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August 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am

It's been a couple of days since I posted last but I've just been so busy. My sister finally moved back to the US from Japan after 3 years and she moved in with us. Soooo I've been having to get her settled in and used to our frugal ways regarding the A/C and the turning off of the water heater. I must continue to remind myself it will take her a while to get used to that as I keep coming home to find the water heater on >:|. School for me has also been hectic with midterms and all.

DH had been reminding me about needing new tires for his SUV for probably about 3 months. He has those big tread truck tires which = expensive. I think it was going to be close to $600. I didn't want to have to buy those so I kept ignoring him. He sent me an email at work one day saying he'd worked out a "deal" with his friend who just became the regional manager of a tire place. $400 to get the tires and install them. Granted with the price of these tires, $400 was a deal but the fact of spending $400 still hurt my feelings.

I had been complaining to my dad about needing tires and it turned out he had found a real deal on some tires. The only catch was, they were used. Apparently, all used tires don't have a bad rap. As freak as it is, someone could've just gotten brand new tires and then gotten in a wreck totaling their car. Then the salvage shop would've just taken off the then used tires and they look perfectly new. Believe me, I voiced my concern of spending money only to fix the problem temporarily. It just made sense to go ahead and spend the $400 to get the whole life outta the tires instead of getting them cheap and only getting like 6 months.

Well we went to the place my dad had found. The tires they'd found were practically brand new. They were white letter Bridgestones and the letters were surprisingly very white and the treads didn't look like they'd seen much road. Being a very critical person, I was much satisfied. Total cost for tires and installation: $170. Couldn't beat that price with a stick.

4 Responses to “Tires....Ugh!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I bought tires off craigslist. Brand new factory tires, the owner bought the car and wanted to replace the tires with upgraded tires.

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Check the age of any tires you buy. There is a code on the side that lets you know year and month of tires. Older tires even if they look new are not good to put on your vehicle. Older tires can fail suddenly so check any bargain closely!

    Check for details on Google!

    Here is one of many sites:

  3. sounderella Says:

    Gamecock...I did that too for my car...I wanted alloy rims and someone wanted different rims for their car so I got a deal.

    Price....thanks for that although DH checked out for that. He's pretty handy and smart about stuff like that. You're totally right though...anyone looking at used tires needs to check tread, age, and look for any dry rot

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    What a great deal!

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