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Old 16 June 2008, 14:55   #21
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170 for a pair of Wranglers, does that seem good?
i think i paid around 28 quid for mine a few years ago

moved over to Tommy Hilfingers now
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I'm surprised they do off the shelf trousers for you?

Bought a pair though BlackCircles.com, so it's a first for me having never bought tyres off the net.

I'll let you know how I get on.
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Old 16 June 2008, 15:33   #23
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if you want to know if you have a good price for tyres then get a quote from micheldiver tyres, if your quote is similar or better then you have one hell of a good price

works every time for me

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if you want to know if you have a good price for tyres then get a quote from micheldiver tyres, if your quote is similar or better then you have one hell of a good price

works every time for me

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Already done it, as Micheldever is part of the Protyre group. Blackcircles undercut them by 27, so pretty chuffed at the mo.

The funny thing is, I could have nominated Protyre as the fitting station for my Black Circle rubber, so how's that one work?
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how's that one work?
Marketing. That's how high volume business works these days... guarantee a slice of the market at cost + %, then get some more business in at premium price.

Micheldever used give the best deal every time until Tony Todd sold out to the venture capitalists, and now they're working to bring that investment back... at your expense!

Currently, best of the independents is Bracknell Tyres and Exhausts

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But they're very small, most tyres are available on order only, and if you thought the queues at Micheldever were long, think again. I had to wait 2 hrs back in April to save 200 on a set of 4 GoodYear NCT5s. But I reckon that 100 per hour waiting is reasonable value!
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You've ordered now, but next time have a look at ETyres.

They come to you and fit, balance the tyres, usually next day, and have always had good pricing for me.

Had tyres for a Fabia, Mondeo, Range Rover and the boat trailer. A friend used them for his Disco.

www.etyres.co.uk

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P.S. I used to use Blackcircles too but the hassle of taking the tyres to a tyreplace to be swapped ended up costing a lot in time and travel etc.
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It's still worth ringing round your independents (forget Kwik Fit, National etc) as I've just done a quote on Etyres - they didn't have the speed rating so I had to go lower, but they were still 43.80 more expensive PER TYRE!

Sometimes the old yellow pages can still beat the 'net.
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Marketing. That's how high volume business works these days... guarantee a slice of the market at cost + %, then get some more business in at premium price.

Micheldever used give the best deal every time until Tony Todd sold out to the venture capitalists, and now they're working to bring that investment back... at your expense!

Currently, best of the independents is Bracknell Tyres and Exhausts

01344 411323

But they're very small, most tyres are available on order only, and if you thought the queues at Micheldever were long, think again. I had to wait 2 hrs back in April to save 200 on a set of 4 GoodYear NCT5s. But I reckon that 100 per hour waiting is reasonable value!
thats useful information, i will check them for my next tyres

do they do motorcycles as well?
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do they do motorcycles as well?
sorry mate I don't know as i'm strictly 4-wheeled nowadays! I've heard good reports of Basingstoke Tyre and MOT Centre as well if that helps, although I've no first-hand dealings with them.
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they were still 43.80 more expensive PER TYRE!
Wow...that's a surprise!

What tyres were you looking at?, and was that a fully fitted price that was 43.80 cheaper?, and at what cost per tyre?

Where was this again?

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