Tyres again

Submitted: Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 19:13
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Hi All

Ask the dealer about trading in the new tyres for some bf AT came back to me with a price of $600 fitted for 4 tyres not a bad price I think .Has anyone else done the same thing ? 5 will cost me $850 ? any feed back will be great thanks

Dave

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Reply By: paulpp - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 19:31

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 19:31
Greetings Dave

Depends what you are replacing with what. Ascertain the new price of both tyres from your friendly tyre place. Expect to get around 50% of the price of the new, unused tyres OEM fitted to you vehicle, and work from there. Make an allowance for fitting and balancing. Also realise that you are replacing new (OEM) tyres for a reason and so are others. The ability to onsell the second hand tyre (even though it is new) may be limited.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 20:22

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 20:22
Thats not a bad price. I would go for five. I have done this, I rotate all 5 tyres every 15,000 klm.

Cheers,

Muzz
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 21:47

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 21:47
Dave,

When I bought my Jerry Can, I traded 5 new tyres as fitted from new and got $70 each. The changeover for 5 new Toyo Opats (A/T's) was $700.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: G.T. - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:52

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:52
How come that the 5th tyre will cost you an extra $100.00? 4 @ $ 600.00 = $150.00 ea . 5 for $ 850.00 does not add up. Regards G.T.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:14
As a comparison, I traded my standard GU tyres for 285/75R16 Cooper ST's for $600 for 5 when I picked it up. It was thru Richards Tyre Power, not the dealer, as the dealer would not go up a size (265/70R16 standard) as well as wanting $850. I thought I would have got a better price from the dealer considering they were making a buck or three from the vehicle, but not so.

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