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Why don't you offer Nokian tires online ?

As the title states, is there a reason you sel them in store but not online ?

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As the title states, is there a reason you sel them in store but not online ?
We do now... :)
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I can't see where Discount Tire's post answers the question. It just repeats a statement of what we already know. Strange, since their rep here has always seemed to play it straight with us.

Tirerack doesn't sell Nokian either. Manufacturer prohibition against on-line sales? And against talking about it?

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Edit, We carry them now. :)

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Does Discount Tire ever plan to get a contract and sell Nokian online?

If it weren't so dang hard to get them, I'd be so much more inclined to buy snow tires for our cars.




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Thanks for the answer, makes sense. And yes, you'd probably sell a ton of them if you did it online. Don't forget there's a huge 30 million strong market in Canada that needs winter tires.... US pricing is nearly always cheaper.

Now how about Toyo winter tires ?
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Thanks for the answer, makes sense. And yes, you'd probably sell a ton of them if you did it online. Don't forget there's a huge 30 million strong market in Canada that needs winter tires.... US pricing is nearly always cheaper.

Now how about Toyo winter tires ?
Same deal with the Toyo brand. We do not mail order them at this time since we sell Nitto products (Toyos sister company).

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Does Discount Tire ever plan to get a contract and sell Nokian online?

If it weren't so dang hard to get them, I'd be so much more inclined to buy snow tires for our cars.
That's a good question. All contracts are worked up at our corporate office so I have no idea.

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That's a good question. All contracts are worked up at our corporate office so I have no idea.
Would you be willing to ask? Surely you're in a better position to do so than are we. Especially with Tirerack not carrying them, you might be able to corner a big piece of the market.

I love the Nokians on my Forester and really want to get some for my wife's Impreza. The guy who mounted mine, an old New Hampshire hand with many winters behind him, pronounced them the world's best snow tires!

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Well who knows maybe by next winter they will offer them!!

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Would you be willing to ask? Surely you're in a better position to do so than are we. Especially with Tirerack not carrying them, you might be able to corner a big piece of the market.

I love the Nokians on my Forester and really want to get some for my wife's Impreza. The guy who mounted mine, an old New Hampshire hand with many winters behind him, pronounced them the world's best snow tires!
I anticipated this question and I already sent off an email. I'll let you know what I find out.

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Great. Thanks.

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For follow up here, I received an email back from our Tire department and it looks like they will be looking into these tires for the winter of 2009/2010 but they can not guarantee anything at this point. Negotiations for winter tires are made in the late spring/ early fall. If I hear anything new on the progress of this I will let you know. I was informed that because this is a tire designed for the Euro market, the supply goes first to Europe then everywhere else. Best I can tell you know is, we'll see what we can do.

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Thanks. Sounds encouraging. Keep after them.

You're first on my list when I start looking next fall.

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From what I've heard there is a certain tire chain that has an exclusive contract for canada, that may make it harder for them to ship throughout north america? Just a theory I have no facts to back this up, too bad because nokians are excelent tires and it wouldn't hurt to have some competion
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