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AZ oil clearance start time? #4572035
11/12/17 06:05 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
RichardS Offline OP
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Based upon years past, what's the usual time that AZ starts their end-of-year clearance?

I usually stop in every few days, but the manager at my local AZ has taken to following me around when she sees me come in.

Guess I'm looking overly suspicious?


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572046
11/12/17 06:16 PM
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Last year it started weekend after thanksgiving in my area


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572048
11/12/17 06:17 PM
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I was jealous when a couple of years ago a bunch of people here bought 0W40 for next to nothing and asked if it was okay to use in their vehicle that specs 5W20.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: skyactiv] #4572085
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I was jealous when a couple of years ago a bunch of people here bought 0W40 for next to nothing and asked if it was okay to use in their vehicle that specs 5W20.



I bought that M1 0w40 and 0w30 and used it in my Bonneville; in fact I still have 3 SM jugs of M1 0w40 left smile


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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: 53' Stude] #4572147
11/12/17 07:53 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: car51
I still have 3 SM jugs of M1 0w40 left smile


That's the good stuff!!


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572164
11/12/17 08:11 PM
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Yep


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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572174
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I think Advance Auto beat them to the punch this year with their clearance of Castrol Magnatec, Castrol Edge and Quaker State.
I know it came to the point I was turning down .45 a qt oil just because I have sooo much oil at this point.



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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572175
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QS and Idemitsu have been in clearance for going on 2 months or so, maybe this year itíll just be a slow ramp up instead of an off:on thing.


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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572183
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IIRC the previous 2 years the AZ sales began the first week or weekend in November. It's already over due going by that. Whatever is being offered in November, often gets reduced in price by half by the first week in December...if any is left.


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1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572241
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The problem with clearances is that the shelf prices are rarely as low as the scanned ones and the clearance oil may not even be in the racks so you may need to ask for it.
This has been true of many clearance events, and I'm thinking of AZ, O'R's and AAP this past summer and fall.
It may be that the rolling clearances we saw at all of these chains through the year were done in place of the big year end clearances.
I will say that the people at all three were very nice about the whole thing and were very willing to accommodate my search for cheap oil.
It probably helped that I visited these stores when they weren't busy.


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12 Accord LX 92K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: skyactiv] #4572270
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I was jealous when a couple of years ago a bunch of people here bought 0W40 for next to nothing and asked if it was okay to use in their vehicle that specs 5W20.


That was just last year! Got some Castrol 0w40. I think the year before they had them in quart bottles, but last year I only found them in 5 quart jugs.

Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572278
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I went by my local AZ and they have nothing on clearance. AAP still has a few bottles of QS and Idemitsu. I just did an oil change for my mother with 5 cent QS.

Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572371
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Indiana
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It's all different.

While others are killing all the $2 0w40's, my store will have NOTHING.


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02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
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Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: dlundblad] #4572423
11/13/17 07:53 AM
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The AZs here (No. New Jersey) don't take part in clearances either.

The only exceptions seem to be when a bottle design changes. Then it's, "Out with the old".

THE BEST sale (in my experience) was AZs 1/2 price MaxLife Dex/Merc LV sale.

I bought 12 of them and JUST finished it off yesterday.

Re: AZ oil clearance start time? [Re: RichardS] #4572441
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The employees at the stores around me take all the good stuff


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
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