Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Those crafty capitalist bastards

While out and about on my lunch break this afternoon I found a nice looking pair of sunglasses. They're actually the exact same ones that I already have (which I cracked...nice work Kristen) but for some reason, they had a different brand name on them. Tres bizarre. Also, these replicas of my existing shades were $18 more expensive!! Everyone's thinking to themselves right now..."wow, she's really cheap...that's really not that bad." However, it would do my point well to mention that the originals themselves cost barely more than $18. I so badly wanted to buy a new pair since these are one of the only pairs of sunglasses that I actually like (and now they're cracked and useless), but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's not really the $18, it's the principle. I will not buy something for $38 when I know that it's only worth $20 (probably less, actually!) Damn the man and his prices! Besides...we've only got a few more weeks of sunny weather left in Vancouver anyway.


  1. Totally understand the principle!

    Hi, found your blog through some other blogs, and RSS-ed you because I found your blog quite cool and interesting. So here is just a shout out to you!


  2. Wow! FINALLY someone who agrees with me on sunglasses! I refuse to spend more than $15 on sunglasses. That way I can always have new ones and not feel bad about it.

    Right now, I have at least 6 pair in my car (hubby makes fun of me for that). But then I've got a pair for everyone who rides with me.

    And I frequently try to find the same exact ones that I *LOVE* so I can replace broken or old ones... but lately I've found it's fun to experiment with a new style.

    Good luck and happy sunglass hunting!

  3. Majimo - thanks for reading! Glad to have you aboard!

    a neske - I know what you mean about sunglasses. If you just buy one pair that's worth $300, then you have to guard them with your life and if you get sick of them...too bad! You spent too much to ditch them after a few months!

  4. Now that summer is coming to an end, the sunglasses will probably go on sale soon!!! Just wait it out and you will get them for the price you wanted to pay.


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