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Has anyone bought tires off Amazon? I can get a set of the Cooper Discoverer H/T plus for a little more than $100 less than DT or Tire Rack. Thoughts?
 
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Bill, since you are nearby....call First Discount Tire in Garland and ask for their best price on what you want. (972) 271-4075
When I was searching tires, they were $800 out the door for a set of the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S in 275/60R20.....which was hundreds $$ less than Discount Tire. Plus, they had them in stock.
They might have the Cooper Discoverer HT in stock.
 
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You can also get pretty good deals (sometimes) at Costco.
 
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Thanks Robert. I have a set of 2017 20" Platinum wheels I will be putting on. I also have a complete set of OEM TPMS sensors and stems to use. Hoping to get a little something from CL on the stock wheels and Falkens.
 
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You can also get pretty good deals (sometimes) at Costco.
Costco doesn't have the tires I'm looking for. We may try them when it's time to replace the crappy Pirelli's that are on my wife's Edge.
 
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Has anyone bought tires off Amazon? I can get a set of the Cooper Discoverer H/T plus for a little more than $100 less than DT or Tire Rack. Thoughts?
Yep. Ordered a full set of Blizzaks a couple months ago for the wife's new 2018 Edge Sport. Those 20" tires aren't cheap and I saved a few hundred $'s ordering on Amazon w/free Prime shipping to Alaska. Was a smokin' deal.
 
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Cheap isn't always the best deal. Check the DOT date codes on them. They could be a few years old already.
 
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Cheap isn't always the best deal. Check the DOT date codes on them. They could be a few years old already.
Good idea. Ours were new. Bridgestone apparently hasn't been making this size Blizzak for very long.
 
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Cheap isn't always the best deal. Check the DOT date codes on them. They could be a few years old already.
Yep. I ran into that on some Harley tires in the past. Robert, aka Kingofwylietx, turned me on to a shop not far from work. I got a price of $580 + tax including mounting and balancing.
 
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Has anyone bought tires off Amazon? I can get a set of the Cooper Discoverer H/T plus for a little more than $100 less than DT or Tire Rack. Thoughts?
I've done it and got some great deals. Of course you need someone local to install them. Some places like Town Fair Tire won't install tires they didn't sell you.
 
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I've done it and got some great deals. Of course you need someone local to install them. Some places like Town Fair Tire won't install tires they didn't sell you.
+1. The hassle of getting them mounted properly is not worth the savings to me. I'm happy to go to a place like America's Tire where they do tires all day and also provide lifetime rotation/balance at no charge.
 
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+1. The hassle of getting them mounted properly is not worth the savings to me. I'm happy to go to a place like America's Tire where they do tires all day and also provide lifetime rotation/balance at no charge.
My local dealer is great and they're the only ones who've touched my truck or the Mrs' SUV, besides me. They had no complaints installing tires we purchased ourselves and they did a great job.
 
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I've bought my last two sets of tires on Amazon and others before that. Why would I not buy a set of Bridgestone's or Continentals or other name brand off of Amazon when I can get them for hundreds of dollars cheaper than I could locally. I've also never had and issue having them mounted or balanced by my local tire store. He gets $110 to mount and balance the new tire and get rid of the old ones. Why would he turn that down for about 15 minutes worth of work? Walmart charges $100 around here for the same services, you could go there. The wifes Highlander is sporting a new set of 4 245/55/19 Bridgestone's (date coded just a few weeks before I bought them) that I paid $540 for delivered to my office. $110 to put them on and he'll rotate and balance them free later on. $650 for a set of tires that Tire rack gets $840 for before mounting/balancing and local stores, more than that. I would add that to get the absolute best price, start watching Amazon a bit before you actually need the tires. The prices can vary widely, so know what the tires should cost locally and from places like Tire Rack before you shop Amazon.
 
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I've got tires on my watch list on Ebay that I'm going to buy sometime soon, both for my car and truck. Some good deals on there, I've previously only bought from actual tire places online.
 
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So Amazon would be $607 delivered and I still need to have them mounted and balanced. There is a local shop that quoted me $580 plus tax and includes mounting and balancing, in stock. Seems like a no brainer to me. Once again proves the almighty Amazon is not always the least expensive.
 

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