Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tires and ...

So, yesterday, DH took the day off and first off, he went for tires for his Sebring. For a change it didn't take long. Then he took the Buick down for a couple. They couldn't get the wheel off. Seems that somebody at the brake place over-torqued the lug nuts on that tire too. (He had battled with the flat the day before) He was there for the longest time. Finally, they managed to get it off and put on the other new tire.


Now, DH wanted me to tell you - if you go to WalMart to get tires - read your paperwork! This is like the third time he has gone there for tires and they charged him $3 a piece for the valve stems - which would be an absolute bargain if they actually gave you new electronic valve stems. They don't. As you can see on our tape, they charged and he was supposed to pay for something we did not get. I think it's just a common practice to charge this. Could make a little extra for Wally World. You really have to watch them! The Buick has some sort of special thing built in.

Hopefully, the guys will know what I'm talking about.

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  1. I have no idea, but I will look for it the net time I get tires.

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    1. They shouldn't charge for something they don't put in, right?

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  2. What a pain in the butt to have so many flats in such a short time! Glad they are behind you now.

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    1. Do you know what caused the flats?

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    2. We suspect wire - industrial stuff - probably fell of one of the trucks in the parking lot at work. At least we hope it was something of that sort. There is nothing in our yard like that.

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  3. Charging for stuff you don't get is not on. I hope he told them and that they took it off the bill

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    1. He did, the ink on the tape was from the cashier when he took it up to show them at customer service.

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  4. It's all about the money it seems... Always ripping people off... Tsk tsk

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    1. I'll bet they charge everyone with those sensor thingies for that!

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  5. I understand about common overcharging practices and always check all my receipts, but I'm not sure what valve stems are. Is that the part where you attach the air hose to inflate the tyres?

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  6. I don't shop there, but a super Walmart is coming to our town. It's ben in litigation since 2011 and now they have won. Half our town is upset, the other half thrilled.

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    1. I hate WalMart, although DH doesn't seem to mind. I can see where people are split about it.

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  7. Other tire stores charge for new valve stems and it never occurred to me to check and see if I got them. I just bought tires at Costco and those were on my receipt as well. I don't remember what the charge was but I think it was a couple of bucks.

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    1. Not all car tires are the same - ours has the sensor thingies that notify me if the tires are low, and DH says they cost about $30 a pop! If we get a reading, they have to be reset or replaced - can't see WalMart replacing them for $3!

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  8. I agree you have to watch Walmart in a lot of ways. Haven't forgotten you, been staying with my daughter for treatments for MDS. Home for a few days then see what comes next.

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    1. Sorry for your daughter's problems. You have a lot on your plates. Hugs.

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