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January 18, 2007

Compare and Be Spared

P10368031Couldn't help but notice the similarities between our previous post on Vitra's La Monroe sink and the White Vessel and Vitreous China Vessel lav sinks in the budget shopper's best friend,

All three sinks are white with a flat installation ledge at the back for a single hole faucet.  The overall look of each sink is similar, with differences in bowl shapes ranging from angle of sides to the vertical back of the Vitra sink. These are subtle and, although the La Monroe's upright back is unique, you may or may not remember that when faced with a major price difference. 

P10424767The Overstock sinks sell for $119.99 and $149.99 respectively, with $2.95 shipping. But what are the quality differences?  Vitra's version is made of fire clay. Overstock's--we don't know the brand name of the sinks--are made of vitreous china.  Size is roughly the same on all three. Overstock's White Vessel does not come with a drain, not sure about Vitra's.  Neither of Overstock deals sports the 10 year warranty of the Vitra model, although you can return them within 30 days for a full refund. Depending on the who it is, the manufacturer of the sinks on the Big O might offer their own support, too.

The choice is yours, and it's always good to know you have options.

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