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Postby thomaswhitehall » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Is that sarcasm or not? $5,000 in sunglasses lol?


PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:My personal charge invite was triggered by purchasing $5k in eyeglasses at an upscale store, Europtics.


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Postby DavidNY » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:50 pm

May I suggest http://www.39dollarglasses.com/? They are the, um, purveyors of good sunglasses without the overhead lol. (I've used them, they are good)

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:20 pm

I think he said eyeglasses not sunglasses
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Postby bmw1990Z » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:34 pm

eyeglasses can be expensive...especially when buying for an entire family depending on your insurance.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:00 pm

wife just got a pair of handmade titanium frames by some Japanese designer who does designs for Ferrari and Lambo. The frames were clear of $2k no lenses.

So.. yes, $5k for eyeglasses is easy especially if they are made of gold. I saw some gold frames for $75k US so there are ones you can go crazy on.
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:43 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:wife just got a pair of handmade titanium frames by some Japanese designer who does designs for Ferrari and Lambo. The frames were clear of $2k no lenses.

So.. yes, $5k for eyeglasses is easy especially if they are made of gold. I saw some gold frames for $75k US so there are ones you can go crazy on.


Wife went nuts on some Chrome Hearts sunglasses when I went to pick up a pair of Alain Mikli's. Spent 6K on 3 Chrome Hearts and 1 Alain Mikli. I always say I will be a richer man if I wasn't married to my wife but I'll be less of a person. She deserves it all since we both came up from nothing.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:52 pm

That my man is the RIGHT attitude. We seem to have come down the same path. My wife wants something.... she gets it. Period. I don't ask and I don't question.

Never been an issue nor will I ever make it one.

There are bigger issues to deal with, more important matters to solve than ask my wife on a purchase which clearly is something that would make her happy.


NYC_Dweller wrote:Wife went nuts on some Chrome Hearts sunglasses when I went to pick up a pair of Alain Mikli's. Spent 6K on 3 Chrome Hearts and 1 Alain Mikli. I always say I will be a richer man if I wasn't married to my wife but I'll be less of a person. She deserves it all since we both came up from nothing.
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:53 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:That my man is the RIGHT attitude. We seem to have come down the same path. My wife wants something.... she gets it. Period. I don't ask and I don't question.

Never been an issue nor will I ever make it one.

There are bigger issues to deal with, more important matters to solve than ask my wife on a purchase which clearly is something that would make her happy.


a little off topic but a quick history on my reason:

my wife and i dated for 9 years straight before i proposed. married for 3 years now and its been a wonderful 12 years. i was 19 when we met; 19 and dead broke. working at a clothing retail store chain to save up for college. i was accepted to a great university hours away from nyc. she automatically transferred schools so we can have an easier relationship.

she graduated, i still had a year left. she supported me financially and pushed me to pursue all my dreams. when i graduated she got me a suit, shoes and watch for future job interviews. i was unemployed for close to 2 years and she fully supported me in every aspect possible. my kenneth cole watch is worth and means more to me than my platinum rolex day date.

today we are both very successful. successful in both marriage and careers. from day one i promised myself that i will get my wife anything she wants and likes. she does not openly ask me for anything since she is capable of making her own purchases but i make sure she enjoys the finer things in life (travel, designer clothing and bags, etc...).

a good friend of mine is a divorce lawyer. joking he said how will i split our assets if we split (he asks all friends since he likes to hear different scenarios). i told him this without hesitation"

"i will give her everything. the cars, properties, accounts, all the assets. i slept on a park bench in the past i don't mind doing it again if it means she will be comfortable."

my friend said in all his years as a divorce lawyer he has never heard anything like that before.

people may give me looks when i present my wife with expensive luxuries or when i tell a sales rep to wrap up anything she likes. i could care less how the haters react. i came from nothing her support made me who i am.

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Postby PopiLopi » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:24 pm

NYC_Dweller wrote:a little off topic but a quick history on my reason:

my wife and i dated for 9 years straight before i proposed. married for 3 years now and its been a wonderful 12 years. i was 19 when we met; 19 and dead broke. working at a clothing retail store chain to save up for college. i was accepted to a great university hours away from nyc. she automatically transferred schools so we can have an easier relationship.

she graduated, i still had a year left. she supported me financially and pushed me to pursue all my dreams. when i graduated she got me a suit, shoes and watch for future job interviews. i was unemployed for close to 2 years and she fully supported me in every aspect possible. my kenneth cole watch is worth and means more to me than my platinum rolex day date.

today we are both very successful. successful in both marriage and careers. from day one i promised myself that i will get my wife anything she wants and likes. she does not openly ask me for anything since she is capable of making her own purchases but i make sure she enjoys the finer things in life (travel, designer clothing and bags, etc...).

a good friend of mine is a divorce lawyer. joking he said how will i split our assets if we split (he asks all friends since he likes to hear different scenarios). i told him this without hesitation"

"i will give her everything. the cars, properties, accounts, all the assets. i slept on a park bench in the past i don't mind doing it again if it means she will be comfortable."

my friend said in all his years as a divorce lawyer he has never heard anything like that before.

people may give me looks when i present my wife with expensive luxuries or when i tell a sales rep to wrap up anything she likes. i could care less how the haters react. i came from nothing her support made me who i am.


Your wife is one of the luckiest! men like you are really hard to find
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Postby PopiLopi » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 pm

I'm wondering what should I do to trigger an upgrade with Amex. So far I've purchased 5 airline tickets, but I'm only passenger in one, small purchases at Nordstrom and Neiman, 2 new ipads and apple tv, a few Coach bags and I'm planning on buying another Louis Vuitton sometime this summer... besides that I don't really charge anything that could be considered "luxury", unless you consider buying food at Publix or Whole Foods instead of Costco a luxury... I just hate Costco
Amex: Business Platinum (09/12) BCP $10,500 (03/13)
Visa: Capital One Journey $750 (04/11) Chase Freedom $1,800 (04/12)
MasterCard Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select $8,500 (05/13)
Discover: Discover It $2500 (07/11)
Store Cards: Amazon $3900 (12/11) Macy's $500 (04/11) Kohl's $500 (05/12) Victoria's Secret $750 (11/12)



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