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#1 Night Elf

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:34 AM

I bought a pair of eclipse glasses before I knew there were safety factors. When I learned about them, I told dd to throw them away. They were less than $10 and I didn't want the hassle of returning them. 

 

I just got an email from Amazon saying those particular glasses were not certified and they were crediting my account for the purchase price and not to return the product.

 

Yay!


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:50 AM

Yeah we got the same email. Luckily we got 2 different brands when we got ours so the ones that were effected, are not a total loss for us. 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

I'm so glad to hear that Amazon is stepping up like this.  This is a serious safety risk for the people that purchased the eclipse glasses from questionable vendors.  I also noticed that they are removing the questionable vendors from the website.

 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

I'm glad Amazon did that.

 

If anyone is still looking for glasses, I got some at Walmart yesterday that are on the safe list (Eclipser brand). They're only $1.00 per pair.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

well, thanks for the reminder.  We are at the 80 - 85% area here, got my order in and should arrive a couple days before the event. 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

I wonder how many people will have their vision damaged or destroyed because of these fraudulent glasses.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Same email. I am pissed. I bought ages ago before the prices skyrocet and have no freaking clue where to get them within budget.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:39 AM

It makes me sick that people would knowingly manufacture and sell eclipse glasses that they know won't be effective. Most people probably have no idea that the glasses should be certified.

I'm glad Amazon is doing the right thing. I can only imagine how many pairs of those glasses must have been sold. It's scary to think of people potentially suffering permanent damage because their glasses weren't made properly. :(
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:03 AM

Same email. I am pissed. I bought ages ago before the prices skyrocet and have no freaking clue where to get them within budget.


Same here. I did also get the small solar binoculars ($30), so we have something to pass around.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

I'm glad Amazon did that.

 

If anyone is still looking for glasses, I got some at Walmart yesterday that are on the safe list (Eclipser brand). They're only $1.00 per pair.

 

Oh wow!  THank you for this.   Off to the store. 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

Same here. I did also get the small solar binoculars ($30), so we have something to pass around.


I just spent over $100 on a telescope and hope it will arrive in time.

I have had everything planned out for 6 months and poof, I am out of town, no where near the eclipe zone, and scrabbling desperately to find something.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

I'm glad Amazon did that.

If anyone is still looking for glasses, I got some at Walmart yesterday that are on the safe list (Eclipser brand). They're only $1.00 per pair.


I wish I had time to find some. Out of town for a double funeral and desperately trying to find something. Everything near me has been selling out as fast as stick arrives.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

I wish I had time to find some. Out of town for a double funeral and desperately trying to find something. Everything near me has been selling out as fast as stick arrives.


A double funeral? That's terrible! :( I'm so sorry. :grouphug:

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:07 PM

I'm glad Amazon did that.

If anyone is still looking for glasses, I got some at Walmart yesterday that are on the safe list (Eclipser brand). They're only $1.00 per pair.


What part of the store were they in? Everything on Amazon is at least $10 per pair. My sister saw some in Kroger, but the one near me doesn't have any.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

What part of the store were they in? Everything on Amazon is at least $10 per pair. My sister saw some in Kroger, but the one near me doesn't have any.

 

At the Walmart near us, there is a rack of them up near the front of the store by the checkout lanes. I hope you're able to find them! We're in the 90% totality band and I was afraid they'd be sold out, but there were lots of pairs left.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

Check Lowes website. They can tell if they have any in stock near you. $1.98.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

I went downstairs to tell DH about this since we are members of the Von Brown Astronomical Society here and he is making safety cover to put on our binoculars. ( We also have a solar telescope but we can trade places.) He is also going to be bringing extra disposable glasses he has to the place we will be at so he can give some to people who don't have any. He pointed out how good and certified that lens sheet that he got.  There definitely are good ones out there but shysters always out for a buck make me really mad when it affects health this way.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

No luck at Walmart, Lowes, Best Buy, Kroger. I found some child size on Amazon, 4 for $35. The same company (Lunt) had regular ones coming in stock on august 16. Didn't see anything else in stock for prime.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

A double funeral? That's terrible! :( I'm so sorry. :grouphug:


Thanks. It has been one of those trips. I planned some fun and not happening. There is a place within a few hours of the funerals that I have been wanting trying to get to for almost two years. I am 14 hours from home and I know that with the insanity that life is throwing at me I will not make it back.
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