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Where's the best place to buy sunglasses in Thailand?

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On 7/19/2019 at 2:10 PM, elcaro said:

Wat kind of optical shops do you visit. 

I would not trust any optical shop in Thailand personally. 

 

Rutin Eye Clinic as needed.

 

These were purchased online in US from a reputable retailer. They are absolute originals. I have all the boxes and papers. 

 

I'm too lazy to dig out the paperwork.

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On 7/14/2019 at 1:45 PM, VBF said:

You beat me to it!

I usually buy about 3 or 4 pairs there - some of them might be fake Rayban or other designer labels, others are just unbranded but they all do the same job. I've found them to be good for driving in as well. When I break or lose them - don't care! Having said that, I'm presently using a pair that has lasted well over 2 years.

If you prefer polarized ones, they have those for about 100Baht as I recall.

There not the same at all. While it's difficult to rationalize 9000b sunglasses you do get what you pay for. 

 

When I see people wearing fake anything it just gives me a good chuckle. All style, no substance. Price of everything, value of nothing.

 

Great sunglass lens' are amazing. You can stay in the sun for hours without headache.

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4 hours ago, Number 6 said:

There not the same at all. While it's difficult to rationalize 9000b sunglasses you do get what you pay for. 

 

When I see people wearing fake anything it just gives me a good chuckle. All style, no substance. Price of everything, value of nothing.

 

Great sunglass lens' are amazing. You can stay in the sun for hours without headache.

Well I actually buy them NOT for the label but for how good they are. At that price if you do get a duff pair, you just chuck 'em or wear them in the swimming pool. Bit like the "designer" shirts - whether they have an alligator on the pocket or not they're good shirts that may be worn and washed many times over - couldn't care less whether silly people think I'm a poser and if it gives those silly people a good chuckle, my mission is complete! 😀 (Oh by the way, I've been doing this since I first went to Thailand in 1985 - the price has certainly changed but I can still get VFM.)

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1 hour ago, VBF said:

Well I actually buy them NOT for the label but for how good they are. At that price if you do get a duff pair, you just chuck 'em or wear them in the swimming pool. Bit like the "designer" shirts - whether they have an alligator on the pocket or not they're good shirts that may be worn and washed many times over - couldn't care less whether silly people think I'm a poser and if it gives those silly people a good chuckle, my mission is complete! 😀 (Oh by the way, I've been doing this since I first went to Thailand in 1985 - the price has certainly changed but I can still get VFM.)

And like the designer shorts. We can argue whether they are worth the cost, the value but some people simply don't see the difference in quality. To them it's certainly not worth spending the money on 'little alligators'. For myself I do see the difference and appreciate the quality. It often lasts far longer, holds up better. My last pair of Persol sunglasses lasted almost ten years. My Omega watch is worth no less than 25% more than I paid for it 13 years ago (second hand). Having bought a Casio or even Seiko that's money in the bin. Aside from b60 flip flops I only buy quality footwear. I only buy name brand luggage. I would only buy a Bell motorcycle helmet.

 

The junk eyewear can actual harm your eyesight. I'm not being alarmist or scaremongering. You're not going to go blind tomorrow.

 

I have no need to wear branding and avoid such clothing and such. But despite hating Apple my 110gb iPod still works. I would only buy a branded TV or laptop. Although I'd be perfectly fine with an absolutely a generic mobile phone with stellar specs at some cheap price because that is a total commodity.

 

Fake cologne or some cheap brand? Gold plated jewelry. Got you covered bro.

 

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23 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

And like the designer shorts. We can argue whether they are worth the cost, the value but some people simply don't see the difference in quality. To them it's certainly not worth spending the money on 'little alligators'. For myself I do see the difference and appreciate the quality. It often lasts far longer, holds up better. My last pair of Persol sunglasses lasted almost ten years. My Omega watch is worth no less than 25% more than I paid for it 13 years ago (second hand). Having bought a Casio or even Seiko that's money in the bin. Aside from b60 flip flops I only buy quality footwear. I only buy name brand luggage. I would only buy a Bell motorcycle helmet.

 

The junk eyewear can actual harm your eyesight. I'm not being alarmist or scaremongering. You're not going to go blind tomorrow.

 

I have no need to wear branding and avoid such clothing and such. But despite hating Apple my 110gb iPod still works. I would only buy a branded TV or laptop. Although I'd be perfectly fine with an absolutely a generic mobile phone with stellar specs at some cheap price because that is a total commodity.

 

Fake cologne or some cheap brand? Gold plated jewelry. Got you covered bro.

 

In general, I agree - it's about commodities vs "expensive capital items" except that my £12 Casio watch that's at least 5 years old has had 2 new straps and batteries but like "Trigger's Broom" is the original. Watches are subject to loss, theft, breakage, (I'm clumsy!) therefore buy cheap - commodity 

 

My feet have issues so I cannot wear flip flops so i buy Kito sandals (with Velcro straps) - about 1 pair every 6 months at about 3 to 400 Baht. Need to pay extra for quality shoes for the same reason - Commodities but "needs must"

TV? Quite agree - got to be a brand name - mine's a Sony, my laptop Toshiba, my phone a HMD Nokia  - "expensive capital items" as is luggage.

 

All other clothes - commodities - go for VFM as long as it looks smart. With things like shirts I'd buy 3 for 1000 Baht rather than 1 for the same price. Oddly, as I've said above, the "designer lookalikes" ARE usually good quality - I've had some for years.

Sunglasses - discussed already.

Don't ever wear jewelry or cologne but do treat myself to expensive aftershave (Paco Rabane) which i buy in UK high street stores not Asian markets.

 

If people don't like my "style" - look away - i'm happy in my own skin!

Hey, it's all down to personal taste and perception of VFM - my dosh, my choice - your dosh, your choice 😎 (Those are cheap sunglasses - can you tell?)

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