Nothing makes me more frustrated than media claiming to cover "budget" items and then showing things that I couldn't afford. Well, actually politics do tend to get me riled up, but I'm thinking more in terms of everyday annoyances. Case in point: the "Deal Hunter" at Domino has "found" some Riedel glasses for a mere $10 a piece. Yes, I love the sleek look of this drinkware as well, but I'm never going to say that it's a bargain, or anything close to a "deal."
However, there are some great resources for inexpensive and chic glassware that Domino's Deal Hunter apparently does not know about. Crate & Barrel and their sister company, CB2 are both fantastic sources for affordable glasses. The Marta glasses at CB2 is one of my all-time favorites (and a dead-ringer for that $10 whiskey glass). It's as slim as a Riedel (they are so delicate my boyfriend has successfully broken several of mine), but at almost a tenth of the price of the Riedel glasses I don't even flinch when another one meets its fate. Martha Stewart Everyday at Kmart, IKEA and Luminarc (at most big box stores), are also all good sources for affordable day-to-day glasses.