Ever fall in love with a pair of cheap sunglasses? And by cheap I mean under $20.
I bought a pair of Champion brand sunglasses at Target about 6 months ago. I think they were $14.99. They were perfect! I wasn't looking for "practical" sunglasses that keep out harmful rays, oh no, I wanted something that looked good. Now admittedly this style may not be for everyone, but what I liked right away was the fact that it fit so well on my face. I like sunglasses that are slightly wide which works well with my squarish head. Another important feature is that the sunglasses are high enough on my face so that they cover my eyebrows.
Bushy eyebrows should be hidden.
What really sold me on them were the red reflective lenses. I may be too old to pull these off, but at least they made me feel like I looked cool wearing them.
And isn't that the real purpose of sunglasses?
No question, I loved these sunglasses. I loved them so much that when they broke after 4 months, I wrote it off to continuous use. Sure, even cheap sunglasses should last longer than 4 months....but they just looked so good.
Back I went to Target for another pair. Plunk down another $14.99 for the same exact pair. Same routine started wearing them every day the sun was high in the sky....which in S. Florida is every day.
This time they lasted 3 weeks. They broke in exactly the same place. The hinge which connects the front part of the frame to the arms that goes over your ears.
Now, I wasn't happy. But I wasn't ready to give up on these glasses, yet. I just loved them, too much!
Back to Target. A little reluctantly, I plunked down another $14.99 and went home with my third pair of these Champion sunglasses. Now this time I was more cautious. I wouldn't wear them every day. In fact, I didn't wear them for a few days.
When I finally started wearing them....they lasted THREE days.
Now, I could blame Target or the fact that they were made in China (but what isn't now-a-days). However, I choose to just find some new sunglasses....not made by Champion.
A pair of Oakley’s is starting to sound like a better cost option.
What would you do?