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Old 07-19-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Good look finding anything of quality in that place or American made for that matter. If I didn't know any better I would think that BB&B was a Chinese company.

Aren't ALL retailers?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Aren't ALL retailers?
Just the cheap ones that have no morals. I would check Williams & Sonoma for a decent scale. They tend to be more high-end and carry more American made products.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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No, No, No.
Williams Sonoma takes the wholesale price, probably of a Chinese product, and QUADRUPLES it. I am not fond of tossing my money away on a name.

I want quality at value and they can take the WS's, the Gucci's, the Prada's and the Louis Vuitons, Calvin Kleins and shove 'em where the sun don't shine.

I certainly am not out to impress anyone with my bathroom scale.

Cheap and accurate is all I ask.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:23 AM
 
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Don't forget to go online to Bed and Bath and give them your email, they will send you a 20% of coupon to print out. And if you add yourself to there mailing list they send you coupons about once a month $5 off $15 or 20% one item in the mail. I never go there without a coupon.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Thank you livingsingle. That might prove very useful.

(I got to Herald Square yesterday. Penney's had NO scales, and Macy's had only two digitals, neither of which appealed to me and both of which were overpriced. Jack's had a BUNCH of them, a lot of them opened and obviously returned, the models didn't work at all, and I don't trust their return policy. So nothing yet.)
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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No, No, No.
Williams Sonoma takes the wholesale price, probably of a Chinese product, and QUADRUPLES it. I am not fond of tossing my money away on a name.

I want quality at value and they can take the WS's, the Gucci's, the Prada's and the Louis Vuitons, Calvin Kleins and shove 'em where the sun don't shine.

I certainly am not out to impress anyone with my bathroom scale.

Cheap and accurate is all I ask.
Williams Sonoma is upscale and usually offers quality American made or Western European products.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Williams Sonoma is WAY overpriced and I want utilitarian, not "precious."

"Oh look, a chrome back scratcher, and only $150."
Williams Sonoma is for walking through went I want to be amused.

"Oh look a $340 toaster...and guess what, it makes TOAST"
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...30-231169041-2
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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Williams Sonoma is WAY overpriced and I want utilitarian, not "precious."
Further off-topic, but where can I buy an adequate toaster in the $50 to $100 range?
I get it I can purchase a disposable toaster for $10. And when it breaks, buy another. For all the toast and PopTarts I make, that's sadly cheaper in the long-run than buying this $340 industrial model. It's a shame that there isn't a middle ground where one can buy reasonable quality (like stuff my not-rich grandparents bought in the 1930s).

Bringing it back, before Bay Plaza, I sold Fuller Brush in Co-op City in the late 1970s. Anything anyone bought then from Fuller Brush if it wasn't abused may still be working. But very few people bought anything because they could buy something that did the job for the moment for a third the price, and it was even less clear that the high quality cleaning chemicals (that Fuller was pushing, because when something is that good you don't get a lot of repeat sales) were worth the money.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Further off-topic, but where can I buy an adequate toaster in the $50 to $100 range?
I get it I can purchase a disposable toaster for $10. And when it breaks, buy another. For all the toast and PopTarts I make, that's sadly cheaper in the long-run than buying this $340 industrial model. It's a shame that there isn't a middle ground where one can buy reasonable quality (like stuff my not-rich grandparents bought in the 1930s).

Bringing it back, before Bay Plaza, I sold Fuller Brush in Co-op City in the late 1970s. Anything anyone bought then from Fuller Brush if it wasn't abused may still be working. But very few people bought anything because they could buy something that did the job for the moment for a third the price, and it was even less clear that the high quality cleaning chemicals (that Fuller was pushing, because when something is that good you don't get a lot of repeat sales) were worth the money.
I got a Hamilton Beach toaster over, with a toast slot on the top in 2007 for about $40-$50 at Target and still works.
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