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#12320891 - 07/02/17 12:04 PM New pair of Costa's
RandyK Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 281
Loc: Tx
Need a new pair of Costa sunglasses. Where can I get a good deal?

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#12320895 - 07/02/17 12:13 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
NTX RAIDER Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX
You can shop the sites below for a lot of discontinued models at good discounts. Current models won't be any cheaper. Ebay is your best bet if you're looking for something current.

Sierra Trading Post

Backcountry


Edited by NTX RAIDER (07/02/17 12:18 PM)

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#12320899 - 07/02/17 12:15 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
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Registered: 12/18/16
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Steep and cheep is the best place because you get get 40-60% off

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#12320900 - 07/02/17 12:15 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
Tc24 Offline
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Loc: Dallas texas
eBay has some great prices on new ones... Buy from a seller that has excellent feedback. I bought some brand new Fantails w/ 580G lenses for around 160.00 awhile back. Plastic lenses are of course a lot less & the places listed by others above have great prices on them!


Edited by Tc24 (07/02/17 12:23 PM)
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#12322136 - 07/03/17 11:03 AM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
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Loc: Denton, Texas
Call us or message me with the model you want and check our prices.
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#12322171 - 07/03/17 11:25 AM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: Classic Fiberglass]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Classic Fiberglass
Call us or message me with the model you want and check our prices.


I have bought couple pair for wife and I at Classic. Great dealer.

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#12322182 - 07/03/17 11:29 AM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
RBO Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/01
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Loc: Newton, TX USA
Just an FYI...

If the Costa's you find on Ebay, Alibaba, and Ecommerce-only sites are not discontinued styles or colors, there's a very good chance that they're counterfeit.

The 2 most counterfeited products on the market are watches and sunglasses. They're getting very, very sneaky. I sent a link to Costa of an Amazon dealer that was listed as "Costa Del Mar" and had 580g glasses at $179. It was a company out of the Far East selling counterfeits. Costa does have an Amazon marketplace. But the glasses they sell are the same price as our brick and mortar dealers.

Costa dealers that are approved to sell online are the obvious exception. In order to sell online, they have to agree not to discount.

It's always good to buy from local dealers. You know what you're getting, they know the fit you need, and you're helping a business that's provides for the local economy.





Edited by RBO (07/03/17 11:32 AM)
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#12322243 - 07/03/17 12:18 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RBO]
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Registered: 02/01/14
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Originally Posted By: RBO
Just an FYI...

If the Costa's you find on Ebay, Alibaba, and Ecommerce-only sites are not discontinued styles or colors, there's a very good chance that they're counterfeit.

The 2 most counterfeited products on the market are watches and sunglasses. They're getting very, very sneaky. I sent a link to Costa of an Amazon dealer that was listed as "Costa Del Mar" and had 580g glasses at $179. It was a company out of the Far East selling counterfeits. Costa does have an Amazon marketplace. But the glasses they sell are the same price as our brick and mortar dea

Costa dealers that are approved to sell online are the obvious exception. In order to sell online, they have to agree not to discount.

It's always good to buy from local dealers. You know what you're getting, they know the fit you need, and you're helping a business that's provides for the local economy.



I am sure this is the case on a lot sites. But Steepandcheap.com is a discounter of multiple high end lines of outdoor gear - not just sunglasses. I have had my Blue Mirror Hamlin's inspected at the Classic in the Costa booth & they verified the authenticity. Too bad they only do high end fly fishing gear.
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#12322265 - 07/03/17 12:39 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: Big Swimbait]
RBO Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/01
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Loc: Newton, TX USA
Originally Posted By: Big Swimbait
Originally Posted By: RBO
Just an FYI...

If the Costa's you find on Ebay, Alibaba, and Ecommerce-only sites are not discontinued styles or colors, there's a very good chance that they're counterfeit.

The 2 most counterfeited products on the market are watches and sunglasses. They're getting very, very sneaky. I sent a link to Costa of an Amazon dealer that was listed as "Costa Del Mar" and had 580g glasses at $179. It was a company out of the Far East selling counterfeits. Costa does have an Amazon marketplace. But the glasses they sell are the same price as our brick and mortar dea

Costa dealers that are approved to sell online are the obvious exception. In order to sell online, they have to agree not to discount.

It's always good to buy from local dealers. You know what you're getting, they know the fit you need, and you're helping a business that's provides for the local economy.



I am sure this is the case on a lot sites. But Steepandcheap.com is a discounter of multiple high end lines of outdoor gear - not just sunglasses. I have had my Blue Mirror Hamlin's inspected at the Classic in the Costa booth & they verified the authenticity. Too bad they only do high end fly fishing gear.


I understand on Steepandcheap, Sierra Trading, etc. They buy discontinued frame colors, lens color combos, etc in bulk each year.

They're legit in that respect. That's why I said "are not discontinued styles or colors". Dealers have the choice each year to return discontinued SKU's for credit, or discount as they see fit. The ones sent back,as well as what Costa has on hand, go to those sites.

I was specifically addressing Ebay and Alibaba and should have been more clear.


Edited by RBO (07/03/17 12:43 PM)
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#12322306 - 07/03/17 01:29 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
Tc24 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/16
Posts: 528
Loc: Dallas texas
The Costa Fantail's I bought off eBay are 100% authentic. I even went by the local Academy Sports & compared them to a pair they had in stock & they were the same in every way, including box, paperwork & case... smile That being said, I'm sure their are counterfeit Costa's out there, so buyer beware...

Here's some tips on how to spot fake Costa's..

1) Turn your sunglasses from side to side while looking at lenses.One of the key features of Costa Del Mar sunglasses is that they only offer polarized lenses.Costa Del Mar polarized lenses will appear black when turned from side to side. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KSWQAceo6g
2) Watch inside temples of the sunglasses. Laurie Fontenot, Costa Del Mar representatives, saying that all the company’s sunglasses has a “stock unit numbers” and the name of the style sheet imprinted in this area.They will also wear the Costa Del Mar the logo(The wave styled C) and the name of the manufacturing site inside the temple.
3) Check the lenses of the sunglasses.Costa Del Mar sunglasses have practically glare-free lens called “580.”Authentic sunglasses will have many “580P” etched on the upper outside corner of the right lens on PLASTIC lenses & just "580" on GLASS lenses.
4) Look at the hinges in sunglasses.Only stainless steel hinges are used in all the Costa Del Mar eyewear.Fakes will often have poorly-adjusted hinges.
5) Check the overall performance of your sunglasses.Any scratches or imperfections in the lenses or finish are indicators that the glasses are fake.
6) Take photographs of real Costa Del Mar sunglasses with you and compare them with the sunglasses.The photographs can help you detect subtle differences in the knock-offs.
7) Check the weight.The international anti-counterfeit Coalition says most counterfeits are utilizing cheaper materials making them much lighter in weight than the originals.




Edited by Tc24 (07/03/17 01:52 PM)
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#12322374 - 07/03/17 02:16 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
RANDYSGLIDE Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1749
Loc: CORSICANA TX NAVARRO
Good info

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#12322610 - 07/03/17 04:53 PM Re: New pair of Costa's [Re: RandyK]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
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Randy, I have a brand new pair in the box for $100.00, retail for $189.00 plus tax, ad is in the classified section, thanks Ken. cool

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