Specialized glasses - oops!

Discussion in 'For Sale and Auction' started by lanternerouge, 10 May 2010.

  1. lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Hi all

    I bought some Specialized glasses yesterday in a moment of weakness. I blatantly can't afford them though. I am supposed to be trying to sort my money out! I just phoned CycleSurgery and they said they would happily refund them if unused. Well, I wore them home and don't think I'd like to try and pass them off as unworn. They are a day old and I have the receipt - would anyone like to take them off my hands at a slight discount? I paid £89.99 for them.

    Thought I would put them on here before resorting to eBay.

    Style: Specialized Uracco
    Colour: TI
    Lens: Road/Adaptalite/NXT
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    lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Sorry mods -didn't spot the for sale bit! Thanks for moving it

    LR
     
  3. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Lantern

    If you bought them online, the Distance Selling Regulations mean that you have up to 7 days to examine and check the goods and that you can reject them at any time in that period. Examining them would require you to put them on!

    Cycle Surgery also seem to be expensive, if they are the same ones that JE James have at £63.99.

    Nice glasses, though, I can understand the temptation.
     
  4. ashtons99

    ashtons99 New Member

    Go on, I will start the bidding at £50 if you are interested
     
  5. +1 well worth investing in
     
  6. Yep. Adaptalites are good all-round glasses. I have just bought another pair of Miura as I decided to make a sandwich of my last pair...a face/glasses/tarmac sandwich unfortunately. :smile:
    Uracco are a nice 'casual' design too - but I never wear glasses off the road :smile:
     
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    lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Hi Norm, no I bought them instore unfortunately - hence the price.

    Ashtons99, thanks for the bid. Am considering bids at the moment but may be persuaded to keep them given the good reviews. What a dummy paying over the odds in the shop :smile:
     
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    lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Yeah I know - girl on the phone said "as long as they haven't been opened or used" - which they have
     
  9. dav1d

    dav1d Senior Member

    Couldn't you clean them, put them back in the box or whatever they came in? A bit naughty, but they are almost new!:smile::smile:

     
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    lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Well that's what I've been trying to do... - really hard to get them completely clean - when you hold them up to the light!
     
  11. dav1d

    dav1d Senior Member

    Maybe you could chance them as they are - if the staff notice, say they must have got like that when you checked they were suitable for your needs, "Sorry, my hands must have been a little greasy..." or something. Chances are they won't notice anyway.:smile:
     
  12. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Unless, of course, someone from Cycle Surgery reads Cycle Chat. :smile:

    Lantern, if you are looking to sell rather than return, I'll up the bid to £64, the same as the glasses cost from JE James.
     
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    lanternerouge

    lanternerouge Über Member

    Location:
    Leafy Cheshire
    Thanks Norm! That is a v good and fair offer. I will have a final think on it today and get back to you tonight. Unless any other bids come in :tongue:

    TBH I would rather do it this way - more honest.
     
  14. Another point to bear in mind lantern is that CycleSurgery (and Evans) do a 10% discount for members of the CTC. Get yourself a membership - it sometimes helps if you are high street cycleshopping!
     
  15. Norm

    Norm Guest

    No worries.

    I was cogitating this thread when walking the dog at lunchtime (as I posted in another thread) and my eyeballs started to hurt because it was sooooo cold. I hope that the offer didn't make my previous post about the same glasses being cheaper elsewhere seem like a dodgy tactic to knock the price down. :smile:

    I've been contemplating the Spesh glasses for a while, which is why I jumped on your thread when I saw it. :smile:
     
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