Alternative titles “Shady Shades”, “Fakebook” or “Jokelys”!
Like a billion other people I have a Facebook account, I don’t use it that much, I was a fairly early adopter, my account was born October 2007, a mere 13 months after it was launched public wide…it seemed so quaint back then!
But I digress, as many of you are pretty internet savvy I am sure you have seen those Sponsored ads on the side of your Facebook feed and wondered “hmm really Oakleys for $29…scam…or not?!?!”.
Well I did too and now I have in my hand a pair of Oakley glasses! But first I did some homework…
Then I did a search for the “parent company”…again this all seems kosher!
Just to double check I did some research on the acquisition of Oakley, this seems like a bona fide claim!
So I had a look through their catalog and I hit the button and purchased a pair…through PayPal, I mean who else would a multi billion dollar company use for merchant services…no offence PayPal!
And lo and behold about 10 days later I got a box of genuine made in America Oakley Jawbones from…China!
I’ll be honest and say my expectations were
pretty very low and they were met, trust me had these been real I would have been writing all about that! The quality is shocking and as anyone who has a pair of Jawbones knows they open to accommodate different lenses etc., these are solid framed, this is the real Oakley website;
The list goes on and suffice to say they are not Oakley Sunglasses…YEAH SHOCKA!!!.
As a follow up I reached out to Facebook, Oakley, Luxottica and NPR’s Planet Money…I’ll keep you posted!