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The Bargain thread!

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@anarchicsaltire, I see that Amazon clearly aren't selling enough snowchains (perhaps their computer hasn't sussed that this is a seasonal item) and the price for the Spikes Spider medium chain has been reduced to £36.29. This makes it cheaper than 6 pairs of long links including delivery from Roofbox, and the price for a fitted set of medium chains down to under £90.

Increasingly absurd. Any existing Spikes Spider user who fancies having a few spare bits should certainly consider these. A new set of the studs would cost over £100 normally.
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Nice one Alastair, Got 3 sets for a hundred quid. One medium for the wife's car and and a double botched large for mine. Very Happy
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@jimmjimm, the price keeps falling! Hope you haven't forgotten the fixing kits...
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@Alastair, do you knowmif the mounting kits on Amazon include the spacer bolts etc? Looks like I'll need new chains next winter and the price is almost too good to miss but there's very little detail on what's actually included in each set.
I presume I'd need one (or two) chain sets, a mount kit and the bolt clips?
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mgrolf wrote:
@Alastair, do you knowmif the mounting kits on Amazon include the spacer bolts etc? Looks like I'll need new chains next winter and the price is almost too good to miss but there's very little detail on what's actually included in each set.
I presume I'd need one (or two) chain sets, a mount kit and the bolt clips?


The mount kit includes the locking ring, mounting ring, cosmetic cover, spacers and wheel nut clips/mounts.

So you need one set of Spikes-Spider Sport Snow Chains Size M 1 Pair or 2 sets to make a large and one set Spikes-Spider Mounting System for Spanner Width 17 mm assuming you have 17mm wheel nuts.
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Sorry to report that the M size, having dropped further to just over £30 for a pair, has now gone up to £199.78 which is closer to a sensible number. It's clearly worth monitoring these if you're planning to buy, as real bargains do appear from time to time and there's plenty of time before next season.

camelcamelcamel.com is a good way of monitoring Amazon prices automagically.

@mgrolf, @anarchicsaltire sums it up correctly. You need one pair of chains and one mounting kit. The mounting kit you mount on your wheels before you go away and the chains attach quickly to the mounting kit when you need them. The chains are matched to the size of your wheel/tyre and the mounting kit to the size of your nuts.
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@anarchicsaltire, @Alastair, thanks. Amazon's info on the mounting kits was sparse to say the least.
You snooze, you lose with these crazy prices...but as they're for a car that I haven't got yet and may not even have in time for for 2020 winter season, I can afford to wait!
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