This lamp that I bought recently with some birthday money was a bit of a splurge for me. It was regularly $60 and I got it for $40 because it had a hole on one side. I don't know about you, but forty bucks is A LOT to spend on one item. But, it is very nice and large and I adore it! I am glad that I got it. Hey, you gotta treat yourself every once in a while, right?!