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  •  Oh, but Coastal dot com offers first pair (0+ / 0-)

    of glasses free! You need the prescription though.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 10:50:16 AM PST

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    •  so funny you mention this (1+ / 0-)
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      I just this week attempted to order from them! They do not warn you that if your prescription is strong (nowhere does it warn you at all let alone say how strong),.this offer does not apply for lenses. The charge for.lenses just shows up unexplained in the cart when you go to check out. I thought it was kind of slippery since we all do pay some fees for shipping and handling some may not notice extra charge. I had to call them to find out what it was.
      That said it was only $40 or so. There are other places online to get glasses at that price such as I am looking at this keyboard through a pair of theirs as I type this.

      No doubt it is very good to.tell people about these online stores...some prices are 1/10th of what you would a store. And you can get prescription from your old glasses if needed...I called the.last place I got.them. Also need interpupillary distance measurement.

      Glad you brought it up!

      •  Mine were 100% free as I don't have unusual or (0+ / 0-)

        progressive lenses. Sorry forgot to point that out.

        Shipping free as well.

        Then ordered from the 2/$95 frames and got those both for less, for $89. with NO shipping or handling. Had to send one pair back, they covered that shipping and no other charges.

        That's why I felt they were excellent.

        But sorry your script doesn't fit that formula!

        Yes, one reason I mentioned them is cause they did a good job with the lenses, which I guess some online companies don't.

        "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

        by Gorette on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 10:40:38 AM PST

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        •  point is lack of honesty, which you didn't have (1+ / 0-)
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          I am nearsighted, nothing special. It is on a strong side but not extreme. I know many people  who have Rx like mine and in the dozens of times I bought glasses including several online I have not been told they are unusual or cost more.

          It is their right not to give whoever the special deal but they say Free all over their site and there is never an indication it wouldn't be.  Not ok of them to not explain it anywhere but just put a charge in your cart when you are checking out...again the charge for lenses is not explained.

          Shipping and handling is not currently advertised as free so someone expects to pay something. I am sure many do not notice the charge. It is slippery and dishonest or really dumb to slip in an unexplained charge. I spent an hour selecting their takes a long time...For Nothing. Wasted my time. Disrespectful of them and not ethical. I am sure they assume most people will just pay it after spending so long but some of us can't and would rather not have wasted our time.

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