Best Value for Winter tires in Kelowna

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Glacier wrote:The sad thing is, the best deals are at the big shops. The mom and pop shops pay WAY more for the tires because they don't get the bulk discount, and that means they have to pass the cost on to you.


Not always. Every time I have price shopped Quality tire has met or beat the "Big" shops for the same or a comparable tire.
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Bsuds wrote:Not always. Every time I have price shopped Quality tire has met or beat the "Big" shops for the same or a comparable tire.

The saving grace is that Kal Tire, etc. demand much larger profit margins, so prices are often similar. But when it comes to the best of the best deals, I have never seen a small shop give me 4 tires for $430 like Crappy Tire did last year (MasterCraft sale price).
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Glacier wrote: I have never seen a small shop give me 4 tires for $430 like Crappy Tire did last year


That's probably what you got too...crappy tires. :biggrin:
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my5cents wrote:
LANDM wrote:It actually is very clear. And, it specifically says Costco and Canadian Tire do not apply. It says Canadian Michelin dealers.
I don’t sew any ambiguity other than if someone told you that there was a rebate and then you proceeded without checking................


Actually I received an email directly from Michelin. In response to your post I went into the Michelin site.
I guess they've had some complaints, as it has been changed with a notation that the sale does not apply at Canadian Tire and Costco. It wasn't there three weeks ago.


Ah ok. I was wondering about that. :up:
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Fountain Tire for me.
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Given Kelowna's high crime rate it is now allowed, but anyway, the cheapest tires are on any random car you can find on the street that matches your car. All you need is a jack and a tire iron.
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Glacier wrote:Given Kelowna's high crime rate it is now allowed, but anyway, the cheapest tires are on any random car you can find on the street that matches your car. All you need is a jack and a tire iron.


There was an older Mercedes not far from where I live with the front wheels missing. It was sitting in the middle of a parking lot and the trunk was open as well.

Likely exactly what you are suggesting.
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Bsuds wrote:There was an older Mercedes not far from where I live with the front wheels missing. It was sitting in the middle of a parking lot and the trunk was open as well.

Likely exactly what you are suggesting.

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Larry Roy at Royal Tire ........

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Good guy , good service AND good quality .
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Looks like some people don't read this thread.

They all needed new tires never mind Winters.

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Queen K wrote:Looks like some people don't read this thread.

They all needed new tires never mind Winters.

https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelo ... res#325150
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Queen K wrote: Looks like some people don't read this thread.

They all needed new tires never mind Winters.

https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelo ... res#325150
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