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I almost bought 6 replicas for $48

You know the kind of spam I'm talking about. The site offers you knock-off versions of expensive designer-label products at cheap prices. I normally delete these emails from my spam folder as soon as they arrive.

But a few days ago I hesitated to throw away the piece of spam behind the lj-cut:


Designer Sunglasses - Get 6 Pairs for $48!*


Need a new pair of cool sunglasses. How about 6 new pairs at $8 each!
To get this special offer, you must enter coupon number 6for48 during
checkout. (Offer does not apply to polarized sunglasses.)


Check out these specials on our Most Popular Designer Shades


http://www.simons50.com/tracker/clicks.php?cid=0001-55006198&lnkref=0&e360_id=58751339


Compare to Prada


Retail price: $260.00
Sale price: $15.99
6for48 price: $8.00


Save 97% off!


http://www.simons50.com/tracker/clicks.php?cid=0001-55006198&lnkref=1&e360_id=58751339


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Compare to Dolce & Gabbana


Retail price: $250.00
Sale price: $15.99
6for48 price: $8.00


Save 97% off!


http://www.simons50.com/tracker/clicks.php?cid=0001-55006198&lnkref=2&e360_id=58751339


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Compare to Gucci


Retail price: $270.00
Sale price: $15.99
6for48 price: $8.00


Save 97% off!


http://www.simons50.com/tracker/clicks.php?cid=0001-55006198&lnkref=3&e360_id=58751339


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*You must enter coupon number 6for48 during checkout to qualify for this offer.
Offer does NOT apply to POLARIZED sunglasses.



Sun & Style Shades, 427 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60605
58751339



Why would I consider such an offer? Because I needed sunglasses. And even though I've never gone in for designer-label glasses, I am particular about the look and feel of my shades. Before I seriously considered the offer, I thought I would check out what was available at the local Sunglass Hut and how much they were charging. So I did and I shit a brick. They really were selling sunglasses for over $200, some over $300! How insane is that?

So I went home, went to the knock-off web site, and started browsing to find 6 pairs of sunglasses for $48. Because I am so very particular, I was having trouble locating glasses I liked, but after some searching I found three pairs that I liked pretty well. As I prepared to start selecting these into my shopping cart, I checked the email once more to verify how the discount worked. And then I noticed that the offer did not extend to polarized lenses. Crap. That was a feature I really wanted, and 2 out of the 3 I had picked so far were polarized. Half-heartedly I clicked the one non-polarized pair into my shopping cart and was surprised to see that I had to select a color for the lens and frame. I figured the color would be what was shown in the picture. And to my dismay, the colors shown in the picture--the colors I wanted--were not available as an option! WTF! So much for this special offer.

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kleios_kiss
Jun. 25th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
I know!!! Buying sunglasses is insane and I don't understand the $200+ price tags at all. The last pair of sunglasses I fell in love with cost about $300. I mean, it was Gucci, but still. I can totally sympathize over the hardships of sunglasses purchasing, the prices and styles are just crazy.
morningstar5
Jun. 26th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Spam
You know the kind of spam I'm talking about.

I guess that's why they call it spam. Maybe it would be better called scam. What does spam stand for anyway?

Late one night, in a moment of weakness, I filled in my email address and submitted it in a pop-up window to claim a free laptop. Don't laugh. I really do know better, but I was tired, and I wasn't thinking straight. As soon as I hit the submit button, I realized what I had done and didn't give them any more information. Well, no harm was done, or so I thought, until...

I started to get spam from all over the place. At least it isn't the x-rated spam (some of which was really nasty) or the spam advertising Viagra that I used to get a couple years ago when I had my other email address.

Most of the time now, my spam filter blocks all the pictures so I don't even know what is being advertised. I have learned to curb my curiosity and not even read it. Besides that, spam usually makes me nervous, so I just immediately delete it.

BTW, better luck next time in finding a new pair of shades.
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