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  1. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    So i've never touched a pair of Pennys and i have an opportunity to pick one up for what i think is a good price ($150ish)

    It's polished with ice blue lenses. Not sure if this color combo was ever offered (and not listed in OR.com).

    What are some things i should look for?
     
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  2. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    do you have any pics yet?
     
  3. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    If I recall correctly Polished came with Black. I would check the following to start...

    1. Serial number? Most polished frames did have serials..... if not its not a big deal
    2. Check the lenses, make sure they are authentic. The ice lenses had a consistent blue color in the lens. No greens, purples etc.
    3. Make sure the torx screws on the top of the frame are even with the frame and not sticking up.
    4. Check the flex in the temples, because they are spring hinge they should snap back without issue.
    5. Make sure the orbital frame screw is there and its not a cheap knock off with no screw present.
    6. Check the flex in the nosebridge. How loose is it. Is it worth sending back for Oakley to loose it on you?


    $150 is a good price just for the frame too.....
     
  4. SpliceD

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    Here's one pic i got. No mention of a serial and he claims the lenses are polarized.

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  5. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    frame is real!
     
  6. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    Replied in BOLD.

     
  7. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    There are torx screws in the top of the frame which hold the temples in place I expanded the pix you sent ...I see them there....They look good from here. As for being polarized that isn't difficult to find out either. $150.00 is a good price....
     
  8. SpliceD

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    Thanks guys! I'll report back in a couple hours if i pick them up.
     
  9. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Can't wait for a SCORE report!!!!!!
     
  10. SpliceD

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    Ok i got them. They are sweet, but sadly do not fit my face very well. The spring hinges get pushed out when i put them on. Wearable, but i won't wear them.

    So here's the skinny:

    The good - The frames are polished and serialized. Hard to see in the pics, but the serial is PB025027. Frame sits straight and looks good. The flex couplers feel brand new and tight. Spring hinges aren't loose. Nose pieces and earsocks are still in new condition. Seller claims he never wore them, which i believe.

    The not so good - The lenses are indeed Ice Polarized. They're scratch free, but there is a weird haze going on on the right lens. Hard to see in the pic, but also hard to see unless you're looking for it. It doesn't affect vision at all. I moved the lens around so i could look through all parts of the lens and there's no distortion. They're polarized because the seller told me he has a friend that works for Oakley who cuts the Rx lenses. He had them custom cut the lenses and fit them into the frame. You can see in the pic, Oakley puts in their signature "O" for Rx lenses indicating they are from the factory. These are NOT Rx lenses. They're just cut, but no prescriptions are put in.

    Overall, they're still a GREAT condition pair. Unfortunately there's no box or coin or extra unobtanium. I have no idea how much these could fetch, but i already have someone who has dibs if i decide to sell. What do you guys think?

    Here's the pics:

    The Rx "O"
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    The weird haze in the right lens. You can kinda see it just above the reflection of the lights on the right hand side
    Penny Help - 6556291503_890bcb5df8.jpg

    The frame itself
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    Serial
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