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Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby marcs350z » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi Guys,

I have the chance to get a pair of Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong for free essentially, through a rewards system I'm with. Obviously Lance Armstrong/Livestrong is a bit contraversial. Is it so bad that I should avoid getting these, even though they are free? The only use I would get out of them is when I'm cycling, so if I can't wear them cycling then I might as well use my points on something else. Appreciate your thoughts on this topic, cheers.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:42 pm

Seriously ? You'd let that get in the way of a free pair of good glasses ??

Send them here, I couldn't give a monkeys about lance and his carry on.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby Summernight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:44 pm

They're free. And Oakleys. I wouldn't hesitate, even with Livestrong. The Livestrong stuff could wear off anyway.

Edit: just had a look at a picture of them and if the only connection to Livestrong is a bit of yellow on the sunglasses then not many people will make the connection.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby marcs350z » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:54 pm

They are free in the sense that I don't have to fork out a single dollar for them. But I can always use the points to purchase other goods, that's why I was wondering how bad the situation is. There is also Livestrong laser etched on the the left lense, but you prob won't see it unless face to face.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby nathp » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:00 pm

I think something to keep in mind is Livestrong is a cancer charity that does good work, the association with Lance should deter supporting them even if its free... IMO.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby marcs350z » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:06 pm

Did you mean "shouldn't" deter supporting them? Good point there.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby Summernight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:10 pm

nathp wrote:I think something to keep in mind is Livestrong is a cancer charity that does good work, the association with Lance shouldn't deter supporting them even if its free... IMO.


There is a point of contention with Livestrong and whether they are the best charity to put money towards with or without Lance. But that is a matter of personal preference.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby nathp » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:26 am

marcs350z wrote:Did you mean "shouldn't" deter supporting them? Good point there.

Haha yeah, fat fingers on the phone.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby riles » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:28 am

nathp wrote:I think something to keep in mind is Livestrong is a cancer charity that does good work, the association with Lance should deter supporting them even if its free... IMO.


agreed! i ride quite often in a livestrong kit, purchased because of the work that they do for cancer research - something that has affected my family several times....if people think lower of you because your wearing a pair of oakleys with some livestrong branding on them - then those people are generally going to be the low lifes IMO
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby marcs350z » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:48 am

Sorry to hear about your family and cancer riles. I have ordered the glasses, seems like most people are like me and don't really care about the connection to Lance Armstrong.
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Re: Oakley Sunglasses Flak Jacket XLJ Livestrong

Postby riles » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:04 pm

marcs350z wrote:Sorry to hear about your family and cancer riles. I have ordered the glasses, seems like most people are like me and don't really care about the connection to Lance Armstrong.


i still happily wear my livestrong band and have done so since mid 2006, i for a longtime thought Armstrong was a superhuman who had beaten the odds and got on with life - apparently thats now not all correct!

glad to hear that the small narrow minded community didnt effect your decision - and infact quite envious of the fact your getting those sunglasses! :D
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