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Windows 7: More Walmart Woes

05 Dec 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
More Walmart Woes

I had intended to never buy any automotive products from Walmart, because of a problem I had with them a while back, which I already posted about, but since I couldn't find a satisfactory price on the tires that I needed elsewhere, I relented, but used a different store than last time.

The purchase and installation of the tires went as expected, but when I started loading groceries into the rear, I found one of the center caps from a rim laying there. It had 2 very deep dents in the face, looking as though someone had tried to pierce it with a large screw driver, and half of the plastic retaining fingers on the rear were broken off.

I checked the rims, and oddly enough, they had replaced one cap with a black plastic one, which I assume was an after-market generic, because it didn't even have a Chevy name or logo on it, and it wasn't even one of the two tires replaced. I then checked the spare that I had them mount, and of course it was missing the cap also, because it had to be removed to store the tire, but that means that two caps are effected, since the second one was nowhere to be found.

At first, I decided not to make a stink about it, because I figured that they would be easy to replace, but when I just checked online, the first place I checked wanted $25 apiece for them. $50 expense for a couple of pieces of plastic is not something that I will pay myself, and I seriously doubt they will either, although I did email their corporate office about it just before posting this.

The more that I deal with Walmart, the more that I regret it.
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05 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

That's why I'd go to a place like Tires Plus. They gave me performance tires cheaper than anyone else but still gave me a service that is very satisfactory! Afterwhich I got the air changed to nitrogen since I still had free nitrogen tire refills with Honda
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05 Dec 2011   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not familiar with Tires Plus, but I did Google and found several locations locally, but they apparently don't have the exact tires that I wanted anyway. Normally, that wouldn't have mattered to me, but I wanted to match the tires that I have, Goodyear Wrangler RT, so that they would have the same white outline letters.
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05 Dec 2011   #4

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
That's why I'd go to a place like Tires Plus. They gave me performance tires cheaper than anyone else but still gave me a service that is very satisfactory! Afterwhich I got the air changed to nitrogen since I still had free nitrogen tire refills with Honda
Nitrogen dries out the rubber. Use air.
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05 Dec 2011   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
That's why I'd go to a place like Tires Plus. They gave me performance tires cheaper than anyone else but still gave me a service that is very satisfactory! Afterwhich I got the air changed to nitrogen since I still had free nitrogen tire refills with Honda
Nitrogen dries out the rubber. Use air.
I would say that the advantages outweigh the problem.

Nitrogen in Tires : Information about Nitrogen Tire Inflation News, Benefits, Generator Dealers, Location Finder & More
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06 Dec 2011   #6

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
That's why I'd go to a place like Tires Plus. They gave me performance tires cheaper than anyone else but still gave me a service that is very satisfactory! Afterwhich I got the air changed to nitrogen since I still had free nitrogen tire refills with Honda
Nitrogen dries out the rubber. Use air.
I would say that the advantages outweigh the problem.

Nitrogen in Tires : Information about Nitrogen Tire Inflation News, Benefits, Generator Dealers, Location Finder & More
I didn't know that. I worked as a telephone repairman out of a truck and was told not to use the nitrogen bottles to fill the tires because it dried out the inside of the tires. I guess they were misinformed. Thanks. Where would you get nitrogen?
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