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shaner
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Calgary, AB
reply to LazMan

Re: where do I get my winter tired put on?

Well, here in Alberta, nobody does anything for free. Yeah, you get free install when you buy the tires, but seasonal switchover always costs money.



dirtyjeffer
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London, ON

said by shaner:

Well, here in Alberta, nobody does anything for free. Yeah, you get free install when you buy the tires, but seasonal switchover always costs money.

you have to pay $15/tire at Costco when you buy the tires to have them mounted and balanced, but seasonal switchover to any Costco purchased tires are free...and there is no upselling, as they aren't a garage.
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peterboro
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Peterborough, ON

said by dirtyjeffer:

you have to pay $15/tire at Costco when you buy the tires to have them mounted and balanced, but seasonal switchover to any Costco purchased tires are free...and there is no upselling, as they aren't a garage.

They will re-balance them as well free. Just had the winters for our Civic balanced again.


dirtyjeffer
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said by peterboro:

They will re-balance them as well free. Just had the winters for our Civic balanced again.

yes...when my wife's tires were put on yesterday, they were also rebalanced for free.

i can't imagine buying tires anywhere but Costco.
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donoreo
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North York, ON

said by dirtyjeffer:

said by peterboro:

They will re-balance them as well free. Just had the winters for our Civic balanced again.

yes...when my wife's tires were put on yesterday, they were also rebalanced for free.

i can't imagine buying tires anywhere but Costco.

They were not the cheapest when I got mine last year, the Toyota dealer was.
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dirtyjeffer
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said by donoreo:

They were not the cheapest when I got mine last year, the Toyota dealer was.

for the same tire?

that would be very rare...at most, Costco's markup is 15%, often half to a third of what most retailers would be...i've priced out the last 4 sets of tires i have purchased and Costco was less than everywhere else around here (often by a couple hundred dollars) and even less than most US places, because of the cost to ship them here.

of course, added bonus' include road hazard warranty and free re/re for Costco purchased tires, which can add to further savings ongoing...then of course, the rebates that are often available nationally (regardless of where you buy them), are given instantly, whereas everyone else does the "mail-in rebate", which is better since you get the savings right away, plus tax (which you won't get with a mail in rebate).
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donoreo
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North York, ON

said by dirtyjeffer:

said by donoreo:

They were not the cheapest when I got mine last year, the Toyota dealer was.

for the same tire?

that would be very rare...at most, Costco's markup is 15%, often half to a third of what most retailers would be...i've priced out the last 4 sets of tires i have purchased and Costco was less than everywhere else around here (often by a couple hundred dollars) and even less than most US places, because of the cost to ship them here.

of course, added bonus' include road hazard warranty and free re/re for Costco purchased tires, which can add to further savings ongoing...then of course, the rebates that are often available nationally (regardless of where you buy them), are given instantly, whereas everyone else does the "mail-in rebate", which is better since you get the savings right away, plus tax (which you won't get with a mail in rebate).

Same tire. Dealer also stored my summer wheels for "free". My wife did the negotiating and was going back and forth between Green + Ross and dealer mostly, both beat Costco.
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dirtyjeffer
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interestingly enough, another person i know just bought a set of tires through Green and Ross and was amazed at the great price she got...the tires were about $190/each at Costco, and she got them for $140/each...her friend actually works for Michelin Canada and she said it was likely the tires came over from the USA (weren't purchased from Michelin Canada)...she said she has seen more and more of that lately...i don't know if that matters or not (in terms of warranty, etc).
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