7 of the Best Places to Find Authentic Cheap Ray-Bans – And How to Spot the Fakes
What’s the meaning of life? Why is the sky blue? Where can I find cheap Ray-Bans? These are questions that we as humanity often ask. Luckily for you, we can answer one of them. If you’re in the market for some new Ray-Bans, or if you’re curious if it is at all possible to not shell out over $100 for a sweet pair, the following tips will help.
The Super Seven: Where to Find the Best Ray-Ban Deals
Over the course of 2017 and into 2018, we’ve seen certain retailers go above and beyond when offering excellent prices on Ray-Bans. Most of these are year-around goodies, but it behooves you to always check Brad’s Deals to see if we’ve got the hookup on exclusive deals. Here are the all stars that we would be remiss not to mention by name.
And the winner goes to… Overstock. Without fail, Overstock will have roughly 150 great Ray-Ban styles under $100 in their sale section. All the time. As of March 2018, there are sunglasses as low as $66. Even better, shipping is always free.
Like Overstock, TIMEPIECE has a stellar section which lets you filter Ray-Bans under $100. Adult styles start at $69; there are 20 styles under $70 at the moment, and this will likely remain unchanged throughout the year.
TIMEPIECE features a wide range of unisex styles, including the hip Clubround Sunglasses and classic Wayfarers. It’s definitely in your best interest as a savvy shopper to check Overstock and TIMEPIECE first, as opposed to sites like Amazon, as counterintuitive as it seems, because with Amazon you have to hurdle untrustworthy sellers, knockoffs, and used pairs. Plus, selection and availability just aren’t as great!
JomaShop usually has around 70 styles of Ray-Bans for $70. This number may fluctuate seasonally, but we would say this is a general rule. Additionally, it isn’t uncommon to find great discounts for JomaShop on our site. Brad’s Deals editor Candace Massari, who works closely with JomaShop, said, “We work with JomaShop to secure exclusive offers that can’t be found anywhere else. Since 2017, we’ve shared 60 amazing exclusive prices with our readers that beat the competition.” Before hitting Jomashop, always check to see if we have a better price or exclusive code that isn’t available on their website.
TimeToShade is famous for their excellent selection of Ray-Ban Rx frames. But every now and then, they run their famous Big Frame Sale, which features prices on Ray-Ban eyeglasses AND sunglasses as low as $50. Like Jomashop, TimeToShade runs exclusive deals with us. In February and early March of 2018, we joined forces and knocked an extra 50% off more than 50 styles. Some of our readers even commented that the prices were so good that they bought their first pair through us at TimeToShade. So wait for that perfect sale when it comes—because it will come again!
BLINQ is different among the Super Seven in that they are able to offer extreme discounts on “open box” Ray-Bans. Open box means they look and feel new but may come in worn packaging. This accounts for about half of their selection. This is why they’re able to offer prices as low as $45, and in most cases, 60% off retail.
If you’re the type of person who likes to browse at length, Rakuten has around 600 discounted Ray-Bans at any given time. They are especially notable for their selection of junior styles. But beware of the seller rating and the country they’re selling from. If the rating is less than 85% or if the seller has sold less than 50 reviews, it may be best to move on.
Shnoop is a gold mine for eye-popping deals on not only Ray-Ban, but Oakley, Persol, and Tom Ford. Although there are usually less than 20 styles available, we work with Shnoop to offer exclusive discounts. So check back occasionally to see if we have a code for $5 or even $10 off classic Ray-Bans.
Use Google Shopping
Google’s shopping tool may be your best bet if you already have a specific style in mind. Say you want to find the best price on the popular Ray-Ban RB2140 Wayfarers. You can type it into Google Shopping and the search engine will produce the lowest price online for that model. Keep in mind that Google Shopping doesn’t take into account exclusive offers on deal sites like ours, so you may want to search for your preferred Ray-Ban style on our site first, as always, in addition to Google Shopping to make sure.
Get Deal Alerts!
Only the smartest shoppers use our Deal Alerts. What’s a Deal Alert? Get notified whenever your favorite brand or product goes live at Brad’s Deals. Just enter the search term ‘Ray Ban’ into our search and then click ‘Create Alert’. This will ensure you’re always one step ahead.
How to Spot the Fakes
There are certain telltale signs that a pair of Ray-Bans are fake. Oftentimes unethical sellers won’t make it clear that the sunglasses they are selling are inauthentic. Here are a few important tips to separate the wheat from the chaff:
1) Check the box to see if the manufacturer is Luxottica. If the manufacturer is not Luxottica, you might have a knockoff.
2) The Ray-Ban logo should be on the side of the glasses.
3) The arms of the glasses should feature the model, color code, and size.
4) Ray-Bans should feel heavy; if they feel light, you might have a pretender.
5) The box will invariably contain a cloth, a case, and brochures.
6) And finally, always check the warranty. Warranties are especially important when it comes to expensive, brittle items like Ray-Ban sunglasses.