Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Pete, I bought my Bridgestones direct from a Bridgestone store. Don`t assume that the multi brand "independents" are cheaper. I also turn up at the store when they are not super busy and negotiate a price but have done my research re normal retail, tyre choice suitable for the car and my driving style so the wool can`t be pulled over my eyes. Towards the end of the month (inside the last week) is also a good time if you are able to manage timing as store managers are under pressure to achieve numbers be it achieve target or better last months figures. Bridgestone and Beaurepairs are the best ones to negotiate with as they are direct representatives of the manufacturers and thus have more room to move as there is much greater emphasis on numbers sold and market share.
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156