Phil, did you include the cost of new tires in your $1500? Many professional tire places will not reinstall tires that have been previously mounted. Invisible, but serious damage can be done in dismounting a tire. You could make an argument that the tires on the steel wheels do not need replaced. However, if they have more than a few miles on them, they will have a different circumference than the others. I guess it is all about one's personal tolerance for risk and one's willingness to spend money. For myself (and I do not force my opinion on others) I will not have a remounted tire on my vehicles. After all, it is essentially a used tire. I gave up used tires and recaps when I was 17. Just my opinion.
2016 Berkshire XLT 43a