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I'm looking for swimming goggles

appletonshopper 58 25 March 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I've had the best luck with Speedo and Dolphino (regular price around $10-$12 ones). I'm not sure which model of those, just goggles I've picked up on clearance at the end of summer at Walgreen's or CVS. I'm looking for a good deal. My kids go thru a couple pair a year, so I don't mind buying in bulk (20 or fewer), but am hoping to pay about $3 or less per pair. anyone have any ideas? I'm not opposed to other brands, but some break easier than others. TIA

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Ugh, I was gonna say check out Amazon as I've gotten them there for a lot less than the normal sporting goods stores but $3/pair is something I've never heard of...
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Ugh, I was gonna say check out Amazon as I've gotten them there for a lot less than the normal sporting goods stores but $3/pair is something I've never heard of...
TRU has some on clearance for $3.99 and I don't mind ordering $75 worth to get the free shipping, but I've had no luck finding a coupon code. I might just go with this. I've checked Ebay and can get 3 pair for $20 with free shipping. Both of these deals are Dolphino. I've usually lucked out and got them 75% at Wags or CVS, so I'm kind of spoiled. (only paid about $2.50 a pair). My stash is gone now and I'm in need. I wanted to be able to get them before spring break so I can take the kids to the YMCA swimming. My son won't swim without goggles and his broke on vacation last October. I know, I'm too cheap. Once I get a great deal I hate to go back to paying more. lol
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I bought some Dolfino in bulk on E-bid and they are still three pairs for $3.27 plus $3.31 shipping which comes to $6.58 divided by three is $2.19 a pair if you want child size: http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/dolfi...gleshop_us
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_goggles

Cheap as hell. Every time we go to the swim shop we just grab more pairs by the handful.
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I bought some Dolfino in bulk on E-bid and they are still three pairs for $3.27 plus $3.31 shipping which comes to $6.58 divided by three is $2.19 a pair if you want child size: http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/dolfi...gleshop_us
I was looking more for the adult size, because I worry about those being too small. They say for ages 4+. My kids are 8 and almost 11.

As for the Swedish goggles... I didn't take Goggle Assembly 101 in college. I don't think I could figure them out. They are probably great, but I think I'll still try for preassembled and maybe pay a little more.
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Watch a youtube video. You tie the nosepiece on, then the head strap. Two steps. It requires tying a knot, but I'd hope that you have better crafts skills than a 7 year old boy scout. Here's a quick assembly video, but there are many more, plus how-to's on forums:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrXAyepdSmo

Swedish goggles are also simpler and much more streamlined. Your eye sockets cause a ridiculous amount of drag in the water (I want to say 20%, but don't quote me).
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We have 3 swimmers in our household and go thru a LOT of goggles. We've stuck with Speedo as they tend to fit the best and last the longest for us. Just our experience though.

I get them most of the time from SwimOutlet.com. Sometimes Speedo will have a good sale (+ free shipping), and if you sign up for email you get an additional % off. So at those times, when I compare pricing, sometimes it's good to order from Speedo. I don't think I've ever paid less than $3 per pair though. I'm okay with paying more for Speedo because they last much longer for us, but we're talking competitive swimmers that swim all year long.

Swedish goggles are definitely a personal preference. One of my kids (and mine are teenagers) loves them, and the others...? Not so much. They are extremely inexpensive (at SwimOutlet 1 pair for around $3).

I do notice that goggles will go on sale at Target, in the last summer/early fall and you can get some good deals that way. Unfortunately my guys don't wear any of the types that Target carries.
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We have 3 swimmers in our household and go thru a LOT of goggles. We've stuck with Speedo as they tend to fit the best and last the longest for us. Just our experience though.

I get them most of the time from SwimOutlet.com. Sometimes Speedo will have a good sale (+ free shipping), and if you sign up for email you get an additional % off. So at those times, when I compare pricing, sometimes it's good to order from Speedo. I don't think I've ever paid less than $3 per pair though. I'm okay with paying more for Speedo because they last much longer for us, but we're talking competitive swimmers that swim all year long.

Swedish goggles are definitely a personal preference. One of my kids (and mine are teenagers) loves them, and the others...? Not so much. They are extremely inexpensive (at SwimOutlet 1 pair for around $3).

I do notice that goggles will go on sale at Target, in the last summer/early fall and you can get some good deals that way. Unfortunately my guys don't wear any of the types that Target carries.
Thanks for the input. I, too, like the Speedo goggles we've had. I picked them up 75% off a few years ago at CVS for about $2.50. There are more expensive Speedo goggles, but these were juniors or kids and worked really well. I also liked the Dolphino goggles I got for about the same price (again 75% off) at Walgreen's, but I didn't find any good markdowns last year. I guess it's like everything else, the cost went up. I worry a little about the Swedish goggles, because my kids are a little picky and don't always try before getting upset. I may just have to suck it up and pay more. Like all Slickdealers, it's hard to pay regular or even a sale price when I've gotten it dirt cheap in the past. Inflation kicked in and my brain or mindset has to catch up. I just knew that if a good deal was out there, this is where I'd find it.
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sorry for only knowing where to buy good swimwear...
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I've had the best luck with Speedo and Dolphino (regular price around $10-$12 ones). I'm not sure which model of those, just goggles I've picked up on clearance at the end of summer at Walgreen's or CVS. I'm looking for a good deal. My kids go thru a couple pair a year, so I don't mind buying in bulk (20 or fewer), but am hoping to pay about $3 or less per pair. anyone have any ideas? I'm not opposed to other brands, but some break easier than others. TIA
$3 for a pair is quite difficult to find .Hope you will be lucky enough
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