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Old April 30th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Hey everyone, I asked this question to Matt and Webby and Bates, and want to get some more opinions about this subject.

I ran into a seller on eBay who sells new and factory blemished tires. Specifically, he has Cooper Discoverer STTs in my size, 325-6-18 for $200 a tire.

I email Cooper and they emailed me back saying they carry a blem warranty which is essentially the same as a new warranty on their tires, as long as they are purchased through an authorized dealer, which she said he was.

I was concerned about these things seperating or blowing out, and she said they are branded "blemished" on the sidewall. A blemish could be cosmetic, a slight variation in a part of the tread, or strictly a balance tolerance that will be high, meaning it will require more weight to balance. With larger tires though, balancing is usually never perfect.

So I ask, do you guys think this is a good deal? It's quite a savings, almost $300 and I'm on an extremely tight budget right now.

Would anyone stay away? Why? Am I good to go? Thoughts? Opinions? Comments?

Here is the specific auction I am looking at:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-T...Q5fAccessories

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Let the budget do the talking, not us. If the blem tire is covered by the manufacturer... whats the problem? The manufacturer I am sure would not sell a tire that is unsafe to drive with. Visually it might not pass their standards but physically, I am sure it is just fine.

I would go for it if it is covered.




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Let the budget do the talking, not us. If the blem tire is covered by the manufacturer... whats the problem? The manufacturer I am sure would not sell a tire that is unsafe to drive with. Visually it might not pass their standards but physically, I am sure it is just fine.

I would go for it if it is covered.
I have to agree, a company in these days will most likely not sell a tire that could physically be a concern or problem. They dont like lawsuits. I'd buy blems myself

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That's what I'm thinking, and also with gov't standards being so high, they wouldn't be allowed to sell anything that would potentially harm a person or vehicle.

I have to check back with him, he said he didn't have a full set in stock right now, but they come in all the time.






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Blems r fine . They have misshaped areas on tread or lettering messed up . Still good tires .

After having some BFg's (5600 miles ) and Generals fail me new. I only buy no name or blem tires if I can find used

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