Originally Posted by John 070
A plug is not as good. I've been plugging my own tires for years--on the front of a car, if the plug is towards the outside of the tread, there's a good chance that it will begin to leak and will ultimately need to be replugged, or better yet, patched. But when you have 0 miles on a tire, and you weren't the one who put a screw into it, how is it in reality a tire, who cares? You don't care, but the OP does.
Well you obviously wouldn't plug if it was near the sidewall, but in the op's case its not, so thats not an issue.
All I'm basically saying is take the free plug or patch whatever, because chances of getting a new tire out of this situation is slim to none imo.