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Where can I find discounted Oliver Peoples?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gumercindo, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    Hey all,

    I was at a sunglass shop recently and I found my dream sunglasses, but they were $350+. That price is hard to swallow and was wondering if there were any places online that sell discounted OP sunglasses? I assume ebay, but anywhere else? Typically, how much of a discount would I be able to find OP sunglasses at?

    Thanks!
     
  2. presence

    presence Senior member

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    If you have health insurance they might defray some of the cost of the glasses. I love my Oliver People's.
     
  3. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    If you have health insurance they might defray some of the cost of the glasses. I love my Oliver People's.
    I would love to know what insurance helps to pay for sunglasses.
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I would love to know what insurance helps to pay for sunglasses.

    Most probably don't but if you get the store to provide you with a receipt for 'glasses', it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  5. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    Ah, good old fraud.

    I'm all for deals but that's a bit much.
     
  6. thepataphysician

    thepataphysician Senior member

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    I would love to know what insurance helps to pay for sunglasses.


    my insurance paid for my prescription sunglasses. I get one pair of glasses per year, and already have a couple pair of eyeglasses, so they paid for the prescription sunglasses that I bought. Insurance doesn't care about if glasses are tinted or not, prescription glasses are prescription glasses.
     
  7. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    Believe it or not, I see them often at Off 5th in Raleigh and S. Fla.

    I got a pair of aviators (Commanders, I think) for $50
     
  8. sammy

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    I bought my OP Aero brand new off eBay for less than half of the retail price.
     
  9. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    my insurance paid for my prescription sunglasses. I get one pair of glasses per year, and already have a couple pair of eyeglasses, so they paid for the prescription sunglasses that I bought. Insurance doesn't care about if glasses are tinted or not, prescription glasses are prescription glasses.

    While you may disagree (others probably will as well), IMO prescription sunglasses are not the same as regular sunglasses and while you're technically correct that insurance will pay for them (depending on coverage plan) that's not what the OP was asking about...
     
  10. Jumbie

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    I bought my OP Aero brand new off eBay for less than half of the retail price.
    Same. I bought the Strummer earlier this year off of eBay for about half price brand new as well. I'd actually bought them retail first but happened to find them online while within my return period. Ended up paying $202 for them compared with $360 retail. Would have been slightly cheaper but the seller was in NJ like me and I had to pay tax; but I was paying that with the store purchase anyway.
     
  11. zyg0te

    zyg0te Senior member

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    Don't be cheap. Just get them from the place you found them.
     
  12. zyg0te

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    While you may disagree (others probably will as well), IMO prescription sunglasses are not the same as regular sunglasses and while you're technically correct that insurance will pay for them (depending on coverage plan) that's not what the OP was asking about...

    What is your point? Sunglasses are sunglasses, and the OP wasn't asking about insurance at all.
     
  13. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    What is your point? Sunglasses are sunglasses, and the OP wasn't asking about insurance at all.
    Read the thread smart guy.
     
  14. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    Don't be cheap. Just get them from the place you found them.
    If you can save money elsewhere that makes no sense.

    Perhaps you are rolling in $ so paying more may make sense to you but for the rest of us...it doesn't...
     
  15. zyg0te

    zyg0te Senior member

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    If you can save money elsewhere that makes no sense.

    Perhaps you are rolling in $ so paying more may make sense to you but for the rest of us...it doesn't...


    I'm sorry but I respect the places I shop at. I am not going to use the services they provide, but not give them my business.

    Sure it costs more, part of that cost is in them having staff there to help you pick out the glasses, adjust them, overhead costs of keeping frames on the shelf so you can try them on, etc.

    Also when you buy online see what hoops you would need to go through to claim something under defective warranty (if there even is one).
     
  16. HeatherC

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    I buy all of my boyfriend's shades from www.americandeadstock.com. They have a style called the O'Malley that is a total classic and he just loves them.
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  17. 89826

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    Straight from Italy. I bought some OP Fairmont frames about 1 month ago. About 40% cheaper.
     
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  18. Sam H

    Sam H Senior member

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    I bought those for my Patrick Bateman halloween costume from that site. It's basically really old vintage knock off sunglasses they somehow came across. I just knocked out the lenses.
     
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