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Tires.....again.

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Tires.....again.
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:18:27 PM »
I've got more tires.  From past threads you know I hate CL tire buyers but not many other options for moving them.  Shipping is way to much hassle to ebay.  Used tire stores give you pennies for hem.

Anyone come up with any other options since my last rant?


Seems everyone offers way low for used tires with near 100%  tread.   I thought three, low-pro, 255s that retail for $175/ea would sell quickly at $75/ea or $60/3.   That's $20-$25 per tire.  They still have the little bits of rubber knobby things stiking off them.

Nope.  Get offers of $20, $30....for all.

Or pity stories, I'm a single mom, lost job, tire is flat......wants for free.

Really, I get them free.   I'd totally give them away to someone truly in need.  And it's all profit so sell price doesnt matter but still...its principle .....you can't get crappy ties for $20.  These are 60,000, v rated, all weather.   



Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 02:26:40 PM »
Last week i went to look on CL for a 15 inch tire, could not find crap.  Went to the county used tire drop off spot, you can't take those, county property.  Anytime you need one you have to pay top dollar, to try to sell it you will only get the bottem dollar.

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 03:11:37 PM »
Seems everyone offers way low for used tires with near 100%  tread.

With no tire warranty, no road hazard warranty, then the cost of mounting, balancing, and tire alignment, buying used tires for $75 each isn't worth it. Then there's the ones who will offer the tires still mounted on the rims thinking it a great deal. Well no it's not a great deal since I might not want your rims. Then I have to have those unmounted and dispose of the rims on top of everything else I'm paying for. I've bought used tires off CL but my top dollar amount I'll pay is $50 each or $40 if they come on rims.

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 04:27:21 PM »
$75 each isn't worth it.

That's a typo.
Asking $25 each or $60 for all three.

People are offering $20-$30 for all.  Like $6.66-$10 a tire. 

And I've had people try to talk me down over "I have to pay to mount and balance"
So what?      You still have to pay that if you buy online or tire shop.










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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 09:03:39 PM »
You still have to pay that if you buy online or tire shop.

Yes but at a tire shop with new tires you're getting 40K miles or so before having that expense again. You don't get that same span between tire changes with used tires. For me though, when it comes to negotiating a price the biggest issue is the lack of a warranty.

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 10:07:00 AM »
After 10 years tire wont pass inspection, well atleast in my state

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 02:06:30 PM »
After 10 years tire wont pass inspection, well atleast in my state

Not sure I'd really want to ride on a 10 year old tire down the highway. :)

Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 12:38:53 PM »
How do you tell if they are 10 year old tires? 

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 01:19:37 PM »
How do you tell if they are 10 year old tires? 

There's a date code on tires manufactured starting in 2000.
Read here: tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 03:22:41 PM »
How do you tell if they are 10 year old tires?
True but people owing 10 year old tires want to get rid of them

Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 12:57:48 PM »
Tires would be a good thing to barter I would think. Have you tried?

Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 01:59:19 AM »
What would be great, is that if there was a way to burn them for heating your house....

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 09:56:42 AM »
What would be great, is that if there was a way to burn them for heating your house....

I would guess that has been thought about and dismissed for whatever reasons.  The most successful idea I saw working some years ago was recyling little pieces of them for use in "asphalting" type operations.

With the millions of used tires in the USA it's a market just waiting for the right "futurist" waiting to pounce.
Of course that group will have to have chemists, engineers, money-men to make it happen!  ;D

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 10:10:41 AM »
Tires would be a good thing to barter I would think.

Especially if you're near a marina. Tires make great boat bumpers at the docks.

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Re: Tires.....again.
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 05:08:17 PM »
Cool repurpose idea.....cut off sidewall and invert.

photos.gulflive.com/mississippi-press/2011/03/herb-garden-festival-tire-plantersjpg.html


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