ED Magedson – Founder
Cohen's Fashion Optical50 E 42nd New York, New York USA
Cohen's Fashion Optical Total rip off - Livingsocial "deal" New York New York
I bought a LivingSocial deal to Cohen's for $30 which allegedly gave me a free eye exam and $250 worth of eyeglasses and lens. Good deal right? Well, as soon as I arrive, I get ushered into an eye exam. Common industry practice is to choose your frames first and then get measured for them. After all, you don't go to a shoe store and get your foot sized first before you browse the selection, right? Ok, whatever.
When that's done, I go to the counter and get hit with the cost of the glasses. For High index lens $400, Anti-reflective coating? $200. Frames? You have to buy frames that cost at least $200 more (not mentionedi n the LivingSocial offer as a condition). It all came out to $850 before subtracting the $250. The same exact pair of glasses and lens would have cost me at most $350 at any other optical store. This is a deal??? So I tell them I will walk away.
Fine, they say. Pay us for the eye exam. I give them the LivingSocial voucher - and he says "sorry, it's only good if you buy a pair of glasses with us." Again, not on the voucher. A Livingsocial voucher is not a coupon. It is a pre-paid voucher for goods/services. So I should have gotten an eye exam and $250 towards glasses. Fine, I'll take the eye exam and don't want the glasses. NOPE.
I felt slimey all over. This was the scam all along. They have horrible ratings online. I should have known this was the game. I will be reporting them to the BBB, Attorney General, LivingSocial, and disputing the charge with my credit card company. DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE.
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