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Men's / Metal Brim Sunglasses RRP £14.99 only £2.99 delivered @ Play

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[mod]#1
http://images.play.com/covers/12927756x.jpg
#2
If you want to buy a cheap unbranded product to save a few quid, whatever you do, don't make it your sunglasses. Buy a quality brand or visit an optician's...
#3
Fatal Swan;8883946
If you want to buy a cheap unbranded product to save a few quid, whatever you do, don't make it your sunglasses. Buy a quality brand or visit an optician's...


Hello Little Miss Dramatic.
#4
Gazbert
Hello Little Miss Dramatic.


Ah - how did you know it was me?

Well, just my opinion (as everyone has one on these forums), that the not insignificant job of protecting your eyes from the sun is one that is probably not best left to an item which, at less than 3 quid, the manufacturer and the retailer are presumably both making a profit on. If that's dramatic then I'm happy to be dramatic :)
#5
It's £4.99 now
[mod]#6
profeta
It's £4.99 now


Back at £2.99
#7
andywedge
Back at £2.99

Yes! back at £2.99
how strange!
#8
my wife bought a cheap pair of sun glasses and now she is blind
#9
Who said that?
#10
Gazbert
Hello Little Miss Dramatic.


Too true.
#11
stating a high RRP and then reducing it considerably is a con, or a marketing way to sell things, and we all keep falling into the trap all the time.
#12
i smell burnt eyelids..
#13
itsduke;8892419
stating a high RRP and then reducing it considerably is a con, or a marketing way to sell things, and we all keep falling into the trap all the time.
True, but ignoring the RRP (and I wish opening posters would!) it's still cheap.
#14
Hot from me :) thanks
#15
Gazbert
Hello Little Miss Dramatic.


You only get one pair of eyes
#16
leedale30
my wife bought a cheap pair of sun glasses and now she is blind


think of the money she will save not needing to buy any more ever again
1 Like #17
"High prices cannot guarantee sufficient protection as no correlation between high prices and increased UV protection has been demonstrated. A 1995 study reported that "Expensive brands and polarizing sunglasses do not guarantee optimal UVA protection."[12] The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has also reported that "[c]onsumers cannot rely on price as an indicator of quality".[13] One survey even found that a $6.95 pair of generic glasses offered slightly better protection than did expensive Salvatore Ferragamo shades."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunglasses
#18
loll1es;8892474
You only get one pair of eyes
So? The only reason people seem to be scaremongering about these glasses is because they're cheap. If you live your life believing that nothing that is cheap is worth having, then you shouldn't be on this site!

Edit: thank you unclem0nty - your posting appeared while I was writing mine. Hits the nail right on the head. My, the marketing departments of overpriced sunglasses must be pleased with themselves that they seem to have fooled so many.
#19
Good price but no good to me, I had my ears burnt off in a house fire!! :cry:
#20
Hot from me. I need some new sunglasses for driving (sat on my last pair!)
#21
Will give them a try at that price, thanks. :)

Midge.
#22
Fatal Swan
If you want to buy a cheap unbranded product to save a few quid, whatever you do, don't make it your sunglasses. Buy a quality brand or visit an optician's...


I have to agree, the barrow boys have tons of pairs like this for 1.99 - 2.99 , because thats all they are worth both in terms of looks and protection.
#23
Dr Croc;8892771
I have to agree, the barrow boys have tons of pairs like this for 1.99 - 2.99 , because thats all they are worth both in terms of looks and protection.
Looks are completely subjective and therefore irrelevant to this discussion. So it's just down to protection. Show me the evidence for your statement, or are you merely expressing prejudice?
#24
pibpob
Looks are completely subjective and therefore irrelevant to this discussion. So it's just down to protection. Show me the evidence for your statement, or are you merely expressing prejudice?


The fact that the item in question displays no protection index information at all is really all the evidence i need. Call it prejudiceif you want , meh.
If you feel happy with those as protection for you eyes then go for it , would you trust suncream that just said "suncream" on the bottle and no protection rating info ....
#25
Yes, I agree they don't show a protection figure - interesting to ask Play if there is one.

Sun cream is a false analogy - there are many different grades of it which are designed for different purposes. Sunglasses aren't.
#26
pibpob
Yes, I agree they don't show a protection figure - interesting to ask Play if there is one.

Sun cream is a false analogy - there are many different grades of it which are designed for different purposes. Sunglasses aren't.


No the analogy is fine , there are is a huge variety of lenses each designed for every shade of light . standard outdoor , standard overcast, flat to low light. If you are in an environment where you are subjected to very bright light then you go for a high index , low light = low index.
Its all part of the same science. Protection from various strengths of light.
#27
Ordered:thumbsup: If my eyes burn up i can always use the ones in the back of my head:-D
#28
Dr Croc;8893302
No the analogy is fine , there are is a huge variety of lenses each designed for every shade of light
You can't see the wood for the trees, obviously. Hardly anyone cares what sort of lens they buy, yet when it comes to sun cream nearly everyone knows that there are different varieties and that they need to get one that suits their skin and exposure. Just compare a display of sunglasses with a display of sun creams.
#29
pibpob
Hardly anyone cares what sort of lens they buy.


What a dumb thing to say.

From some one asking for protection evidence you now drop a sweeping statement like that lol. I think a lot of people care and rightly so.
#30
Classy.
#31
unclem0nty
"High prices cannot guarantee sufficient protection as no correlation between high prices and increased UV protection has been demonstrated. A 1995 study reported that "Expensive brands and polarizing sunglasses do not guarantee optimal UVA protection."[12] The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has also reported that "[c]onsumers cannot rely on price as an indicator of quality".[13] One survey even found that a $6.95 pair of generic glasses offered slightly better protection than did expensive Salvatore Ferragamo shades."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunglasses


Glad to see my comment generated some discussion on this topic... However, this wikipedia quote isn't saying "some lenses are good, some are bad so you might as well buy cheap ones"; it's saying "be careful what you buy because price is no guarantee of the quality of the lenses". Which is completely consistent with my point. I wouldn't buy designer sunglasses on the assumption that expensive = good quality, either.
1 Like #32
Blah bla bla.........Forgive me but isnt this site about finding good deals, ie getting something for a good price?

It doesnt say "The best UV protection sunglasses ever" neither does it say "like wearing a welding mask"

Its a good deal if you want a pair of cheap sunglasses, if you want perfect protection spend more, its your choice.

This site is just getting full of people who moan at ANY post just for the sake of moaning.

Thank you for posting, its a GOOD deal...........Rant over!
#33
hullyeti
Blah bla bla.........Forgive me but isnt this site about finding good deals, ie getting something for a good price?


Well said, incredible how the drama queens are quick to jump on anything and everything. Whatever you do don't post a cheap bicycle - they are all killers.

I rarely wear sunglasses, just occasionally when driving if it's really bright. Wearing a pair of cheap sunglasses is hardly going to damage my eyesight.
#34
mikerj
Well said, incredible how the drama queens are quick to jump on anything and everything. Whatever you do don't post a cheap bicycle - they are all killers.... Wearing a pair of cheap sunglasses is hardly going to damage my eyesight.


There's a difference between getting a bike at a bargain price (what this site is for), and getting a cheap bike.

Wear dark glass and your pupils dilate. If that dark glass does not filter UV properly, that means you are admitting more UV to your eyeball than you would be doing if you wore no glasses at all. Your option. I wouldn't wear sun glasses that did not have a kite mark. I would find it hard to believe that Play would sell unaccredited glasses but it does need confirming.
#35
Hot from me thanks
#36
Back to £4.99
#37
Dr Croc;8893672
What a dumb thing to say.
I say again: just compare a display of sunglasses with a display of sun creams. The sun creams will all be of different strengths; the sun glasses will be "sun glasses" - of different styles. Cosmetic differences. I'm sure your expertly-protected eyes won't deceive you...
#38
Just for the record I ordered a pair of these as they are cheap and they will only be used for driving.
They have been delivered this morning and have the following protection ;
UV 400, Protection 3
Not sure if it's good or not, but that's the protection that these glasses offer :thumbsup:
#39
Just a quick follow up post in case this offer should come alive again.

Been using them about a month now and have found them to be great for the money and very effective while driving. 8)

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