Faucets at plumbing store vs. big box
I am working on my master bath right now, but this is a more general question regarding faucets...
I did my research online from home, chose the faucet I wanted, then my GC got the price form the local plumbing supply and the price was waaaay more than I had expected, based on my research.
He is trying to convince me that the one at the big box/amazon.com is a lesser quality version of the same faucet, hence the lower price. But it has the exact same model number, so doesn't that mean it is the same faucet?
I need two of them, so I'm looking at Significant savings if I buy the lower price, but I'm not going to do that if it is indeed a lesser quality.