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    VSP and $20 frame coupon good at Costco

    Any truth to the Optidirt that some companies are opting in to giving employees with every other year frame coverage a coupon good at Costco?

    I remember their original tag in the 90's- "By OD's for OD's".

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    You mean, Costco is giving a whopping $20 off to "VSP members" that are inbetween frame benefit periods?

    How generous!

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    It's the note explaining Costco has the cheapest frames so take the script there that galls me.

    So we now have to say "You want cheap? We got cheap too!!!".

    PS- Watch those auto fill frame costs- several times now up charges applied that would not if you accept the filled in inaccurate cost.

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    I struggle with that too, Fes.

    How low do we go?

    The traditional puzzle goes like this: "Quality, service, or price? Choose two."

    Quality and service is what we, of course, go for.

    Which would we be less unhappy losing, in order to have "price"? Quality? Or service?


    If we lose "service" then we could have a small collection of decent frames that the patient self-selects, and decent but minimal to no lens choices that the patient can choose off a placard. Sort of the "dollar menu" approach. Minimal time for dispensing and followup and warranty.

    If we lose "quality" then we could have a larger collection of not-so-decent frames that we could style the patient in, and suggest choices for not-so-decent lenses. The optician would help out. You'd still probably have to lose the warranty.

    Which one appeals to you?

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    If we lose "service" then we could have a small collection of decent frames that the patient self-selects, and decent but minimal to no lens choices that the patient can choose off a placard. Sort of the "dollar menu" approach. Minimal time for dispensing and followup and warranty.

    If we lose "quality" then we could have a larger collection of not-so-decent frames that we could style the patient in, and suggest choices for not-so-decent lenses. The optician would help out. You'd still probably have to lose the warranty.

    Which one appeals to you?
    That depends. Does either one come with fries?

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