395/85R20: What to look for before bidding

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rockDAWG

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Is this just a crapshoot or depending on luck? I also have noticed that the starting bid often does not collate with the conditions of the tires in the pictures. I am at loss. :D
 

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My observations having bought a lot:
If you don’t inspect, it is a crapshoot. If they Shrink wrap expect those tires to be crap. Even high tread tires can have huge punctures. All the Michelins are too old now. Best to buy from a reseller that offers exchange and or inspection/warranty.
 

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Not sure what the rules are for posting, but I know of a source for 395/85 20s in Apple Valley CA, close to the DRMO. He is difficult to reach, but does call back.

Kipp
760-240-4731
 

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Not sure what the rules are for posting, but I know of a source for 395/85 20s in Apple Valley CA, close to the DRMO. He is difficult to reach, but does call back.

Kipp
760-240-4731
Thank you so much for taking time to pass us the useful info. :)
 

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Maybe you already have but if not you could check out Eastern Surplus. They are a supporter of the site and located not too far from your area. If you search you will see they have new and used options available in that size. You probably could choose the tires you want if you went over there.

I have purchased parts from them and they are reputable.
 

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Maybe you already have but if not you could check out Eastern Surplus. They are a supporter of the site and located not too far from your area. If you search you will see they have new and used options available in that size. You probably could choose the tires you want if you went over there.

I have purchased parts from them and they are reputable.
Unless something has changed, Dave (at Eastern) told me you get the tires they pull...that they don't have time to pick and choose. Something could have changed (they may have fewer tires now...not sure). Dave told me that the tires were good. I ended up getting my tires from Wes Simpson, but I have no doubt that Eastern's tires are good just as Dave said. I just did not like the "first off the stack" idea.
 

rockDAWG

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Maybe you already have but if not you could check out Eastern Surplus. They are a supporter of the site and located not too far from your area. If you search you will see they have new and used options available in that size. You probably could choose the tires you want if you went over there.

I have purchased parts from them and they are reputable.
I am going to get the windshield from Eastern Surplus, but have not asked them about the tires. I spoke with them a month ago, they were close except the internet sales. Not sure if their store is open. I will follow up with them. Thanks.
 

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Unless something has changed, Dave (at Eastern) told me you get the tires they pull...that they don't have time to pick and choose. Something could have changed (they may have fewer tires now...not sure). Dave told me that the tires were good. I ended up getting my tires from Wes Simpson, but I have no doubt that Eastern's tires are good just as Dave said. I just did not like the "first off the stack" idea.
Good to know I have never been down there. Thanks for the info.

I forgot to mention Wes Simpson good thinking.
 

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Good to know I have never been down there. Thanks for the info.

I forgot to mention Wes Simpson good thinking.
You may want to give Dave at Eastern a call; Dave is a nice guy and they have a lot of parts (great source). Perhaps, they have changed their policy. When I contacted them, they had many, many tires on hand and I think it was going to be tough to take stacks of them down to pick and choose. Wes agreed to pick out a good set for me.
 

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What others have said. If they are stacked up, expect them all to be bad. On the former gov liquidation, They would bait n switch and use the same "stock" picture with a nice tire on the top and scrap tires on the rest of the stack. Can not say about gov planet but many of us have been burned with the other guys....
 
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