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Old 01-14-2005, 03:13 PM
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In May 2002 I bought a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses for offshore. Wore them on every trip till August 2003 when I pulled a bone head move hauling gear out of my car and broke the right side hinge. I tried several ways to repair them and gave up. Bought a set of Revo offshore which are good but not the Maui's.

Last week I took the Maui's off my work bench, boxed 'em up and sent them off to Peoria, IL with a check enclosed for $8.95 to cover shipping and handling.

I got the them back today with new frames and in a reinforced carrying case with a note on the invoice; "Your frames were replaced as a Goodwill gesture" Amount due $0.00.

I know which brand I will buy in the future!!!!!!

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Old 01-14-2005, 03:16 PM
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I have experienced that before with MJ's as well as Ran Ban. Two companies I will continue to do business with because they are as proud of their product as I am....... The Zippo of the sunglass world...............
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:25 PM
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Maui Jim's are the best. I have had my current pair for 2.5 years. After wearing them for about 900+ days (give or take) I can say they are the best out there. Had costa's before...no contest.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:35 PM
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I've had 2 pair of MJ's for going on 3 yrs now, wore both pair while conducting operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Not only are they well built (saved my eyes twice from flying metal) but when I would send them back they would repair at no charge . I've thought about getting a pair of OW's but just can't justify spending the money.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:41 PM
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I sent mine in to get new lenses afet 3 years of use. I paid $60 for the lense and they replaced my frame for free cuz the screws were loose. So for $60, I got a brand new pair of sunglasses.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:25 AM
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I've got 2 pairs, amber and grey. Love them both. Had to get my 1st pair repaired for scratched lenses about 2 yrs back. That was when they had a repair center in Wrentham, Ma. Walked in and handed them over, guy came out of the back of the office and handed me a brand new pair. I did pay for the lenses and I forget how much, but it was a pleasant surprise to walk out with a brand new pair. Wish they were still here in Mass but they closed up. I could use a new frame on 1 pair.
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:05 AM
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Had a similar experience with Ocean Waves. Got them replaced immediately at a boat show, no questions asked.
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:20 PM
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IF I WAS 40 MILES OFFSHORE...AND THEN REALIZED MY MJ'S WERE LEFT IN MY TRUCK............I WOULD HAVE THEM CHOPPERED OUT .....SO NOT TO GO "SNOW BLIND"
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:07 PM
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I also broke a hinge, almost tossed them, but after reading this post sent mine in, got them back today with new frames, and case. No charge.

Gotta love Maui Jims.

I also own a pair of costa's, but they don't compare to the Maui's.

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Old 01-26-2005, 07:34 PM
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Where did you guys send them? I have a pair in need of repair.
Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:10 PM
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Had Maui's for about a year then tried some Costa's and I've never gone back.

I'm sure most all the upper end manufacturers would honor their products equally as well.
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:46 AM
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JoeS, Go to Maui Jim's website, they give instructions.

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Old 01-27-2005, 06:01 AM
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I have both. I understand Mauis have a three year warranty and Costas have a lifetime.

My Mauis are 8 years old and scrathced and frames are worn at the screws....they are/were great glasses...but they are no longer usable


THe Costa's I got recently are the blue lens and seem to cover all angles of your eye....my only issue with the mauis I had was that they did not cover from the side as well..time will tell on the Costas, but I like them better for now...of course, part of it may be the style as well as the lens...
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:00 PM
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Which model Maui Jims are popular? In other words which model works for you when fishing and fits the best? Lots of choices - would be good to get some feedback. Also, where have you guys bought your MJs?
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:30 PM
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Hey local buddy!

My GB 2670 is at Striper Marina in Barrington for it's winter nap.

Let communicate again when the "bass" are back!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:50 PM
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Look at the Rudy Project Sunglasses..........they are awesome!

http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:58 PM
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Thanks Murf I will check it out!
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:06 PM
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Just as an aside. I spoke with my optomotrist today and if you have any sign of UV damage and need to see for your work, A good set of sun glasses should be tax deductable.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:23 PM
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Murf - 1/28/2005 6:50 PM

Look at the Rudy Project Sunglasses..........they are awesome!

http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/
They do have some very neat styles but make sure you get POLARIZED lenses, they sell glasses that are not polarized. I use to do business with them(sold a pair today actually) and think I might start doing business with them again soon.

CRACKASSCRACK.......Totally depends on fram style to get the coverage you desire and Maui Jim and Costa have very similar frame designs throughout the lineup with the exception of the Maui Jim's upper line(which are incredibly comfortable by the way).

The one advantage I think MJ has over Costa Del Mar is the "Maui Rose" lens. It doesn't show up rosy looking to make you look ghey or anything(not that there is anything wrong with that), but IMHO it gives better visibility in all light conditions than Costa's Vermillion lens. If you have never had a Vermillion or Maui Rose colored lens, you should try one. Morning and evening hunting and fishing trips will make you appreciate these lenses for sure.

On the warranty issues, both companies will take care of the customers for anything they feel is a defect and sometimes for more. It is best for the customer to send it in(which drives me crazy b/c I like to take care of my patients and give them that type of service) to reduce potential to charge. Both companies make great glasses and you can't go wrong with either. I carry both in both of my offices.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:24 PM
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EBurrows, Sounds good, I'm out of Nortons Marina in East Greenwich.

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