Done with glasses. Donate or sell?
June 17, 2011 8:26 PM Subscribe
How and where to sell my (gently) used designer frames.
posted by lunalaguna to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm about to have laser eye surgery at the end of the month, which hopefully means no more glasses. I've had a couple of people ask if they could buy my frames; selling them had never occurred to me.
But now that I think about it, I have three pairs of very expensive frames from Anne et Valentin, IC Berlin, and THEO. The A&V frames are discontinued and less than a year old.
Is there a market for used frames? And do I have to take the lenses out? I've heard you can't resell lenses because of the prescription. Any ideas on how much I can sell used frames for that were originally priced between $200 and $500?
Any opinions of whether it's better to donate? I'd usually do this, but I have a highly unusual prescription (-11.00 in the left eye; -5.75 in the right eye). And maybe kids in Africa don't want my weird art frames.
And please don't judge my expensive eyewear tastes. It's one of the only things I sink money into because they're on my face all the time.