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lathoroughbred
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes

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The rodriguez story was the best of the night...awesome story



yep


tracytiger
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
What was it about? I turned the tv on and it happened to be on the sunglasses segment. I watched that and then changed the channel.



PRK
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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I dropped $250 on my ray bans...never again after watching that story



Then again, all you need is a pair of Wayfarers and Costas, so there isn't really any reason to be buying the latest bull shite from Gucci or D&G.


A Mite Ee One
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
I buy $5 Target shades and i love it


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lathoroughbred
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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What was it about? I turned the tv on and it happened to be on the sunglasses segment. I watched that and then changed the channel.



A story of a folk singer that didn't get famous till he was 70 years old. Didn't even know he was famous in South Africa and shite like that. Good story really.


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guttata
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
Did they talk at all about how Luxottica also owns Lens Crafters, Sunglass Hut, and Pearle Vision? If not already, they are eventually going to swallow up the Eyemasters and Vision 4 Less. Eventually, Maui and Costa will sell out to Luxottica as well. It's just a matter of time.


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Spock's Eyebrow
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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Plus the chairman is an a-hole.


I thought he was hilarious. Pure psychopath. He'll tell you everything is the opposite of what it is all day long. He reminded me of Martin Short's chain-smoking lawyer on SNL, except he was smoother.

The answer to Luxottica are places like zenni.com and eyebuydirect.com. Leave it to 60 Minutes to mention online shops in passing and give the name of only one, a shop I've never heard of in the six years I've been buying all my glasses online.


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Alabama Slim
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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Even more reason to buy Costa Del Mar.



how dare the evil corporation charge $150 dollars for a pair of eyeglasses..... I'll go pay $150 for a pair of Casta Del Mar.

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Plus the chairman is an a-hole.


how so? like he said, something is worth what people are willing to pay for it.

and for some reason Costa's reminds me of Oakley before they went totally white trash. Like when they were just a little white trash.


ninthward
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
its reality but it still sucks.


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mattz1122
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
Costas are for white trash.


ArRazElle
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
I stopped caring about name brand eye wear just for the sake of the name quite a few years and $ ago. Now, I just look for the sunglasses that actually do what they're supposed to while having the frames that I like.

After owning countless brands, I've found that Costas are the best for my needs. I have extremely light blue eyes which are very sensitive to sunlight or any glare even on cloudy days. They block out so much of the glare, I rarely have to squint. Also have the modified "cat-eye" frames I love.

I'll never own anything else.


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ArRazElle
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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Costas are for white trash.




OWLFAN86
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
I like trashy women


ArRazElle
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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Owlie




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chesty
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
Ill keep wearing my Oakley's as long as they keep their standard issue program up and going.


MotorBoater
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
Costas hands down. Green mirror ftw.


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LongTime Tiger
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
What's "standard issue program"?


15sammy34
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
The day Costa sells out to luxottica is the day I will find another sunglass maker. I refuse to buy anything from that goddamn monopoly.


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LouisiAnimalMgD
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Alexandria LA
Member since Aug 2010
365 posts

re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
Standard issue is a website for military that is nothing but Oakley products. They have some nice shades I got mine there before my last deployment. Just google us standard issue, and it willcome up. You have to be military because it requires you to send them a fax or a scan of your military ID for proof of serivce.


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ZereauxSum
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re: Luxottica on 60 Minutes
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why do you hate capitalism?


This. To most everyone who has posted.

It's interesting that the reporter went on about this not being a free market, yet pointed to no barriers to entry. This isn't telecom or railroads, it's friggin sunglasses. My kids could started making and selling glasses if they wanted to.

So Luxotixa is an evil monopoly because they kicked everyone's arse fair and square? Give me a break. If you don't want to pay their ridiculous prices (I do believe they are ridiculous), do like me and buy the cheap crap from Costco.

But let's not hate on them because they are successful participants in what is, in fact, a free market, despite what 60 Minutes says.


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