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by mac_guy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall

inverter wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:41 pm
What problem would you be solving??
Well, it would just simplify things - less equipment, less wiring, fewer pieces of equipment that can fail. Also, on the rare occassion that I need to actually run a server on my PC, I won't have to go into the router and forward the ports manually.
by mac_guy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall

Will they even allow you to do this? In the past I have used my own router with several different providers but lately I have been told (by Spectrum, Frontier, and Wow) that either buying or renting their router was mandatory. Interestingly, it just works with Verizon. You first need to go into you...
by mac_guy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Dangerous to allow Windows 10 desktop PC to have public/real IP address? No NAT/firewall

So, I have Verizon Fios for a home and I really only use it for internet services for one desktop Windows 10 PC. I don't use Wifi, just a wired gigabit Ethernet connection. I was wondering if I even need to use the provided Verizon Router? So, I can wire my PC directly to the Optical Network Termina...
by mac_guy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LTCi refuses claim
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: LTCi refuses claim

When my uncle was in his 80's he needed to go into assisted living because of mobility issues. He had broken his hip years earlier and had multiple hip surgeries that didn't help much and may have made things worse. By the time he went into assisted living he needed a walker all the time and could n...
by mac_guy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues

The only time I got something like this is when I applied for a Chase card while I had my credit frozen. I then called and asked which agency they used and lifted that freeze for 24 hours so they could do the check. I then got the card a few days later. Do you have your credit frozen with Experian ...
by mac_guy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues

just get the Synchrony one. No benefit to using the Chase one outside of Amazon, and inside benefits are identical. https://www.amazon.com/iss/credit/storecardmember I already have the Synchrony one - in fact I've had it for years. The whole reason I want the Prime Rewards is that it gives you 5% c...
by mac_guy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues

Was it Chase that you played games with? If so, I suspect that's your answer. These days, the banks have gotten better at identifying "negative value" customers and I suspect that once you get labeled by an institution, it's impossible to get off the list even if you "change" your behavior. I certa...
by mac_guy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card - Approval Issues

I've been a long time Amazon Prime subscriber and I've been using the Amazon.com Store Card (5% back on all purchases) for many years. Recently, I've found out about the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. The main benefit to me would be the 5% when shopping at Whole Foods. So, I applied for t...
by mac_guy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why is VFORX down almost 4% today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Why is VFORX down almost 4% today?

And just as soon as I post that screenshot, Vanguard seems to have corrected all the funds right after 7 PM. Oh well, still interesting to see glitches like that.
by mac_guy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why is VFORX down almost 4% today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Why is VFORX down almost 4% today?

I went through the whole list of Vanguard funds looking for anomalies. They all seem to cluster in the Target-date and Target-risk sectors. See screenshot below taken at 7PM.

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by mac_guy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is high efficiency home heating equipment worth it? Worried I made a bad mistake.
Replies: 19
Views: 2889

Is high efficiency home heating equipment worth it? Worried I made a bad mistake.

Hi all, I just wanted to recount an experience I had with upgrading my home heating and water heating system in hopes it prevents others from making the mistakes I made. So, I live in a colder climate in the NE in a very old house (1880s built). The home's heat is provided by a hydronic system (natu...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO
Replies: 52
Views: 5559

Re: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO

He is probably correct. Hopefully he also advised you that cast iron pipes for a residence are good for 75 years or so. For a commercial type building asyou have, you have probably already hit the expected life span. Hold onto your pocketbook when that bill comes up. All of our old houses have been...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO
Replies: 52
Views: 5559

Re: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO

I have heard of similar issues, it is a real thing, depending on the overall construction of the lines, which you probably have no good way to learn about. Next best option is ask around to see if anyone else has upgraded, how many, and results, although I imagine approaching fellow tenants whom yo...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO
Replies: 52
Views: 5559

Re: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO

How does saving water in a rainy area help the people who choose to live in a desert? I know what you are saying. I was just thinking about it from a money savings perspective. I figure less water use equals less cost and also the sewer rent fees are tied to water use, so those will be lower too. I...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO
Replies: 52
Views: 5559

Should I install modern water savings toilet in old building? Plumber says absolutely NOT TO

So, I own a rental condo in a older building. The building was built in 1955 and houses 12 other units. I've had the unit vacant for a while for renovations. I thought an easy modernization would be to buy a modern, 1.6 gpf toilet (Glacier Bay) and install it myself. The current toilet is an older 5...
by mac_guy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files

Thanks for all the replies so far. I am leaning toward the new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) edition ($199 at Amazon.) The only issue is what type of external storage I use. For now, I only need to use this on one 4K TV, so I was thinking about just maybe getting an external USB 3.0 HD and storing all...
by mac_guy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files

I would store them on a server in the basement - either a pc like you have or a Synology. Then use a device like an AppleTV, Roku, etc. as the front-end control at the TV. This is exactly what we do. We have a hard drive (actually a string of hard drives(NAS)) attached to our network and then use a...
by mac_guy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Multimedia Home Theater PC and OS that can handle 4K video files

Hi all, Since 2010, I've been using the an old Gateway compact PC connected to my old 1080P television as a home theater PC. I've replaced the hard drive, fans, and power supply and it still works great. The main use cases were to store and play back the large HD video files generated by the various...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying for assisted living care with dividends. $1.4 M porftolio. Need 7-8% yield. CEF's & MLP's?
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Paying for assisted living care with dividends. $1.4 M porftolio. Need 7-8% yield. CEF's & MLP's?

First, you need to block the financial planner's number and never deal with him again. These are not the investments you need. There are a couple of ways this trust might have been set up, so you need to look at the details. Is it set up such that the income flows to your uncle, and has been flowin...
by mac_guy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying for assisted living care with dividends. $1.4 M porftolio. Need 7-8% yield. CEF's & MLP's?
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Paying for assisted living care with dividends. $1.4 M porftolio. Need 7-8% yield. CEF's & MLP's?

I am helping an uncle (late 80's) with a financial situation that is very unusual for me. My uncle needs assisted living care that costs about $70,000 / year. Up until now he was fortunate to have a LTC policy that covered most of it. That has recently run out. Keep in my this is not nursing home ca...
by mac_guy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

Well, because this asset protection system was setup by the lawyer, I figured that lawyers had to be involved when applying for VA benefits. I never thought about going right to the VA. The only agency of record for the VA is the VA. For better (free) advice on your situation the VA would refer you...
by mac_guy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

He is in his 80s. You have not stated the value of the trust. If he followed a safe withdrawal plan, will he be able to afford his care for the rest of his life? You know, taking out a certain percentage each year for his medical and living expenses, like many of us do. Would he truly run out of mo...
by mac_guy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

It sounds like you don't want to talk to the VA because you still believe the first attorney might have told you the correct answer and you are afraid how that conversation with the VA might go. (That link you provided discusses a lack of guidance from the VA on certain issues, implying both attorn...
by mac_guy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

I don't think you are understanding what we are saying. Your attorneys have an opinion. So far you have received two different opinions. Neither have been determined to be wrong or correct. The VA does not give a hoot what your attorneys opinions are. They only care what benefit determination the V...
by mac_guy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

Well, because this asset protection system was setup by the lawyer, I figured that lawyers had to be involved when applying for VA benefits. I never thought about going right to the VA. The only agency of record for the VA is the VA. For better (free) advice on your situation the VA would refer you...
by mac_guy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

I’m not fully understanding why you hired two separate law firms to help you decide if he is eligible. Why did you not just apply at the VA and see what they said first? They don’t charge anything to apply. Well, because this asset protection system was setup by the lawyer, I figured that lawyers h...
by mac_guy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Re: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

PS I would call shenanigans on the two lawyer business. Did you ask for or ok the extra charge? Actually no. I had setup the call earlier with the primary attorney's assistant. I asked only to speak with the lawyer who had prepared my uncle's documents years ago. I wasn't asked to approve the secon...
by mac_guy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)
Replies: 31
Views: 3190

Lawyer charged $800 for incorrect info. Should I complain? (Elder law VA benefits issue)

Hi. I am assisting a relative (uncle, who is in his 80's) navigate some elder care issues. He lives in an assisted living facility and wants to apply for a VA benefit (Aid and Attendance - worth at most ~$1800/month.) He is eligible by years of service, but whether he has too much money to qualify i...
by mac_guy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spam calls to cell phone...
Replies: 123
Views: 15666

Re: Spam calls to cell phone...

Support my no caller ID for forged caller IDs initiative by asking the carriers not to transmit the caller IDs of numbers that don’t match the originating number. They should replace the caller ID's of numbers you can't call back with all 0's. This is technology that could be developed as an altern...
by mac_guy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.

OP Back: In case anyone was following this thread, I wanted to give a final update. So, we finished the deal at the end of September. The final agreed upon selling price was $3800. The deal was brokered by a subsidiary of GoDaddy called Afternic. Afternic took a 20% commission, so I ended up netting...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Received inquiry about purchasing domain name based on my own last name. How to respond?

I own a small web design firm. I often have side gigs and buy domains that I may use in the future. About 4 years ago, I bought this stupid domain name from Godaddy. To be honest, I bought it on my mobile phone...while I was tent camping. But, I stupidly paid $1500 for the name. I didn't even reall...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.

OP back: So, I spent the last week going back and forth with the representative from GoDaddy. I put out an initial ask in the low $4000's, with the intention to have to come down a bit. We settled a little lower than that. After the 20% commissions, I will net in the low $3000's. Now, I just have to...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Received inquiry about purchasing domain name based on my own last name. How to respond?

try the domain name appraisal tool from godaddy: https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal Should give you an idea what they think its worth... Wow. Thank you so much for pointing me to that link. That is really interesting. GoDaddy appraises my domain at about $2600. I'd love to know how thei...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Received inquiry about purchasing domain name based on my own last name. How to respond?

Thanks for the replies so far. I also was wondering about tax issues with regards to selling my domain. Say I were to sell the domain for $2000. Initially I bought it for personal use and just paid the small registration fees. I didn't buy it as an investment. Would I have to pay capital gains tax o...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rec. for a specific type of internet router
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Rec. for a specific type of internet router

some mesh systems allow wired backhaul; I don't know about Google's. But the size of the space doesn't warrant anything more than a single drop so a mesh doesn't make sense to me either. The TP-Link router you link to is an excellent choice. Google WiFi allows wired backhaul. In fact, that is how I...
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: Received inquiry about purchasing domain name based on my own last name. How to respond?

margered wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:00 am
You might be able to get another domain with .us or something else, but they might have already been taken by the inquirer.
Thank you for reminding me to check. I just checked and my last name in ".us" is still available.
by mac_guy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Selling Internet domain name based on family last name.

About 4 years ago, I registered my last name as a domain name followed by ".com" At the time, I was taking a networking course and had some ideas for it, but ultimately lost interest. Now I just keep the domain registered in case I ever need it in the future - maybe I start a business and would want...
by mac_guy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has used furniture dropped in value dramatically?
Replies: 119
Views: 15037

Has used furniture dropped in value dramatically?

Hi. My mother is selling her parent's home and is in the process of emptying it out. The realtor recommended that instead of doing a series of garage or estate sales, that we deal with just one person who empties homes professionally. So, she recommended someone that will evaluate all the items on t...
by mac_guy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPhone X - Any deals available?
Replies: 3
Views: 831

iPhone X - Any deals available?

I want to buy an iPhone X (64 GB) and get new unlimited Verizon Wireless service with it. I would be porting my existing phone number to Verizon from another carrier and I think would therefore be considered a new customer. I would also be using the device payment plan where you pay for the phone in...
by mac_guy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.

I am surprised that mac_guy did not install the whole unit shutdown while he had the plumber in his unit. Heck, one call to the town inspector and I bet the condo association will pony up the cost of providing individual shutoff per unit. The liability of an accident waiting to happen is way high. ...
by mac_guy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.

I had a bunch of globe valves that were leaking out the stem (even with packing fully tightened). After much research, I decided to replace them all with quarter-turn ball vales. I got mine from SupplyHouse: http://www.supplyhouse.com/Ball-Valves-5000 Thanks for letting me know about SupplyHouse. I...
by mac_guy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.

We have replaced every valve in the house (except hose bibs) with 1/4 turn ball valves. That is what local plumbers recommend and they won't install anything else. Primary concern is mineral deposits. That is interesting. Just about every plumber that did work in my house said the same thing. The o...
by mac_guy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Re: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.

I've never heard of a condo without a per-unit water shutoff - that's horrible. My main shutoff was the globe type and it leaked. I had it replaced with a ball valve but after twenty or thirty years I'm not convinced either type won't leak. I don't really care about leaks through the valves, it's m...
by mac_guy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4194

Most reliable water shutoff valves? Plumbing question.

I own a rental condo unit and recently decided to replace the kitchen sink faucet myself. However, when I went to turn off the hot and cold shutoff valves beneath the sink, I could not get the water flow through the faucet to completely stop. No matter how far I turned the valves in a clockwise dire...
by mac_guy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should we sell a home to a friend's daughter?
Replies: 31
Views: 4325

Re: Should we sell a home to a friend's daughter?

I think you're overthinking this a bit. The neighbors know it wasn't your mother's house, right? After getting the house appraised (I recommend an actual appraisal, but estimates from a few realtors would likely get her in the ballpark too), she should just tell the neighbors that she has no idea i...
by mac_guy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should we sell a home to a friend's daughter?
Replies: 31
Views: 4325

Should we sell a home to a friend's daughter?

My mother recently inherited a home from her brother. She has decided to sell this home. If I were to estimate the price from similar type home sales in the area, I would guess it's worth around $300K. The problem is that it's a very old home (built 1920's), not very big (1600 sq ft) and hasn't been...
by mac_guy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Market Acct. with 1.5% APY for balances < $75K
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Money Market Acct. with 1.5% APY for balances < $75K

I've never seen tiers that worked like that. I didn't think tiers worked like this either. It does seem odd. When I first saw that tier listing, I made an assumption about how they worked. My assumption was as follows: Assume I deposit $5000.00. During the first month, dollars $0.01 to dollars $499...
by mac_guy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Money Market Acct. with 1.5% APY for balances < $75K
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Money Market Acct. with 1.5% APY for balances < $75K

Hi. I just found an online bank offering money market accounts with deposit rates of 1.50% APY for balances less than $75,000.00. Here is the link: https://www.bank7.com/personal/high-rate-online-money-market/ It seems legit as I just opened an account for myself. The only issue is that I'm not sure...
by mac_guy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Considering Michelin Premier A/S tires for my Honda Accord. Any thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 30732

Re: Considering Michelin Premier A/S tires for my Honda Accord. Any thoughts?

I ran Michelin Premier A/S for 18 months. They were rated (guaranteed) for 60,000 miles and wore completely down (from starting at 9.5) to less than 2's in just 40,000 miles. With the payment i received from the warranty i bought another set and ran them again ... now the same thing has happened. I...