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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Dad picked up 2 tubes at TSC & went to air them up after installing.  BOTH ripped over a foot on the inner circle next to the rims.  TOTAL TRASH tubes from China.  I told him to get tubes from a place 30 miles away because I get my GT tubes there in Good Year or Firestone for less than what TSC wants for their China cheapies.  He called my place & they had them in what size we needed in Firestone brand.  He took off to fetch them.

  The TSC tubes were so trashy, I took the sides of the rip & lightly pulled....less than the pull to work a good zipper, and they just ripped further like they were made of rice paper.  They were thick enough, but crap rubber.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the "heads-up "


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Sorry that you had to make another trip to fix the issue!!  We see the same here at work with reproduction automotive weather strips that come from Taiwan and China, the rubber is usually JUNK.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:42 AM

No quality control on a lot of stuff made over there. Sometimes I think the stock could be old as well, although a tube would need to be pretty old to go to pieces simply because of age. It sucks because it slows you down and even if you get the money back for the tubes you're still out the time wasted dealing with it.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Thats just the tip of the iceburg with TSC! The creaps don't post prices on thier web sight for certain items and if htey can, whack ya silly at the register for them! Case in point : center link for cat. "0" all the dealers around me selling it for just around $15 for the short one , TSC wanted $29 at one store and $39 at another ... Thats just wrong in my books!! And they are pretty much off my list!!!!
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for the information Daniel.  I need a tube for one of my walk behind snow blowers.  I'll keep this in mind.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 11:18 AM

I also have had problems with their tubes, yep junk.

Also, they list 10" and 12" rims on some of their tubes... how's that work??? 

It works by you spending an hour cussing at it before you figure out the box lies.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 11:28 AM

I stopped going to TSC when Rural King opened a store near me. They are SO much better than TSC.

 

Unfortunately, they only cover a few states right now.  Hopefully they will expand as they are a TRUE Ag store as opposed to TSC.

 

Their pricing is very good as well.  The up side for you folks that don't have one near you is that they WILL ship.

 

www.ruralking.com


Edited by OldBuzzard, May 28, 2013 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Thats just the tip of the iceburg with TSC! The creaps don't post prices on thier web sight for certain items and if htey can, whack ya silly at the register for them! Case in point : center link for cat. "0" all the dealers around me selling it for just around $15 for the short one , TSC wanted $29 at one store and $39 at another ... Thats just wrong in my books!! And they are pretty much off my list!!!!

Have seen that same scenario on several other items in the tsc store. 


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Can you even buy tubes that aren't made in China ?

I looked at the tubes at Tractor supply a few months ago, saw they were Chinese. Rather then buying them there, I bought two on eBay for the price they wanted for one. They both seem to be working ok, guess time will tell.
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Posted May 28, 2013 - 12:59 PM

I wonder what the shelf life is on a tube today? I had a spare 16" on the shelf that was still new in the package. I thought it was only 2-3 years old. when I opened it and unfolded it the thing looked like someone took a knife to everywhere it was folded. It just fell apart.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:08 PM

thanx for the infos Daniel. this "problem" you'll see everywhere, here in D too. people often think they buy economically priced, but often it's only brand new trash.

and very often people think that their work is especially worthy - but all the other goods and services must be cheap.

 

I know your dad hadn't thought this way - but it was a need to write this from my heart :wave:

 

edit: is this images.jpeg ???


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Yep jd, that is the place we're talking about.  Their products have been slipping & sliding for some time now.  If you pay attention, you can still get good stuff from them, but certainly not all their stuff.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:47 PM

I bought 4 tubes for my 12" wheels from TSC. Upon taking them from the box, I wondered why they looked so small. I really had a struggle to get it on the rim. When I went to blow it up, it wouldn't. The tube had a hole in it. I know I was careful with the tire irons when putting the tire back on. Turns out near the stem was where it had a hole, no where near where I would have put a tire iron. After fighting to get the tube back over the rim, I made up my mind the other 3 were going back. I picked up the boxes, and to my surprise, these tubes not only fit 12" wheels, but also were made to fit 20x8x8 wheels. Huh???? No wonder I fought to get the tube on and off the rim (Arrghhh!!). I didn't see that before I had bought them... Not buying anymore tubes from them, that's for sure!


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thank you guys for the TSC "heads-up".

I go past a Rural King to and from work everyday, and stop at least 2 times a week even if I don't need anything in particular....Heck, they ALWAYS have popcorn!






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