LAST DAY for Bridgestone Tire Rebate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fortech, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Just learned of this today...

    Buy a qualifying pair of Bridgestone Motorcycle tires and apply for a $60 Pre-Paid VISA.

    Just ordered up a pair of the new Bridgestone AX41 Adventure Cross tires from Fortnine. With rebate, $290 tax inc. I’ve been running Mitas E07 tires for the past number of years with great results, but Mitas has discontinued the E07 in favour of a new E07+ which is much more aggressive and is receiving mixed reviews online from former Mitas followers - as well as a reported significant reduction in mileage.

    Thought I’d pass along the message in the event anyone else is in the market for new tires...

  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    You do remember what I've always said about supporting local business don't you? Do you really think you saved that much $$?
  3. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    His money. Lots of reasons to order online. Good reasons to order locally but if they can’t compete on price they need to re-evaluate their business model.
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  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I'm not about to specifically bust anyone's chops, but local business have to support us as well. And I have several examples of where they do not.
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  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Don’t we all but I find in most cases pricing from the only guy in town I will deal with is comparable to ordering online. Certainly there are the odd products he doesn’t carry that I want and will order but I do my best to give him the majority of my business. And he does support me very well. In my opinion he is the only dealer in town who knows what customer service is.
  6. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I will certainly order from any dealer in town the can give me a competitive price. But when I wanted engine guards for my bike, no one could do better than suggested retail minus a couple percent plus $60 shipping. Then there was the 3 to 4 month wait before ordering because they only order quarterly.

    I ordered it from an online dealer in BC, 25% off retail, free shipping and showed up at my door within two weeks.
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Local dealers were practically begging to have customers go elsewhere for parts (tires, in particular). Does anyone really pay "full" retail for tires?? Sort of like buying tools at Canadian Tire at the "normal" retail price rather than waiting for the inevitable 50% off (or more) sale price.

    In recent years, they have smartened up to the extent that they are pricing their product at a level where there is just barely any saving to buy mail order. For a relatively small cost differential, I will buy locally to support local businesses. On the other hand, I'm not paying 30% extra for the privilege!!
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
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  8. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I buy my tires online and I do get them installed/balanced locally. I don't mind paying the labour. Consumables like oil I buy from my local Honda dealer. I have an older bike and I find that specific parts are not only not in stock with my dealer (not expected) but also not in stock with Honda Canada. I don't save much by ordering those parts from the states, but I can get them to my door in 2 weeks rather than 2 months. This winter I priced a new rear rim (much needed) at Honda Direct in the US.. $550 USD i.e approx $750 Cdn and Honda Canada wanted $1150 (plus shipping)! In this case I did go used and got it from California, to my door, for $300 Cdn.
    I'll let the guys who do not have a clue how to do anything with their bikes keep the dealership in business and spend prudently there myself.
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Older machines definitely require online service. My newest bike is an ‘07 so not much available locally.

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