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Left in the dark by ClearSight night driving glasses

Not only was I ripped off, they sent me a fradulant tracking number, and My Bank called me this morning  to ask me if I was moving to LosAngles, California.

get money backOctober 28, 2017: One of many complaints about ClearSight on file at RipoffReports.  There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.  Contact information:

Web site: ClearSight
10024 N Taryne St., Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: (415) 727-8750
email: contact@clearsightglassesco.com (I found a complaint that this address doesn’t work)

Ridiculous claims: -1.  Comfortable 1-size-fits-all design.”  Anybody who wears prescription glasses knows this can’t be true.

Suspicious location: -1.  “10024 N Taryne St., Hayden, ID 83835” is an office/warehouse building; in this four-year-old picture it was for sale.  That’s not suspicious.  But this partial list of other businesses using this address, some dubious, is.

  • hqDollar Fulfillment
  • Positive Vibez
  • Vanika Jewelry
  • Locket Kingdom
  • How 2 Publishing
  • Macek Consulting
  • Invisible Body Shaper
  • Shurkleen Carpet Cleaning
  • Klein’s Home Improvement
  • SafeSound Personal Alarm

Onerous terms: 0.  I see little to object to in the easy-to-read terms.  I’ll note that they don’t guarantee that their glasses are fit for any use, nor that anything they say is true.

Ads, spam, robocalls: +1.  You can opt in to receive emailed advertising, and opt out.

Lying and deception: +1.  None found.

Obfuscation: -1.  Constant popups about other people who have supposedly ordered glasses.  Also; “Stock is extremely limited: Sell Out Risk: HIGH.

got himPhony reviews: -1.  On-site testimonials are fake.  I checked the picture of one of them and it’s all over the internet.

bevelCrummy product: 0.  All ClearSight definitely says about the glasses is that they are tinted yellow and are “anti-reflectory.”  It isn’t clear whether this means they have an anti-reflective coating.  ClearSight doesn’t say they are polarized.  One of the pictures on the ClearSight web site shows a lens with a bevelled edge.  That looks like a wrap-around bifocal; I doubt it would be helpful.

Overpriced: +1. ClearSight is asking $20 for a pair.  It seems pretty easy to “win” a second nearly-free pair for which you pay the shipping charge.  So, say, $10 a pair.  Amazon has several yellow-tinted drivers’ glasses offerings, including this pair for $8 that is polarized and comes with a case.

Bad service: -1.  I see complaints of slow or no delivery.  One person writesThe money has already been taken out of my account, where are my glasses?  They were ordered on October 6th, 2017?”  “I placed an order and never received the night vision glasses.  No way to contact them.  Website not available. No way to track the shipping number they gave me.  It is a scam.  They just kept my money,writes another.

Total score; -1

Unauthorized charges: I’ve seen some complaints about this, but it looks like the real problem is slow delivery.  Some of the small sellers collect orders until they have enough money to buy a case of whatever they’re selling.  A bad sign; ClearSight doesn’t accept PayPal.

Conclusion: Buy some drivers’ glasses at your pharmacy.  There you can try them on and test them and, if necessary, return them without a hassle.

 

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Blinded by Night Sight HD glasses

I have ordered Night sight glasses from Elite Savings club for 29 $ (Buy 1 and get 2). … but they have charged me 59 $ plus 20$ shipment and task. The worst thing is that those glasses are terrible, they are like ordinary sun glasses, I can’t see anything in the night with them.

This is from a reader in Croatia.  8/30/17 update; the company behind this offer has been changed to Bargain Club Sale.  Contact information:

LIZA SERIES LLC
5173 Waring Rd #12,
San Diego, CA 92120, United States
phone: 1-877-885-4114
email: support@bargainclub.sale
In the UK: HDE Trading LTD.
Kemp House 152-160 City Road
London EC1V 2NX

Updated August 30, 2017: There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.

Ridiculous claims: -1.  “Night Sight HD is voted the #1 solution for safe driving in the evening and night …”  By whom?

Suspicious location: -1.  5173 Waring Rd #12, San Diego, CA 92120 is a mailbox.  It’s shared by several other dubious Bargain Club Sale enterprises.corporate

Onerous terms: -1guarantee

  • Despite being way too long for a pair of sunglasses, the terms say nothing about a guarantee/warranty period.
  • They charge a 30% restocking fee on warranty and satisfaction returns, unless they shipped you a damaged or wrong product.
  • They don’t guarantee that the glasses are suitable for any use; nor that anything they say is true.
  • You can’t sue them, join a class-action suit, or join a group arbitration.

Ads, spam, robocalls: -1

  • They’ll beam ads at you and spam you; you can opt out.
  • They’ll share your data with other companies that will do the same.
  • If they sell their company, your data is part of the deal.

Lying and deception: -1

  • The Night Sight HD fits easily over prescription lenses and designed to be overlay on glasses while driving.”  Anybody who wears prescription glasses knows that putting on a second pair of glasses is uncomfortable.  Clip-ons that fasten to the front of prescription frames are tolerable, but not a complete second pair.
  • …it guarantees enhanced clarity instantly!”  A careful reader will suspect that this is not a guarantee, and she will be correct.  Buried in the T&Cs I find:
All product specifications, performance data and other information on the Website is for informational and illustrative purposes only, and do not constitute a guarantee or representation that the products will conform to such specifications or performance data.
  • On the first page they show a price of $29.95 for a pair of glasses plus a “free” pair.  But on the order form, in faint print, they show the real price; $59.90.  My correspondent confirmed this price.  So much for “Free.”

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Obfuscation: -1.  Once you go to the order form, you can’t escape it; your browser’s back-button is disabled.

Phony reviews: -1.  Testimonials by people with no last names.

Crummy product: 0.  All I can tell for sure about NightSight HD glasses is that they are polarized.  So are lots of other glasses.

Overpriced: -1.  Elite Savings Club is charging $30 per pair (see “Lying and deception” above).  Amazon has several offerings in this price range; in particular, polarized clip-ons for $9.

75% discount: +1.  False.

Total score; -7

Unauthorized charges: CREDIT CARD RISK ALERT.

  • Elite Savings Club doesn’t accept PayPal.  And the reason is clear; they’re going to charge twice what you probably expected.
  • It looks like they’re running a hidden subscription scam.  On the bottom of the order form, in small print; “This order includes a FREE 30 Day pass to Exclusivity Store.”  Remember how “Free” panned out on the free second pair of glasses.  And what happens after 30 days?  Buried in the T&Cs I find; “Your request for termination, whether by phone or email, will be processed within 3-5 business days …

Advice: AllAboutVision.com advises regular eye exams for older drivers, in particular if they have diabetes.  The web page includes specifications for recommended night-driving prescription glasses.

Conclusion: Buy some polarized glasses at your pharmacy.  There you can be sure what they’ll cost, try them on, buy just one pair, and easily return them if you don’t like them.