While I have gotten a lot of stuff online, I had always gotten tires from shop/installer. With the comparison online price in hand.
The shop I use closed due to landlord selling property for re-development = wrecking ball.
Thus, for the first time, I bought online from Denis Kirk. Who sent one tire that was manufactured 13 months prior. They would not take it back unless I paid shipping, and would not promise me a newer tire. Kirk tried to blame manufacturer. So, I called Avon, and they indicated their oldest was 90 days.
IMHO, no matter who you buy tires from, stipulate tires that were manufactured within 90 days prior. Also, give a local shop the chance to match.
06 Kawi Vulcan Nomad - Cobra Lite Bar, Phat II Risers, Vista Cruise, Krusier Kady, Kuryakyn Longhorn Dually Pegs, Mustang w/ Backrest, Vance & Hines Dual Baggers, PC III, Cobra Luggage Rack, Electrical Connection LED R,B, T Conversion, Jay Stephens LED Tail Light, Classic Chaps, Avon Cobra's.