Just ordered Xice-3's for the wife's car (WRX wagon) yesterday. 205/55/R16's were $170 locally vs US$139 from Tirerack. With shipping, tax etc Tirerack is thus ~ $60 cheaper which I decided wasn't worth the drive down and lack of local return / support. Of course, if I could have stayed in the US for >48 hrs I'd save an additional ~$100 in taxes which may have changed my mind.
Previously had Dunlop WIntersports which lasted well (6 seasons), decided to go Xice this time as they are now H-rated which I prefer for cold, dry highway and are a newer tech than the Dunlops for ~ $20/ tire more.
Costco was ~ $30 more / tire than the local guy I'm using.