1. Only at monstertyres you decide what price you pay. How does it work?At monstertyres every client can make his own price for the used tyres. You pay the least if you buy the whole Contingent of used tyres. Then you�ll get 10 % discount of the normal price. The more choosy you are, the more you pay for the tyres. Between 80 and 99 % you pay the normal price, see prices. If you take less than 80 % of a contingent you anyway pay 80 %. The reason for this rule is that our prices are average prices per tire. This means, you always pay the same price for each tire in the contingent.
Our standard price applies, when the customer buys more than 80% of a contingent.
Our best price applies, when the customer buys a whole contingent
Our flexible price applies, when the customer buys less than 80% of a complete tire mixture (contingent).
2. How can I send you an inquiry for used tires? Who is Monty?
Our Monty is a funny virtual tire expert. He assists you with your inquiry for used tires. It is very important for us to know which tire sizes you are interested in, in order to maintain business relationships. Our assistant enables you to perceive what we will possibly deliver. The more tire sizes you choose, the sooner we can get in business contact. Please note: An inquiry from our web site is not an order ! Currently there is no option to make orders online. If you send us an inquiry, we will inform you regularly about our best offers via e-mail (You can unsubscribe at any time)
3. Where are the tires? Can I inspect them by myself?
The used tires and carcasses are NOT stored at our head office in Cologne (Kön). The tires are stored in our warehouse in 51469 Bergisch Gladbach close to Cologne, Germany. All of our prices are EXW from our warehouse in 51469 Bergisch Gladbach. Due to our flexible working hours at the warehouse it is often closed. For that reason we do not give the precise address before we get in contact and invite you to inspect the tires. Please contact us for an invitation only after you filled out our inquiry. Monty will help you with it.
4. What tires do I have to take? What does contingent mean? What is the 80%-rule?
We sell tires only in contingents. A contingent at monstertyres is a mix of many different tire sizes. The amount of tires of a particular size varies from contingent to contingent. At monstertyres it is not possible to buy only 3 or 4 or a few selected tire sizes. We only supply tires to customers that are able to buy many tire sizes marked as "popular" in the inquiry assistant. You can get an idea about which tire sizes are included in a contingent by visiting our export price page or by sending us an export inquiry. Our virtual assistant (Monty) helps you with this. For customers that regularly buy greater amounts of tires, we can arrange contingents according to their requirements: A contingent usually contains 20-30 different tire sizes. In that case you always get our best price.
As mentioned, a monstertyres contingent comprises of 20-30 different tire sizes, depending on the quality selected. If a customer selects all the displayed sizes in a contingent, it means he has selected 100% of that contingent, which entitles the customer to our "best price", a 10% discount. If a customer does not select all the sizes (not 100%), then he pays the "normal" price. But if a customer selects less than 80% of a contingent, a customer will still have to pay as if he were buying 80% of that contingent. To gain a better understanding of the monstertyres price system please don´t hesitate to experiment with our price calculators under Export > prices.
5. Who organizes the transport of used tires from Germany?
If you want to buy tyres, you have to organize the transport by your self (our terms of delivery are EXW our warehouse in Germany). After you have made a contract with us, we can give you support to organize the transport to your place. However, the transport costs are often lower if you hire a transporter at your place and not in Germany.
6. What does EXW mean? Why is it important with used tires?
We are an international export company. EXW is one of 13 standard trade definitions (incoterms) used in international sales contracts. EXW means that all our prices are valid ex-works from our warehouse in Bergisch-Gladbach, near Cologne, Germany. It is very important for both of the contracting parties to know who is responsible for the transport and for the storage of goods. According to EXW we are responsible for the storage and loading of tires. All other transportation costs and risks are assumed by the buyer.
7. Why do you sell only mixed contingents of tires?
Firstly, we want to keep the prices low. If we would sell each tire sizes separately, we would need a storage place ten times bigger compared to our warehouse. That would generate extra costs and make the tires more expensive. Secondly, we do not produce the tyres. We are a tire collecting company for used tires and have to sell what we get. Unfortunately the consequence is that we have to mix the sizes.
8. Can I choose the used tires and carcasses I order?
If you visit our warehouse you have the option to choose the tires you want. However, you have to abide by our 80% rule. For that option you pay a bit more than our regular price for a contingent.
9. Why do I have to pay more if I choose the tires?
The prices you get from us are average prices. That means that you pay the same price for the best and the worst tire within a quality range and/or contingent. If you choose, you have to pay more, because we lose profit for the tires you leave behind and at the same time you get a better contingent.
10. After some orders I got too many tires in the same dimensions. What can I do about it?
This is no problem. In the next order we leave these dimensions out. However, you won`t get our 10% discount, because the contingent is not complete. If you want to leave out a big amount of tires, you have to pay more than our standard price.
11. What happens with the tires I sorted out of the contingent? Do I have to take them the next time I order at monstertyres? Which quality guarantee does monstertyres provide?
The tires our customers usually leave are those with a bit smaller profiles or unusual dimensions. We compile these tires into special offers and sell theam at lower rates. If you are interested in these offers, subscribe to our newsletter. Our quality guarantee can be found in our Price List under the Export menu. Here you can see exactly what quality standard we can guarantee for our tyre mix. Each tyre mix has its own quality standard based on the age of the tyre (DOT), tyre size, profile depth, marks and margin of error. If you wish to alter these standards then this will follow our 80% rule. (FAQ 4)
12. How much does the transport of used tires and carcasses cost?
Costs of transport are about 3000,- Euro (within Europe 1500, - Euro, with distances up to 200 km approx. 500,--Euro). Preproduction costs of one container to the next port (Rotterdam) is approx. 800,-- Euro.) for a full truck/40 ft container. Please contact your shipping agent/transport company for exact information. We recommend the transport company "LKW-Walter". Please note: some transport companies do not transport used tires ! Please contact the transporter of your choice for more information
13. How many tires do I have to take?
monstertyres is a whole seller (wholeseller) for used tires in Germany. The minimum quantity we sell is 200 pieces. It is not possible to take less than 200 pieces. However, you can always visit and inspect the tires. Arrange them and then decide if you want to take them.
14. Are the tires in pairs?
All our tyres are mixed: Mixed sizes, different brands, single tires and pairs.
We make pairs for an additional 1 € per tire.
15. How much do the tires cost?
All our prices you find on our website en.monstertyres.com -> Export -> Prices
16. Which qualities do you offer? Which used tires are sold by monstertyres?
All our qualities you may find on our website www.monstertyres.com -> Export -> Prices. Sometimes we offer special contingents at low rates. Please subscribe to our newsletter or revisit or website regularly in order not to miss any of them. Our standard offers contain passenger car tires and tires for small trucks and buses.
17. How many tires fit into a container or lorry?
Into a 40 ft. container fit approximately 1500 tires. If they are tripled (3 in 1), approx. 2700 pieces. High cube containers fit app. 10% more. A 20 ft. container fits one half of 40 ft. There are no 20 ft. high cube containers. Trucks may transport 1500-2200 tyres depending on the type of the truck.
18. What qualities do the used tires have?
All of our tires are very well inspected by sight and are in a good condition. We sort the tires according to the requirements of our customers and their local markets.
19. Do you also offer doubling (2 in 1) or tripling (3 in 1), if yes how much does it cost?
Usually we can offer tripling or doubling. Please ask us whether we have suitable workforce right now or not. The prices for this additional service will be attached to the answer to your inquiry.
20. Can I also buy special sizes in certain amounts?
We sell our used tires all together in mixed bulks (contingents). We cannot guarantee any special quantity in special sizes.
21. Which languages does monstertyres speak?
As an export company we guarantee for the business languages English and German. If you do not speak one of those languages please contact us and ask if any of our employees is able to communicate in your mother tongue.
22. How can I receive periodic information about monstertyres and your offers for used tires and carcasses?
Please subscribe to our newsletter. We inform you periodically about our latest offers and news
23. Do you sell part worn tires?
We do not sell or export fully worn tires. Our used tires are carefully controlled by sight. We run a recycling business in Germany and sell or export only those tires that have enough profile and are in good conditions according to our high quality standards. We sell summer and winter tires in amounts above 200 pieces.
24. If I collect the tyres do I need to pay VAT?
You do not have to pay VAT if:
&minus your company is registered in an EU country with a VAT number. However, you must send us your full company details and your VAT number so that we can do a check. Address and company name must be accepted by "Federal Tax Agency". Please perform this check on your own.
&minus your company is located outside the EU and you or your shipping company is able to provide us with the necessary documents (such as Copy of Bill of Lading, "Ausfuhrbescheinigung für Umsatzsteuerzwecke", Customs documents stamped at a border custom of the EU)
25. Do you export the tires or do I?
Our terms of delivery are EXW. We remain the exporter of the tires. We finalize the customs documents for you when you wish to export the tires out of Germany and/or the EU. However, if you have residency within the EU you may act as the exporter. We then can arrange the declarations from your order.
26. How do I make an order / what are the terms of payment?
Once you have sent an inquiry with our Export Inquiry Assistant we will send you an offer. If this offer is acceptable to you and you would like to order the tires then you have to send a confirmation mail and proceed according to our terms of payment. We will send you a mail with our bankdetails.
Terms of Payment:
An order will be confirmed once an advance payment of 20% on the total price, listed in our offer to you, has been transferred to our firm account. Please fax us the fund transfer slip you receive from your bank as proof and the tires will be reserved for you.
The remaining 80% of the funds then have to be transferred onto our account by the date of loading of the tires.
Exception: If you request to get the tires tripled, then the remaining 80% of the funds have to be transferred by the time tripling begins.
27. You miss a question?
You are welcome to contact us via our contact form!