Bargain lighting and plumbing stores : sometimes you get what you pay for
Unfortunately sometimes those bargains are, well - more than you bargained for.
Case in point:
A friend found a great deal on a fixture at one of the many discount building supply stores in town. Great piece, great price. Or so they thought.
On closer inspection, our friend realized that the colours of the various parts of the fixture didn't match. There was not one, not two, but THREE shades of chrome.
The General Contractor had to go to the store not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES due to problems with the fixture.
The plumbers had to install the fixture TWICE.
In the end, our friend gave up and bought a better quality fixture from a reputable dealer, having spent three times the value of the initial fixture in labour costs.
The moral of the story?
When buying fixtures for your home that you will use every day, remember to invest your money wisely. They will see heavy wear and tear; you'll appreciate the lifetime warranty that is offered on quality fixtures by most reputable dealers.
We don't think much about our kitchen faucet or shower head, but you'll quickly realize how much you use them if they don't function properly.
If you are using it every day, you're going to want it to work. Spend your money accordingly.