I looked at tireasy.com and their prices are very good with cheap shipping. Anyone every try tireeasy.com or jcwhitney.com? Are they reliable? Prices here in Canada are a ripoff compared to these websites.
The prices look similar to TireRack.com, with a little bit cheaper shipping, about a $1.50 to my zip code.
Tires-easy doesn't have the surveys and customer data that TireRack has, so I don't know how I would function without knowing what "Jim from Portland" thought about wet handling of his Michelins.
I have only recently purchased two different tires: a Kuhmo Solus and Hankook Mileage Plus, and I've gone through several sets. I always take the wheels off myself, take them down with the tires, get tires mounted and bring them back to mount the wheels myself. I check the brakes and eyeball the suspension at the same time.
Everyone I tell this to makes fun of me for this. But lots of them have a story about over torqued lug nuts. Doing it this way does give some measure of control, but doesn't save much $$$.