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Unread 10-07-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles California
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Default One Italian eyeglass company owns all of the eyeglass companies

Sticker shock: Why are glasses so expensive? - 60 Minutes - CBS News

This company purchased Ray-Ban in 1999, owns Eye Med, Lens Crafters, Pearle Vision, Oakley, etc.
It's disgusting. In 1992, I did an enrollment meeting for the Oakley employees' generous dental coverage in Orange Cty, Calif. The manager in charge was the essence of cool and it had that certain vibe that comes from a small company, like they were all "family" to each other.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Sticker shock: Why are glasses so expensive? - 60 Minutes - CBS News

This company purchased Ray-Ban in 1999, owns Eye Med, Lens Crafters, Pearle Vision, Oakley, etc.
It's disgusting. In 1992, I did an enrollment meeting for the Oakley employees' generous dental coverage in Orange Cty, Calif. The manager in charge was the essence of cool and it had that certain vibe that comes from a small company, like they were all "family" to each other.
Eyeglasses have always had huge markup, can be like 700% I have been told. That company at quick glance looks at least partially publicly traded. If so probably have govt investment.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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That is why I order my prescription glasses online. Unbelievable savings. Last pair I ordered were less than $25 including shipping. A very similar pair at my eye doctors office was over $500.

Eye doctors are required to provide your written prescription upon request - be sure to ask for your PD (pupillary distance).

I have used zennioptical many times and always had great results!
Also heard good things about 39dollarglasses and goggles4u.

Last edited by Charlotteborn; 10-07-2012 at 09:44 PM.. Reason: goggles4u spelling!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles California
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That is why I order my prescription glasses online. Unbelievable savings. Last pair I ordered were less than $25 including shipping. A very similar pair at my eye doctors office was over $500.

Eye doctors are required to provide your written prescription upon request - be sure to ask for your PD (pupillary distance).

I have used zennioptical many times and always had great results!
Also heard good things about 39dollarglasses and googles4u.
Thanks. I looked at "warby" and found some glasses that looked identical to the ones that I just bought at my local optical place, but about $100 cheaper.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Never understood how a piece of plastic that weighs a few ounces would cost hundreds of dollars
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Unread 10-08-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Go Capitalism!!!

BTW I always get the Costco brand. LOL Frames say made in Italy. Wonder who that was?
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Unread 10-08-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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Saw that. Those guys own it all.

No more Lens Crafters for us. It's Costco from now on.

Capitalism is wonderful. Monopolies, not so much.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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60% of the radio stations in this country are owned by Bain Capital. The corporations and people with immense wealth are creating monopolies of our markets. What's free about a market where the barriers to entry are too high for competition?
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Unread 10-08-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Eventually Americans are going to have to understand that there's nothing "free" about our market anymore. We are being controlled by a few corporate elites and they control everything from wage rates, to supply costs, to even industry policy.

Why do you think they beat the Occupy protesters?
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Unread 10-08-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Never understood how a piece of plastic that weighs a few ounces would cost hundreds of dollars
They don't.


But if Really Stupid people are willing to pay that then this corporation is obliged to gouge them. Profit isn't everything, it's the ONLY thing.


Funny, I bet lots of those who get ripped off paying so much for a piece of designer plastic whine endlessly about their taxes...
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