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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.



    Quote Originally Posted by UlteriorModem View Post
    They say that one way to 'check' the glasses is to look around at bright lights. If you see anything other than the sun there no good.
    I was reading something like that as well on the AAS website. The site did mention some exceptions, like the filament on clear light bulbs or some bright led bulbs like the light on your smart phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jroberts44 View Post
    I was reading something like that as well on the AAS website. The site did mention some exceptions, like the filament on clear light bulbs or some bright led bulbs like the light on your smart phone.
    I can confirm that. I have a pair of genuine APO glasses. I can see the bright LED on my phone.

    I also can see the LED on my super bright tactical flashlight.

    Both are visible as a dim orange-ish square.

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    When it came to the glasses I bought back in January, I went with the Celestron version. I remember thinking that even though they were more expensive than some of the others, I trusted the name - and some of the others felt like shops that had started up to make a killing on the event, so no worries on that front for me.

    I know from reviews read months ago that not all camera filters are designed to protect your eyes, so haven't been using mine for looking through the viewfinder. It is kind that Amazon is refunding my purchase price for them, but it won't change how I use the screw-on filter. I feel a bit guilty about it, but don't think I'll ask them not to refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoest219 View Post
    We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.
    This is sad and kind of unfair (and cruel too ) Last time I went to Best Buy and saw a stand with glasses...maybe you can try? I hope those guys in Amazon will at least return the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10538 View Post
    Hey Luis!
    I too bought mine from Agena because they had the Baader name on them. I bought some from Lowes for my office staff. I've got to check those to make sure they are OK!
    Well, I haven't built the filter for my scope and binos yet but I trust more in Agena than in Amazon
    I just need to be quiet building the filter. I don't want to make too much noise for the clouds to notice it
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    Quote Originally Posted by musiclucho View Post
    This is sad and kind of unfair (and cruel too ) Last time I went to Best Buy and saw a stand with glasses...maybe you can try? I hope those guys in Amazon will at least return the money.
    Amazon is issuing refunds. I don't know if they are taking the financial hit for it in the end or are going after the questionable vendors that sold through their site. I would hope the latter as I would imagine it's no small change in the big scheme of things.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Probably cheaper than a class action lawsuit. Can you imagine millions claiming permanent eye damage from faulty eclipse glasses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmos63 View Post
    Amazon is issuing refunds. I don't know if they are taking the financial hit for it in the end or are going after the questionable vendors that sold through their site. I would hope the latter as I would imagine it's no small change in the big scheme of things.
    The problem is that some of the vendors Amazon deems to be questionabe, are in fact, certified, safe, and 100 percent legit. For example, Spectrum, and Agena Astro. Agena has even released a statement on their facebook, saying their products are completely safe and certified, and that Amazon's claims are "completely untrue, and incorrect".

    It will be interesting, to see how this all unfolds. I fear, with Amazon's size and financial security, it might be some of the legitimate astronomical vendors that pay the ultimate price, which will filter down to us, the consumers of the hobby.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    I got mine from Lunt and the second purchase through Amazon were also Lunt products.
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    Agent Astro is getting ......... by Amazon.


    Manish Panjwani's Los Angeles-based astronomy product business, AgenaAstro, has sold three times its average monthly revenue in the past month. Ninety-five percent is related to the solar eclipse. He hired seven extra temporary workers just to help with the pre-eclipse boom.

    Panjwani's eclipse glasses come from two NASA-approved sellers: Thousand Oaks Optical in Arizona and Baader Planetarium in Germany. He said he provided documentation to Amazon proving the products' authenticity weeks ago, with no response from Amazon.

    On Saturday morning, he woke up to 100 emails from customers after Amazon issued a recall for his products.

    "People have some of the best glasses in the world in their hands right now and they don't believe in that product," he said. "They're out there looking for something inferior."

    Panjwani said Amazon is temporarily retaining some of his profits because of the recall.He also has almost 5,000 glasses at an Amazon warehouse, which customers can no longer purchase.

    "That's just sitting there. I cannot sell it and I cannot get it back in time for the eclipse," he said.



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    Amazon recalls eclipse glasses; U.S. sellers stunned by sudden move | KGW.com


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