Re: Ordered my new tires today!
After waffling (ala Chain) over where to get new tires, I finally ordered through a local small-time shop. DMT offered the lowest prices I found on the Avon AV45/AV46 combo - $83 front, $123 rear, plus about $24 shipping. I called several local shops today, most didn't want to even try to compete with volume mail order places, but one guy (who I know, somewhat) came up with the same price for the rear, and $103 for the front. I would rather spend my $$ with local business anyway, and after the tax/shipping offsets, it's not that big a difference. Plus I will have the tires in 2-3 days. DMT quoted a shipping time of 5-10 working days! What the hell is up with that?!
P.S. - Chain! You had better be right about these tires - I am counting on your recommendation. But now that you have jumped ship, who knows?