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  1. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    These were being sold described as "junk". The earsocks were completely trashed and the lenses were scratched to within an inch of their life. Everything else looked ok and the box and accompanying pieces looked fine.

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    The clincher, though, was the price. These were on for about 1/4 of the price they would have been for a boxed, used pair.

    I already had the replacement rubber, it was just a case of sourcing the lenses. Which proved remarkably easy in fact.

    So all that, and one customs charge later, and I have a pair of serialled emerald Ichiros for no more than half what you might expect to pay for an equivalent pair of unserialled ones.

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    Thanks to @saulsaul and @Zerodosquince for helping me make this happen. Off to swap the rubber and lenses, then I'll put up the "after" pics.

    Well chuffed with these, possibly even a better deal than the £53.75 x-metals!
     
    Last edited: 5/10/15
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  2. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Glad to have helped.
     
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  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    The worst of the earsocks tore in half again when it was coming off!

    But the end result looks great:

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  4. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    You gonna need a bridge tune.
     
  5. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    It's not really imminent. I tightened up the left arm and the new left lens is a better fit, so it feels more together now than it did.
     
  6. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Stunning! You know where I am when you find another ...... ;)
     
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  7. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Awesome find!
     
  8. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Great pair i got one new in box a rare poece especially a serialed pair does yours match the box??
     
  9. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Ohh i guess its a match box
     
  10. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes, it matches :)