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    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 17th May 17, 5:06 PM
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    Advance payment for motorcycle tyres
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    • 17th May 17, 5:06 PM
    Advance payment for motorcycle tyres 17th May 17 at 5:06 PM
    Afternoon

    Searching for a reasonable price to supply and fit tyres etc locally and found a company but they have asked for payment up front as they dont stock the required spec tyres.

    Never had this before with car tyres.

    How do I go about protecting the up front payment to make sure I either get the service or a refund if they cant supply.

    Have yet to confirm if they want payment for just the tyres or the whole amount for fitting etc up front.

    Thanks
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    I've never heard this myself, clearly they have a cash flow or poor credit facilities with their suppliers. I'd go somewhere else.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 17th May 17, 5:30 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:30 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:30 PM
    Afternoon

    Searching for a reasonable price to supply and fit tyres etc locally and found a company but they have asked for payment up front as they dont stock the required spec tyres.

    Never had this before with car tyres.

    How do I go about protecting the up front payment to make sure I either get the service or a refund if they cant supply.

    Have yet to confirm if they want payment for just the tyres or the whole amount for fitting etc up front.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Heliflyguy
    How much is it per tyre?

    If they're asking for payment upfront due to them not stocking that type of tyre normally, I'd expect the only upfront fee to be for the tyres. If they ask you to pay the fitting fee upfront also, I'd run a mile.

    If there is nothing special about the tyres and all other fitters stock them as standard, that would cause me to run another mile.
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    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 17th May 17, 5:55 PM
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    Tyres cost approx £120 for the pair plus about £25 - £30 for the inner tubes not particularly rare but not run of the mill as they are tubed tyres.

    Total cost £230 which is about right for supply and fit from the few online quotes available.

    Not easy or cheap for M/C tyres it seems compared to cars

    Might be easier to get online myself and fit, would be the first time though and not sure if would need balancing.
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 17th May 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:56 PM
    If they want the payment made by bank transfer then I would run a mile in the opposite direction.
    • bris
    • By bris 17th May 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 6:03 PM
    Yes they need balancing.


    Bottom line once bitten etc. They have probably been stuck with tyres before after people ordering them and not coming back.


    It's not like kwik fit where you just pop in and get them done there and then. Bikes are different, not many local fitters and usually small independent outfits that can't stock all the different combinations.


    Nothing to do with cash flow either it's just making sure you really want them before they order them.


    If in doubt buy them with a credit card for s 75 protection.
    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 17th May 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:18 PM
    Thanks all, most helpful info Bris, will get back to them tomorrow and get some more details.might also ask for fitting only cost but that would mean getting a bike lift to get both wheels off, this MSE stuff is tricky at times

    I would be able to pay them a visit and if CC payment is accepted I could pay for the tyres/tubes.

    Would some sort of order form with the deatils be advisable.
    Last edited by Heliflyguy; 17-05-2017 at 8:23 PM.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 17th May 17, 8:27 PM
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    Thanks all, most helpful info Bris, will get back to them tomorrow and get some more details.might also ask for fitting only cost but that would mean getting a bike lift to get both wheels off, this MSE stuff is tricky at times

    I would be able to pay them a visit and if CC payment is accepted I could pay for the tyres/tubes.

    Would some sort of order form with the deatils be advisable.
    Originally posted by Heliflyguy
    I wouldn't deal with any company these days who don't take credit cards, and of course you want a copy of an order form with specific details of the tyres ordered and cost of fitting included.
    • Hermione Granger
    • By Hermione Granger 17th May 17, 8:40 PM
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    If in doubt buy them with a credit card for s 75 protection.
    Originally posted by bris

    S75 probably won't apply as the cost of each individual item isn't above the £100 minimum (unless the tyres are actually advertised as a pair for £120).
    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 18th May 17, 11:11 AM
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    S75 probably won't apply as the cost of each individual item isn't above the £100 minimum (unless the tyres are actually advertised as a pair for £120).
    Originally posted by Hermione Granger
    They are not sold as a pair unfortunately.

    Its only the rear that needs changing but because it would be a different type of tyre the front will need to be changed as well, a bit wasteful but the next time round will be less expensive.

    Thanks for the additional info, think I will look elsewhere.
    • bris
    • By bris 18th May 17, 11:12 PM
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    The last time I bought tyres they were a set, a lot are sold as matching sets so arguably no separate price. I suppose it would be down to how the CC sees it though.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 19th May 17, 8:33 AM
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    It all depends on how they are priced. If they are priced as a set then a S75 claim would be valid; if they're priced individually then it wouldn't (unless you could prove that the seller only ever sold then in sets regardless of how they were priced).
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    • Hermione Granger
    • By Hermione Granger 19th May 17, 10:09 AM
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    It all depends on how they are priced. If they are priced as a set then a S75 claim would be valid; if they're priced individually then it wouldn't (unless you could prove that the seller only ever sold then in sets regardless of how they were priced).
    Originally posted by DoaM

    Isn't that what I stated 2 days ago?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 19th May 17, 11:49 AM
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    Indeed - I was reiterating the point with additional clarity, as the person you'd responded to still seemed unsure.
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    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 19th May 17, 1:34 PM
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    Indeed - I was reiterating the point with additional clarity, as the person you'd responded to still seemed unsure.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Understood perfectly but thanks anyway. Found another local bike dealer that came in cheaper <£200 and can fit while I'm at work.

    I have sen M/C tyres sold in pairs but not often and not the ones I need, preferred not to test the possibility of how a CC company might view my purchase

    They also required a deposit £45 which is perfectly acceptable IMO.

    Will buy another rear cheaper online in the near future and store till needed, original rear has over 6000 miles and just over 3 years, believe the new one is a little softer so may not last as long.
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