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Ordering Contacts Online?

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    Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 5:47pm
Has anyone done this?  Can you give me a recommendation on a site/company to use?  DH just got a new contact prescription, but the Air Optix aqua that he needs are $39 a box at Walmart.  I found them a bunch of places online for a lot cheaper, but I'm leery of doing it without any experience to know whether or not it's a reputable company, how long they'll take to come in, etc.  Thanks for any help!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 3boysMom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 5:50pm
Wal-mart price matches so you could print off the rates of the other sites and take them to WM to get the better rate too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rebekahc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 5:58pm
Hmmm--I didn't think of that! I wonder if it works for the vision center, or if that is an independent sort of business housed within the WalMart?
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Well, I just called, and they don't price match, so boo.  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote northwind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 6:24pm
I've ordered through 1-800 Contacts online before.  It went fine.  I can't remember lead times or anything like that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RebeccaL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 11:48pm
I had a HORRIBLE experience with 1-800 contacts (phone ordering before web ordering).

I really liked clearlycontacts.ca and I think the American website is coastalcontacts.com but they are the same company.  they even will allow you to pay AFTER you receive your order.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 3boysMom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2012 at 9:31am
If the vision center is owned by wm then they price match. I used to work there. Also all wm orders are processed through 1800contacts.
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Thanks for the replies, ladies!  We'll see how the order turns out, but I ended up going with 1800 contacts.  They had a really easy price match policy (the vision center manager wouldn't do it).  All I did was call the number and talked with someone, and she pulled up the competitor's site and matched everything, including free shipping.  So, it was only $19 something a box instead of $38 and I was done in 5 minutes.  Also, they moved the status from "verifying RX" to "shipped" within 4 hours of my phone call, so hopefully they'll be here soon and everything will be good to go.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GoldenEmpress Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 9:53am
Rebekah, what website did you find them so cheap on?  I'm going to try that the next time I get contacts!  Last time it was $150 some odd bucks for 4 boxes!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rebekahc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 11:36am
I just gogled the kind of contact lenses I wanted and it came up with a bunch of sites that were all really cheap--around the same price.  I think it was lens direct or lens savers or something like that.  It doesn't really matter what website it is, just find a cheap one and then 1800 contacts will match it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 3boysMom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 11:46am
I'm really appalled at the VCM. WM has very explicit rules about price matching and there is a box on the order screen where you anjust the price. I'd go over her head and complain, but I'm glad you got it worked out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rebekahc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 11:51am
Yes, I was thinking that I might do something like that just to let them know that they could have had my business but didn't get it and why.  We'll see if I actually take the time to do it, though!  LOL
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