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Old 08-27-2017, 02:17 PM
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of Costa sunglasses, Jose or harpoon'so but I have found many complaints about the rubber pieces coming apart, specifically the nose piece and having to wait to much time to get it fix an or having to send them back several times for the same issue. It's 2017 and I'm guessing this still happening and they probably haven't found a better solution and I don't want to deal with that, is there any similar style sunglasses without the rubber pieces from costa?
It looks like costa has lifetime warranty which is great but it looks like it's hit or miss and the least I have to depend on the warranty the better.
My other option would be maui Jims which I had but I sent them an email about an issue with them and never heard back from them plus I like the Costa design more.

This would be my first Costa sunglasses.
Old 08-27-2017, 02:21 PM
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I'll never own another pair of Costa sunglasses in my lifetime, their warranty sucks!!!
Old 08-27-2017, 02:26 PM
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I have two pairs. I wear them normally and don't beat on them. I haven't had a problem and I have not filed a warrantee complaint. So far out of box they are excellent quality and I am pleased.

I think the guys that have complaints here are the ones that really beat on their stuff. Some people need that reliability but I do not.
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Warranty is basically $12 if they cover the damage and $50 for a new pair if they don't cover it. I have had good luck with the warranty department several times over about 15 years and 3 or 4 total pairs.
Old 08-27-2017, 02:40 PM
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I guess if you consider beating my stuff after wearing them three times & the glass delaminating after the first month and then they want me to pay to send them back to cover their issue after spending $150 plus on their glasses, I don't think so WRONG!!! I have a pair of Ocean Waves since 1995 that i use for blue marlin fishing and have never had an issue with them.
Old 08-27-2017, 02:41 PM
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Maui Jim MJ sport are some of my personal favorites. But I have a few pairs of costas also
Old 08-27-2017, 03:00 PM
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I like costa more than mjim. The costas seemed to have a sturdier construction and better optics. Have not had any problems with rubber or anything. I've owned many mjims and not sure i would buy any more.

The costa pricing seemed to be lower than mjim as well.

But it really comes down to what feels and looks best to you.
Old 08-27-2017, 03:11 PM
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Have 2 pair of Costas. Yes they will replace/repair them for $24. Pia in that you can only get the fixed if you call by phone and when they decide to pick up. Like them and will buy them again.
Each model is a bit different, some fall apart,mothers wear forever. They keep changing designs so a crap shoot
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I've had my pair of Costa's about 3 years now and have begun wearing them as my daily sunglasses as well as fishing. I use to wear Oakley's day to day. I have not had one problem with the Costas. I'd buy them again in a heartbeat. In fact, I plan on buying a couple more pair for different lighting conditions.
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The rubber does come off, but for 12 bucks and a 10-14 wait you get a new pair of frames. I really don't mind getting fresh glasses for 12 bucks, but that's just me.
Old 08-27-2017, 03:23 PM
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My rubber came off,I just kept going.
Old 08-27-2017, 03:27 PM
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I've NEVER gotten out of Costa factory for anything less the $100. Probably 8 times or more.
Old 08-27-2017, 03:28 PM
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I'll never spend another dime with that company. $250 glasses that need to be repaired once a year.
Old 08-27-2017, 03:33 PM
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My rubber cam off used gorilla glue. Lenses bullet proof. Send them back for $12.00 they make brand new.
I'll never own anything else.
Maui Jim wanted like $50 for fix
Old 08-27-2017, 03:53 PM
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Switched from Costas to Ocean Waves ... great move
Old 08-27-2017, 03:56 PM
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I have a pair of Jose (JO98) as my daily wear. 580P blue lenses. There is no separate rubber nosepiece that can be lost or come off of these. Paid around $150. They've seen alot of fish. When I lose these, I'll replace with the same.
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I have two pairs, jose and fantail. The rubber came off the nose bridge on the fantail.

I also have a pair of smith chromapop.. these are pretty good as well.
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I have Smith Guide Series now. For my uses, they can't be beat and I beat on them a lot. Lifetime warranty and they mean it - fast too. Great glasses, I don't think I'll ever go elsewhere as long as they keep it going they way they have been.

Chuck
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I love my Costa Permit. Got from eBay, $170 to my door green 580G lens
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On my second set of Jose's... The rubber trim molding will come off. I think I'm done with Costa. I hear good things about Smith however.

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