Winter Tires- Discounted prices through Venburg Tire

Discussion in 'For Sale : Car Parts' started by Scuba Steve, Sep 1, 2008.

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Winter Tires Group Buy?

Poll closed Sep 15, 2008.
  1. Heck Yeah!!!! I need new sport new rubber for the winter shenanigans!!!

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  2. Na, I'm already set

    35.3%
  3. I park my car in the winter :(

    2.0%
  4. I don't know how to drive so I can justify my all seasons or bald summers :o

    3.9%
  1. Scuba Steve
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    will know more soon
     
  2. Scuba Steve
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    :lollollollol: I just noticed this.....

    IS that a promise Chet?

    park my car in the winter :(
    Paul Revere



    :p
     
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    ^ No I just wanted to be different. :)
     
  4. Brightside
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    I have a couple pairs of all seasons but thinking that winter tires = goodness
     
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    Bump for any news? How much should I expect to be putting aside for this?
     
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    nope, not yet. will start to call vendors this week. Check back next week for updates!
     
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    Hurry up slacker! ;)
     
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    Timing is key for me.... I am strapped until I get back from Thailand right after T-day. At that point, I would be very interested in a set of Nokians.
     
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    Group Buy Update

    :biggthumpup:Good news so far. I've reached out to a few tire dealers in the area and things are looking real good for you peeps that want Nokians at Group Buy pricing.

    Special Note: As most of you know, traditionally the Group Buy means you have to put down a deposit and be able to pay the remaining on a set date with everyone else that's participating. I don't feel that's the best approach for such an expensive purchase...that really limits the amount of people that can take advantage of the Group Buy pricing. :(

    So, my goal is to secure one or two companies that will provide the Group Buy pricing over a set period of time (couple months) so you can make the purchase when you have the cash.

    Ultimately this should provide us with more "member friendly" options. (including more tire options than strictly Nokians, possible discounts on mounting/balancing/tire rotation, etc...)

    Hang in there...I'm out hustling as we speak. Should have something within a week or two!
     
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    Can I get a ball park figure of how much I might expect to be paying?
     
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    Scuba Steve - Thanks for doing this for us man it's much appreciated! Brings tears to my eyeballs :emo:
     
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    about a billion bucks. special price for you;)


    welcome...we'll have a group hug after the group buy:biggrin:
     
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    Moar Hakkas (RSIs)
     
  14. Scuba Steve
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    you sir, you will have your wish come true.
     
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    +1

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  16. dman
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    May be you can answer this:
     
  17. gran0393
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    anything yet?
     
  18. Scuba Steve
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    yup. should be able to get this going by monday. I have another possible vendor I'm talking to right now.

    NOTE- for those of you that want mount/balance...I'm negotiating discounts on that too
     
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    ^^ You sir.. are the sh1t!
     
  20. Boss STi
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    kickass thanks dave! i'm so excited to get new shoes for boss :biggrin:
     
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    dave, did you check out that lead I told you about?
     
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    yes, he told me you were a flake and never call back!

    ;)

    yes, waiting for Ben to return my call. However, they seem to focus more on Bridgestone and Firestone tires...
     
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    pm sent
     
  24. aspiringRexer
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    Any updates?
     
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    excellent, getting close guys.

    NOTE: All tire manufactures..INCLUDING NOKIAN are raising their prices effective October 1st. There's nothing we can do about it.

    The vendor I'm working with will send me their example wholesale prices for the Nokian RSi on October 1st.

    I NEED YOU FOLKS TO RESPOND ON HERE WITH YOUR DESIRED TIRE SIZE.

    I will then let the vendor know what example prices we would like to see.
     
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    215/45/17

    It's best to just go with stock sized winter tires if they are going on the stock wheels right?
     
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    YES, stock size
     
  28. Goalie
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    225/45-17 for me plz
     
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    215/45/17
     
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    195/65r15
     
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    205/55/16 - stock size for me...
     
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    same for me
     
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    205/55/16 and 225/55/16
     
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    245/40r18
     
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    225/45/17
     
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    225/45/17
     
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    Excellent! If you don't see you size posted by another member as of yet then please post it up asap. I'm sending the list to the vendor tomorrow.
     
  38. Mekhem
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    and me
     
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    thanks peeps, the list has been sent to the potential vendor. I will not hear back from him until later this week as the tire manufactures are (unfortunately) raising prices Oct 1st.

    Once we have the list back we will be ready to go with our first winter tire vendor
     
  41. Brightside
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    stockers and possiblly 225 50 17s
     
  42. aspiringRexer
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    Nice. Thanks a ton Steve.
     
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    updated first post with initial purchase pricing and buying information.
     
  44. gc8
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    So, for us with '06-'07's mounting on stock wheels (215/45R17 size tires)...would it be okay going up to 225/45R17? I know stock size would be ideal....but it looks like it's not gonna happen.

    And will the Blizzaks be cheaper :eek:
     
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    yes, much cheaper. As much as I would personally love a set of hakka's I've never jumped on them because of the price:(...even with the discount