Thursday, February 11, 2010

i feel compelled to make a point

i haven't made a strong point in a good while.


these tables are from oomph. and yes, they are cute as all get out.

and here are the dimensions, and pricing, respectively:
40", 19", 33"H $1330
8.5", 18" 20"H $360
8", 18", 20"H $420
16", 16", 20"H $460

they are wood, and lacquered in sherwin williams paint.

and here's a shot of the scale you can put it all in perspective. that pillow is about to eat the $460 table.
Screen shot 2010-02-11 at 5.42.40 PM
this is not an acceptable price. this is downright unreasonable. i saw them in person at the gift show and i had a oomph of my own due to sticker shock. i cannot abide by this. i'm going to sell you cuteasallgetup lacquered tables for $75 and sleep well at night.

53 comments:

Julie said...

I totally agree. So cute, but so tiny and so EXPENSIVE for so little!

lovesbubbly said...

the legs look like you would clean your teeth with them. i'm not confident they would hold my cocktail.

my favorite and my best said...

that is bullshit is what that is.

Emily said...

Point well made! I don't think that that table could hold the weight of $450.00!!

Victoria said...

GREAT point. For a second I thought "Cute tables! Perhaps I will get one for my living room."

Record scratch...

not for $450!!!!!!!!!!

Becolorful said...

I so agree. How bad is it when you look at something like that and think, "I could do something like that"?

I would like to post this at my next show/sale.... I work in painted furniture. My prices are nothing like that. Come to think of it, I'm one amazing bargain. :)

Claire said...

Agreed. Completely. This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I'd spent more time in a wood shop. Seriously.

ash said...

OMG! I have always been a fan of your blog. Read it everyday and I love it when you lay the shame. I look forward to buying a table from you.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Amen, AMEN.

You think that's bad? Check this out...

http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2010/01/dear-furniture-mart.html

Kelly

House and Life said...

Amen sister. I would love to have one nestled against my new wing chair (pulled out of the garbage and recovered,thank you) but not for 500 bucks. Come on OOMPH! Recession!!!

brynalexandra said...

AMEN!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

When they first appeared, I had a feeling the prices would be insane...I could be wrong, but the impression I got was that some ladies who lunch from Westport thought it'd be fun to do something design-y.

I'm shocked by the prices. There's definitely a market for them, but that market does not occupy the same tax bracket as I do.

julia wheeler said...

point well made! i like it! will you ship?! :)

doug said...

if your blog had a Like Button, I'd click on it

Erin said...

Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Antro didn't pick up that line. Bastards.

boops said...

who the...what the...why the....i can't....

Catie Cannon said...

I was reading Elle Decor magazine today and I saw your store featured in it! I'm a Raleigh resident and can't wait to come visit!!!

sketch42 said...

They looked tiny in real life. But they were selling show samples on the sneak at the show for $150. I still didnt buy it. Cute though.

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

ummm hello sticker shock!! they're cute but so not worth that price tag!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Totally cute and you're totally right! Funny! Seriously, if you start manufacturing them, put me on the list to buy one!!

Amanda Calhoun said...

thank you thank you.
i wish i lived close to you so i could buy everything in your store!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Ridiculous! Though I love the clover-shaped table {what is the official name for that shape??}, I would never spend so much for a teeny tiny table! Who do they think they are??

Erin said...

When you get them in, I'll come buy one! $450 for a teeny tiny table is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

The pricing is excessive.

But. There is a lot of detailing in these tables: the inset linen tops, the delicate shapings of the tops...and the lacquer is beautifully done: It's not just high-gloss house paint, it's the real deal. Not saying the tables are worth $460, but you can't accurately duplicate all that detail, and make a profit, with a price of $75.

(But I admire your outrage.)

Taylor said...

I hate overpriced furniture unless it is amazing and I can in no way replace it with something else for the same effect or make it myself. Those tables are definitely not amazing enough to be priced that high!

Ms. Bright said...

I looked those up last year and couldn't believe it. How incredibly irresponsible to pay so much for so little! Even if they're cute as pie!

TaylorM said...

Agreed. But all hope is not lost. I need that pillow. Where can I buy it?!

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Do it!! We will buy, buy, buy!!

TaylorM said...

Never mind, found it.

TaylorM said...

http://www.oomphonline.com/asccustompages/products.asp?cartID=&affID=&categoryid=3&navParent=0

they're sold out :(
(also overpriced, might I add)

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

I agree. It's honestly just absurd. Unless that wee table can perform life saving exercises at a moments notice, 500 bones is insulting.

lucitebox said...

I should just email you, but...maybe your readers might think this is funny. I do.

You were in a dream I had last night, Jamie. I don't know how or why, but you were in my apartment.

You were trying to get something down from up high and I said, "I always use the flyswatter to get that down." You said, "Isn't that kind of gross -- I mean--DEAD FLIES, hello?" [wtf? I don't own a flyswatter.]

Then, suddenly you were hanging a 70s swag lamp in my living room. I have no idea how you found that thing. It's buried in box in my office area. It looked really good.

I mentioned to you that I thought of putting that light in the hallway and you said, "Yeah. You would do better with a hall light that's more compressed." Then I woke up wondering what "more compressed" light is. Strangely, it's been bugging me for a week that the bulb in the hall is too bright. And I really have been wanting to get a new lamp and a new overhead hanging light in there. I guess you're supposed to somehow be subconsciously tied to that whole process. [is that because I love the overhead dandelion Ikea lights in your store?]

Sarah Bradley said...

Could not agree more! Point nicely made!

lucitebox said...

Oh--sorry to go totally off topic up there.

I couldn't agree more. That is a small table for way too much money. I'm glad you're around to right these wrongs of the world.

rebecca said...

What the world needs now is more of you. Please open up a second location in my 'hood asap!

TK said...

As a side note, when did $150 become the going price for a throw pillow?

I can't get over it and I won't cave!

Domicile Tendencies said...

Thank you! I've been looking for similar tables to no avail. Can't wait to see them.

Jennifer said...

holy cow! crazy prices. thanks for not subjecting us to such ridiculous prices!!

Andrea S. said...

Thank you. I love you.

Lindsey Cheek said...

Amen sista friend

rachel said...

True that. I can't even enjoy something if I paid too much for it. This also applies if someone gives us a gift that I suspect was overpriced. I suppose this is because the theme song of my youth was, "Maxx for the minimum, minimum price ... where it's never, ever the saaaaaame place twice."

cindy said...

I'm so happy you posted this. I'm sure you know these are in House Beautiful this month and I'm just blown away that people think that this kind of overpricing is ok.

i suwannee said...

lucitebox - that is HILARIOUS. sounds like the kind of dreams i have.

Kristin said...

omg I love you!

Becky said...

Those prices are redonk.

kdnana said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY. I also agree with you. I've seen these tables online. I want to laquer a beside table i found at a thrift store. What is your best advice for a first time laquer job.
xo,
Keidy`

Haven and Home said...

I am glad I am not the only one who thinks these are insane.

Laurie Jones said...

I agree but we all know there are people out there who are willing to buy them and not bat an eye at the price! Sorta crazy eh!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Oh how I love your blog!

Design Darling said...

case closed. i can't wait to see your offerings!

Alyssa Coberly said...

okay not kidding ... that 1/2 circle table (i know fancy decorator speak here) they have one exactly like that but solid wood (and not red) at world market - - nothing a little spray paint and elbow grease cant make into that crazy expensive action.

tarheel said...

then I am driving to Raleigh from Charlotte and buying one! What I really want to see is that custom furniture I just glimpsed. Also some cuteasallgetout tables. Hm. Got to get to Raleigh.

Betsy said...

Please take a picture of your side tables. I am in the market for one and live in raleigh. I adore your style.

 

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