Tire 'deals' at warehouse clubs are debatable

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Tire 'deals' at warehouse clubs are debatable

Are tires less expensive at warehouse clubs than at independent tire dealerships? A recent business writer from U.S. News & World Report seems to think so.

He labels tires a "major purchase" in his article, no doubt because consumers don't buy them in bulk like toilet paper. He asks the question, "Is shopping at Costco or Sam's Club really worth the savings?" He then answers his own question, or at least gives advice on how to find out.

The writer's implication is quite clear, however.

As you might expect, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich decided to weigh in on the topic. To read about what is being said about the competition between distribution channels, check out "Warehouse clubs versus independent tire dealers."

What are your thoughts on warehouse clubs? Or what Ulrich thinks, for that matter? Read the blog, then let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

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