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Why Are Glasses So Expensive?
Unread 10-10-2012, 8:53 AM   #1
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Unread 10-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Saw that Sunday night. What a racket they have going. I had no idea.

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Unread 10-10-2012, 1:16 PM   #3
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Wow! This is freaking crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Unread 10-10-2012, 3:30 PM   #4
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I just found out they own Oakley too. But I only wear Oakley US Standard Issue. Memebership has its privileges.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 4:34 PM   #5
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I will keep buying cheap readers until I can see no more.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 6:21 PM   #6
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I used to wear really thick glasses and quite poor eyesight.

Lasers, man.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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At least its something NOT made in china.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 7:02 AM   #8
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At least its something NOT made in china.
It would be cheaper if it was made in China.



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Unread 10-11-2012, 7:26 AM   #9
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Wow what timing, I just spent over $500 yesterday on 2 pair of glasses! Whats a person to do because you have to be able to SEE!!!!!



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Unread 10-11-2012, 2:41 PM   #10
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It would be cheaper if it was made in China.

Correction: It will be cheaper if there was brand competition, not a monopoly.

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Unread 10-11-2012, 3:07 PM   #11
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Correction: It will be cheaper if there was brand competition, not a monopoly.

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Brand competition aside, stuff made in China will be cheaper than same stuff made in Italy.



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Unread 10-11-2012, 3:37 PM   #12
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Wow what timing, I just spent over $500 yesterday on 2 pair of glasses! Whats a person to do because you have to be able to SEE!!!!!
Exactly. I am not a candidate for laser surgery, but crazy as it is, I need to be able to SEE! Plus, I'm old. So, I need glasses...multiple pairs. This is absurd. I'll have to do some digging and see if they own contact lens companies too.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 8:45 PM   #13
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It would be cheaper if it was made in China.
I don't think it would be cheaper for the end consumer even if they were made in china. They would just have a larger profit margin. Besides, them being made in europe makes it a more "Fair Trade" situation.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 4:45 PM   #14
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I've never owned a pair of sunglasses.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 5:51 PM   #15
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I've never owned a pair of sunglasses.
What!?

Calling bs on that one, bud....
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Unread 10-16-2012, 9:36 AM   #16
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What!?

Calling bs on that one, bud....
It's true.

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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #17
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They also own Oakley and just bought ESS. Those two companies pretty much have a strangle hold on the military grade ballistic and non ballistic eyewear.


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