My new hardware -- how cheap is too cheap?
So, the hardware I fell in love with -- Alno Fiore -- was almost $20 for a 4" pull. (Had to look that up.) I was going to steel myself and do it when I found some dirt cheap on Overstock.com. An off brand which only they seem to sell. Stone Mill? Satin nickel like my faucets, not brass as in my dreams. But the 5" pull was $ $3.60. Yes. $3.60. Picture below, with the $2.60 knob that I matched from another Stone Mill suite.
So I'm loving the bargain of the thing. And I love the look. The stuff lays as heavy in the hand as any high end hardware I looked at. The finish looks flawless. So what could go wrong here? How can the same functional thing -- a largish-sized cabinet pull -- vary in price so widely?