- Report: #649498
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Complaint Review: Les Schwab
Les Schwab12215 Aurora Avenue North Internet United States of America
Les Schwab sold Me 8 Year old winter tires ss "brand new, top of the line", Internet
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: OVER PRICE
*Consumer Comment: info for the future
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I found out that after even 5-6 years the rubber is no longer as flexible as it was when new and that it could be dangerous to use tires that are older than 6 years.. .
So I called the company's headquarters and complained. They told me they would call the dealership that was changing my tires to find out more about the old tires...
One hour later I received a call from that dealership and they told me they would give me a set of brand new (6 months old) tires because they "did not want to open a can of worms" here.
Ok, so now I get 6 month old "top of the line" tires --which I should have gotten two years ago anyways--but I am still feeling that I was wronged here and that I should do something about this.
I read reports online about fatal accidents caused by old (supposedly "new") tires.
The dealer from whom I bought the tires 2 years ago knew what he was selling me and he put my live in danger. He may be doing this to other customers as well... Selling 8 year old tires is reckless in my opinion.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/10/2010 05:56 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Les-Schwab/internet/Les-Schwab-sold-Me-8-Year-old-winter-tires-ss-brand-new-top-of-the-line-Internet-649498. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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