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Which tires do you want to buy? I google the tires I want and then browse the various tire sellers for the best deal.
 

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For purchasing...taking into consideration: price, customer service, shipping cost, shipping time. Would like to get a set of the Conti GP4000's for the summer but don't want to spend the $75 per tire retail.
 

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For purchasing...taking into consideration: price, customer service, shipping cost, shipping time. Would like to get a set of the Conti GP4000's for the summer but don't want to spend the $75 per tire retail.
That certainly helps. Try UK m/o sites like -

Ribble
Wiggle
PBK
Chain Reaction.

That tire can be had for close to $30 when the sale is right. Their sales come & go.
My faves - Vittoria OpenCorsa EvoCX (320tpi) 25mm were $33 last time I ordered from Ribble (December).

Also try BikeTiresDirect in the USA.
 

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What Mike T says. Ribble had the best price/shipping on the last batch of tires I ordered. In my experience, shipping to the US via post can be variable, taking up to three weeks, so I don't order anything I'm in a hurry for.
 

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What Mike T says. Ribble had the best price/shipping on the last batch of tires I ordered. In my experience, shipping to the US via post can be variable, taking up to three weeks, so I don't order anything I'm in a hurry for.
I've never considered shipping (to Canada) anything out of the ordinary from the UK as all my bike stuff comes via the mail and has for decades - USA or the UK. But then I'm never in a hurry as the stuff I get is for my stock. Expendables, like tires, cables, tubes, chains, cassettes etcetera, are just part of my stock.
 

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For purchasing...taking into consideration: price, customer service, shipping cost, shipping time. Would like to get a set of the Conti GP4000's for the summer but don't want to spend the $75 per tire retail.
Someone over in the Hot Deals forum, right now, is talking about a Wiggle deal on those tires & free shipping.
 

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I have never stopped wondering how ProBikeKit and the other UK sellers make money selling tires to customers in the US. The Royal Postal Service is at least as and usually more expensive than USPS, which now charges $15.00 to ship a one-pound package with First Class International - the least expensive international shipping option that can take anywhere from 7 days to 6 weeks to reach a European address. I have no idea how PBK gets two GP4000s, a tire Performance Bike sells for $60 a piece, delivered to the US for about $70.00 - and usually in just a 1-2 weeks. It's just amazing.
 

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I've never considered shipping (to Canada) anything out of the ordinary from the UK as all my bike stuff comes via the mail and has for decades - USA or the UK....
Within the contiguous US, priority mail is usually 2-4 days. Getting stuff from the UK, they ship fast and it gets to the US port of entry fast, but things often get hung up at the US port of entry for indeterminate periods of time.
 

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I have never stopped wondering how ProBikeKit and the other UK sellers make money selling tires to customers in the US. The Royal Postal Service is at least as and usually more expensive than USPS, which now charges $15.00 to ship a one-pound package with First Class International - the least expensive international shipping option that can take anywhere from 7 days to 6 weeks to reach a European address. I have no idea how PBK gets two GP4000s, a tire Performance Bike sells for $60 a piece, delivered to the US for about $70.00 - and usually in just a 1-2 weeks. It's just amazing.
Brandon, it must be their scale of purchase. Those m/o companies over there are massive - for instance Chain Reaction in Northern Ireland is the area's largest employer with 500 workers. They're 50,000 sq ft of warehouse. They're the biggest customers of the Royal Mail & Parcel Force's largest export account in N. Ireland so maybe they have a bit of leverage over postal rates :eek: At least you now know where the goalposts are for BHS! :D

(all info from their site)
 
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