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Juggernaut
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reply to Caddyroger

Re: [Rant] Close on Sunday? Really?

Here, they sell Michelin's, Bridgestone's, and a few others.


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said by Caddyroger:

I believe Costco only sell Good year and uniroyal tires. You can not give me Goodyear tires. Uniroyal are way to much for me. Generals to me have better traction and cheaper prices. I just put 4 General G-MAX AS-03.

Out here Costco sells Bridgestone, Michelin and BF Goodrich.


Caddyroger
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said by PrntRhd:

said by Caddyroger:

I believe Costco only sell Good year and uniroyal tires. You can not give me Goodyear tires. Uniroyal are way to much for me. Generals to me have better traction and cheaper prices. I just put 4 General G-MAX AS-03.

Out here Costco sells Bridgestone, Michelin and BF Goodrich.

I should have not went by memory they sell the same here. I checked the web site. I could swear they had a sign that read Uniroyal on it.
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M A R S
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Re: [Rant] Close on Sunday? Really?

said by Caddyroger:

You must be talking about Katy Tx. Every place else in the USA most are closed.

Not where i live. I have gotten an oil change and tires installed after 3PM on a Sunday at the local Pepboys. Many auto parts stores and the like are open to till 7PM on sundays.

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reply to r81984

Closing during the week would be the death of the store, from the figures we have shows that during the week foot traffic is high, during the weekends, especially sundays it's dead and we would do not business.

So no I will not be doing that during the weeks, it's business suicide.



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said by M A R S:

said by Caddyroger:

You must be talking about Katy Tx. Every place else in the USA most are closed.

Not where i live. I have gotten an oil change and tires installed after 3PM on a Sunday at the local Pepboys. Many auto parts stores and the like are open to till 7PM on sundays.

I was probably wrong about the closing but he wanted a particular tire and the store he wanted by from did not have and got pissed off since they was not open. I am particular about the tire's I want but I do not wait until Sunday to by tires. I buy General tires. Pepboy Sams Costco Les Schwab firestone does not sell them. Discount tire sell them but did not have the type I wanted. I know before hand when I'll need to by tires so I can go to the store that I want go to. I do not wait when it starts raining to buy tires.
If he drove carefully he could have waited until the next Saturday his day off. I have driven in snow and ice which is way worst then rain. He can drive in rain.
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You know, there's a whole lot more I want to say, but I'm going to play peacemaker here.

Do you work weekends? If so, I don't see why you would be complaining, if you don't, then I definitely don't think you understand that people need time off. I realize that this is a rant, and you are here to blow off some steam, but this sense of "entitlement" is a bit misplaced here. Why not put the tires on yourself and have another shop balance them for you on the following Saturday? Am I missing something here? You are complaining about a company that "lost" a sale because they weren't open on a Sunday, so it wasn't convenient for you. Get over it. Sorry to be blunt, but I don't get my jammies all up in a whammy because of a minor inconvenience. This is America. We have it great here. If I say more, I know my post will be moderated, so I'm going to stop now.
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said by Caddyroger:

So we are about the same age. I guess mine is from the Irish and Indian in me. I was only a E4 but in charge of of 12 men.

German-Italian O3 here.
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carpetshark3
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reply to The Limit

If the store's reputation is so good, people usually put up with odd hours. Adorama Camera and B&H Camera in NY abide by all Jewish rules. Big notices during holidays that they will be closed. Lost many customers? I think not.

Hobby Lobby closes on Sundays. Stores are usually busy during other times, so they should be doing OK.

Large motorcycle dealer closed Sunday and Monday. Hasn't hurt business.

We have always just worked around schedules.


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I have been very happy with Discount Tires for my vehicle and my son is quite happy with them also and I can work around their being closed on Sunday.

That being said, I also keep an eye on my tires so that I am not surprised when there are a few rain drops on the pavement. It takes about 2 minutes to inspect the tires on both of our vehicles, maybe a little longer if there are measurements of tread depth to be made, however, there are wear bars built into tires that give a great indication as to the amount of tread life left.

I don't know about the OP's maintenance habits, but I also make an effort to check the tire pressure ever two weeks, or so. That does take some extra time, but also allows time for a more in depth inspection of the tires.

One reason for the inspections are that one of the roads I, periodically, drive on has a speed limit of 80 MPH, even though I rarely exceed 75 MPH on that road, a tire failure, or sudden loss of traction on that road would be catastrophic.



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In the Los Angeles area, you can safely assume that an auto service company will be closed Sunday. This is even true for the dealership service departments. A good number of smaller shops are even closed on Monday. I know this quite well because virtually every time something happens to my car, it's on a Sunday.

You're right - most "everyone" works M-F. People who work in the service industry have families and friends they'd like to spend time with. To compromise they open on Saturday but close on Sunday.
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BronsCon

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reply to r81984

Was Discount Tire the only one closed, or was NTB the only one open? Unless those are the only two tire stores within driving range of you, one of those statements is false. Which is it?



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Their business, their hours.

Go to another place(like you did), or, take a day off yourself during the week. You might enjoy it.



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reply to r81984

the owners of the business figured out that whatever profit they make being open on sunday doesn't exceed whatever additional expenses necessary to open the shop on sunday.
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DMWCincy

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reply to r81984

Obviously the OP feel strong about this. Obviously he thinks there is a HUGE market for this type of business being open on these hours. This is how the lovely thing called Capitalism works. Stop complaining and open your own business and keep it open the hours you want. If you are right and there is ton of missed revenue out there for the taking you can be very sucessful.



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said by DMWCincy:

Obviously the OP feel strong about this. Obviously he thinks there is a HUGE market for this type of business being open on these hours. This is how the lovely thing called Capitalism works. Stop complaining and open your own business and keep it open the hours you want. If you are right and there is ton of missed revenue out there for the taking you can be very sucessful.

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SysOp

join:2001-04-18
Douglasville, GA
reply to r81984

Out of 12 retail stores, I am the only manager who chooses to work my location on Sunday. For similar reason as the OP, I find most non-retail is closed on the weekends in my area.

And I prefer to have my two off days in a row!



cableties
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I know OP is RANTing (as I do it too) but some points to consider:
-Good mechanics, and I mean masters and +10yrs experience don't need to work weekends. It is their time to go play.
-Tires don't get delivered on Sundays and chances are, parts places are unavailable to deliver Sundays (how about that 6th bolt snaps on your wheel, where they gonna get the part?)
-People have families and besides picnics, they need their parents together with them, Sundays especially work well. Service people, I reckon, belong to families...
-Time is money. Shop time and insurance is money. To operate a shop, it requires someone to make decisions (this isn't a gas station, this is a tire place and there is liability and costs beyond tire weights and PSI). Damage a rim, put weights on wrong, bust a valve stem, have a tool or compressor fail...not as simple as plugging a tire. Having a shop open 7 days costs money and more than any money made for 4 tires.

Hell, in San Antonio, I was with buddy whose van had a flat (who throws screws on the road during the Fiesta???) and we happened by (on a Sunday morning) a little guy with a beat down looking garage, son putting water in old tub out front, opening his door and pulling out a floor jack. Buddy pulls up, some spanish exchanged, and next thing you know, his kid is putting the jack underneath while "pops" is loosening the lugs. 10 mins later, tire is patched an on, and it cost my buddy $6. (Gave him $10 with tip). Now that spoils ya!

Now, you could contact a shop and schedule something but unless you are friends with them, likely won't happen. (I bought my friend 2 cases of his favorite beer, he gave one to a tech that showed Sunday at 1pm, and he kept the other. I paid him cash, to put rims and tires on a 4x4. The tech did the balancing, and install, and he did the alignment (glad I had new set of tie-rod ends with me...they were shot). Tech made nice change for 2hrs (really 30 mins) of labor. And got Shiner* to boot.

Yeah, I would like some places to be open to 8pm. Or open earlier but unless there is $$$ demand, there isn't any $$$ worth it.

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said by AVD:

the owners of the business figured out that whatever profit they make being open on sunday doesn't exceed whatever additional expenses necessary to open the shop on sunday.

The owner is Catholic , hence were closed Sunday.
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said by cableties:

I know OP is RANTing (as I do it too) but some points to consider:

All these points have been raised a number of times, but OP refuses to consider them because his convenience and unwillingness to accept he must plan things in advance trump all other considerations.
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said by DC DSL:

said by cableties:

I know OP is RANTing (as I do it too) but some points to consider:

All these points have been raised a number of times, but OP refuses to consider them because his convenience and unwillingness to accept he must plan things in advance trump all other considerations.

And he's not even right in his ranting.

Here in the northeast, STS Tire is a HUGE chain with many stores, and they are pretty much ALL CLOSED on SUNDAYS.

»www.ststire.com/locations/see-all

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Workers want the day off to be with their families, and/or go to church.

There are a LOT of churches in Texas, I believe.


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said by PX Eliezer7:

And he's not even right in his ranting.

Here in the northeast, STS Tire is a HUGE chain with many stores, and they are pretty much ALL CLOSED on SUNDAYS.

He tried selling some bogosity about how "everywhere else" they're open on Sundays. He got slapped down real fast. Then he tried arguing that Katy (Pop. 70-something-thousand) was a bigger market than NYC or LA or Detroit or any other metro with a population of millions, so of course ours would all be closed because of the lack of customers but a place in Katy (then everywhere else) had no right.

He's a Happy Meal short of a Happy Meal. I think a few other folks should also ask the mods to lock this because even though his rant has been knocked down repeatedly, it won't change his mind any and it just keeps going in circles.
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said by BronsCon:

Was Discount Tire the only one closed, or was NTB the only one open? Unless those are the only two tire stores within driving range of you, one of those statements is false. Which is it?

Please read.
Only two stores had the tire in stock.
Discount tire even let me place the order/appointment online and never said they were closed. I drove there found them to be closed.
I ended up going to Ntb but there were like 8 other places open, but no tires in stock.
Discount tire lost over $750 and it was stupid they let you order without telling u they are closed.
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said by DC DSL:

said by PX Eliezer7:

And he's not even right in his ranting.

Here in the northeast, STS Tire is a HUGE chain with many stores, and they are pretty much ALL CLOSED on SUNDAYS.

He tried selling some bogosity about how "everywhere else" they're open on Sundays. He got slapped down real fast. Then he tried arguing that Katy (Pop. 70-something-thousand) was a bigger market than NYC or LA or Detroit or any other metro with a population of millions, so of course ours would all be closed because of the lack of customers but a place in Katy (then everywhere else) had no right.

He's a Happy Meal short of a Happy Meal. I think a few other folks should also ask the mods to lock this because even though his rant has been knocked down repeatedly, it won't change his mind any and it just keeps going in circles.

Why keep lying? You were already proven wrong.
All these tire change shops were open.
Firestone
Pepboys
Walmart
SAMs
Costco
Goodyear
Sears

Most are open Sundays.
It makes no sense discount tire was closed.
Nor why they let u order on their website without telling u they are closed.
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Re: [Rant] Close on Sunday? Really?

said by r81984:

said by DC DSL:

said by PX Eliezer7:

And he's not even right in his ranting.

Here in the northeast, STS Tire is a HUGE chain with many stores, and they are pretty much ALL CLOSED on SUNDAYS.

He tried selling some bogosity about how "everywhere else" they're open on Sundays. He got slapped down real fast. Then he tried arguing that Katy (Pop. 70-something-thousand) was a bigger market than NYC or LA or Detroit or any other metro with a population of millions, so of course ours would all be closed because of the lack of customers but a place in Katy (then everywhere else) had no right.

He's a Happy Meal short of a Happy Meal. I think a few other folks should also ask the mods to lock this because even though his rant has been knocked down repeatedly, it won't change his mind any and it just keeps going in circles.

Why keep lying? You were already proven wrong.
All these tire change shops were open.
Firestone
Pepboys
Walmart
SAMs
Costco
Goodyear
Sears

Most are open Sundays.
It makes no sense discount tire was closed.
Nor why they let u order on their website without telling u they are closed.

Again why did you go Sat. No you waited until it was Sunday. It does make sense. They decided to take a day off just like you have 2 days off.
You mention they lost $700.00. How do figure that. They have to pay tire the company for the tires, the electricity, the workers, the water company, sewage company. It might cost them more to be open then what they bring in. So it might cheaper for them to be closed on Sunday.
If you read discount tire web site you would have read that they are closed on Sunday.
If your tires are warranty for 40000 miles when the you get 30000 miles on them take 1 minute to walk around and see how close the wear indicators are Or you be back here crying the store should open because I do want to get tires on Saturday
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(topic move) [Rant] Close on Sunday? Really?

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Re: [Rant] Close on Sunday? Really?

said by r81984:

said by DC DSL:

Organization and planning ahead. If you can't or won't, then you will continue to have issues until you get with the program. Don't blame or scold anyone else.

You've been served.

Do to work I can only get things done on weekends.
Planning ahead changes nothing.
Most people work m to f thus can only get service done on weekends.
As I said some industries have to work opposite hours as everyone else. That is just the way it is.

If you knew you needed tires and you can't go after 5pm when you get off work (you never mention what time they close on WEEKDAYS but I'm betting there is plenty of time after work) you should have called around and found out who has the tires you needed. If the shop you WANT to go to didn't have them, you could have ordered them with plenty of time to make it to the weekend. I can't believe you just HAD TO HAVE the tires this weekend so badly that you would pay 15% more. You're just bitching for the sake of bitching.