Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shopping on an Unlimited Budget...

Ival called me a few days ago with a question about the house.

"I just got the bill from Robertsons.  What does a $700 faucet look like?"

"I don't know.  Why?"

"Well, you picked out a $130 faucet for the kitchen then changed your mind and picked out one for $700."

"No I didn't."

"Yes, you did."

"You're kidding me."


"Shit.  Well, dammit you never gave me a budget when I went to look for plumbing.  You should have given me a budget you know.  I didn't even ask prices, just picked out what I liked.  I guess I have good taste."

I swear I don't remember doing that.  I also found out that my wonderful apron sink was $1,300.  Ival (thankfully) has worked with Robertson Supply for many years and they always give us a price break, but my sink ended up costing $500.  I never would have spent that much money on a sink!

So, the faucet was of course, a special order.  It's half the cost of the item to send it back and then the cost of the new faucet would only save us about $100.  So, I have a lovely super-expensive kitchen faucet.  I know that hubby will remind me of it every time he turns it on.

Because the faucet cost us $700, I wonder what the ACTUAL cost was?  That's what he gets for sending me shopping without a budget.

I will of course post pictures of the faucet once it's installed.  I hope it's guilded with Swarovski crystals.  I love them.  To be honest, I don't remember what this wonderful faucet looks like, but I'm sure I'll love it again!


Anonyvox said...

I get how that can happen. If I see a display of things I like, I can unerringly walk over there and discover that the one I like best is also the most expensive one. What is up with that?

Let me know if you want some unpacking help. It'll be hunting season and I too will be single-parenting for a while.

kate said...

Well, for $700, I think it washes your dishes and vegetables FOR you.

Yes, you have good, EXPENSIVE taste.

Jodi said...

Casey, it would be great fun to have you and Freya come up and spend a day. She could bring a friend and play!

Dee said...

How nice is that. IF it doesn't come with the crystals, you can go to Hobby Lobby and pick up some bling to add to it.