- Apr 17, 2004
- Texas Hill Country
If you show that price to discount tire, they will sell you 4 tires for the price of 3.
GM just started their fall tire sale. Conti is $200 off when purchased with a GM card (also Bridgestone, Pirelli, Hankook, and Goodyear). Also, they price-match the lowest local price (Walmart included; I did it last fall). Why not go to them and get it?
I'm getting snow tires this month that way and it's a great deal. Here's the link:
I did this last fall and the rebate was approved in 36 hours and I had the $200 card a few days later. I've never experienced a better rebate, and I really enjoyed the highly professional service at my local Chevrolet dealership (WAY above typical dealer experiences - North Bend Chevrolet, North Bend, WA).
Ohh then yeah go that route, probably just a different sku/name to prevent brand dilution. Again my concerns would be finding a tire down the road which isn’t an issue in this case.
This isn't new nor unique to tires.
My anecdote from the late 90s early 2000s was looking for a video camera. Sony offered the same exact camera, save for the model number, to different electronics retailers. I.E. Bestbuy got something like VC-65B and Circuit City got VC-65C. (A totally made up name, but it serves well for the illustration.)
I suspect that each could prevent you from cross shopping as the model numbers were unique to that store. No need to price match when you are the only one who sells that model. Both cameras had the same specs, just a B or C at the end of the model number.
I suspect the same is true for tires. Technically the brand name tire store doesn't have to match the club store price because they are different model products.
That's my theory, FWIW.
I’ve called A couple local GM shops and they act like this deal is non-existent. I’ll keep trying
Nope, I figured this out many years ago when one of our kids was a newborn. We were looking for a stroller and were seeing the same one at Walmart, Target, etc. Well, it was cheaper at one store but out of stock so I figured, we'll get the other store to price-match. The p/n at Target, for example, had a "T" on the end while the one at Walmart had a "W" on the end (or something like this). They wouldn't price-match because "it's not the same part number".This isn't new nor unique to tires.