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  1. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    I notice (sometimes) when selling X Metals, especially on eBay, people redact the serial number. Usually they leave the first digit or two but hide the rest. Why? If they're selling a fake I can understand, but when it's a real X Metal, what's the purpose? I can't think of a single reason that makes sense.
     
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  2. The only thing I've ever come up with is when people buy low and flip for profit. Giving out a partial serial tells buyers the original colorway and generation but also limits people from knowing for sure if the pair they are looking at is the same one that they missed on CL for $50 the day before.

    I'm sure there are better reasons than that but I haven't come up with any.
     
  3. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Been discussed many times here. No reason in fact usually the seller shows the box with the serial number so why act like its a secret?
    It's usually inexperienced sellers who do this. It's not a VIN or a license plate...
     
  4. kronin323

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    Some have posited that it's to avoid someone else making a claim on them, i.e. they were lost or stolen.

    But mostly I think it's monkey see, monkey do...
     
  5. kronin323

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    Which is why I'll never reveal that my carbon C-6 is #203... Oops! :D
     
  6. ptownphil

    ptownphil Oakley Hoarder Premium Member

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    Hey wait! Thats my number!:comando::aggressive:
     
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    ptownphil Oakley Hoarder Premium Member

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    I am Oakley Humane Society. I rescue poor stray Oakleys with no homes and provide them with a new one - mines!