September 16, 2009

Discount Lighting Finds: Price Match Game

Time for another price match up game.  I've noticed that many of  my favorite stores are carrying very similar home decor items, including lighting fixtures.  Prices can be drastically different between stores for very similar items.  With a little digging, you can often find a cheaper version of your favorite lighting fixture that you many have seen is some pricier home stores.  Can you tell these expensive lighting fixtures apart from their less pricey counterparts?

Guess which lighting fixtures are the cheapest and most expensive:

Arched glass gothic style lantern lighting fixture with candle bulbs:


Woven rattan/wicker pendant lamp:


 Bronze/metal antique style candle chandelier:


Give up?  Here are the answers, from cheapest to most expensive lighting fixture:

Arched glass lantern:
#1 Walmart - $49

#2  Bellacor - $50
#5  Home Depot - $133
#3  Pottery Barn - $269
#4  Williams-Sonoma -$700 (on sale from $995.  Yikes!)


Woven pendant lamp:
#1  Ikea - $50
#2  Pottery Barn - $50 (on sale from $129)
#3  West Elm - $199


Candle Chandelier:
#3  Walmart - $110
#4  West Elm - $169
#1  Home Depot - $269
#2  Pottery Barn - $349


How did you do?  Could you tell which were the discount lighting fixtures?  Do you think the more expensive ones are worth the money?

4 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh very fun game! Great picks. Gotta love Walmart. I gotta saw lately them and Kmart have really been stepping it up!

- Sarah :-) said...

Oh wow - I was WAY off!! And no. Totally not worth the money. Not at all!

Cristin said...

the west elm woven pendant is great.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I think you can go cheaper on light fixtures, we definitely did. But, I have to admit, I would pay more to avoid Wal-Mart. I have a terrible disdain for the store. (PS - I just added you to my Google Reader. Love the blog.)