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Resist impulse buys

I jumped to buy a kitchen faucet I saw on sale one day because I liked the modern lines. I didn't think about how this low-profile faucet would work with my shallow sink. Two months later, after several frustrating attempts to fill a pasta pot, I replaced it with a taller spout.

—Deborah Snoonian, Senior Editor Should have cost: $200 for one faucet
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