Anybody know what the used tire market is like? I'm close to needing some tires on the pickup and there's a guy selling a set of four for $200. They have "less than" 20,000 miles on them. They're the stock 4-ply street tires that come on pickups, he traded them out for some 10-ply mud & snows. I initially thought he said they were like new so I was really interested but now... not sure.
Goodyear Wrangler ST, retail about $200 each. I got around 40k miles out of the first set I had (the stock tires) so I figure maybe these are half used up. Figure in mount/balance at $50 it seems like a fair deal but not a steal. But if nobody can sell used tires for any amount of money then it's way too high, y'know?
Well I let these go, then had a tire-not-completely-round-on-all-sides episode and was foraging around again and found a set for $150. Plus $65 to mount them, I should be good for a couple of years with these now, for the price of one new tire. I have never noticed used tires in the paper before (the paper I've worked at for years and years
) but it seems now that they're in there pretty often. I guess I could get used to buying used tires, tho... so many guys get trucks and want knobbier tires but I want street tires, they should be out there whenever I need some. Maybe.
The real pisser is the last set of tires we got thru the paper as trade-out for advertising. I have been asking for that benefit for several months but they don't get around to it. They'll probably come in next week with some tires and give 'em to someone else because I got new tires now.