4 Michelin at Costco

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  1. Palfrem

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    Just had the new Costco flyer

    4 Michelin fitted with 20% discount 13 June to 3 July
     
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    If you don't need them yet, just buy them and have them fitted when ready.
     
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    Best I could do at Kwikfit and other outfits for my 4no, PS3's was £576.

    Got them at Costco with the 20% voucher for £404 all inclusive. :thumb:
     
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    Was that using KwikFit's online pricing?

    Costco started off being way cheaper all the time, then the 10% discounts made their prices stunning. I find I can beat their normal prices quite easily now so this strikes me as something of scam - they've jacked the prices up so they can offer a bigger discount. If they can offer 20% off for a couple of months of the year, why can't they offer more competitive prices year round?
     
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    Because Michelin sponsors the discount.
     
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    The £576 price was visiting local Kwikfit and indie tyre outfits.
    Whether Costco are playing with the prices or not, I'm not complaining if I get in at the right time. IIRC the vouchers are issued twice a year.
     
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    Its a wonder that this seems so Costco focused in that case, wonder why don't they do they same at all big chains selling their tyres
     
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    Costco will be an important "Global Account" for Michelin. They don't sell any other brand of tyres.
     
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    I think this is the main factor. Costco only sell Michelin and they keep decent stocks too.

    Kwik-Fit were cheaper by a few £ last time I bought a new tyre but only if bought online with a three day lead time.

    Costco on the other hand carry stock and are open late. No messing with pricing either - it's an all in price. Also because you can wander in and see the actual tyres you can spot if they have the yellow/red/blue lines before you buy.
     
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    It's interesting you say that as I have recently bought some Michelin Primacy tyres and they have no 'runout' bands.

    I though all tyres had these bands to show which direction the tyre naturally wants to track (pull)?

    Thanks

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    A Costco (Michelin trained) fitter told me the bands are a colour code for which vehicle manufacturer the tyres were designated for. Some of the tyres get pulled out and sent into the resale channels. I said "OK".

    It was very interesting when they tried to put my rear wheels on the front - as my car has a staggered set-up. Oh and the Costco UK tyre product manager is Mr Twatt.
     
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    Do you need to get a hold of the flyer for the discount or it is just informing of the offer?
     
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    You'll need to get the voucher from the flyer. I have not had a flyer up to now this year containing the tyre voucher.
     
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    Just go to the Reception/CustomerServices desk as they have spare flyers.

    You don't need vouvhers for regular purchases - automatically discounted at the till if the items qualify.
     
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    You don't need the flyer for the tyre discount as long as you know it is on then you automatically get it. The same is true for all other purchases - they are automatically deducted at the till.
     
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    Cheers folks.

    I'm sure I recognise that forum name from somewhere... :thumb:
     
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    Event tyres are doing £60 off if you purchase 4 Michelin tyres.

    Their prices look pretty competitive and they will fit them at your work or home.
     
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    I dropped into costco today and got a price for PS2 225/40/18, £120 a tyre with the discount for each corner. That's a good price.
     
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    Got a price today from Costco vs. the place I normally use.

    Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (replaces the 2 apparently):

    245 40 18 97Y
    Costco with discount: £212ea
    R & M Tyres Medway: £198ea

    265 35 18 97Y
    Costco with discount: £269ea
    R & M Tyres Medway: £234ea

    So Costco are good but still £100 saving to made on all 4.
     

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