Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Covenience of the Modern Age

I just have to send a shout-out to the convenience this networked world has just provided me...

I need a new set of tires for my WRX. It's currently riding on a set of Cooper Zeon 2XSs that have about 1/64" of tread left. So, online I go, to look up a good set of tires...



And within 15 minutes, I know exactly what I want: Goodyear Assurance TripleTred 205/55 R16 89H. They are a very highly rated all-season tire that looks great, and comes with an 80,000 mile tread warranty. I also have two quotes, from Tirerack and Tires-Easy, including shipping. So, off I go to Dobbs (which is about 100 yds away from my office), to negotiate a price. 10 minutes later, I have signed an outstanding deal that essentially amounts to $150/tire, mounted, aligned, balanced, and fully insured. The car will be ready by the time I'm ready to go home.

Within 30 minutes of making the decision to get a new set of tires, I've fully researched my options, and my car is on the rack, getting exactly what I want, for a reasonable price. Throw in an extra 5 minutes to blog about it.

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