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Posted: 11/2/2009 1:46:02 PM EST
The title says it all.


Can I get a pair of cheap sunglasses ($12-$25) that I can order replacement parts for?





Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:50:37 PM EST
insert joker not sure if serious here
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:52:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 1:53:49 PM EST by cbsaf]
Some of the cheaper Wiley-X? I think they can be had for about $50 or less depending on model.

The model SG-1 would probably be cheap enough.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:00:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By 68mopar:
insert joker not sure if serious here


serious



Why would I not be serious?

I'm tired of killing a $12 pair of sunglasses just because the pin on the arm hinge has broken.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:06:22 PM EST
I've had my Oakley Juliets for 8.5 years now.

Yes, they were $300, but I'm betting you've spent at least that much over the same time period.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:07:33 PM EST
Try industrial safety glasses, they're inexpensive and durable. I like the Uvex brand with the "espresso" brown tint lens.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:10:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 2:10:46 PM EST by FACTS]

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
I've had my Oakley Juliets for 8.5 years now.

Yes, they were $300, but I'm betting you've spent at least that much over the same time period.


You lost your bet.

I've had 2 pair of 12-17 dollar pair of sunglasses break or get run over by my lawn mower in the last year.



Is there a pair of sunglasses that I can buy replacement parts for that don't cost over $20?

I've had oakleys before and I have owned zippos and other expensive things.

They just get lost or stolen.

I'm trying to go a different direction.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:18:43 PM EST
I've had my M Frames for over a decade now.
Last set of replacement lenses I bought for $25 from Dick's 2 years ago.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:22:37 PM EST
I've taken to buying a few copies of whatever cheap ($15 or less) glasses I like and using them until they get scratched/lost then opening the visor storage and getting out the spare. I average a year or two per pair.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:05:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 3:06:11 PM EST by pedaler]
+1 for safety glasses. I've been wearing Nemesis glasses for awhile. I forget what they cost, but it's less than $10.

I don't know of any cheap glasses with replacement parts.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:08:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 3:09:14 PM EST by Bloencustoms]
I bought 2 pairs of Oakley Fives about 5 years ago. I'm still using the first pair, haven't worn the spare ones yet. The lenses are a little scratched, after probably 50 drops onto floors, driveways, parking lots, etc.

I might see about getting some new lenses, if they still make them for these frames.

ETA:

I usually wash them in dish detergent about once every couple of months, and pop the lenses out and really deep clean them about twice a year.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:09:51 PM EST
uvexs safety glasses ftw!!I have worn the same model for over ten years. Just replace the lens when they are scratched. the nose pieces do ware out also. I carry a few in my truck, work van, bob, and in stock at the shop.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:17:44 PM EST
I order Radians sunglasses from Midway by the dozen. Get a scratch? toss or give away.

$6 a pair I probably have spent $60 in the last 5 years.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:42:10 PM EST
I would bet it would cost you more money to buy replacement parts than to just buy 3 or 4 pairs of the same glasses at the same time..

Break a pair. switch to #2 pair..

Break #2, repair using first pair OR move on the pair #3,

break #3 repair with #1 &/or #2, OR move on to #4 -

at some point you should be able to make a pair or two just using the broken pairs..
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:05:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By thatguy:
I would bet it would cost you more money to buy replacement parts than to just buy 3 or 4 pairs of the same glasses at the same time..

Break a pair. switch to #2 pair..

Break #2, repair using first pair OR move on the pair #3,

break #3 repair with #1 &/or #2, OR move on to #4 -

at some point you should be able to make a pair or two just using the broken pairs..


the sunglass tree at the truck stop doesn't have 3 of the same pair



Your logic is sound in princaple but fails in reality
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