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  1. Greyshot26

    Greyshot26 Oakley Beginner

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    As just a way to get some discussion going, I'm curious as to how most of you guys/gals get your Oakleys. Do you buy them from a nearby O-Store? (A luxury I certainly don't have), oakley.com, the Vault, Sunglass Huts, eBay, 3rd Party Retailers?

    I feel like I've scored 2 good deals on eBay, but there's the tradeoff of 'what happens if these aren't legit?' I guess for some people, that fear is enough to dissuade them.

    At the same time, when I do manage to get to an Oakley store, I feel relatively required to buy a pair. I'm not sure if it's the atmosphere or the fact that when I can get to one, it's a special occasion of sorts and I feel it makes sense, but I haven't entered one without leaving with a new pair. Never fails.

    So how do you make your Oakley purchases? Where do you get your best deals?
     
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  2. Rev

    Rev Oakley Beginner

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    All of the above. I'm lucky enough that my nearest O-Store is only a short walk from home, I've got a buddy who manages a Vault that keeps me abreast of any deals that pop up. I regularly trawl eBay for pieces from the late 90's/early 2000's, but since I worked in surf retail around that time and handled the stores warranty/repair claims, I saw quite a few fakes from that time so I stay away from certain styles since I just can't be sure (fake Splice seamed to be fairly common back then, and as much as I want some I can't bring myself to do it), and I travel a bit for work, so I always stop past SGH at whatever airport I'm passing through to see if their is a bargain to be had
     
  3. rmontez

    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Ebay, Craigslist and some from this forum.
     
  4. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Every which way. Never Craigslist, but only because the right deal hasn't popped up there.
     
  5. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Got most of my best deals on Craigslist but can lead to many disappointments along with the triumphs. Also use the local O Store, Vault and HQ nearby and Ebay. Thanks to the many here on the forum my most pleasurable buying/selling experiences are found right here.
     
  6. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    Most of my daily wearers and my two display cases came from Craigslist... I've acquired a few pairs here on the OF.
    I tend to stay away from eBay... But will jump when the right deal comes along.

    I also have a Vault about 20 mi from me and am friends with the manager so he keeps me up to date with all the best deals...
     
  7. Greyshot26

    Greyshot26 Oakley Beginner

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    I can't say I'm lucky enough to have found the perfect deal here and other than saving 50 or so bucks on eBay, I can't say I've found a great deal there, either. So congrats on the patience, gents!
     
  8. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    The local Vault is tired of seeing me for sure. I'm in there at least once a week or two. I hit the O-Store on occasion too, but I try to limit my full MSRP purchases. The majority of my purchases come either from the Forum, or eBay.
     
  9. BigRich

    BigRich Oakley Expert

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    I've bought from a local sunglass hut, Oakley vault, ebay, place online called KonaSports and here on the forum.
     
  10. Greyshot26

    Greyshot26 Oakley Beginner

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    Oddly enough, Kona Sports is the big sporting goods store in the town where I go to the beach. Wildwood, NJ, right?