Yes - + 1 on the above. I tried tones of specs over the years and the best I have found to date are Lip. I may order another pair of them. To me, your eyes are the most important thing to protect so I dont mind spending the extra money.slowboat wrote: ↑Sun May 19, 2019 2:59 pmLip glasses are the best I have tried for kiting and they should be proud of them. The Surge (same frame as Typhoon) costs $99-125. The Zeiss lens and coatings are what increase the cost of the Typhoon.Bille wrote: ↑Sat May 18, 2019 12:45 pmfrom : www.lip-sunglasses.com/product/typhoon-clx/
$218.00 – $228.00
TYPHOON – the classic fit. The most advanced watershade on the market.
Kinda Proud of them there shades ; aren't Ya ?
What's it cost to build them ?
You do know that CE often stands for China Export? If you don't see quality difference between Primark sunglasses for £1 and original for £100 you are lucky man and please go ahead on buy Primark one. There are people who see difference and they would rather not buy something well made if they can't afford it than buy cheap shit.HALF wrote: ↑Sun May 19, 2019 10:45 pmPrimark is selling CE certified(100% uv protecting) sunglasses for 1 euro. How much do you think they cost to manufacture. The materials are incredibly cheap, also Grilamid TR90 sunglasses can be found for 2 usd, and i believe the material itself is around 10-12usd for 1kg.
You can buy a working android game console, with screen, glass protector, battery, cpu, memory and a big amount of plastic for 30usd from china. Think how much it costs to produce a plastic frame.
When rational people are allowed to spend their money as they wish, the companies that price their goods appropriately will do well. Those that price their products "too high" will not survive. The companies that are around and growing are the survivors. The power is not with the companies that make the products (they cannot charge whatever they want). The power is with the consumer who has the money.HALF wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 amThe China Export stuff doesn't work in retail, especially in big chains.
If you really think the production costs differences are 10000% then i have nothing to say. But the prices will keep rising if people keep paying so much.
Look at snowboarding googles, for 90 euros you can buy an Oakley mask, with 2 huge lenses(with their prism technology). And Oakley is owned by Luxottica so their margins are also epic.
Oooo! and I have to add - Where have you ever met a rational person? I never have. And while I try to define myself as a rationalist, that is just a goal or guiding principle. I too, am just human and thus guided by my desires. Even if I desire to be rational, it is an unobtainable goal if seeking it is done because of desire.
In the US we see these knock off inexpensive China export sunglasses for sale in kiosks in the mall and on spinners in our gas stations.
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