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Date: 08/16/13 09:16 AM

20 Responses to Why Are Glasses So Expensive? Luxottica

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 9:16 am
    Link: Why Are Glasses So Expensive? Luxottica - Leslie Stahl of 60 minutes reports.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 10:50 am
    This is a good report.

    They own sunglass hut and everything in it.

    They have essentially done to glasses what DeBeers did to diamonds.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 10:56 am
    I knew about sunglass hut and all their luxury brands being made by one company but I had never heard about Oakley, Ray Ban, and Lenscrafters.

    That is f.ucking shocking.

    Great post crakr.
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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
    260 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 10:59 am
    Isn`t everything an illusion
    “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it`s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Smoothjc1

    "The illusion of freedom will continue"

    That is such bulls.hit. What are you not free to do right now that you`d like to do? Heroin and a hooker? Outside of that?
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    yelloow12 Male 18-29
    372 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 11:31 am
    That italian guy is a pure evil genius
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    This is why I was so excited when I found out the VA gives you one pair of glasses free (no copay, no exam fee, nothing, 100% free) every year. Even the "cheap" frames & lenses are ridiculously expensive.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1092 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    It`s not so much that my frames cost a lot. My lenses are what kill my wallet... I am a very reliant on my glasses, I see blobbed shapes without them and they run together... I can`t make out any detail at all... I hate to say it, but I cant even tell a man or a woman apart without my glasses...I have very poor eyesight..
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    HG: "Great post crakr."

    Wow, I`m stunned, a compliment from HG.

    Hehe :-)
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2353 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    This is typical American stupidity. Ray-Ban decided to mismanage it to point it was not competitive. The last 30-40 years will go down in history as the great mismanagement of America.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Pinkminx: I hear you, my eyesight is so bad that the old glass lenses wouldn`t work for me. An optometrist told me when I was 8 yrs. old that 20 years before then I`d be considered legally blind.

    My first pair of polycarbonate lenses cost over $600. The second pair, 10 years later, cost $300. I hear now that they cost about $100 or less now.

    But the price of the frames have become ridiculous lately.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    @HolyGod

    Freedom is an illusion.
    Feel free to google "Japanese Americans 1942".
    You`re only as free as the next guy up the ladder says you are.
    I bet all the folks in Boston felt real "free" when they were detained in their homes so the police/military could lock down the city to find 2 guys.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Ozmose

    "Feel free to google "Japanese Americans 1942"."

    Are you japanese? Is this 1942? Are we at war?

    I say you are basically free to do whatever you want and your retort is Japanese internment 70 years ago? Good job. You got me.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    I get "this video is not available in my country"

    For those who are in the same boat... I have found this one.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPLGPO2q3E
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    if you don`t fall into the trap of buying designer crap then glasses should be less than 50GBP.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1092 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    @crakrJak, It is insane on how much stuff like that costs.. I can`t ever walk away with a less than 400$ bill...I have to ask myself...Ok which organ can I live without this time in order to be able to see lol..
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    Not available in HK/China. hmmm
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    August 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    I guess this explains why the glasses I like are hard to find: Serengeti, Dillon Optics, etc. Now I realise why the so called `branded` / fashion sunglasses are more about splashing a brand identity across your face like a Versace bukkake than a real fashion statement.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    August 17, 2013 at 2:14 am
    Man! That`s some hard hitting reporting. Blew the lid right off it!

    So glad I don`t pay for TV.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    August 17, 2013 at 6:35 am
    Germany says Nein

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