How can you tell if a pair of Oakleys are fake or legit?

Casawi

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Some guy on CL is selling a pair. Holding them in my hands..they looked kinda cheap, but he has the case and box and everything else looked legit.
They are the Twitch model, which isn't expensive to start with ... $85 online.

Is there anyway to tell for sure?

Thanks.

 

Ns1

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Weight is easiest for the wires. No idea about the plasticky ones though.
 

AmpedSilence

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easy.... throw it up against the wall... and if it breaks; well, i don't know what means, but now you have a broken pair of sunglasses.
 

spacejamz

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if it looks to good to be true, than it probably is...if you are really that concerned, buy it from a reputable place.
 

Casawi

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Originally posted by: AmpedSilence
easy.... throw it up against the wall... and if it breaks; well, i don't know what means, but now you have a broken pair of sunglasses.

Terrible. Your joke is sour to the bone.
 

AmpedSilence

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Originally posted by: Casawi
Originally posted by: AmpedSilence
easy.... throw it up against the wall... and if it breaks; well, i don't know what means, but now you have a broken pair of sunglasses.

Terrible. Your joke is sour to the bone.

totally agree; it was funny in my head, then i typed it out and fell flat on it's face. But it was already typed so i posted it anyway.
 

Casawi

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Originally posted by: spacejamz
if it looks to good to be true, than it probably is...if you are really that concerned, buy it from a reputable place.

I don't really like them, but since they're Oakleys for a decent price, I wanted to buy them anyways... maybe give them to my dad or something.
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: TwiceOver
$85 for a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous fake or real.

Bull crap. Mine were 300 and it was the best money ever spent. Improves visibility, no squinting, eye protection. Do yourself a favor and get some really nice sunglasses, you'll never go back to cheap ones.
 

RGUN

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: TwiceOver
$85 for a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous fake or real.

Bull crap. Mine were 300 and it was the best money ever spent. Improves visibility, no squinting, eye protection. Do yourself a favor and get some really nice sunglasses, you'll never go back to cheap ones.

Agreed, Ive had my Twenty X's for 9 years now... still the best pair of shades Ive ever had.
 

BZeto

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I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.
 

Ns1

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Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

negative
 

Casawi

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: TwiceOver
$85 for a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous fake or real.

Bull crap. Mine were 300 and it was the best money ever spent. Improves visibility, no squinting, eye protection. Do yourself a favor and get some really nice sunglasses, you'll never go back to cheap ones.

Thanks for commenting on that. I was going to say no comment on that ... really. He used the word ridiculous too ...LOL
 

Sinsear

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Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

Never experienced this; been wearing Oakleys for over 10 years.
 

Sinsear

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: TwiceOver
$85 for a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous fake or real.

Bull crap. Mine were 300 and it was the best money ever spent. Improves visibility, no squinting, eye protection. Do yourself a favor and get some really nice sunglasses, you'll never go back to cheap ones.

While I've never spent 300, I've spent enough and it's true. Those $5 Wal-Mart specials just don't cut it.
 

Casawi

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Originally posted by: Sinsear
Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

Never experienced this; been wearing Oakleys for over 10 years.

I used to have a pair way back, never noticed this. Maybe you have fake ones...lol That is the answer then !
 

Legendary

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Good sunglasses are worth it - I have some $300 Maui Jims that saved my eyes on a cross country drive.
 

isekii

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Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

that pair of oakleys you got are probably fake.
Oakleys use good lens, they shouldn't be straining your eyes at all.
 

BZeto

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Originally posted by: isekii
Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

that pair of oakleys you got are probably fake.
Oakleys use good lens, they shouldn't be straining your eyes at all.

I bought them from Sunglass Hut. They're an $80 pair of Oakley Five's, everything is engraved into the plastic. Hard to believe that they're fake as they also came with the Oakley warranty card and everything. I noticed the slight strain immediately but figured I would just get used to it. Well it hasn't gone away, maybe Oakley would help me out if I called their customer service? Don't mean to go too far off topic here, but was just curious if anyone else had noticed it.
 

isekii

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if the MSRP is $85 bucks, check out local sporting good stores.

They might have a coupon you can use. I've noticed a lot of stores have been having huge sales to draw in customers.
$85 really isn't much for a pair of oakleys.
 

MmmSkyscraper

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Originally posted by: BZeto
I like my oakley's except for they seem to put added strain on my eyes by making things look smaller. Anyone else notice this? My $8 pair doesn't do this.

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