It’s always great what you can find on the Web. Tonight I came across a website where you can get eyeglasses from as low as $8.00. Ok, they’re based in the United States, so there’s probably shipping, tax and all the other stuff, but that price is so cheap it’s just remarkable. They claim that their cheap prices are due to the fact that there are no middlemen and using the Internet as a sales medium allows them to offer the cheapest price available.
I decided to do some further digging and found a mention of ZenniOptical on Clark Howard’s Radio Show Blog. Unfortunately the comments aren’t all good claiming that refunds are impossible to obtain and warning there’s little or no customer support. I suppose that’s the other great side of the Internet; just looking for some information can quickly give you all the data you can require about any particular subject. Don’t get me wrong; there are some positive comments too claiming how the shoppers are delighted with their purchases (especially those who paid $8 for the specs and $5 for shipping) and how they had positive experiences with the company.
I suppose it’s all a matter of expectations and getting exactly what you’re after.