Have you heard this before?
I am about to start finishing my basement. The GC I have selected has been good to work with so far.
We have an allowance and they asked us to go to a bathroom/electrical fixtures place. The place seemed nice. We chose a Kohler sink and delta faucet. For lights we were told to choose from catalogs if we did not like the lights in the showroom.
I haven't seen the quote yet but the person helping us told us that it will be list price for everything. The Kohler sink we chose had a list price of $577. Home Depot sells the same sink for $414. Amazon.com ships the same sink to my home for $389.
I told the GC that I want to buy it on my own. I got a push back. I was told that his plumber will not stand behind the product so there will be no warranty. I was also told that the items that Kohler sells to the big box retailers may have the same model number but their quality is not the same. I was told the their supplier will have sink that will have the same model number and brand but it will be of better quality.
I am having a hard time believing this. Have you heard this before. I don't like being lied to. If I had been told that builder would rather supply the fixtures I would have been fine. I was given allowances so I had assumed that I can buy from any place I want.
Let me know if you have heard anything like this.