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  1. Raymond Luna

    Raymond Luna Oakley Beginner

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    I purchased my Flak Jacket XLJ on eBay for a little over 50$ under MSRP.

    I see that it is common for people to sell aftermarket lenses with genuine frames. How do I tell if my lenses are genuine?

    Also, it does have the 'polarized' text engraved/etched into one of the lens

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    Last edited: 7/16/15
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  2. rml0015

    rml0015 Oakley Beginner

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    I'm not expert but the etching on the lens looks correct. I'm sure someone will post with a way to really tell.
     
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  3. OakleyTrader15

    OakleyTrader15 Oakley Collector

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    Your lenses are authentic.
    Enjoy your new purchase
     
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  4. discodave

    discodave Go Navy!

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    There are some aftermarket versions that have the POLARIZED letters etched into the lens and look almost identical to the OEM lenses. Here's an example from Ebay. No name company and the lenses are 18 bucks. The cheap ones are really thin, though. Yours look OEM thick so I think yours are authentic.
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  5. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    I would have had no idea until I ordered some Big Taco lenses. The aftermarket pair I received were less thick than OEM. Needless to say, they went back.
     
  6. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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    I purchase from authorized dealers so I know every pair I get is authentic. I can understand older pairs that are no longer made but since you got flaks which are still readily available almost everywhere, why even deal with the possibility?


    Just my .02