Several months ago, there was a shop to buy several pairs of glasses online and then to return some of them. There was a lot of discussion about the shop and some skepticism, but these went quickly. For those who did the shop, how did it turn out? Was it worth it? Did you come out ahead and get to keep at least one pair of glasses?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2020 02:14PM by MSF.
Funny enough a different MSC (non-US based, and you usually have to email to get assignments) recently started taking feelers for what may be a similar shop (order glasses, return four, get a partial reimbursement for the 5th).
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2020 06:21PM by NinS.
Stay away from these shops. Its $7.50 per shop and will take you at least 3 hours per shop. You have to fill out surveys on the MSP and client's website and upload screenshots and emails.You have to call, email and chat on each website before you can place the order. The client website survey is partially in French. You have to buy the glasses (about $1K total out of pocket, assume 30 days to return and then you get a refund), then return them (which requires a phone call as they are prescription glasses so you have to call and ask for return approval - which they will try and talk you out of doing), then you send another email and do another online chat, and then you take them back to UPS to return. You do this whole routine 4 times for $7.50 each. You absolutely do not come out ahead. Its a time suck. You can keep one of the pairs of glasses, for which they will reimburse you only $50 - which doesn't cover 1/2 of a pair of prescription glasses. Its absolutely not worth the time and the US scheduler is beyond rude. You are much better off just buying your glasses and saving yourself all the redundant work for less than $10 each.
Thanks for the info., @Cassiespark. I thought the shop covered the cost of a pair of glasses. For only a partial reimbursement and small fee, it does not sound worth it at all. I wonder if the current company that has the shop has the same guidelines/reimbursement/fee.