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#4442881 - 06/27/17 02:41 PM Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak
pacem Offline


Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 711
Loc: MD
Off Craigslist: Bridgestone BLIZZAK DM-V2 Tire 265/70R17 (115R)

Looking at 4 used tires, the owner says they have 1000 miles on them and used for 2 months only, came off some Toyota.


$400 for 4 tires is the asking price. Have not seen the tread in person but in the pics does not seem bad. I cannot estimate the depth. Is 400 reasonable for these 4 tires? They are not an expensive tire, a Walmart tire that goes 600 for the set of 4.

What would be a good offer to make? He has them for sale for weeks with no bites.

Of course its CL, maybe they have 5000 miles on them.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bridgestone-BLIZZAK-DM-V2-Tire-265-70R17-115R/48568165#about-item

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#4442886 - 06/27/17 02:46 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
andrewp1998 Offline


Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 853
Loc: MA USA
Great deal to me, def check em out!
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#4442892 - 06/27/17 02:47 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
pacem Offline


Registered: 10/16/03
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Loc: MD
makes sense.

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#4442895 - 06/27/17 02:50 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10179
Loc: OH
$200

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#4442912 - 06/27/17 03:19 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Connecticut
The difference from used to new is only another $200...and that comes with a warranty. I'd rather spend the $600. Age? UV cracking? Too many other variables. The seller should be able to give you the tread depth on each tire. If not, I wouldn't even consider them.

I wouldn't pay more than half of new, for excellent tires. That $600 new probably doesn't include the $50-$75 mfg rebates that often show up 2-3X per year.
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#4442937 - 06/27/17 03:45 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3010
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
You need the date code as well from the sidewall. I bought a set of used Blizzaks years ago and used thwm for 4 or 5 years until I got rid of my sienna.

They are very good snow tires. I bought a set for my caravan as well.

I would say $200-250 max.
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#4442953 - 06/27/17 04:02 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
WillsYoda Offline


Registered: 10/17/15
Posts: 471
Loc: MN
Date code, and then 250 max.

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#4442985 - 06/27/17 04:47 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
pacem Offline


Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 711
Loc: MD
Does it make sense to run then in the summer at all?

I do not think I can score a tire that sells for 600 per set new for $200, seriously? Unless they half less than half tread and are beat up. Welcome to DC area.



Edited by pacem (06/27/17 04:48 PM)

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#4443108 - 06/27/17 07:28 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
pacem Offline


Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 711
Loc: MD
Update.
Looked at them. They had a lot more wear than 1000/1 month. The seller was kind of shady. Not giving the address, lying about mileage. One tire had obviously more wear in the middle than others.
They have been on CL for a month, not selling at 400, but the seller goes I have several people interested - yeah right.

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#4443418 - 06/28/17 05:27 AM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10589
Loc: Buffalo, NY
That CL ad will be up until it expires @ $400. With a season or two use, they'd still be worth $200-250 in my area. Factor in ~$80 to have them mounted/balanced. As you say, to buy them new, your out the door cost would be over $500. I know I bought a used set of Blizzaks for our 2008 Honda Odyssey. I paid in the $260 range for them IIRC. I used them for at least two seasons and sold them on CL after I sold that van. Don't recall what I sold them for, but I think it was over $100.
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#4443468 - 06/28/17 07:02 AM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Have you actually seen the tires yet?

I have seen many used sets of winters for sale. "Only 4 months old, used for less than one winter, like new!"

Went and looked at them, all below 4mm (100% worn) and 6 years old.
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#4443775 - 06/28/17 11:53 AM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11981
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: pacem
Update.
Looked at them. They had a lot more wear than 1000/1 month. The seller was kind of shady. Not giving the address, lying about mileage. One tire had obviously more wear in the middle than others.
They have been on CL for a month, not selling at 400, but the seller goes I have several people interested - yeah right.


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#4443778 - 06/28/17 11:56 AM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
MarcS Offline


Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 183
Loc: PA
The only time i would buy used tires is if i was selling the car. Why risk it? A lot of times damage from abuse like chronic underinflation or manufacturing defects are not apparent on visual inspection.


Edited by MarcS (06/28/17 11:59 AM)

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#4443859 - 06/28/17 12:56 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11981
Loc: NH
Chronic underinflation would show up as wear on the tire.

I'll buy a set if they look good, are cheap and are name brand. Sometimes people buy a car and sell perfectly good tires because they have zero use for a tire they can't use. It's a risk but as they say, nothing ventured nothing gained. At two sets in the last two years, seems to have worked out.

And of course, I just had a 4 year set of Michelins go belly-up. Bought brand new, dry rotted, still waiting on Michelin after a month to hold up their side of the warranty. shrug
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#4444055 - 06/28/17 03:48 PM Re: Opinion on used tires - BridgeStone Blizzak [Re: pacem]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 3577
Loc: no. indiana
Google up "Best Used Tires" I've used them for years and have always been more than satisified!

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