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    • MariaJP
    • By MariaJP 25th Sep 17, 6:07 PM
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    Opticians
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:07 PM
    Opticians 25th Sep 17 at 6:07 PM
    I found myself pressurised and manoeuvred into buying 3 new frames that I did Not want or need.
    I had 3 good quality one-year old frames (including an expensive designer one), which I wanted reglazed with new prescription. I was told emphatically, as a universal fact, that it would be cheaper to discard last year's frames and buy new ones. This was the dispensing optician's considered "professional" opinion. What a waste, not to mention environment! I was quoted £126.00 each for reglazing my 3 frames (total cost £378.00). I later found this not to be true, as other opticians did agree that reglazing my existing 3 frames is a cheaper and better option. I know I could have taken the prescription and shopped around. But this is not a point - an optician is a healthcare professional bound by a code of conduct and should act with integrity, not like an avaricious and unscrupulous trader. Given this malpractice, I am not surprised that many people whose medical condition necessitates a regular eye test do not have this done and suffer. "Trust me, I am an optician" no longer holds true for me. No joy with GOC - they seem to condone this conduct. Profit rules!
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    Maria
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 25th Sep 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:43 PM
    Why would you take financial advice from an optician?

    Sounds like buyers remorse.

    (Oh my days, you've been moaning about this for a year!)
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 25th Sep 17, 10:05 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 10:05 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 10:05 PM
    And Your campaign is just what exactly..?
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 27th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
    I'm always shocked when I see two shops selling exactly the same thing for different prices. It's almost like shops are deliberately trying to maximise their profits. Totally unscrupulous!

    If only every shop was a member of a price-fixing cartel... Then you could be sure that everyone else would be paying the same high price as you.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 27th Sep 17, 12:58 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 12:58 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 12:58 PM
    <<If only every shop was a member of a price-fixing cartel... Then you could be sure that everyone else would be paying the same high price as you.>

    Its in Joe ( man of steel ) Corbyns to do list .
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 22nd Oct 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 17, 10:03 AM
    An optician is out to make money, they do not run the business to benefit other people, it may well have been their opinion that it was cheaper to get new glasses, but you did not have to buy from there, and there is quite a few online companies that will reglaze your glasses for a very good price.

    Learn the lesson and take someone with you next time to remind you of what you decided.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
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