1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Harrito

    Harrito Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Hello everybody,

    I am collecting X-metal products.
    Just recently bougth a --Initial run Juliet -- with the typical X.... number.

    Now I would like to get the nosebrige reworked, since it is a bit loose.
    Other than that the conditions of the glasses are good, and all equipment ( box, warranty, extra nose bombs, coin etc. etc. ) came with glasses.

    I am living in Germany.
    When I checked now the Forum, I would hesitate to send the glasses now to Ilinois to X-Man, even I would trust his reputation.
    Ist more about customs forward and backward.

    Does anybody know somebody in Germany who will do the reworks of the nosebridge???
    -------------------------
    BTW:
    I had them already at Oakley Germany, they just laughed about it, saying that they dont do it anymore since more than a year.
    Thank you for any Support of this side of the ocean.

    BR
    Harald
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

    Messages:
    16,746
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
    Don't know of anybody in Germany. Though I understand your misgivings with international shipping, be aware that the x-man does international stuff all the time. Best wishes.
     
  3. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    696
    Trophy Points:
    223
    I think the reward of x mans work outweighs the risk of shipping internationally. You won't be disappointed.
     
  4. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Sounds like you've really done your research and you've been reading through the forum! I'll give another +1 for the X-Man. His work is legit. If I lived overseas and I could afford it I wouldn't hesitate to send my glasses to him for tune up/repair. Heck, you may never need to send them in for tightening ever again!
     
  5. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,535
    Trophy Points:
    743
    You have to consider that the risk of shipping across customs borders, for me in the UK as an example, is an additional ~22% of the value of the glasses (plus shipping costs, rather insultingly) to get the glasses back.

    Through no fault of The X-Man and none of the owner, for some of my most expensive pairs that would make the transaction ~$250 more expensive and that gives pause for thought.

    I don't know if German import duty is based on MWSt the same way as the UK's is based on VAT but the consideration is the same.

    @Harrito , Oakley UK have still been doing tune ups within the last year and they only send them to the same place as Germany would. There's a link to the process somewhere here on the forum, but it's a link to the old website. I'll look up the contact number on an old invoice for the service and PM it to you if you like?
     
  6. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Trophy Points:
    773
    :shock: those prices are outrageous! I would be tempted to greatly decrease the value I list of the glasses... Hopefully you guys can find a local solution. Maybe X-Man needs a European branch? lol
     
  7. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,535
    Trophy Points:
    743
    That could invalidate the insurance if the postal services manage to lose them; damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    Yeah, X-Man, it's time to set up the franchising operation :)
     
    joecool862 likes this.
  8. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    4,402
    Trophy Points:
    723
    I do work for my german brethren all the time.what if i send em back as warranty work,then there would be no tax.
     
  9. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Well there you go! Hope it all works out!
     
  10. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,535
    Trophy Points:
    743
    That works most of the time and get them to send them to you as "Sunglasses for repair". Customs sometimes still take exception though. They like their tax :s