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Old 05-20-06, 06:52 PM   #1
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Vanquish Eyewear Giveway

I got the new edition of Bicycling Magazine and there is an ad for a company called Vanquish Eyewear. Their web site says they are giving away sunglasses for the price of shipping and handling. Just curious, has anyone else heard of this? Is this a legit company? Has anyone used their products?

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Old 05-20-06, 07:40 PM   #2
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Some company was doing the same thing a few years ago. Might be the same company. It was legit, but they were essentially selling an inexpensive pair of sunglasses, and the S/H cost covered their costs & a small profit.
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Some company was doing the same thing a few years ago. Might be the same company. It was legit, but they were essentially selling an inexpensive pair of sunglasses, and the S/H cost covered their costs & a small profit.
The fact that P&H charges go up with the price of the sunglasses might be a clue. I'd like them to explain why the retail price of an item has anything to do with the cost of shipping.
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Those sunglasses could maybe retail from $8-$23.00 a pair at Wal-Mart or in gas stations, but they could never command the retail prices these losers claim.
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Something there isn't right when everything on the site is free. Makes me really nervous. I agree with what was said above.
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After reading all the posts I went to their site. And I only went because my system used no Mircosoft products, has a firewall, and a variety of other security systems. I looked at the site and decided that anyone easy enough to actually buy from them would start getting hit with a whole series of dubious offers. Pass.
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i tried these a couple years ago. they're just fine. cheapie sunglasses. used 'em for a year. definitely nothing fancy. the case they sent was cooler than the shades! when they were too scratched up, i threw them away. easy.
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This operation (or one like it) has been around since the 1980s. It's a case of marketing (everyone likes to think they can get something for free.) You get what you pay for.....
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Stay Away

I tried these out a couple of years ago and the glasses are crooked and cheap. Not only that, but it's the fact that you basically sign up to receive 2 more pair every 6 weeks or something which they try to hide and do so very well. Stay away.
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I've bought them a couple times. Like others have said, they're just cheap sunglasses like the ones at gas stations. It's just like Bikes Direct, but with sunglasses. I liked the sunglasses I got from them; I think they have better styles than the ones that I find at gas stations, but the quality is the same. They don't sign you up to receive new sunglasses every six weeks and I have never noticed an increase in junk mail after ordering them (all I ever get is junk mail anyway, though). I think they are definitely worth it if you like the style of their sunglasses.
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