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Old Today, 04:35 AM   #1
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New Tires for the Tiger $$$$$$$

I decided to get some new tires for my Tiger 800. I thought I would throw my local power sport dealer some business.

We looked thru the catalog together and I decided to try the Perelli rally tires, I did not ask for any prices at all, when the tires came in I just dropped the bike off for the tires to be installed.

They called when the tires were on and went up to pay the bill.......what a shock......the rear tire cost around $230, the front tire was around $200 and installation was $230 or so......the total bill for 2 new tires was $669.


I was shocked.........so much for doing business locally and not asking for prices.

He insists that he is right in line price wise and admits that I could have bought the tires online for the same price that he did. I know that there is a convenience factor there but that seems steep to me.

Am I out of line????
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Old Today, 06:11 AM   #2
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Sounds like you paid full MSRP plus 2-1/2hrs shop labour. I'd ask for the labour costs back or tell them you'll post their name everywhere online about them taking advantage of you.
You still should've asked though.....
I paid full MSRP for 1 tyre once but I was in the middle of a trip and hit the shop at close. I had no choice.
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Old Today, 07:11 AM   #3
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http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=265_346_951

Are these the tires? This is where I buy tires. Usually the best deal I can find.
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Old Today, 07:51 AM   #4
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Bring your new tires to me next time. I'll mount them for $200.

Like they say,"Sorry about your luck!"
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Old Today, 07:56 AM   #5
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http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=265_346_951

Are these the tires? This is where I buy tires. Usually the best deal I can find.
That is them, WOW I'm even more angry now
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Old Today, 11:38 AM   #6
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I just put on a set of Pilot road trail 4's from my dealer and the bill including installation was $470. I usually research prices from online stores and he has always matched them. Labor to install is $35 per tire.
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