Sunday, November 30, 2014

An excuse not to buy cheap sunglasses

Looking good
To be cheap or not cheap

The other day I was waiting to receive my flu shot at Albertsons.  Next to me was a rack of sunglasses, so I took a look.  A $17.99 pair by Foster Grant caught my eye.  I thought, what a great deal.

Foster Grant label
I patted myself on the back, thinking I'm such a smart guy, buying a cheap pair of sunglasses. Let all those other people spend $50 or more on a pair.

Broken dreams of savings
Unfortunately there is a reason the Foster Grant sunglasses were so cheap, it's because they are cheaply made.  Not two days later the frames broke for no reason.  I assume the tensile strength of the plastic is substandard.

Therefore, next time you are in the market for a pair of sunglasses, and need an excuse to get the Oakleys or Tifosis, which by the way come with three lenses, think of me and spend the extra money.


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  2. I'm just glad they broke, because they're hideous.