It sounds like a deal, as a pair of designer sunglasses will run you $100 to $200 at the mall. That's why it's so tempting to click on those Facebook or Instagram ads promising you designer sunglasses for a fraction of the price.
But the BBB says if you are lucky, you'll get Chinese knockoffs (that you could probably buy at a local supermarket or dollar store for $5). Other times, you get nothing at all.
When Wetherell researched Buba's Glasses, her heart sank.
"They only had 19 Likes on their Facebook page," she said, "and there were five reviews that it was a scam, that other people tried to order them and never received them."
Worse, the Buba's Glasses website is now gone.
To protect yourself:
Know that Ray-Ban and Oakley do not sell their glasses for 80 percent off. Ever.
Look for a mailing address of the company: None? Be very suspicious, as it is probably outside the USA, and out of the jurisdiction of American law enforcement.
Read reviews of the site. Reviews of Buba's Glasses would have turned up complaints.
Wetherell is now disputing the charge with her credit card, as there is no way to reach the company.
Bottom line: cheap sunglasses are fine if it is a ZZ Top song, not so fine if you get nothing but a credit card charge. That way you don't waste your money.
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