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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: lange] #5112939 05/22/19 09:31 PM
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I bought some 4 y.o. tires and am happy as could be! At $80 each it’s less than half any other decent summer performance tire.

On the battery dates...two years ago I bought a battery from WM in October with a Nov. date code of that year. Wasn’t that swell? Time travel?


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5112949 05/22/19 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zmelli
I Back in the Day, I would buy tires at Costco on sale before I needed them. Stack them in my Garage for 6m to 8m , return them back to the tire shop and hand pick fresh DOTs. The Costco Tire shop employees did not have a problem with this. Things have changed at Costco now, I recently Bought a Battery and attempted to hand pick the freshest date, well the Tire Shop Nazi (company man) Manager came running over and told me I need to grab the oldest one! there was only a 1 Month difference between the oldest and the others in stock. The warranty went from 42M to 36M! I could not believe it, these corporate cronies are programmed to bow down to the shareholders. I figured he won employee of the month for this.

Most people did not have a clue, even the tire shop employees what the numbers on the tires were for back then.



I will call this bogus. Been a Costco member since 1984 and before that I worked at it's predecessor - Fedmart. No employee would do that. Same as picking freshest milk, produce, bread, etc, or anything with a date. Report it if it really happened.

Quite ironic that you exchange 6 - 8 month older tires for newer dates but complain about being sold 1 month older battery.

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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5112950 05/22/19 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zmelli
What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.

The DEA and FBI enforce tire sizing? wink


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5112965 05/22/19 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by zmelli


Humm? So you are happy that the Manager wanted for me to buy the "old Product" battery and upset that someone had to buy "old product" tires?


You're the reason why people are buying "old product" tires.

Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5112970 05/22/19 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by zmelli

What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.



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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5112973 05/22/19 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by zmelli
What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.

Is that before or after they anal probe you?


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: lange] #5112993 05/22/19 11:05 PM
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I would be happy but it's not a big problem for me. our cars see 15-30k miles annually each, so I would wear them out in plenty of time. I have also indirectly purchased old tires when I bought two different new, non-current motorcycles. In the future, just ask to see that actual tires before you purchase. I'm guessing that they will give some discount; not sure about "substantial"


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #5113095 05/23/19 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FordBroncoVWJeta
Originally Posted by zmelli
What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.

Is that before or after they anal probe you?
I'm unaware of the proper order, ie., which is the more effective way. Perhaps more experts on FBI, DEA procedures can weigh in.

I wouldn't be too pleased with 4 year old new tires either. As I've never had that issue, not sure how to advise.

Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: lange] #5113100 05/23/19 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by lange
Bought new tires for a 2002 Lexus Rx300 (225/70/16) at one of the local shops here in Nebraska- Goodyear Assurance Comfortreads. After I left the shop, I noticed the date code on the tires was 5014. I called them back and told them I was dissatisfied the tires were over 4 years old. The salesman was going to check with his bosses to see what they can do, and I'm hoping they will make amends. I was going to insist on tires made within the past year or a substantial credit. Anything else I should request for them to make it right? The salesman said the tires were stored in the warehouse and the manufacturers warranty would be good for 6 years but I'm not sure that's right. What also makes this very disappointing was this is a Goodyear dealer I bought from, not some back alley mechanic shop.



Annoying for sure but have you actually read the manufacturers warranty which comes with the tires to determine when the warranty clock starts ticking? If it's from the date of sale then you should be fine. Just look forward to acquiring a new set in a couple of years are a pro-rated discount.


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: user52165] #5113104 05/23/19 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by user52165
Originally Posted by zmelli
I Back in the Day, I would buy tires at Costco on sale before I needed them. Stack them in my Garage for 6m to 8m , return them back to the tire shop and hand pick fresh DOTs. The Costco Tire shop employees did not have a problem with this. Things have changed at Costco now, I recently Bought a Battery and attempted to hand pick the freshest date, well the Tire Shop Nazi (company man) Manager came running over and told me I need to grab the oldest one! there was only a 1 Month difference between the oldest and the others in stock. The warranty went from 42M to 36M! I could not believe it, these corporate cronies are programmed to bow down to the shareholders. I figured he won employee of the month for this.

Most people did not have a clue, even the tire shop employees what the numbers on the tires were for back then.



I will call this bogus. Been a Costco member since 1984 and before that I worked at it's predecessor - Fedmart. No employee would do that. Same as picking freshest milk, produce, bread, etc, or anything with a date. Report it if it really happened.

Quite ironic that you exchange 6 - 8 month older tires for newer dates but complain about being sold 1 month older battery.



There were reports of Costco customers returning dead Christmas trees for refunds in January. Typical entitlement BS.


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5113127 05/23/19 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by zmelli

What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.

Because it's a crime to put a different set of tires on a car?


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: zmelli] #5113132 05/23/19 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by zmelli
What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.


To my knowledge, RFID chips still aren't used in tires. The last I heard was that RFID chips couldn't make it through the curing process reliably enough for general use. In its place are bar codes - and even then, those don't work as well as they should.


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: lange] #5113186 05/23/19 06:50 AM
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Unless I got a tremendous discount I would be [censored]. If you paid by credit card and weren't informed you were buying 4 year old tires call and inform the CC company. Tell them tires are impacted by age and dispute the charges. I bet you get a quick resolution should the seller try and jerk you around.


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: CapriRacer] #5113393 05/23/19 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CapriRacer
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What a Crock, Tires have RFID chips installed, it would be very easy to track the DOT Codes. That is how the FBI, DEA, catch people, when the tire does not match the car.


To my knowledge, RFID chips still aren't used in tires. The last I heard was that RFID chips couldn't make it through the curing process reliably enough for general use. In its place are bar codes - and even then, those don't work as well as they should.


The only time I have heard of chips in tires are on race ones. IMSA has scanners on pit exit to determine what set a car is on to track them.


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Re: Tire dealer sold me 4 year old tires [Re: lange] #5113426 05/23/19 11:11 AM
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Dealer called back this morning, they are going to switch out the tires next week- they located a set from production year 2017. I was hoping to find something within the past year, but it appears from the comments here this would be acceptable. The dealer mentioned my tire size was not that common, and if I get the Weatheready as a replacement, it might be from 2017 as well. I only put 3000-5000 miles a year on the car, so it should last for 5 years at least.


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