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bucky999 05-14-2013 09:19 AM

Ray-Ban Sunglasses - Your choice in color, size and style: Aviators or Wayfarers $75, FS (ebay via BuyDig)
 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ray-Ban-S...4ac48cd7cd

I posted this a little while back and it expired...looks like they are back up again!

These are the sunglasses that started it all, the Ray-Ban AVIATOR. Originally designed for the U.S. military fighter pilots in 1937, this classic version has a Black metal frame and crystal green lenses. They offer superior clarity and 100% UV radiation blocked to 400nm (exceeding the US standard), they not only look good, but are easy on the eyes.

Whether you're spending your days imitating the volleyball scene from your favorite Air Force-training movie, or you just need some Ice Man-like style for your beach vacation, the Ray Ban Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses are for you. The crazy-tough metal frame wont snap like a twig when you take the highway to the danger zone, and the polycarbonate lenses dial in optimal clarity while you spin the ball on your finger and menacingly peer at your opponents like a hyena after fresh meat.

Features

Frame: Metal
Hinge Type: Alloy
Lens: Base 6
Interchangeable Lens:
Polarized: No
Face Size: Large
Case Type:
Nose Pads: Yes
Arm Pads: Yes
Recommended Use: Wearing
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer 2132 904 Tortoise or Black/G-15 Sunglasses

Catalog #: RB213204, RB2132901, RB213201, RB2132902

MFG Part #: RB2132

Wayfarers signify what the look of rock and roll is all about. Classically framed and completely iconic, this two-tone style from Ray-Ban is lightweight and durable and ready to exude some serious attitude. Includes a durable protective storage case.

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
A slightly smaller interpretation on the most famous style in sunwear. The iconic Wayfarer is immediately recognizable anywhere in the world. This update adds a new level of playfulness to the iconic shape. The Ray-Ban signature logo is displayed on sculpted temples. The New Wayfarer flaunts a softer eye shape than the original and offers both classic and fashion bright color options. These sunglasses allow the wearer to enjoy a classic, celebrated style while adding their own individuality. A contemporary update of a timeless icon.


Wayfarers signify what the look of rock and roll is all about. Classically framed and completely iconic, this two-tone style from Ray-Ban is lightweight and durable and ready to exude some serious attitude. Includes a durable protective storage case.

Ray Ban sunglasses are the best selling sunglasses in the world.
Gender: Male, Material: Propionate
All Ray Ban come complete with original case, cloth and product information card.

I've personally purchased from BuyDig/Beach Camera before and got authentics, FWIW. These are NOT polarized, however.

Hope this helps!

yuugotserved 05-14-2013 09:19 AM

Ray-Ban Aviator or Wayfarer Sunglasses (various styles and colors) $75 + Free Shipping
 
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BuyDig via eBay has Ray-Ban Aviator or Wayfarers Sunglasses (various styles) for $75. Shipping is free. Thanks bucky999

Available styles:
  • Gun Metal Gray Aviator
  • Black Aviator
  • Gold Aviator
  • Black Wayfarer
  • Tortoise Wayfarer

wikipost 05-14-2013 09:19 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
As of 4:30pm EST 5/15/13, there are 132 Tortoise Wayferer 52mm frames left. Everything else has sold out.

m00ky 05-14-2013 09:55 AM

Cool, my dad wanted some new aviators for his birthday, I was kicking myself for missing this price the first go around

E.K 05-14-2013 11:28 AM

I have been seeing the black wayfarer on Amazon for $78 for a while now, and personally I don't think that one is a good deal, so if you missed this deal on them you can always check Amazon.

impsteven 05-14-2013 11:33 AM

Is there a product number for the gun metal gray aviator so I can look up pictures on the net? It doesn't look so gray to me lol

bucky999 05-14-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by impsteven (Post 59448736)
Is there a product number for the gun metal gray aviator so I can look up pictures on the net? It doesn't look so gray to me lol

think chrome:
http://www.buydig.com/shop/produc...ku=RBW0879

You're right...it's not much like the first picture. I personally like the gray and gold, but don't care much for the black.

aznalan15 05-14-2013 12:03 PM

there was that 20% sale on amazon that brought it to 69 shipped to cali

but since this has no tax this is not bad

in for one

aznboicn 05-14-2013 12:10 PM

I have an extra large head to protect my tiny brain.
Would 58mm fit a person wearing a cap at size 7 1/2?
also, which ones to ICEMAN wear, the Gold ones?

jhartt3 05-14-2013 12:11 PM

75 bucks for sun glasses ... this is crazy

sphawk88 05-14-2013 12:21 PM

not polarized. not buying.

d1n3sh 05-14-2013 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhartt3 (Post 59449744)
75 bucks for sun glasses ... this is crazy

You pay premium price for brand image.

jd2010 05-14-2013 12:24 PM

no polarization = no deal

YCata 05-14-2013 12:24 PM

Read this -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/...glass1.htm

Cheap vs Expensive sunglasses. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Expensive sunglasses last longer, and provide more clarity. They are also better for your eyes (reducing the need to squint for additional clarity or extra glare). The frames are also much much better. I think it is best to own at least 1 cheap one and 1 good one (depending on activity). Frankly this seems to be a warm deal, but there are uses for expensive sunglasses.

waqman 05-14-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59450078)
Read this -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/...glass1.htm

Cheap vs Expensive sunglasses. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Expensive sunglasses last longer, and provides more clarity. They are also better for your eyes (reducing the need to squint for additional clarity or extra glare). The frames are also much much better. I think it is best to owe at least 1 cheap one and 1 good one (depending on activity). Frankly this seems to be a warm deal, but there is a use for expensive sunglasses.

^This. Now, I'm not saying the lens in Ray-Ban sunglasses are what make them worth so much $$$. You are certainly paying a bunch for style/branding, but the lenses in my wayfarers are much better than any cheap sunglasses I have ever had.

YCata 05-14-2013 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jd2010 (Post 59450054)
no polarization = no deal

not necessarily, many people do not like the way polarized sunglasses change what you see. There are also people out there who get dizzy/headaches while wearing them. I personally like polarized sunglasses and enjoy the random light distortions such as seeing rainbows everywhere on a clear day.

Ace99bk 05-14-2013 12:57 PM

Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?

baller1308 05-14-2013 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waqman (Post 59450276)
^This. Now, I'm not saying the lens in Ray-Ban sunglasses are what make them worth so much $$$. You are certainly paying a bunch for style/branding, but the lenses in my wayfarers are much better than any cheap sunglasses I have ever had.

I just noticed my cheap sunglasses broke. I have no idea how it happened, but I think it's time to get some better sunglasses.

ryancguy 05-14-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ezhilk (Post 59448564)
I have been seeing the black wayfarer on Amazon for $78 for a while now, and personally I don't think that one is a good deal, so if you missed this deal on them you can always check Amazon.

i have saved half even that getting them like new from amazon warehouse deals. I got black for me (new wayfarer, 55mm) and got my wife tortoise (new wayfarer, 52mm). :cool:

novemberr 05-14-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace99bk (Post 59450924)
Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?

I have the same question.

adamant 05-14-2013 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryancguy (Post 59451042)
i have saved half even that getting them like new from amazon warehouse deals. I got black for me (new wayfarer, 55mm) and got my wife tortoise (new wayfarer, 52mm). :cool:

Are the measurements for the ear piece length?

wizziko 05-14-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace99bk (Post 59450924)
Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?

Quote:

Originally Posted by novemberr (Post 59451258)
I have the same question.

A friend of mine has some Wayfarers with some prescription frames in them so I'm almost certain it's possible

empirejq 05-14-2013 01:40 PM

Recommended Use: Wearing

what else can u do with it?
:cool:

Yell0w 05-14-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by empirejq (Post 59451962)
Recommended Use: Wearing

what else can u do with it?
:cool:

Fashion statement? Hanging them to show off the brand of the glasses.

Bootless 05-14-2013 01:44 PM

Once you get used to polarized sunglasses, then the reaction to the non-polarized ones is "meh".

bobat 05-14-2013 01:44 PM

Didn't these go out of style about 20 years ago?

cab4656 05-14-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizziko (Post 59451868)
A friend of mine has some Wayfarers with some prescription frames in them so I'm almost certain it's possible

100% possible. A lot of people do it with both the aviators and wayfarers.

Source: worked for Ray-Ban

ryancguy 05-14-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamant (Post 59451614)
Are the measurements for the ear piece length?

I don't really know. I went to a sunglass hut in the mall to try both. There is a lot of contention (in amazon reviews) on which size fits better, but it all comes down to what you like. When my wife complained mine were too big, I got her 52's since it was the only other size available.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobat (Post 59452078)
Didn't these go out of style about 20 years ago?

google "celebrities" and "wayfarers" or "aviators." it's a comeback. :cool:

Prince01 05-14-2013 01:56 PM

oh its sad I was looking for large aviator in brown but seems like the never comes in deal.

quietjet 05-14-2013 02:01 PM

Non-polarized for pilots.
 
For super-cool pilot dudes, non-polarization is the ONLY way to go. Some of these are AVIATOR sunglasses, riiiiight?!:cool: In for a pair of black.

raaaaaa 05-14-2013 02:03 PM

These are the cheap aviators that Rayban offers....

funkyzeitrasta 05-14-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sphawk88 (Post 59449968)
not polarized. not buying.

Dèjá vu lol

marcusburger 05-14-2013 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizziko (Post 59451868)
A friend of mine has some Wayfarers with some prescription frames in them so I'm almost certain it's possible

No problem, look at eyewearplanet dot com, they sell the new wayfarer in a prescription model. the clear lens is offered in smaller sizes, the sunglasses in this same model...

jbloggs 05-14-2013 02:08 PM

The Wayfarer are not much cheaper than on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/..._i=RBW3236

KnitKnots 05-14-2013 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace99bk (Post 59450924)
Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?

It's expensive; I can tell you that much. When I wanted to get my sunglasses fixed to have my prescription, they wanted to charge me about $180 (with polarization).

dQn 05-14-2013 02:09 PM

These would be a deal if they were polarized. You're better off buying from nordstrom rack. Some of these are made in China btw.

funkyzeitrasta 05-14-2013 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dQn (Post 59452804)
These would be a deal if they were polarized. You're better off buying from nordstrom rack. Some of these are made in China btw.

Everything is made in china now. Kids eat shit and sleep right beside the desk where they make these. Except for when they want to go to the roof for some air.

m00ky 05-14-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace99bk (Post 59450924)
Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?

Yes, I have two pairs of prescription ray bans. You buy them and then you take them to an eyeglass place and get prescription lenses put in.

marcusburger 05-14-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnitKnots (Post 59452790)
It's expensive; I can tell you that much. When I wanted to get my sunglasses fixed to have my prescription, they wanted to charge me about $180 (with polarization).


buy the frames and send in to globaleyeglasses dot com, they are excellent at doing this (i've used them for around ten years) and slick prices

Thatsnomoon 05-14-2013 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace99bk (Post 59450924)
Anyone know about buying these and taking them to an eyeglass place to put in prescription lenses?


100% possible.

Source: I've done it before. Now I'm buying a new pair cuz I lost the old ones :(

m00ky 05-14-2013 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dQn (Post 59452804)
These would be a deal if they were polarized. You're better off buying from nordstrom rack. Some of these are made in China btw.

They would be an even better deal if they were polarized, platinum plated, and came with .5 carat diamond accents.

If they were polarized the retail would be $195 instead of $145. At $75, it is still a deal.

satnav4 05-14-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhartt3 (Post 59449744)
75 bucks for sun glasses ... this is crazy

Agreed. Per 60 Minutes, some French company controls the price of almost all brand name eyewear. The only way to stop them is to buy stuff they don't control. Don't buy RayBan and don't shop at Sunglass Hut, etc.

jonm1013 05-14-2013 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satnav4 (Post 59453134)
Agreed. Per 60 Minutes, some French company controls the price of almost all brand name eyewear. The only way to stop them is to buy stuff they don't control. Don't buy RayBan and don't shop at Sunglass Hut, etc.

yay android app.lol

yeshu1984 05-14-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satnav4 (Post 59453134)
Agreed. Per 60 Minutes, some French company controls the price of almost all brand name eyewear. The only way to stop them is to buy stuff they don't control. Don't buy RayBan and don't shop at Sunglass Hut, etc.

I think it is an Italian company-Luxxotica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica)

yeshu1984 05-14-2013 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnitKnots (Post 59452790)
It's expensive; I can tell you that much. When I wanted to get my sunglasses fixed to have my prescription, they wanted to charge me about $180 (with polarization).

I took my wayfarers to Pearl vision and the price they quoted was ridiculous...I politely declined..

scarletwahoo 05-14-2013 02:33 PM

"Polarized: No"

Not to thread crap, but why pay $75 on a pair of non-polarized sunglasses? I'd jump for $75 if they had the polarized lenses.

The wayfarer non-polarized are also $75.56 shipped prime at Amazon.

KarateB0b 05-14-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satnav4 (Post 59453134)
Agreed. Per 60 Minutes, some French company controls the price of almost all brand name eyewear. The only way to stop them is to buy stuff they don't control. Don't buy RayBan and don't shop at Sunglass Hut, etc.

Sit on sunglasses, out $100
drop sunglasses, out $100
Misplace sunglasses, out $100


So now I'm on about my 8th pair of sunglasses........from Dollar tree :D
I could buy their whole display for less than the cost of one of these Ray-Ban "Designer" non-polarized shades

leejp 05-14-2013 02:36 PM

Meh... I'll stick to my Randolph Engineering / American Optical aviators. Looks and performs better IMO... Made in the US too.

KarateB0b 05-14-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarletwahoo (Post 59453300)
"Polarized: No"

Not to thread crap, but why pay $75 on a pair of non-polarized sunglasses? I'd jump for $75 if they had the polarized lenses.

The wayfarer non-polarized are also $75.56 shipped prime at Amazon.

to get bitches

...why else do anything?

impsteven 05-14-2013 02:37 PM

If you have money then buy it, if you don't then don't. I don't see why anyone is even complaining lol

KarateB0b 05-14-2013 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by impsteven (Post 59453382)
If you have money then buy it, if you don't then don't. I don't see why anyone is even complaining lol

they arent polarized bro
id rather spend that cash on redbulls+vodaks

scarletwahoo 05-14-2013 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 59453358)
to get bitches

I guess that's true, worth the money if it helps you get laid. If I'm dropping $75, I might as well drop another $75 to get some usability out of the $150 polarized lens.

m00ky 05-14-2013 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcusburger (Post 59452762)
No problem, look at eyewearplanet dot com, they sell the new wayfarer in a prescription model. the clear lens is offered in smaller sizes, the sunglasses in this same model...

RayBan RX are complete different style numbers than their sunglasses. I have the pair you are likely talking about, they are RB5150. The wayfarers in this deal are RB2132. Just an fyi. Also, you can get either prescription or non prescription tinted or clear lenses in any quality frames that you bring into a qualified optometrist office.

icecubez189 05-14-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dQn (Post 59452804)
These would be a deal if they were polarized. You're better off buying from nordstrom rack. Some of these are made in China btw.

most of the stuff in your home or anyone else's home is made in China...

m00ky 05-14-2013 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yeshu1984 (Post 59453286)
I took my wayfarers to Pearl vision and the price they quoted was ridiculous...I politely declined..

You can't go to those garbage mall optometrists. They will charge you more for lenses alone than you would pay for frame/lens combinations. Go to target or walmart if you don't have vision insurance with an in network optometrist close to you. You can get zeiss anti glare scratch resistant lenses for relatively cheap from either place.

yeshu1984 05-14-2013 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 59453752)
You can't go to those garbage mall optometrists. They will charge you more for lenses alone than you would pay for frame/lens combinations. Go to target or walmart if you don't have vision insurance with an in network optometrist close to you. You can get zeiss anti glare scratch resistant lenses for relatively cheap from either place.

thanks..will try target...

Ride_The_Sky 05-14-2013 03:01 PM

No Polarized = Rather get $10 knockoffs or $20 other brands at costco/bjs... Imagine people pay full price for these $125+ at stores

m00ky 05-14-2013 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yeshu1984 (Post 59453796)
thanks..will try target...

np, I went through the same headache. Bought my frames online then went to lenscrafters and they wanted $500+ just to put their cheapest lenses in them. Went to target and it cost somewhere around $120 or so for lenses and fitting. Couple that with an $80 pair of frames and I had a relatively cheap pair of designer glasses which my insurance company ended up reimbursing 70% or so of, even though I did not buy in network.

duhcity 05-14-2013 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarletwahoo (Post 59453300)
"Polarized: No"

Not to thread crap, but why pay $75 on a pair of non-polarized sunglasses? I'd jump for $75 if they had the polarized lenses.

The wayfarer non-polarized are also $75.56 shipped prime at Amazon.

Polarized glasses make it a complete b* to use a phone .

gsumax 05-14-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dQn (Post 59452804)
These would be a deal if they were polarized. You're better off buying from nordstrom rack. Some of these are made in China btw.


I have multiple pairs of ray bans, every one is made in italy.

gsumax 05-14-2013 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 59453350)
Sit on sunglasses, out $100
drop sunglasses, out $100
Misplace sunglasses, out $100


So now I'm on about my 8th pair of sunglasses........from Dollar tree :D
I could buy their whole display for less than the cost of one of these Ray-Ban "Designer" non-polarized shades


your dollar tree glasses are probably damaging your eyes by not filtering out both types of UV. if you want to go cheap, at least go $20 costco's or something. Guess your vision is only worth $8 bucks to you

lozts 05-14-2013 03:36 PM

Polarized: No

I bought a pair on amazon about a year ago now for $65 I think and didn't realize it wasn't polarized until it arrived. I was bummed but it was my own fault for not reading the product page; at the time I thought all raybans were polarized. To make matters worse the polarized ones went on sale for the same price the following week. I could of/should of returned them and bought the polarized ones but I was lazy.

FYI:

Recommended Use: Wearing :lol:

SteeL24 05-14-2013 03:44 PM

how do you know what size fits you without trying it on in a store? like is the average male 55 mm?

ryancguy 05-14-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StevenL24 (Post 59454630)
how do you know what size fits you without trying it on in a store? like is the average male 55 mm?

I mentioned it earlier....but based on amazon reviews it seems like it all comes down to face size and personal preference. I tried to figure it out without going to a store but everyone's definition of an average male seems to be different. Some people said average male needs 55, some said 52. I stopped by a sunglass hut and tried both....and got a 55mm on amazon.

SoCalTiger68 05-14-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StevenL24 (Post 59454630)
is the average male 55 mm?

I'm way over 8 inches, but 55mm will fit most guys just fine. ;)

KarateB0b 05-14-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsumax (Post 59454282)
your dollar tree glasses are probably damaging your eyes by not filtering out both types of UV. if you want to go cheap, at least go $20 costco's or something. Guess your vision is only worth $8 bucks to you

they have uva+uvb stickers on the lenses when i buy 'em

t3ch 05-14-2013 04:28 PM

TIL: sunglasses are serious business

bought a pair in spite of half the posters in this thread, gonna look awesome mocking the people in their 1/10th as expensive loser glasses which are also unpolarized.

MoussaM 05-14-2013 04:32 PM

What a waste of money

FAL 05-14-2013 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59450078)
Read this -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/sunglass1.htm

Cheap vs Expensive sunglasses. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Expensive sunglasses last longer, and provide more clarity. They are also better for your eyes (reducing the need to squint for additional clarity or extra glare). The frames are also much much better. I think it is best to own at least 1 cheap one and 1 good one (depending on activity). Frankly this seems to be a warm deal, but there are uses for expensive sunglasses.

You can get nice value and quality with $20 Solarshield or similar less known HQ brands. To lump the lowest quality $7 drugstore glasses vs $75 is plain wrong.

xtravbx 05-14-2013 05:55 PM

Costco's in-house aviators for 26 bucks are totally equal to these. Polarized, glare resistant coating, UV block.

satnav4 05-14-2013 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yeshu1984 (Post 59453208)
I think it is an Italian company-Luxxotica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica)

Thanks. If you research those guys, you will see they own almost everything, allowing them to set costs artificially high. Please buy elsewhere, and cut their legs out.

Backhome77 05-14-2013 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StevenL24 (Post 59454630)
how do you know what size fits you without trying it on in a store? like is the average male 55 mm?

Unless you have an abnormally large or small head, either one will fit just fine. It comes down to personal preference. I have a large head, but prefer the way the 52mm ones look on me. The 55mm is more classic I believe; it's also more hipster. The smaller ones are a bit more reserved IMO, which is why I like them.

You could always buy one of each and return the ones you don't like. You'd have to pay return shipping, but that can't be much on a pair of sunglasses. If you're paying this much for sunglasses already, it's probably worth it to pay a little more to ensure you get the ones you want.

low3d9s 05-14-2013 06:12 PM

Fairly cheap price, thanks for sharing.

bbdt 05-14-2013 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59450078)
Read this -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/...glass1.htm

Cheap vs Expensive sunglasses. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Expensive sunglasses last longer, and provide more clarity. They are also better for your eyes (reducing the need to squint for additional clarity or extra glare). The frames are also much much better. I think it is best to own at least 1 cheap one and 1 good one (depending on activity). Frankly this seems to be a warm deal, but there are uses for expensive sunglasses.

Yep. I have had the same pair of Aviators for 25 years and they are still as good as new...

nin_ja 05-14-2013 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satnav4 (Post 59453134)
Agreed. Per 60 Minutes, some French company controls the price of almost all brand name eyewear. The only way to stop them is to buy stuff they don't control. Don't buy RayBan and don't shop at Sunglass Hut, etc.


Kaenon sunglasses are my jam. I stay away from anything made by luxoticca. I would rather support an american company plus their polarized lenses are much more superior than anything luxoticca makes. I watched that 60 minutes after the fact that I noticed how cheap sunglasses were at sunglass hut. Just laughed when I saw it.

scarletwahoo 05-14-2013 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nin_ja (Post 59457546)
Kaenon sunglasses are my jam. I stay away from anything made by luxoticca. I would rather support an american company plus their polarized lenses are much more superior than anything luxoticca makes. I watched that 60 minutes after the fact that I noticed how cheap sunglasses were at sunglass hut. Just laughed when I saw it.

I didn't really know about this. I personally love Maui Jim, they beat the hell out of the Ray Ban's, but still cost $100-200 a pair, I still would have picked these up as a spare for $75 if they were polarized.

zsufi 05-14-2013 07:40 PM

Be careful
Some Ray-Ban glasses are made in China nowadays, and they are not worth $5 to pay.

Activ8xp 05-14-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobat (Post 59452078)
Didn't these go out of style about 20 years ago?

Are you frigging kidding me ?? Any cop anywhere would love to intimidate you with these TODAY

Cirrus 05-14-2013 08:06 PM

My girlfriend said she only paid like 50something for her wayfarers because they were about this price on Amazon before and they were doing a 20% off special...I guess it's not that exciting of a price, I just looked on Amazon and saw plenty of pairs in the 80s at regular price.

Activ8xp 05-14-2013 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cirrus (Post 59458636)
My girlfriend said she only paid like 50something for her wayfarers because they were about this price on Amazon before and they were doing a 20% off special...I guess it's not that exciting of a price, I just looked on Amazon and saw plenty of pairs in the 80s at regular price.

Is that from Amazon or third party (which I don't really trust) ?

agureghian 05-14-2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Activ8xp (Post 59458702)
Is that from Amazon or third party (which I don't really trust) ?


you can get wayfarers today for 76.48
http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Ban-213...B005G090NW
sold by amazon.com, not a 3rd party seller

and... use the 20% off sunglasses coupon which makes it cheaper than this deal.

scarletwahoo 05-14-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Activ8xp (Post 59458702)
Is that from Amazon or third party (which I don't really trust) ?

http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Ban-RB2...n+Wayfarer

Some of the 3rd party but "fulfilled by Amazon" are actually cheaper for non-polarized.

Quote:

Originally Posted by agureghian (Post 59459096)
you can get wayfarers today for 76.48
http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Ban-213...B005G090NW
sold by amazon.com, not a 3rd party seller

and... use the 20% off sunglasses coupon which makes it cheaper than this deal.

Where to get the coupon?

edit found it: http://slickdeals.net/f/6008176-Amazon-20-off-shoes-handbag-or-SUNGLASSES-with-email-signup

Backhome77 05-14-2013 08:51 PM

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rogun 05-14-2013 09:52 PM

I don't get expensive sunglasses and never have. I'm sure they are better, but considering the price, I don't think they're that much better. I've never been able to tell much difference and that's regardless of whether I'm wearing them or it's someone else.

I do, however, get a kick out of watching people go ballistic because they just sat on their $100 sunglasses.

YCata 05-14-2013 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FAL (Post 59455686)
You can get nice value and quality with $20 Solarshield or similar less known HQ brands. To lump the lowest quality $7 drugstore glasses vs $75 is plain wrong.

sorry but those are pretty ugly

YCata 05-14-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsufi (Post 59458240)
Be careful
Some Ray-Ban glasses are made in China nowadays, and they are not worth $5 to pay.

all iPhones and some PS3s are made in China, along with 95% of your consumer goods. Where it is made has nothing to do with the quality. If Ray-Ban stands behind its product, and has good quality control, it is just as good as anything made anywhere else. It is all in the QA.

TowHead 05-14-2013 10:20 PM

For some makers, polarization is a way to get less expensive optical performance out of glasses because polarization masks flaws in the optics. The way to go for sunglasses is to get non-polarized vintage glass Nikon, Vuarnet, or Revo sunglasses. The optics are superb - ground glass with a focus on light transmission in specific wavelengths for specific situations. My favorite pair right now are some Nikon CE (Contrast Enhanced) super glasses, made in Japan by Nikon when they were really making them nice - looking through them is real special. The high-end Nikon Aviators are a prize, and sometimes they're on eBay and are snapped up fast - even the polarized ones are of exceptional quality. I have a pair of Maui Jim flexon sunglasses and pretty much never wear them; too dark at certain angles and frankly they're just not optically superior. I have some Vuarnet Skilynx glasses - they're real interesting because they'll make shadows of contrails visible as darkish bands in the sky. Threw me for a loop.

Wayfarers by the way in the mid 1990s were available for $39 any day of the week - I went through several pairs. That's what they're worth. Ray bans are overpriced.

rogun 05-14-2013 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowHead (Post 59460374)
For some makers, polarization is a way to get less expensive optical performance out of glasses because polarization masks flaws in the optics. The way to go for sunglasses is to get non-polarized vintage glass Nikon, Vuarnet, or Revo sunglasses. The optics are superb - ground glass with a focus on light transmission in specific wavelengths for specific situations. My favorite pair right now are some Nikon CE (Contrast Enhanced) super glasses, made in Japan by Nikon when they were really making them nice - looking through them is real special. The high-end Nikon Aviators are a prize, and sometimes they're on eBay and are snapped up fast - even the polarized ones are of exceptional quality. I have a pair of Maui Jim flexon sunglasses and pretty much never wear them; too dark at certain angles and frankly they're just not optically superior. I have some Vuarnet Skilynx glasses - they're real interesting because they'll make shadows of contrails visible as darkish bands in the sky. Threw me for a loop.

Wayfarers by the way in the mid 1990s were available for $39 any day of the week - I went through several pairs. That's what they're worth. Ray bans are overpriced.

That all makes sense. I'd like to test some Nikon glasses to see what they're like.

For those of you looking for an inexpensive name brand, I just noticed several styles of Armani Exchange sunglasses going for $34.99 on eBay. Regular price is $65.00.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Armani-Ex...3f23a422d0

Kongming_1102 05-14-2013 11:28 PM

bought one from buydig last time, they sent me a defective one, the box was really beat up and messy, i asked for exchanging another pair, they refused and I asked for free return shipping, they also refused. I threatened to report for sending defective product, they finally gave me free return shipping! wasted almost 15 days for not having the sunglasses.

rogun 05-15-2013 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kongming_1102 (Post 59460928)
bought one from buydig last time, they sent me a defective one, the box was really beat up and messy, i asked for exchanging another pair, they refused and I asked for free return shipping, they also refused. I threatened to report for sending defective product, they finally gave me free return shipping! wasted almost 15 days for not having the sunglasses.

Buydig? Let me write that down on m "Do Not Buy From" list.

Backhome77 05-15-2013 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kongming_1102 (Post 59460928)
bought one from buydig last time, they sent me a defective one, the box was really beat up and messy, i asked for exchanging another pair, they refused and I asked for free return shipping, they also refused. I threatened to report for sending defective product, they finally gave me free return shipping! wasted almost 15 days for not having the sunglasses.

I just got a pair in from last time this deal was going on. Mine seam a little off too. They've definitely been handled before. The box is OK, case too. But it didn't included the pamphlet and cleaning cloth new Ray-Bans usually have. More importantly, the glasses just seem a little wonky compared to my old Wayfarers. They make the wrong noises and flex weird when I open and close the earpieces, like the alignment is off. I don't think they're counterfeits. If they are, they're damned good ones; all the markings and hardware match up perfectly. But I wonder if they might be factory seconds, or returned stock.

aceboyhere 05-15-2013 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satnav4 (Post 59456544)
Thanks. If you research those guys, you will see they own almost everything, allowing them to set costs artificially high. Please buy elsewhere, and cut their legs out.


These guys are everywhere surprisingly in departmental stores like TARGET and SEARS also ::::

A 2012 60 Minutes segment focused on the whether the company's extensive holdings in the industry was used to keep prices high. Luxottica, owns not only a large portfolio of brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley but retailers like Sunglass Hut and Oliver Peoples, as well as the optical departments at Target and Sears. In addition, by owning the vision insurance company EyeMed, it controlled a portion of the buyers' side of the market as well.CEO Guerra claimed Luxottica did indeed have competitors at the retail level in the American market, such as Walmart, Costco and Warby Parker.

-- from wikipedia

scrapplejoe 05-15-2013 06:41 AM

tons of chicks are wearing the aviators now... seems to be the in thing for the ladies..
i likey

Keyser_Soze_09 05-15-2013 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59450452)
not necessarily, many people do not like the way polarized sunglasses change what you see. There are also people out there who get dizzy/headaches while wearing them. I personally like polarized sunglasses and enjoy the random light distortions such as seeing rainbows everywhere on a clear day.

What? I've never had quality polarized lenses do this. I won't golf without my Oakley polarized Gascans - they allow me to distinguish the golf ball in the sky much easier and amplify the green tones in the grass. I've never seen rainbows while tracking a ball, and outside of some older-generation crappy LCD screens in cars and the clubhouse I see just fine. Drastically reduces eye fatigue when outdoors for 4+ hours on a bright day.

FAL 05-15-2013 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59460194)
sorry but those are pretty ugly

I'm not talking about the large cover over for seniors,but regular sunglasses. It now call SolarComfort glasses.

kcortez101 05-15-2013 10:44 AM

* still waiting for clearance blowout on good sunglasses*

FAL 05-15-2013 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keyser_Soze_09 (Post 59464942)
What? I've never had quality polarized lenses do this. I won't golf without my Oakley polarized Gascans - they allow me to distinguish the golf ball in the sky much easier and amplify the green tones in the grass. I've never seen rainbows while tracking a ball, and outside of some older-generation crappy LCD screens in cars and the clubhouse I see just fine. Drastically reduces eye fatigue when outdoors for 4+ hours on a bright day.

<br /> Agreed, $20+ hq polz. glasses should only cause distortion when viewing through tinted windows and very dark sunglass tinting. There is a slight rainbow if your car has lots of tinting at sunset.

zsufi 05-15-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YCata (Post 59460210)
all iPhones and some PS3s are made in China, along with 95% of your consumer goods. Where it is made has nothing to do with the quality. If Ray-Ban stands behind its product, and has good quality control, it is just as good as anything made anywhere else. It is all in the QA.


Classic consumer mindset.

So you have no problem paying X amount for a product that is made in China with cheap labor and uber profit margins,
But only recently
You were paying the same X amount for the same product that was made in Italy.

You are buying a brand, not a good, thus be part of the consumerism ideological society. Rather you should buy a good, not a brand, and break the chains of the enslavement.

While you find no issues with providing massive profits to the brands of corporations, they also see no issues to layoff thousands of people in a single day, while enriching their pockets further with higher gross margins.
If the consumer is brainwashed to just purchase and never question, they also should not complain about the state of the economy, nor the jobs, unemployment, debt etc.

Last time I checked US is running a trade deficit of 300B with China every single year. Since 2001 the deficit totaled 3T USD.
While you are not questioning this practice, you are actually sending your money to China to make the Chinese richer. I am sure you know the meaning of trade deficit.

veronicadeals 05-15-2013 11:52 AM

no offense, but i don't like the model. i'll pass, but thanks for this post, op

g0dM@n 05-15-2013 11:54 AM

Crap gunmetal OOS, which I really wanted!
Black is good too, but how does the sizing work? =/

Truth-Serum 05-15-2013 12:23 PM

Good to know
Quote:

Originally Posted by marcusburger (Post 59453034)
buy the frames and send in to globaleyeglasses dot com, they are excellent at doing this (i've used them for around ten years) and slick prices


StasCOM 05-15-2013 12:30 PM

http://youtu.be/voUiWOGv8ec

YCata 05-15-2013 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsufi (Post 59472734)
Classic consumer mindset.

So you have no problem paying X amount for a product that is made in China with cheap labor and uber profit margins,
But only recently
You were paying the same X amount for the same product that was made in Italy.

You are buying a brand, not a good, thus be part of the consumerism ideological society. Rather you should buy a good, not a brand, and break the chains of the enslavement.

While you find no issues with providing massive profits to the brands of corporations, they also see no issues to layoff thousands of people in a single day, while enriching their pockets further with higher gross margins.
If the consumer is brainwashed to just purchase and never question, they also should not complain about the state of the economy, nor the jobs, unemployment, debt etc.

Last time I checked US is running a trade deficit of 300B with China every single year. Since 2001 the deficit totaled 3T USD.
While you are not questioning this practice, you are actually sending your money to China to make the Chinese richer. I am sure you know the meaning of trade deficit.

I am sure you enjoy spending more for Made in Italy/USA products, but I do not. Why would I line the pockets of workers who are unwilling to work for a wage that someone else is willing to work for? Sure I want America to be strong, but America will rise by growth in its high tech industries, not basic sunglasses manufacturing. Sorry if I prefer capitalism over socialism.

Also, the Chinese do not want to hold on to so much US currency. Chinese companies get USD for its products exported, then FX the USD with the Chinese central bank. The Chinese central bank has tons of USD that it cannot use except to buy US treasuries (the Central Bank is quite limited in its investment options). China already holds a hefty amount of US treasuries so the cash is just sitting there, basically doing nothing similar to your checking account. If your account had 3 Trillion in it I am sure you would like better returns than 0% (see http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/20...of-dollars) 1 USD was worth more than 8 Chinese RMB in 2004, I am sure the Chinese gov is enjoying the 1 USD to 6.1 RMB rate today while holding on to so much USD.

My original statement was just to compare the quality of made in China vs made in wherever with proper QA, I have no idea where the rant against consumerism/enslavement came from. Please remember, this is slickdeals, not slickideals.

aznalan15 05-15-2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g0dM@n (Post 59472802)
Crap gunmetal OOS, which I really wanted!
Black is good too, but how does the sizing work? =/

Well I wear a 7 1/8 hat size and 55mm the wayfarers were too loose.

So now i just ordered the 52mm hopefully that works.

harry1013 05-15-2013 01:16 PM

i have a pair of these... if you've got a small nose, these slide off easily =\

sandrineXD 05-15-2013 01:20 PM

I have the same pair and paid over $150 at Sunglasshut several months ago

lvyang7777777 05-15-2013 01:27 PM

Myopia
 
Can one add myopic degrees to those sun glasses?

MISHNAH 05-15-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rogun (Post 59460152)
I don't get expensive sunglasses and never have. I'm sure they are better, but considering the price, I don't think they're that much better. I've never been able to tell much difference and that's regardless of whether I'm wearing them or it's someone else.

I do, however, get a kick out of watching people go ballistic because they just sat on their $100 sunglasses.

Authentic Aviators have awesome frames! I have had a few pairs, and when they are folded they are quite thin, and if they ever get bent they will easily straighten out. I work mostly outside in industrial environments, theyve been flattened and the lens are scratched like crap, but they still work great.

The real lenses are glass and will take a beating. Short of dropping onto tile or running a car over them, its hard to kill Aviators! :)

Also, replacement lenses arent too expensive either. Mine are pretty badly scartchee after 3 years, but I have some 30 year old lenses from my dads first aviators thay I can swap in or buy new lenses.

For the geniuses that buy 300 dollar sunglasses with heavily curved plastic frames, yeah theyre going to break quick.

Authentic Ray Ban Aviators are some of the most reliable sunglasses you will ever have, good looks, spring steel frames AND glass lenses, win-win-win! :D

rogun 05-15-2013 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MISHNAH (Post 59478250)
Authentic Aviators have awesome frames! I have had a few pairs, and when they are folded they are quite thin, and if they ever get bent they will easily straighten out. I work mostly outside in industrial environments, theyve been flattened and the lens are scratched like crap, but they still work great.

The real lenses are glass and will take a beating. Short of dropping onto tile or running a car over them, its hard to kill Aviators! :)

Also, replacement lenses arent too expensive either. Mine are pretty badly scartchee after 3 years, but I have some 30 year old lenses from my dads first aviators thay I can swap in or buy new lenses.

For the geniuses that buy 300 dollar sunglasses with heavily curved plastic frames, yeah theyre going to break quick.

Authentic Ray Ban Aviators are some of the most reliable sunglasses you will ever have, good looks, spring steel frames AND glass lenses, win-win-win! :D

That all makes good sense. Thanks!

Kongming_1102 05-15-2013 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznboicn (Post 59449696)
I have an extra large head to protect my tiny brain.
Would 58mm fit a person wearing a cap at size 7 1/2?
also, which ones to ICEMAN wear, the Gold ones?

you need at least 62, i have normal head but 55 was so small on me, i have 58mm and it still a bit small.

Kongming_1102 05-15-2013 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Backhome77 (Post 59461420)
I just got a pair in from last time this deal was going on. Mine seam a little off too. They've definitely been handled before. The box is OK, case too. But it didn't included the pamphlet and cleaning cloth new Ray-Bans usually have. More importantly, the glasses just seem a little wonky compared to my old Wayfarers. They make the wrong noises and flex weird when I open and close the earpieces, like the alignment is off. I don't think they're counterfeits. If they are, they're damned good ones; all the markings and hardware match up perfectly. But I wonder if they might be factory seconds, or returned stock.

definitely returned items or defective, they just sent it for the hell of it, if a customer is an easy one, they might just ignore the problem! but it would be unfair to pay for a brand new item and receive a defective one!

iiunlimited 05-15-2013 07:51 PM

OOS - only [ugly] tortoise wayfarer left. may as well be [DEAD]

TowHead 05-16-2013 07:44 AM

I once bought some Oakley e-wires from a reputable merchant - they looked felt like the real thing - but when I sent them in to be repaired, they were returned with a counterfeit notice and a questionnaire (where did you get these?). I gained a lot of respect for the Chinese counterfeiters that day ...

mn9500 05-16-2013 09:44 AM

does anybody expect these glasses to be fake?

FAL 05-16-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mn9500 (Post 59493030)
does anybody expect these glasses to be fake?

It can harder to tell since some fakes have gotten better. Just ask if the seller is an authorized Ray Ban dealer or cross ref. on the Ray Ban website. Ray Ban does also use holographic sticker.

Rocko99 05-16-2013 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m_dk29 (Post 59450020)
You pay premium price for brand image.

Somewhat but there is no middle ground. Cheap gas station glasses have bad optics and poor construction. The plastic is probably not ANSI rated like most name brand glasses. Eyeballs are not an area to chinse on.

mn9500 05-16-2013 09:15 PM

did anybody's order ship yet?

drprince89 05-17-2013 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcusburger (Post 59453034)
buy the frames and send in to globaleyeglasses dot com, they are excellent at doing this (i've used them for around ten years) and slick prices

there is no mention of this on the site and when I called they said they don't provide this type of service

MikeM8756 05-17-2013 01:13 PM

Decent price. Great product. But nothing unheard of.

Hanover 05-19-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scarletwahoo (Post 59453300)
"Polarized: No"

Not to thread crap, but why pay $75 on a pair of non-polarized sunglasses? I'd jump for $75 if they had the polarized lenses.

The wayfarer non-polarized are also $75.56 shipped prime at Amazon.


Because polarized lenses suck in the cockpit.


.
FAA-sunglasses for pilots [faa.gov]
Polarized lenses are
not recommended for use in the aviation
environment.
While useful for blocking reflected
light from horizontal surfaces such as water or
snow, polarization can reduce or eliminate the
visibility of instruments that incorporate anti-
glare filters. Polarized lenses may also interfere
with visibility through an aircraft windscreen
by enhancing striations in laminated materials
and mask the sparkle of light that reflects off
shiny surfaces such as another aircraft’s wing or
windscreen, which can reduce the time a pilot
has to react in a “see-and-avoid” traffic situation

mj23jay_lin 05-19-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mn9500 (Post 59507288)
did anybody's order ship yet?

I got mine on Friday, my order was shipped same day, I live in Texas.

coldteadodd 05-19-2013 09:12 AM

auction finished.

mn9500 05-20-2013 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mj23jay_lin (Post 59547798)
I got mine on Friday, my order was shipped same day, I live in Texas.

And they're authentic right?

ajaykc 05-20-2013 05:40 AM

A bit stylish , I like em! is it free shipping?

mj23jay_lin 05-20-2013 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mn9500 (Post 59560068)
And they're authentic right?

They look like authentic to me. However this is my FIRST Ray-Ban, so I don't know how to tell them apart. It came with carrying case, a brochure and a flyer-like card. Lens had Ray-Ban G15-XLT sticker on it. It said made in Italy.

m00ky 05-20-2013 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mj23jay_lin (Post 59560910)
They look like authentic to me. However this is my FIRST Ray-Ban, so I don't know how to tell them apart. It came with carrying case, a brochure and a flyer-like card. Lens had Ray-Ban G15-XLT sticker on it. It said made in Italy.

Fakes are easy to spot. First look at the etched RB on the corner of the lens while tilting the glasses at different angles. If you cannot see the logo from all angles, they are definitely fakes. If you got wayfarers, check the nose pad are for another ray ban signature, depending on the model the nose pad might have the model number on it also. Check the case it came with for the ray ban signature on the button, a lot of fakes leave this off.

There are other aspects that make them a dead give away such a weight and feel of the plastic and hinges, but if this is your first pair it might not be as apparent to you.

mj23jay_lin 05-20-2013 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 59561154)
Fakes are easy to spot. First look at the etched RB on the corner of the lens while tilting the glasses at different angles. If you cannot see the logo from all angles, they are definitely fakes. If you got wayfarers, check the nose pad are for another ray ban signature, depending on the model the nose pad might have the model number on it also. Check the case it came with for the ray ban signature on the button, a lot of fakes leave this off.

There are other aspects that make them a dead give away such a weight and feel of the plastic and hinges, but if this is your first pair it might not be as apparent to you.

Cool, don't have the glasses with me right now. Will check when I get home. Thanks!

mundane24 05-21-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mj23jay_lin (Post 59560910)
They look like authentic to me. However this is my FIRST Ray-Ban, so I don't know how to tell them apart. It came with carrying case, a brochure and a flyer-like card. Lens had Ray-Ban G15-XLT sticker on it. It said made in Italy.

did u get a tracking/shipping info from eBay?

mn9500 05-23-2013 01:02 PM

From what I can tell, these are authentic. Really liking the glasses. I got the gold aviators in 58mm. First pair of any kind of aviators and glad I waited for the real thing.


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