Thursday, March 4, 2010

High versus Low: Pop Quiz Time!

It's been a while, so I thought it was time for another pop quiz. One of these mirrored-top tray tables costs $699. The other, $69.99. Can you tell the difference? Place your votes below and I'll let you know the answer tomorrow!

Update: The majority is right. Table A is the Mirrored-Top Tray Table from Horchow and retails for $699. Table B is the Country Living tray side table from Kmart and is currently on sale for $69.99. Sometimes it absolutely pays to shop around!

27 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

I'm guessing table two is the bargain, only bec. of the background. I love both of the tables! Crazy to pay so much when you just know a knock-off is out there somewhere.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

FUN! I love trying to figure out stuff like this...I'd say the top table is the high version, only due to the pattern along the edges of the tray being more detailed. The bases look identical. Regardless, I spend the $69 and walk away with a big smile on my face! Janell

Christy said...

Hmmm this one is hard. I'm guessing A is the pricey one, because the line where the mirror meets the wood is so tight. On the bottom one, there appears to be a bit of a gap. But I could be totally wrong. Fun quiz! Bring 'em on!

Kathysue said...

Averill I already know the answer because I remember when this was posted and I still am in awe of the less expensive one. Love it!! I won't cheat so it will be interesting to see how it comes out. Have a great day!! Kathysue

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I love this post! Can't wait to find out the answer! ;)

ashlina said...

love those trays.....excited for the answer.

Kathysue said...

Averill, thanks for the visit. I know aren't they fun. I actually had spotted that fabric on a pillow way before I set out to do the playroom in fact remember my new crush color? Kelly green. This is in that family and I was beyond thrilled when I found it. Now for the best part, HOMEGOODS. I died and was almost doing the happy dance when it worked and then the linen fabric pillow was another Happy Dance moment. They put these out awhile ago but they still had a lot of them at my HG. They also had it in a lumbar pillow that was cool. Thank you for being such a wonderul, faithful reader of my blog, I love seeing you there, Have a great day. Kathysue

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I only know the answer b/c I did a post on them when they made the rounds. They are so similar aren't they? You'd be crazy to pay the "high".....unless you didn't know what to do with your $$ I suppose. Fun post.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I can't vote - I know the answer via Beth, but I'll be curious as to how many people guess correctly!

Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Just voted. The suspense is killing me! :D

The Zhush said...

I'm in the minority, I think they look almost identical, although the top seems more square!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Oops, I pressed B, I meant to press A based on the hardware.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Cheated a little bit, since I posted about the cheaper one a while back. Isn't it the cutest! Can't believe it's from Kmart!!

Marija said...

Okay I voted though I knew the answer. Is that cheating? But this was so fun I got all caught up in it! And I'll admit that even though I knew the answer I did a double take...

Marija

The Southern Lady said...

The K-Mart table floored me when I first saw it a few weeks back. Such a high-emd look for a low-budget cost!

Elie's Papel said...

I got it totally wrong... have a nice one!

Southern Aspirations said...

Fun post! I couldn't believe the "low-end" KMart one...

Sanity Fair said...

I cheated :) I already saw b on the kmart website. but it is SO CLOSE!

Jane said...

They do look the same. Are you purchasing one?

Style Redux 2 said...

It's wonderful in person-very well made.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm thinking A is the higher-end one because the detailing is a bit more fine, and the styling looks a little higher end. ?? :)

SogniSorrisi said...

Love this! I said Table A, but they look pretty much the same to me.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I opted for A - thinking the more ornate design would be more costly to produce. Eeek...hope I'm right?!!

Both are fabulous, no doubt. Wishing you & Dave a beautiful sunny Houston weekend Averill!

annechovie said...

Amazing disparity, Averill. It DOES pay to shop around. Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun!

Cristin said...

Wow, that is a huge price difference! With two little kids, I would go for the one at Kmart!

xo,
cristin

Haven and Home said...

I could tell the first one was more expensive from the small details but at that price difference who cares!

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