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      06-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Best time to buy winter tyres

Would anyone know if the price of winter tyres drops during the summer months??

I'm just wondering if I'd be doing myself a favour by getting them before the winter months start approaching. I've been looking at buying a set from Camskill.

I'm sorry to ask a question like this while we're in the middle of summer
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It's a logical question to ask, I would think you might get a bit of discount but the manufacturers will probably just store them over summer months, distributors will not carry stock...

I would think it's best to wait, as price is driven by competition - play the game when targets need to be hit...
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It's a logical question to ask, I would think you might get a bit of discount but the manufacturers will probably just store them over summer months, distributors will not carry stock...

I would think it's best to wait, as price is driven by competition - play the game when targets need to be hit...

I was also thinking I would have trouble getting hold of winter tyres during the summer months but Camskill say they can deliver the Continental Contiwintercontact tyres I've looking at in 1 working day, so I'm assuming they are holding stock. They are priced at 129 for the fronts and 176 for the rears.
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I was also thinking I would have trouble getting hold of winter tyres during the summer months but Camskill say they can deliver the Continental Contiwintercontact tyres I've looking at in 1 working day, so I'm assuming they are holding stock. They are priced at 129 for the fronts and 176 for the rears.
Cool, do you know what they were priced at last winter tho... IMO you get the best price when lots of people are looking for a product... If you think it's a good deal go for it mate...
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Not sure what they were.priced at last winter, id been previously told that the best time to buy winter tyres was in the summer months due to no demand which lowered the price and then the prices rose as demand got higher
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It's always winter somewhere. I expect they lower production so they aren't storing inventory, so you may find deals but not loads.
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I was also thinking I would have trouble getting hold of winter tyres during the summer months but Camskill say they can deliver the Continental Contiwintercontact tyres I've looking at in 1 working day, so I'm assuming they are holding stock. They are priced at 129 for the fronts and 176 for the rears.
I paid 600 for my set last September -ish. So its about the same.
Used ones will be cheaper now. But the stockists won't be desperate to sell so won't be lowering their prices..

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Be worth popping a wanted post up on the forum as there will be some people wanting to sell theirs on due to selling their car or wanting to make some room. Usually you can get a good bargain!
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What size you after ? I have 17" set with winters f.s. Pm me if interested.
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What size you after ? I have 17" set with winters f.s. Pm me if interested.
Thanks, but the tyres are for my spare set of mv3's, I traded in my e90 with my 17" winter wheels & tyres as the 17" wheels wouldn't fit or look right on an e93, so I managed to keep hold of my mv3's from my old e90
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Be worth popping a wanted post up on the forum as there will be some people wanting to sell theirs on due to selling their car or wanting to make some room. Usually you can get a good bargain!
Id consider a decent part worn set but I'm not really a fan of buying part worn tyres, just personal choice really. But a newish set of part worns could persuade me, so I may take your advice, thanks
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I paid 600 for my set last September -ish. So its about the same.
Used ones will be cheaper now. But the stockists won't be desperate to sell so won't be lowering their prices..

WM
Thanks, that's good to know. There doesn't seem to be much movement in the prices at all, I'll hold fire a couple of weeks and have a good look around.
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hi buddy

i have a spare set of falken winters (staggered) sitting in the garage taking up valuable room....

drop me a PM if you're interested, they are 5mm all round

currently on mint MV3's (which incidentally i may also sell)

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hi buddy

i have a spare set of falken winters (staggered) sitting in the garage taking up valuable room....

drop me a PM if you're interested, they are 5mm all round

currently on mint MV3's (which incidentally i may also sell)

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Would anyone know if the price of winter tyres drops during the summer months??
In my expecience, winter tyres become unavailable / very difficult to get hold of in the winter, and easy to get hold of in the summer.

As regards price, I'm not sure, but I just bought a new set of summers and the price seems to change by a few pence every day. I bought mine from tyreleader.co.uk (Falken FK453s) in the end as they were the cheapest. Still shipped in from German mind (2-3 days).

Are you buying alloys separately ? I got a stunning deal on some pristine (as in showroom fresh) 17' style 32 with Pirelli (I think) snow tyres on for 300 quid on ebay.
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