New York City has a long history of shopping carts and tire shops, but some of the most popular are not located near each other, a study finds.
New York City shoppers tend to go to the big box and specialty stores to find their favorite products, and many prefer them to the small stores, according to a study released Tuesday by the Consumer Federation of America.
That is because many of the big chains also offer discounts for shoppers who visit their stores.
But if you are in the market for a truck repair shop, you’ll want to be careful where you shop, said Elizabeth Hsieh, the consumer advocacy group’s vice president for consumer affairs.
Many of the stores in the study offer discounts if you visit them at the same time as the truck you want to fix, Hsieg said.
Some may even have a “special coupon” on their website that lets shoppers get discounts on trucks for a specific time period.
The study found that the biggest discount retailers were Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s, which offer discounts on truck parts at their stores at a rate of 25 percent, with more than 80 percent of those discounts going to shoppers who shop at least once a month.
Lowe’s and Home Depot both have truck repair centers in New York and have posted their own truck repair discounts on their websites.
Home Depot has posted the discounts for its truck repair service at its truck parts stores.
The big discount retailers are also the ones that are least likely to have a repair center in a specific neighborhood, according the report.