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  1. DropkickMurphy915

    DropkickMurphy915 Oakley Beginner

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    Hey all, new here and fairly new to Oakley. I have a pair of Why 8.2's that are going on 5 years old and I tire of them, so I've been looking around at various Oakley stores and the X Squared's caught my eye when I realized the Juliets looked hideous on me. I'm not, however, looking to pay retail as I'm a college student and can find significantly better things to do with 400 bucks. That said, I've come across a few pairs on eBay (including a polarized pair in carbon with the OO black iridium lenses for 300 that I missed out on by a few seconds) but I don't really know how to tell if a pair of X Squared's is legit. I've been watching a pair on the bay for a bit and the seller sent me two pictures, which aren't really the greatest:

    Are These X Squared's Legit? - T2eC16JHJGkE9no8gJEBQVpFD7IYw60_12_zps10414f26.jpg
    Are These X Squared's Legit? - T2eC16VQE9s3HFd1jBQWSLZcTug60_12_zps1bd20484.jpg

    I realize they come with the box and coin and everything, but something just feels off. The white paint on the model number seems weird, given that I was under the impression that those numbers should be engraved into the stem. Anyway, are these good? Anything in particular I should be looking for?
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Look ok to me
     
  3. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    Here's mine from basically the same angle. Looks good to me.

    Are These X Squared's Legit? - 2012-09-22130532_zps220052df.jpg
     
  4. Oakley Stephen

    Oakley Stephen Oakley Collector

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    it looks too me like its just the flash from the camera making it look a little wierd
     
  5. DropkickMurphy915

    DropkickMurphy915 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks guys, that makes me feel better. My next question, what color are the carbon frames really? I can't go by the lighting in the stores and the flash in some pictures makes them look gray as opposed to the matte black I've been told they actually are. So what's the verdict from those of you who actually own a pair? Black? Gray? I've been trying to find the polished carbon frames with no luck, so it looks like I'm going to have to settle.

    Thanks again
     
  6. demitri.prometheus

    demitri.prometheus Oakley Beginner

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    IMO, carbon's like a dark greyish-black.
     
  7. DropkickMurphy915

    DropkickMurphy915 Oakley Beginner

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    So the polished carbon would be black then? At least that's what I can gather from the pictures I've seen on here.
     
  8. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    Polished carbon is awesome, it is a glossy black.
     
  9. DropkickMurphy915

    DropkickMurphy915 Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah that's more what I'm looking for, but those frames seem like they're impossible to find and I can't access the exchange thread here yet.
     
  10. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

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    That SKU is from a Carbon frame. Looks legit to me.