Note that I haven’t ordered from
SpecsOnTheNet myself yet, but any reviews submitted by readers are
located below. -Matt
SpecsOnTheNet review by Anonymous
submitted on Feb 10, 2006
February 4, 2006 I placed an order for free
frames through the promotion that I found here on
eyeglassretailerreviews.com. The total price including shipping and
handling from the UK was a little over $7. This included the basic
lenses (1.49 index plastic “Standard Single Vision”). In order to
check the status of your order, they provide an option at checkout
to register and log in.
February 6, 2006 I received an email stating
that the eyeglasses were shipped. There was no tracking information
provided, and when I logged onto my account on their website, the
only thing that indicated any kind of status was that it was
February 9, 2006 My package arrived in the mail
directly from the UK. Rather quick in their shipment. Included with
the glasses were a free case, a micro fiber cloth with their logo,
three coupons for a 10% discount for friends and family, and the
invoice, which was a miniature printout of the checkout screen.
Packing was well done. Even though at first I was a bit cautious
because it came in a bubble-wrapped mailer, the hard case which
protects the glasses were wrapped in even more bubble wrap before
being inserted into the mailer itself. The clamshell case itself
seems to be very durable, similar in quality to the kind of cases
you would receive at a local high-priced retailer.
The glasses themselves were very well constructed. However, I
noticed the hinge that connects the temple to the front of the
frame had a tiny layer of glue around it, which looks as though
someone had simply put superglue and attached the frame together.
But the frame seemed solid, and aside from that very minor detail
which was barely noticeable, it seemed perfect. The lenses were
also clean and precise, and the prescription seemed very
Would I buy from SpecsOnTheNet again? Yes. My
main motivation for purchasing these was because I wanted a backup
pair. Although the “free” frames are a little outdated, you can’t
beat the quality for the price. I noticed that if one were to order
a higher-priced set of glasses as their main pair (with the AR
coating, thin lenses, etc.) you will probably save about 30% (or
perhaps more) on the glasses. The discount is not as substantial as
compared to some of the other online retailers, but it may have
something to do with the company being based in the UK.
Would I recommend SpecsOnTheNet to others?
Definitely. This was my first buying experience online for a pair
of glasses, and I was amazed at the price and the quick shipping to
my New York address. I ordered it on a Saturday morning, and think
that had I ordered it Monday it wouldn’t have made a difference in
the delivery time.
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