beatmstrj: Elijah Bagdonas
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I used to work for Oakley in Foothill Ranch in Customer Service. Im also a fan and was before I worked there. Now I wear almost exlusively Oakley products and have a lot of custom stuff.
Nov 22, 2006 9:40 AM
The glasses are sold with the express warning that they are "not to be resold". But the prices are as follows:
2nd quality metal - $40
2nd quality plastic - $30
1st quality metal - $50
1st quality plastic - $40
Thumps - varied but about $100 off retail
The prices are standard regardless of style or color combo. The selection is typically older stuff or stuff that doesnt sell well. You used to see Mars there but not anymore and they have never had any other X-Metals there. Apparel typically varies between $5-$50 for anything ranging from t-shirts to snow jackets. Examples of some of the newer stuff I came across this time around are Montefrio, Oil Drum, Gas Can, Crosshairs.
Nov 21, 2006 5:30 AM
I went to the sale on saturday (as I always do) and was pretty impressed with the glasses selection. A lot better selection of "2nd quality eyewear" this time around and a seemingly much worse selection of first quality eyewear. I couldnt find a single pair of snow pants which I was a bit upset about and it seems the only shoes they were selling were SI boots (but for $40). My roommate wound up picking up a $250 timebomb (not the cheesy forged ones they had in the sales of yore) but a decent black stainless one that he had to wait an hour for cause they couldnt find him one (got a free pair of glasses out of it though). I wont say what I bought but its probably more than most of your entire collections.
Jun 13, 2006 11:47 AM
We are shooting for early sept. for act II. Im working on the sprites right now which should hopefully be done by the end of the week. Then begins the animating and storyboarding.
It took a solid 3 months of two people working on average about 4 hours each a day to get act I finished. Although we have learned a tremendous amount in the process we hope to decrease that number significantly this time around. Then of course theres always the problem that we want to outdo ourselves so that may cancel out somewhere.
Jun 12, 2006 1:00 AM
For the past three months my friend and I have been working on the most time consuming project we have ever worked on nearly non-stop. What started as an ambitious goal to create some fun animation for a party I have every year turned out to be something much better, although more time consuming than originally intended. We called it Animay Kombat with the premise that my close group of friends would be fighting each other Mortal Kombat style, but with a storyline. The story will eventually entail a corporate battle to be the top designer luggage manufacturer. I guess the only major difference between this animation and others is that we are painfully digitizing ourselves with photos and vectorizing each frame of our moves. We have taken somewhere in the vicinity of 3000 photos already and thats just to get us started.
So I give you ACT I of Animay Kombat. Its a 4MB download but we think its worth it. Please check it out and let me know what you think. ACT II will be following soon if we get a good response from this.
Nov 29, 2005 8:00 PM
That is precisely why your frame squeeks when you open and close it. This happens on all new FMJ eyewear. After a while the coating wears down and the frame will become significantly more loose. And yes this information is on the tour for those lucky enough to have one.
Nov 29, 2005 2:06 AM
Yeah I would guess they did the Fives by the hinges in three different parts instead of as a whole. Which is unusual because due to the nature of FMJ each batch can come out slightly different so they would have to do all three parts in at the same time. Part numbers for FMJ frames are always one part number for the complete frame and earstems because the colors can fade over time and if you replaced one stem the color wouldnt match. This is why any warranty work on an FMJ frame will always get you a complete new frame (keep that in mind if youre getting nit-picky about your FMJ).
When the polished aluminum was originally released it was more of a smooth chrome finish. It was later changed to a slightly less shiny slightly more textured look which I didnt personally care for.
Nov 28, 2005 9:10 PM
You also forgot polished aluminum.
For anyone interested in the actual process Ill try to explain.
Pretty much all FMJ eyewear starts out black. The frames are attached to clips in a mostly closed fashion. Under the earsocks of just about every pair of FMJ eyewear you will notice two spots where the frame is black. Thats where its attached to the clips so it doesnt get painted there (also a small portion of the hinge). The glasses are clipped into rows on a huge gear driven hollow cylinder a litter bigger than a refridgerator sitting on its side. Two large copper contacts protrude from one end of the device which links to some SUPER heavy gauge copper wire down the length of the device. Also along the length of the device tiny pieces of im-not-sure-what-kind of metal are attached in line with the heavy gauge wires. The metal flakes are about 1/2"x1/4" and are very thin and only maybe 10-20 flakes are used in the whole process (if i recall correctly). The whole cylinder is pushed into a big chamber and the door sealed tight. The copper contacts are charged with a huge jolt of electricity which vaporizes the metal flakes and the plastic frames are charged which causes the vaporized metal to stick to it. When the frames come out they are all a very bright chrome looking color (brighter than polished aluminum but along the same lines). I actually thought it would be a cool color by itself but they arent finished yet. The frames then get transfered to the FMJ painting room where they are given their final color. This process is apparently very toxic and highly flammable. The employees have to wear full suits of protective gear to work in there. In my years at Oakley one fire started in the FMJ lab that required evacuating the whole building. Lucky they managed to keep it under control.
Nov 19, 2005 2:38 AM
It turns out I'm not gonna make it afterall FP so don't worry. But thanks for remaining to be a jerk to me. Whatever I did to have personally wronged you please let me know so we can put all this nonsense behind us huh?
Nov 17, 2005 9:29 PM
if they have plates there they will run $40 or $50. You wont find very many prescription frames there, however they will run about the same cost. You cannot buy prescription lenses there though.
Nov 17, 2005 12:36 AM
I know a few people.
Nov 16, 2005 11:53 AM
heres an idea of what to expect from the sale:
watches 50-75% off retail
shoes 60-80% off retail
apparel 60-75% off retail
accessories 60-75% off retail
keep in mind, you will rarely find current season items or newer styles of eyewear. X-metals, with the exception of the mars, are almost never on sale. hope that helps
Nov 15, 2005 8:35 PM
Haha! Actually Eric I've left the life of pimping for a stable computery job at a college. Its working out quite well for me.
Nov 15, 2005 8:33 PM
Actually if you just show up and ask the people waiting in line, there is a really good chance someone will have an extra invite to give to you.
Nov 14, 2005 10:31 PM
I have a couple extra invites. I could probably part with one or two if someone really needs one. I would rather not buy anything for anyone though.
Jul 4, 2005 5:21 AM
The Why3's are just inherently flawed in the design. We used to get calls from people complaining about their Why3's constantly getting loose. Oakley eventually fixed the problem when they introduced a different type of mounting design on the why8.1 which allows the screw to tap directly into the lens itself and does not require a nut.
Jul 4, 2005 5:17 AM
Almost every military person wearing goggles in that movie had A-Frames on.
May 27, 2005 9:58 AM
Its tragic indeed. FMJ colors are my favorite. Almost all of my O-Matter frames are FMJ
May 27, 2005 9:54 AM
I should go out and buy all the GMT's just for the heck of it.
May 26, 2005 12:32 PM
Black Chrome with Titanium Blue Straigh Jackets
Electric Mustard with Black Twenties
Electric Blue with Ruby Twenties
Electric Blue with H.I. Blue Minutes
Suede with Gold Classic Straight Jackets
Carbon with Ti-Clear Juliets
FMJ Red with VR50 Straight Jackets
An original pair of beta-test Split craters w/beta # on them
May 24, 2005 12:25 AM
A few of them I probably will. A couple are for friends too. I need to go through them and see which ones I feel like keeping to myself.
May 23, 2005 12:43 PM
Got my VIP pass and scored myself 27 pairs of glasses for a cool $1100ish.
May 19, 2005 1:24 PM
I have the white camo dogs. For the longest time we couldnt buy them at the employee store for some reason or another so I had a buddy who worked at an O-Store in AZ get them for me. (what a sport)
The way the frame is made though it should actually be pretty close to the same on all of them. A roll of camo-flavored film is slowly fed into a pool of water. Once it hits the water the film disolves and the pattern just floats on top of the water. The frames are dipped into the pattern colored water and they come out with the pattern sticking to them. If you touch them before they dry it will smudge but thats how they make a lot of frames (tortoise, carbon fiber and fingerprint for example)
May 7, 2005 5:47 AM
I don't beleive for a second that the actually cost of a $1500 timebomb is $500. They sold them to the employees for like $300-$350 and theres no way they would sell them at a loss.
May 3, 2005 2:03 PM
I have a pair of those too. I love the way they look. They are totally awesome shades. I tried to get emerald lenses in mine for the kiwi look but I never managed to pull that one off. I never wear mine though cause I don't want to get them dirty and I think the classic SJ's are a bit uncomfortable.
Apr 28, 2005 8:45 AM
The official date of the parking lot sale is confirmed for May 21st
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