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Why Are Glasses So Expensive?

Discussion in 'Just Kickin' It Lounge' started by neoprodigy, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. neoprodigy

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    Saw that Sunday night. What a racket they have going. I had no idea.

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    Wow! This is freaking crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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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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    I will keep buying cheap readers until I can see no more.
     
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    I used to wear really thick glasses and quite poor eyesight.

    Lasers, man.
     
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    At least its something NOT made in china.
     
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    It would be cheaper if it was made in China.
     
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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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    Correction: It will be cheaper if there was brand competition, not a monopoly.

    Manuel
     
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    Brand competition aside, stuff made in China will be cheaper than same stuff made in Italy.
     
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    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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    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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    I've never owned a pair of sunglasses.
     
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    What!?

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

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  17. Prince

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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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