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Where to Buy Goggles 4 U

Buy from Goggles4U.com.

Summary:

Experts at Eyeglass Retailer Reviews and the Glassy Eyes blog are impressed with this online eyewear store's responsive customer service, according to their Goggles 4 U reviews. The retailer also offers good discounts and a plentiful supply of online coupons, the reviews continue, and patrons are positive overall about their experiences. Recent Goggles 4 U reviews at Reseller Ratings give this discount eyewear provider 7.9 out of 10 possible stars. Quite a few customers who posted on this site are repeat buyers or order several pairs at once. The draw? Low prices, comfortable fit, stylish looks, and helpful customer service; one review reports that missing screws and replacement for a lost nose pad were quickly sent out. However, we also read reviews carping about slow delivery and order processing, and quality problems such as a low base curvature (in the lens) that's too flat for some consumers and rimless glasses with excessively long or ill-fitting screws.

Based in the U.S., Goggles 4 U is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and ships out of Pakistan. This website offers a wide range of eyewear styles but carries only a few of each model. Prices include anti-reflective, anti-scratch, and UV coatings and free worldwide shipping. Experts and users consider the company's customer service to be tip-top, but instances of poorly crafted lenses seem slightly higher than with other vendors. Goggles 4 U (starting at $7) offers repeat customers discounts off future purchases and seems to resolve issues quickly. Goggles 4 U will also make new lenses for frames you already own.

When we initially researched Goggles 4 U in 2011, prices started at $30, which fell in the middle of the cheap eyeglasses frames range. Extras like free worldwide shipping and free anti-reflective, anti-scratch, and UV coatings were included in the cost of the frames. Recently, Goggles 4 U dropped prices to match the competition, with hundreds of pairs commanding less than $7 apiece. This new, lower price point still includes single-vision lenses, anti-scratch and UV coatings; an anti-reflective coating now costs $4.95, U.S. shipping runs $4.95, and international shipping is an additional $9.95.

These extras add up, but the base price is low and most customers seem satisfied. If you find frames that appeal, this online eyewear retailer is worth a try.

by Gina Briles (Google+ Profile) – October 2, 2012
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