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June 04, 2015

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You should be their Marketing Manager?😜

Eric, excellent idea! Then I'd get hugely discounted tires!

My main negotiating point with Les Schwab, before I accepted the position, would be that I do no work aside from the blog post I've already written. I wouldn't want my Marketing Manager position to interfere with my retirement.

"That sort of Les Schwab service is legendary,.."

--I wonder if the customer service at Les Schwab would be as good if the government taxed the successful companies' profits at a higher rate to re-distribute the wealth in order to have more "income equality"?

In other words, what is the payoff and motive for working hard and being successful if the fruits of your efforts and success are redistributed to those who don't work as hard or are less successful?

This "income inequality" "problem" will be the cornerstone of the Clinton presidential campaign.

Where in nature is there income equality?

Les Schwab has a brilliant marketing system. On every tire they sell, they add a bit of margin to the price (I think it's $15 but not sure). That $15 gets added into a pool, and if you think about how many tires they sell then... that's a lot. For every tire that they serve (free of charge to you) they can make a claim to the pool so they are covered for the labor they used on you. At the same time, if they fixed your flat for free... they are really hoping that when it comes time for you to re shoe up your car, you come to them. And they probably mention that when they tell you no charge for today. As for the other brands... I'll bet they just make a deal with the local dealer of whatever brand you want, and mark it up a little to add to the pool and labor for the install. I had a set of tires on a truck (my first big diesel) that needed to be rebalanced badly. They didn't sell the model of tire, so they charged me... however from that point on, I received free service, rotating, flat repair etc because by paying for the service, I had bought into the pool. I just hung onto that receipt from then on. If you are trying to go cheap, LS isn't your place. But the service is incredible.

Hey Brian - thanks for the good information. I have a 5 month old new car, and am in the market for snow tires. On a hunch, I Googled "Schwab tire store sell Bridgestone tires" and found your post. I will head down there today and get four new Blizzak's ordered, so my winter trips over Mt. Hood will be safer. Thanks!

I love how the moderator approved that Hillary rant about income equality. Tires=Hillary? Obama took yer job!

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