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post #26296 of 53471
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Not sure how long it lasts; yes they had the Opus 1870.

Well we will just have to be patient. Trying Sartorial today.
post #26297 of 53471
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

(Even cheaper in Pakistan)

Briefly - One word. Luxotica.

Another word or two - near monopoly or oligopoly. Some more words. No real competition. Collusion.

Not uncommon for markups of 1000% in Australia on frames (largely plastic from Chinese factories that cost just a $1 or $2, even those "Made In Italy") and similar for lenses.

More analysis can be provided if needed.

the last time i was in hong kong, i went over to shenzen. bought frames with prescription lenses for less than $40 a pair. thats probably a lot with my gweilo bargaining skills. they are branded frames, but equal to if not better than my real designer frames in quality.
post #26298 of 53471
If you know your full prescription, you can still save a bit of money and get decent lenses by buying them online when you get your frames

My Oliver Peoples came with free single vision lenses, and the upgrade to 1.6 essilor lenses with top of the line crizal forte coating for $75. Locally this would've been $220+.
post #26299 of 53471
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

If you know your full prescription, you can still save a bit of money and get decent lenses by buying them online when you get your frames

and of course, if you paid for an eye test (or the government paid for it on your behalf), the optometrist is obliged to provide the prescription to you. i think youre entitled to a bulk billed eye test every 12 months.

even if you buy glasses from them, ask for it.
post #26300 of 53471
Yes, need to get your PD/pupillary distance measurement, which they often "forget" to give you.
post #26301 of 53471
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Yes, need to get your PD/pupillary distance measurement, which they often "forget" to give you.

 

When I used to work as an Optom Assistant in undergrad, I was under orders from corporate not to give out the PD's.

 

Still did it. Our mark ups were a fucking joke. Especially on plastic frames. At least the titanium frames had some tangible reason to be more expensive. 

 

But PD's can be done DIY if you've got the frames, a friend with a marker, and a ruler. 

post #26302 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Tim Sheen doesn't look like he is taking any drugs?

Tim Sheens hasn't been coach since Sep 12 and left the club completely Dec 12. You mean Mick Potter, who is even smaller than Sheens
post #26303 of 53471
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Meister, may I ask if those shoes in your Avatar are yours? If so; well done!!!

I wish...they are Bestetti Gladiators! maybe Russell should get a pair.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Anyone seen House of Cards yet? Great show. Pretty much every character wears a suit. Spacey's are pretty good, his shirts are particularly well fitted and he generally wears a solid tie with a dimple.

Has the American version already started on Foxtel? I have not seen it on the list.
post #26304 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

This chain in Singapore has a better name...



haha, we saw the same place.



we also saw a place in London that would never fly in Australia....

post #26305 of 53471
Anyone know what time approx. FedEx do their afternoon delivery run in the Melb CBD?
post #26306 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

I will head your warning and stop now with the Creed BDP and the Montale Aoud Lime

Aoud Lime is awesome. Never, ever seen it on discount, sadly. Let me know if you do.
post #26307 of 53471
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone know what time approx. FedEx do their afternoon delivery run in the Melb CBD?

Don't you know that for every minute you think about when something will be delivered, it gets delivered a day later?

post #26308 of 53471
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


Aoud Lime is awesome. Never, ever seen it on discount, sadly. Let me know if you do.

Yes the Aoud Lime is really nice, I got it through ebay it came from Israel but postage was free but it was kind of slow though.

post #26309 of 53471
I am also waiting on a FedEx delivery today, although I'm in South Melbourne. Hurry up!
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Don't you know that for every minute you think about when something will be delivered, it gets delivered a day later?
post #26310 of 53471
So many fashion emergencies today.
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