A customer of mine called Thursday about a dripping side spray on a kitchen faucet. Got there and saw the drip, turned on the faucet and activated the spray. When I let go it wouldn't divert back to the main spout. Fiddled with it and got it to divert. Told the kitchen staff that I'd call the manufacturer (Dornbracht) and have a new one Red Labeled that afternoon, and that they should have a new one by late Friday.
I call Dornbracht in Georgia and they say they don't have any of the model in question in stock and that Germany is showing one in Chrome that I can have in 5 days. Great! I need one in Matte. Special finishs on parts are at least 16 weeks out. Can't leave a drip for that long. And, the hose thread is not standard. So, I call around to see if any of the local showrooms have one on display. I find the one I want at a place that I have an account and they agree to give it to me on loan (until Dornbracht can ship one). I drive 20 miles round trip and stick the new side spray in. Case closed in 24 hours, almost. Now I have to order one from Dornbracht, so I have the place that gave me the loaner place the order (might as well let them make a buck since they cut me a break).
Anyone care to guess the sticker price of this beauty?