I have always bought my tires from Desser with the "Free Shipping" show specials. I never knew it was THIS MUCH to ship them!?!
On an aside... My most recent set were Monster retreads and I love them! The stiffer sidewalls really let you feel touchdown. I think ground handling is better too. The tremendous amount of rubber that contributes to longevity is going to be a huge plus as well.
However I didn't specify matching carcasses, one was a Michelen. Next time I will specify matching...
I will gladly do it again!