Audi told me I should buy new tires and their price, Greenwich-gouge rate, was over $1100. I knew I could buy the tires for much less but my options around here are Worse and Worser, in terms of the numbnuts who do tires. In the old days, I remember my dad going to Sears – that was the go-to place back in the early 60s.
Now I have Mavis and Elman, both awful, both try and upsell, get you to feel lousy for buying what you want. The last time I needed tires, I traded in the car for a new one, but this Audi is going to stay around for a long time so new tires it is, especially before going on a road trip.
I priced the tires online and was struck by the one line I boxed in red. Overhead and stocking fee, $20 per tire? I don’t think so. I might have to use some feminine wile to negotiate that off the tab. I’ve looked elsewhere and the tires are all around $170per.
I feel this is a guy chore so I may ask others to take care of this while I start getting the house ready for a big party here Friday night. Please pray for sunshine as the party is outside.
If you Greenwich/local peeps know of any decent tire place, holler.