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Old Nov 16th 2008, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
what a stupid thread
And not your finest moment either.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 9:54 pm
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Ok dont let it get out of hand...and ignore
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 10:21 pm
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Specsavers is fast becoming one of the worst opticians over here.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 10:32 pm
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Specsavers is fast becoming one of the worst opticians over here.
Well I agree i didnt like Specsavers...

Hey Patrick i agree with you for once
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 11:52 pm
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Yes and at least it will make the other opticians sit up and think about what they are charging when specsavers do great deals.
Yes, I've made comments about this before. Many businesses in NZ are old-fashioned and have very high profit margins. They need shaking up and reminding who is important. This includes dentists, optometrists etc

JB HiFi have done it to the CD/DVD/Game industry.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 12:03 am
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Yes, I've made comments about this before. Many businesses in NZ are old-fashioned and have very high profit margins. They need shaking up and reminding who is important. This includes dentists, optometrists etc

JB HiFi have done it to the CD/DVD/Game industry.
totally, you might not love he multiples but they do tend to get the dead wood moving - only problem is that it can sometimes put the decent quality providers out of business.....
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 3:15 am
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I just purchased glasses here and they set me back $1200. Did I hear someone say that M & S deliver to NZ. How does that work??
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
Well I agree i didnt like Specsavers...

Hey Patrick i agree with you for once
Hope he's sitting down - I agree with him too I've used them once because the frames fell apart within a year.

My specs have always cost me at least twice what other people have to pay - I have to have the lens thinned twice and other things that seem to make the cost ridiculous - the lens alone cost me nearly $700 this year. BUT, I only paid $34 for the frames on Trade Me You can get your prescription filled online now and it's a fraction of the cost that you'll pay even in Specsavers.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 4:54 am
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Same with mobile phones - too expensive here.

I had a sony ericsson unlocked and sent over from the UK. Only cost me £80.
It's not available here, and is streets ahead of the $400-500 pieces of turd you get here.
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totally, you might not love he multiples but they do tend to get the dead wood moving - only problem is that it can sometimes put the decent quality providers out of business.....
Basically yes....with opticians and dentists you get what you pay for....cheapest is rarely best....but you may wish to have the option of a cheaper product because it better fits your budget.
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Old Nov 20th 2008, 5:47 am
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I have to admit, my specsavers glasses were a bit cr*ppy. However, imo their cost was a huge factor in me being able to have a couple of different pairs - a cheap fashion pair, with prescription lenses is something you can't really do in NZ unless you happen to buy them when OPSM or similar has a 2 for 1 special.
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Last year went to an opticains to fix my glass as had broke of at the nose bridge, told would cost $3-400 for new ones in Lower Hutt. But my work mate took me to his opticain around the corner, and they repiared them for $40 and they are better than ever as they fixed one side you could see the differance. And I got them from specsavers in the UK.
Still think they messed up as now get head aches when I wear my vocal very glasses, just costs to much to get replacements.

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Old Nov 21st 2008, 10:43 pm
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My 4 yr old son has worn glasses for 2 years and has never had a problem with his Specsavers ones. The only thing that went wrong is that he tripped and scratched the lens a couple of times but they mended them asap.

I can now get him 2 pairs for $249 in Specsavers
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Old Nov 24th 2008, 7:04 am
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A little birdy told me they are opening in Richmond Mall in the New Year
Thank goodness .
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Old Nov 24th 2008, 8:15 am
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Thank goodness .
Hey, I've had Specsavers frames a few times and not had a real problem, the ones I am wearing for instance are 6 years old and because my eyes are ageing the local optician says they are fine again. They got about 4 years wear and lasted better than a pair of more expensive Boots ones as the Boots multi-coating peeled off like an old onion after 2 years.

The Boots service for eye test was better but the specsavers glasses were far better value. Got good value for eye testing here in NZ mind with attention to detail and friendly service for the whole family. Will have to check out Specsavers for new contact lenses though as they seem about 20-30% cheaper.
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