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March 18, 2016, 05:08 PM #0

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Quick summary:
Ive been looking for RE71R's in my size for 2 weeks.
Sold out everywhere, no eta on the next production run. Costco cant help so there's no way to cash in on the rebate on.
I tried all MB tire warehouses, no luck.
Then I tried the sources online, all in from tirerack was $850, $300 more then locally was supposed to be.
I was browsing a few racing forums and I remembered these guys posting competitive pricing on tires in Calgary.
I reached out to Ken, who was prompt in his response, and confirmed his warehouse had one set left.
He practically matched Costco's price, I just have to deal with the rebate myself.
He went out of his way when not necessary and dropped off the tires at greyhound for shipping to me without question.
In 5 hours I had located tires, and they were picked up from the warehouse and shipped to me.
Kyle is awesome to deal with, and I suggest anyone looking for Canadian tire dealers to consider him an serious option.
All other experiences I've heard of Spec R seem to be the same.

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    March 18, 2016, 06:16 PM #1

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    March 19, 2016, 01:45 PM #2

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    They posted on FB a set of Re71's going to Winnipeg, lol.

    I messaged them to try and get a set.
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      March 20, 2016, 10:35 PM #3

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      sent them a pm on facebook, fingers crossed on pricing.
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        March 22, 2016, 11:33 AM #4

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        There was another place that a few guys from autocross got tires from but I can't remember the name.  Craig (in the Subaru) mentioned the place last year.  Does anyone know how to get a hold of Craig ?
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          March 22, 2016, 11:43 AM #5

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          Originally posted by Coach
          There was another place that a few guys from autocross got tires from but I can't remember the name.  Craig (in the Subaru) mentioned the place last year.  Does anyone know how to get a hold of Craig ?
          @Imprzme Is his username
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            March 22, 2016, 02:33 PM #6

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            Originally posted by Coach
            There was another place that a few guys from autocross got tires from but I can't remember the name.  Craig (in the Subaru) mentioned the place last year.  Does anyone know how to get a hold of Craig ?
            Tireset might be it.
            Phil/Fasttoys was great but with the dollar utilizing tirerack he can't compete.

            This was cheaper then both alternatives., besides Costco as id have saved shipping.
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              March 22, 2016, 02:58 PM #7

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              I contacted Kyle at Spec R for some pricing on some Michelin Pilot Super Sports. He was very helpful but said he couldn't match PMC Tire pricing. He did find a set locally but couldn't fully price match. Still a helpful person.
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                March 23, 2016, 12:00 PM #8

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                I contacted Spec R as well, the guy has helpful but unable to get the Rival S

                It is tireset, and the price for a set of Rival S's is fantastic.  At least $200 cheap due to the US dollar and shipping
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                  March 24, 2016, 11:48 PM #9

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                  so I talked to Kyle at Spec R about the tires I'm interested in and he gave me a good price, the total of the price is actually cheaper by almost $100 with the shipping and taxes compared to ordering from US tire dealers(with the converison). then I tried looking at tireset, the same tires that I want was $150 cheaper with shipping and taxes. I also asked Kyle if he can match the price but he said he couldn't, but just like Igor said Kyle was really helpful and really quick to respond with inquiries.
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                    March 25, 2016, 09:10 AM #10

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                    I was at Costco a few weeks ago and got the service rep to call Bridgestone for an update on the RE71-R. They said stock was in transit (boat) and listings would be updated once they cleared the port and make it to distribution centers. Timeline I got was " about 3 weeks". Shouldn't be that much longer.

                      March 25, 2016, 09:45 AM #11

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                      Originally posted by Magner
                      I was at Costco a few weeks ago and got the service rep to call Bridgestone for an update on the RE71-R. They said stock was in transit (boat) and listings would be updated once they cleared the port and make it to distribution centers. Timeline I got was " about 3 weeks". Shouldn't be that much longer.
                      Do you think with updated stock might come updated pricing?
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