Apr 16, 2008 7:47 pm
I'm starting to research for our major renovation. There seems to be vast differences in mixer tap pricing.
I like the gooseneck style mixers and most of the ones in plumbing suppliers like Reece or Tradelink range from $280-$490 which is a big enough variation in price, but I have also seen some similar styles from on-line shops for as little as $99.
Is it like jeans where a more expensive $300 fashion pair might have a bit bettter cut and look more fashionable, but in the end - denim is denim and a$20 pair will also do the job and probably last just as long?
Are is the construction and components similar regardless of price, or do the cheaper mixers break down, or not function as well?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Re: Mixer tapware2
Apr 16, 2008 8:33 pm
I must admit, I'm sorely tempted to try the cheaper online models. But then I hear a little voice coming from my shoulder reminding me " you get what you pay for......you get what you pay for....."
I've bought a cheaper model ( Aust made) in the past & was told by the plumber, when it needed replacing, that it didn't last simply because it was made cheaply. Apparently, the components were of inferior quality.
So, I guess I will be spending more than I really want to & will be buying a well-known Aust brand with a reliable warranty. That's only my opinion.
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