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Topic # 189266 22-Dec-2015 10:04
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Hi

I know nothing about bikes.
So I was surprised when a friend said they were quoted $40 for WOF and $135 for tyre excluding shipping

But the final bill is for $400 including tyre shipping and fitting?
Is that reasonable?


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  Reply # 1455081 22-Dec-2015 10:10
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That doesnt sound very reasonable to me.places usually dont charge labor on tyre fitting well atleast none that ive ever been to

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  Reply # 1455083 22-Dec-2015 10:11
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You would have to look at the bill.  I would say something else was also done, like a service.




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  Reply # 1455095 22-Dec-2015 10:16
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$40 for a WOF sounds about right, if not a little on the cheap side.  Without knowing the make/model/size/type of the tyre it's hard to say, $135 for a bike tyre must be a pretty basic one, so again pretty cheap.  

$225 for shipping and fitting...I don't think so unless your friend asked for a specific tyre that had to be specially sourced from overseas, even then sounds inflated.  

Your friend should have an itemised invoice, if not he/she should ask for one.    




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  Reply # 1455148 22-Dec-2015 10:49
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@D1023319 You don't mention what type / size of bike

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  Reply # 1455152 22-Dec-2015 10:55
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scuwp: ... sourced from overseas, even then sounds inflated.  


you'd hope it was inflated, for that price

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  Reply # 1455156 22-Dec-2015 10:58
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ubergeeknz:
scuwp: ... sourced from overseas, even then sounds inflated.  


you'd hope it was inflated, for that price

LOL.

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  Reply # 1455157 22-Dec-2015 10:59
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$135 for a tyre on a 1000cc sports bike is cheap but expensive for a 50cc scooter,

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  Reply # 1455159 22-Dec-2015 11:00
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ubergeeknz:
scuwp: ... sourced from overseas, even then sounds inflated.  


you'd hope it was inflated, for that price


With Nitrogen :).

Sounds a bit mucky, Maybe he was quoted + GST and then some other things came into account so then it would work out close to that.



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  Reply # 1455173 22-Dec-2015 11:27
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thanks for all comment

its a Honda Nighthawk
I think 250

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  Reply # 1455176 22-Dec-2015 11:29
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D1023319: thanks for all comment

its a Honda Nighthawk
I think 250


For that size of bike I would expect a new front and back tyre and WOF and maybe some chocolates

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  Reply # 1455218 22-Dec-2015 12:28
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D1023319: Hi

I know nothing about bikes.
So I was surprised when a friend said they were quoted $40 for WOF and $135 for tyre excluding shipping

But the final bill is for $400 including tyre shipping and fitting?
Is that reasonable?

The quote was reasonable. There is no way fitting would cost that much. Review the invoice. There may be more to it.



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  Reply # 1455289 22-Dec-2015 13:35
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thank you for all the feedback - i'll pass the serious comments on and continue to smirk at the more humourous

Merry xmas

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  Reply # 1455298 22-Dec-2015 13:51
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Some tyres of the 180/55 sizing can be $400+ .. Avon do a nice sticky one around that range, and you get 250cc bikes with large rear (Honda Hornet 250 has a 180/55 rear)

All depends on what he bought.

$40 for a WOF is about right.


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