Show Me Friday--Favorite Place to Shop!
Kelly, from Kelly's Korner, has a Friday blog carnival with fun topics each week. This week? We're asked to show our favorite places to shop.
I'm not spending money on anything new this year so why am I promoting a store? Remember how I said that I wanted to find cheaper alternatives to some everyday items? Well, I want to share with you a website that I have spent a grand total of $75 in 2009.
What did I buy?
And not just one pair of eyeglasses. I have purchased 5 pairs of glasses from this site.
I see you doing the math. $75 divided by 5 = $15 a pair (roughly).
Please don't get freaked out because you can't try on the glasses.
Please don't feel that you're going to get chinzy, so-so glasses.
Embrace the internet, people.
Embrace glasses online.
I promise it's OK.
I'm here to give you some tips.
1. When you go in for your exam, you should be given your new Rx for your glasses. If you don't get it, ask. In the state of MN, it is against the law for an eye doctor to withhold this information.
2. While at your fancy-schmancy eyeglass place, try on glasses. Take notes. Be honest with the employee who is stalking you (I usually say, "I'm not going to purchase today, but would like to take notes on what I'm trying on." Works every time.).
3. Visit this website (click here). The various eyeglass sites are on the left. Personally, I like Eyebuydirect.
4. Search, click, buy. They will show you how to measure your glasses--it's pretty much fool-proof.
They frequently have BOGO (Buy One, Get One) and let me tell you--to get 2 pairs of glasses for $30--including shipping, it's worth it.
Take it from someone who not only has worn glasses since 1980, but has paid through the nose for fancy, schmancy, glasses....this site does not disappoint.
Cross my heart.