Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Tires

I ordered these tires back in July from the local Harley/BMW/Honda dealer and at the time I ordered them, I was told that they would just be added to their regular shipment so there wouldn't be any shipping charge. That sounded like a pretty good deal. They finally arrived today and the counter person complained that people like me were trying to run them out of business. He claimed that the cheapest shipping was FedEx and the shipping for my three tires was $162. I reminded him that I ordered the tires two months ago and that it would be added to their regular order. It wasn't my problem that their tire person didn't bother to look at their online system for any special orders taken by other employees.

But to try and appease him, I offered to split the shipping cost. After all, if I ordered the tires from Heindl Engineering in Ohio, the shipping would've been about that anyway. He continued to whine so I don't think I will be ordering tires from them again. In the past, I had ordered tires from Dan at Adventure Cycleworks. When I talked to Dan back in July, he was saying that business was so slow this year that he didn't think he would be placing another order until next spring. Not as many riders as in previous years. Not as many people wanting to ride to Deadhorse.

Now I just need to decide whether to put these tires on now or wait until after the "last ride of the season" this coming Saturday. I may be busy tomorrow...

5 comments:

VStar Lady said...

Richard, sounds like you were more than accommodating with the shipping charges. Last ride of the season? Really? You who rides in the deepest depths of winter?

RichardM said...

That's why the quotes. It showed up on the local BMW email list with that subject.

redlegsrides said...

I dont think I'd go through that dealer again, didn't stick to their agreement and really it doesn't matter that they can't get their ducks in a row internally, they committed to it. Your options are limited though.

RichardM said...

I agree. I've almost always ordered over the Internet. More reliable.

Learning to Golf said...

I agree with VStar Lady and Charlie6, you are to nice. That is why they call the Harley Dealer's Stealerships out this way.