I had to buy a very expensive tyre for my Porsche in Paris after a blowout - can I do anything about it?

I recently experienced a blowout and visited an Official Porsche Centre in Paris where a tyre was supplied and fitted, for which I was charged nearly £600. The full price of the same tyre fitted by an Official Porsche Centre in England is less than half the price. I feel the price charged in Paris is unreasonable and would appreciate your advice as to what I can do about this. I have already contacted Porsche GB who say there is nothing they can do, as the price is dictated by the suppliers. I have also contacted Continental Tyre company (the manufacturer) who are at least trying to help. Can you suggest anything else I can do?

Asked on 21 June 2010 by nic taylor

Answered by Honest John
Absolutely nothing. You were desperate. The Porsche Centre in Paris has high overheads and that was the price you had to pay.
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