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I used to buy them (Aviator) in US military bases for a 100 usd, that's a bit more fair value than here, tho i still have the ones i bought like 15 years ago there, so quality wise i guess you can't say anything wrong

 

If you want something really lightweight, with superb quality i can recommend Mykita glasses, sold in Niche Nation stores and made in germany.

They got ultra thin titanium frames, you barely notice wearing them, it's quite a nice feeling

 

 

PS: Buy only the normal ray ban glasses, not the mirrored ones, they scratch super easily

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i have bought real sun glasses here its a rip off and i dont trust they are real and the glasses i bought after 2 year all the lenses crazed, save your money or buy off the internet and have them shipped to you here it a lots cheaper also.

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12 hours ago, petemoss said:

Easy to tell if Ray Bans are fake or not.

really ?

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54 minutes ago, Tomahawk21 said:

really ?

 

Yes. 

 

The etched logo (RB) on the lens is one of a ~ thirty or so giveaways.

 

As with most designer/higher end stuff there are real vs. fake videos on Youtube.

 

Prices are a bit cheaper (now) in the U.S., very generally speaking: 2140's 5,000 THB (on sale) here, 4,700 THB (on sale in the U.S.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, pacovl46 said:

Ray Ban is considerably more expensive in Thailand than in Europe for example. The pair I bought cost me 90 Euro on amazon and in the store they wanted 8 or 9000 Baht for it, which was almost 200 Euro back then.

 

Depending on what the income tax on sunglasses in Thailand is, if you have to pay it at all, you might still be off cheaper if your order them online and have them sent to you.

Yeah, that income tax [sic] on sunglasses is a deal killer.

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199bht Tesco Express.....They even have a name etched on the lens...😚

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17 hours ago, petemoss said:

Easy to tell if Ray Bans are fake or not.

Chinese are known for making indistinguishable copies of things. I think there is a much greater chance over here people are getting goods like this. I am not even saying this is a big problem, just that the market for it in a country like Thailand which lacks certain regulations, i am sure it is much more likely. 

 

Back to my original point: here you are paying way more, and at least as far as i am concerned it is much more likely you can get a (perhaps very good) copy.

 

In short, shopping for most brand names here is lose lose as far as i am concerned. 

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7 hours ago, Just Weird said:

Yeah, that income tax [sic] on sunglasses is a deal killer.

LOL. I hate autocorrect! I meant import tax! 

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12 hours ago, Tomahawk21 said:

really ?

Yes. There are quite a few indicators as to whether they are fake or genuine. My preferred method is to read the serial number on the left arm. Pop the number into google and it will return with a number of criteria. Model, lens type colour etc. Fakes invariably either don't have the serial number ot it's random and doesn't match the glasses in your hand.

 

Detail basic dimension and sunglasses specification.
For Example: RB2140F-901.
RB2140F : Wayfarer / Ray-Ban sunglasses code.
F: Fitting for Asian Market.
901 : color green
52–20 : size
150 : temple
3N : non-polarized
(3P : polarized)

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A quick clue, in Thailand, is the case. Always sold with the correct case for the model and Ray Ban lens cleaning cloth. In Thailand, often the case is offered separately and no lens cleaning cloth - fake.
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4 hours ago, petemoss said:

Yes. There are quite a few indicators as to whether they are fake or genuine. My preferred method is to read the serial number on the left arm. Pop the number into google and it will return with a number of criteria. Model, lens type colour etc. Fakes invariably either don't have the serial number ot it's random and doesn't match the glasses in your hand.

 

Detail basic dimension and sunglasses specification.
For Example: RB2140F-901.
RB2140F : Wayfarer / Ray-Ban sunglasses code.
F: Fitting for Asian Market.
901 : color green
52–20 : size
150 : temple
3N : non-polarized
(3P : polarized)

main-qimg-66b7be65470bbdf66dff5c4a443ee4ad
 
A quick clue, in Thailand, is the case. Always sold with the correct case for the model and Ray Ban lens cleaning cloth. In Thailand, often the case is offered separately and no lens cleaning cloth - fake.

The Chinese were making 100 dollar bills some time ago. Some experts came in and analyzed them using all the required tools.

 

After the expert analysis, they reported a few of things. The counterfeits were completely, 100% indistinguishable to laymen (even to themselves to some extent), the chinese bills were "better" with ink bleed. Ironically, that was the only way they could tell them apart. The chinese counterfeits were actually "better". 

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On 7/14/2019 at 2:36 PM, Pilotman said:

There is a reason that they are the number one choice for most aviators and mariners and have a US contract to provide sun glasses to combat aviators and troops.  

I think this is incorrect. Randolph Engineering currently manufacture the US militarys Sunglasses, and before that it was American Optics. 

 

Rayban were originally created to help with the glare pilots suffered from the sun's rays (hence Ray-ban), but I don't think they have been supplying them for many years. 

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21 hours ago, transam said:

199bht Tesco Express.....They even have a name etched on the lens...😚

Yes.  Coca Cola...

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I have two pairs of wayfarer style Persol sunglasses. These are the best quality sunglasses on the market. Both lens and frame. A favorite of many Hollywood stars. Boxe and papers, bought in States. These are totally unavailable in Thailand. Guaranteed original.

 

New b6000

Used b4750

Original box, receipt, etc.

 

For a medium to large size face, glasses on heavy side.

 

Price is not negotiable.

 

PS I've seen fake Ray Bans in optical shops here. Be careful.

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On 7/16/2019 at 5:20 PM, Number 6 said:

I have two pairs of wayfarer style Persol sunglasses. These are the best quality sunglasses on the market. Both lens and frame. A favorite of many Hollywood stars. Boxe and papers, bought in States. These are totally unavailable in Thailand. Guaranteed original.

 

New b6000

Used b4750

Original box, receipt, etc.

 

For a medium to large size face, glasses on heavy side.

 

Price is not negotiable.

 

PS I've seen fake Ray Bans in optical shops here. Be careful.

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IMG_20190716_171645.jpg

Wat kind of optical shops do you visit. 

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