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I was the manager of an Iacon location. I, like most of you, had been bitten by the Oakley bug long ago. Bought my first pair of Blades, and have worn nothing but Oakley ever since.
Aug 18, 2014 4:23 PM
Jun 23, 2014 5:47 PM
A dark day in my life, my Pickle Wallet has finally given up. Does anybody have one they could part with? I can trade or buy. Please PM me.
Aug 4, 2009 7:53 AM
Jan 12, 2009 9:52 PM
My last one just gave out this week. I am looking for new or light use is OK with me. Will consider trades. Thanks.
Jan 18, 2008 11:57 PM
I still have "access" to the Heineken Gascans, but they have been priced out of my range. The owner has hinted at $1000+ to talk him out of them... Out of my considerably smaller O budget.
Jul 18, 2007 5:13 AM
This has been going on for a couple of months. Nothing is being pulled anymore.
Jun 30, 2007 4:27 AM
Jun 26, 2007 3:33 AM
The VTR is acceptable as far as power goes. Not enough to get you into big trouble. But, if you do fall over, it does have expensive to replace plastic.
Jun 24, 2007 9:37 AM
Offroad - 1983 Honda ATC185s
On Road - 1994 Honda VFR750F
Jun 21, 2007 9:22 PM
Could somebody photoshop the image that I see in my mind. Picture this, the Luxottica logo with the "V for Vendetta" logo spray painted over the top, with the circle being replaced with the icon. I tried, but I have only had PS for about 2 days.
Jun 21, 2007 9:17 PM
Who would have ever thought that JJ would actually become a true businessman/entrepreneur and sellout? It always seemed that JJ did Oakley as a lifestyle business - that he wasn't building it with the intention of selling it later on.
JJ has stated in the past, that the only reason he made the jump from grips to goggles was the ability to see the Oakley name better on the goggles. From day one, he has been about growing the Oakley name, the rest of the technology was just the vehicle to get there. So in hindsight, I shouldnt be suprised that he has sold the Oakley brand.
What would be interesting is if he has a no complete cause in the sale. The inventor of Arnette sold to Lux and then started the Electric brand. Could JJ start all over again? I personlly dont think so, but just throwing it out there.
Jun 21, 2007 6:47 PM
Question for you business types out there...Could this be considered a monopoly of the sunglass market? Could Anti-trust intervene and save us all? I never thought I would say this but, should we all be writing our congressman?
I never thought this logo would apply to Oakley in this way...
Jun 20, 2007 10:24 AM
I dont think this will ever happen as long as JJ is alive and in charge.
Here is the rest of the story....
Luxottica, with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion, operates its North American retail business out of its headquarters in Mason, from which it oversees the operations of more than 4,800 stores, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut and others.
Sources at Luxottica could not be reached, and a spokesman for Oakley declined comment. But in an April 24 conference call with analysts, Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra said the company is prepared to make larger, and possibly more, acquisitions in 2007. Luxottica in 2006 purchased about six companies, including the 100-store chain D.O.C Optics for $90 million.
"We've been running in the last 14, 15 months with the small-medium acquisitions every two or three months," Guerra told analysts. "I think that we can keep (this) up."
Luxottica opened 150 stores in the first quarter and plans to remodel about 40 LensCrafters stores in the second quarter as part of an effort to revamp the locations.
As for Oakley, any sale would depend upon the willingness of the company's founder and chairman, Jim Jannard. Jannard, 57, owns more than 64 percent, or 44.5 million shares, of Oakley's outstanding stock, according to the company's annual proxy, filed in April.
"I don't see Oakley being purchased in the near future," said Cole Kimball, an analyst who covers Oakley with William Smith & Co. in Denver.
Still, rumors persist. There had been, for example, earlier speculation that a private equity firm might be interested in buying Oakley. Those rumors have not been substantiated.
Jun 16, 2007 11:16 AM
After nearly a year of negotiating, I finally have the White Text Gascans in my posession. Pics to follow. Still working on the Heineken Gascans, but that may take even longer.
Jun 11, 2007 8:25 AM
Sorry to bother everyone out there with this. I placed this in the classifides and somebody outthere replied. The problem was that the PM malfunctioned and I dont know who sent it. Would that someone please send me another PM. Thanks.
May 29, 2007 11:16 AM
Thanks for the information.
Just a thought...
Are you tired of the mundane designs and especially boring colorways over the last few years? Look at the ages of the "main officers". They all started with Oakley in thier early to mid 30's. Now they are all 45 and up. Have the head honchos gotten old and no longer have the edge they used to?
Apr 2, 2007 6:18 PM
What item are you looking for? Another member might be willing to sell one to you.
Apr 2, 2007 5:47 AM
It all depends on the individual vault manager and how bad they want the sale. I have had a couple of items sent to me, but it was because I have been a regular customer. It comes down to "who you know".
Dec 14, 2006 5:12 PM
Got mine for $175 from The Good Guys.
Nov 11, 2006 3:37 AM
The Bottle Green GC's were indeed given to O-store managers last year. I was told less than 25 were made of the Green. I am STILL trying to work out a deal to obtain both the Green and the Text GC's.
Nov 2, 2006 9:12 PM
What a great idea...I look forward to the next edition.
Oct 7, 2006 10:26 AM
Sara, the girl from the "Amazing Race" is wearing white Zeros with HI Yellow lens. She is a disabled athlete. She participates in triathalons. My guess is that she has some type of O sponsorship.
Oct 5, 2006 4:26 PM
I wonder if he stole them from FP?!
Sep 26, 2006 3:20 AM
Cinder Red/Ti Monster Dog.
Sep 4, 2006 8:30 PM
I on board the Crystal Black/Violet bandwagon.
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