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Old 04-01-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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I called Coker to order 2 Firestone 700-16 Blackwall tires and almost fell on the floor with their shipping charges...Fedex...$81.51 to ship two tires from them to Champlain NY. Is it me that out of touch with the world...or is the world going NUTS. It seems that they only ship Fedex...period.....I told the sales person that they are going to loose a lot of business....but....I would have no tires.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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How much if you pick them up yourself goodluck
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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You can probably get the same tire from Universal Tires in Hershey , PA I just bought 5 tires from them and the shipping was not that high. They are also closer to NY and might be cheaper because of that.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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While FedEx is more than UPS I think now days this is what we are going to have to get used to. The problem is the ridiculously high fuel prices we now accept as normal. I don't think people understand that along with high fuel prices come higher shipping and product prices. These companies have to make a profit and the fuel surcharge is passed on to us the consumer. I can't understand why we were outraged by $3.00 gas 8 years ago but now we accept it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:47 PM   #5
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Look at the money you're saving by not having them shipped into Canada! ha!
I made that mistake once.......ouch!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:53 PM   #6
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they come to the goodguys car shows here, so we just order them and they bring them to the show for pickup.

they should have a schedule of when they will be near your location for a show.

hope this helps.

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:55 PM   #7
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Fibber, gasoline prices, adjusted for inflation, are not much higher than in 1939. A gallon of 21 cent 1939 gasoline would be roughly $3.50 in today's money. I paid $3.57 a gallon in NW Indiana last week.


I think it was about $109 in shipping for Coker to ship four 6.0x16 tires from Tenn to the Chicago area. Guys, these companies can't ship for free.

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:55 PM   #8
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Go over to the HAMB and become an alliance member for $50.00 a year and you will get discounts from Coker and many other manufactures. It's a hell of a deal!
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:08 PM   #9
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summit or jegs free shipping call them both its free to 1 800 numbers they have the tires.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #10
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Robert, did you check Summit Racing? They carry Coker tires and offer free shipping for anything over $99.00. Steve
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #11
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Summit all the way! Free shipping!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #12
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Thanks V12Bill...I'll call Universal tomorrow...they close at 5 pm.....I'll report back on their shipping charges....the tire price is tha same as what Coker quoted.
I have ordered tires from other before...heavy 20" radials, and the shipping charge is closer to $25. each...not $41. Prices in fuel has not gone up in the last year. Steaming Me.
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Fibber, gasoline prices, adjusted for inflation, are no more higher than in 1939.
I'll bet shipping charges aren't either but during the 80s and 90s you had a massive increase in "mail order" shipping due to the internet and very cheap shipping but now that's gone. What I'm saying is this is the new normal and if your happy that's fine but for some reason 8 years ago it was " big oils" fault and today I don't know whose fault it is but I guarantee you that the shipping companies don't have an OPEC and are trying to ship for the lowest price to get business but still make a profit.
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Coker wanted $475 to ship 4 tires to Hawaii.I got what I needed from Speedway and they shipped them (4) priority mail for $217.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:11 PM   #15
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Summit....thanks guys.....I'll be on the blower tomorrow for sure.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #16
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I bought my last set of Coker Excelsior Spal radials from Jegs. They say free freight but each tire had a 9.99 freight surcharge?
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #17
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I switched to Summit Racing for my Coker tires last year since they charge no shipping.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #18
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Check out Diamond Back, they have dealers here in Onttario
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:09 PM   #19
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Diamond Back charged me $93.00 for 4 www radial tires that I received last week from Conway, S.C. to Rochester, NY (797 miles, according to Google Maps). I got them in 2-weeks from date of order, mounted them and every tire ran well within 1/16" run out.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:13 PM   #20
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I like Universal Tire. Closer to me in NE. Good folks. Tire Rack charges, on average $14.00 to ship a tire so compare that to Coker. The Rack does not carry the old type stuff yet, but the prices are very reasonable.
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