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Replacement Lens vs. New Goggles

I have a pair of Oakley A Frames that i've had for years and love. Unfortunately, I took a bad spill this weekend and cracked the inner lens.

Apparently the price of A Frames have either gone up OR I just got a really good deal on them in the past. So should I spend the $70 to $80 for a new pair or pay $45 to replace the lens?



What would you all do?
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If you like the goggle, I suggest buying a new lens. If you want a new model of goggle, buy the new goggle. It wouldn't make sense to buy a whole new set, if you already have a frame. Just buy the lens.
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Don't forget to check ebay and for sale forums for lenses and whole new goggles.

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Don't forget to check ebay and for sale forums for lenses and whole new goggles.
Thanks, I don't think of checking eBay and the for sale section honestly.
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I have a pair of Oakley A Frames that i've had for years and love. Unfortunately, I took a bad spill this weekend and cracked the inner lens.

Apparently the price of A Frames have either gone up OR I just got a really good deal on them in the past. So should I spend the $70 to $80 for a new pair or pay $45 to replace the lens?



What would you all do?
One thing I have been trying to think about when I am in a similar predicament is that if I can fix it, it is one less thing going to the landfill. In this case, just a thin plastic lens versus the goggle frame. It's small, but you never know. I say replace the lens if you like the goggle.
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Sometimes a goggle manufacturer will hook it up. Tell the story and see how givey they are. It is Christmas after all.
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If you're on a budget and love your current goggles, grab a new lens!

I love my A-Frames, I've got two pairs. However I will not go back to them after owning the Smith I/O's

I've got 4 lenses for my I/O's....

But it's kinda tough to find a goggle that one likes, so keep it once you find it ( =

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Depends if you can find a lens for cheap. GF has two pairs of A frames and she got gouged buying a lens by itself. Could have got a complete on sale for same price. Depends on what you can get man
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Yeah I'm doing some heavy looking now. This is what happens when I don't buy a replacement pair for cheap a couple of years ago.
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