so my truck has been in need of tires for a month or so now. I have been looking for deals and comparing prices everywhere. Finally the day comes when I decide that the tires are bordering on being 'unsafe' so I know that I have to pull the trigger and buy some.
We call around again and get a whole different set of prices- for the same tires. Now I'm getting really aggravated. We finally go into America's Tires because they say that they will beat any price we can find. Okie dokie. When we get in they try the upsell on everything of course then give us a final price. 'Is that the BEST price you can do..?" "Yep that is ma'm" . Not happy with that answer my husband decides to make a quick phone call to another tire dealer in the area. One of the many that we have already called mind you. Wouldn't you know that their price came down $30.00 since we were already at a different tire place??? So- my husband mentions this fact to the current tire place that we are in and all of a sudden their 'Best price' magically came down that same $30.00. *sigh* What a racket! Now I realize that they just make up their prices as they go along because 90% of the time, people will just accept the first quoted price and pay the money. Those are the people who keep those places in business- DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!`
Also- another biggie... when looking for prices ALWAYS tell them that you want a price OUT THE DOOR INSTALLED WITH TAX. That is another trick they use. 'Oh you want those put on your car too? You didn't say that!' Good Lord... some people's kids, I tell ya!
Anyways, moral of this story as with everything else on my blog- Don't ever pay full price for anything!
Have a great Monday!