I just can't believe two sets of double rods with rings are so expensive! I was thinking of maybe giving eBay a shot?
We love that you're keeping all of your retail options open. If you're prepared to dig a little deeper, surf a little longer and participate in some friendly bidding wars; eBay is a good bet. But keep in mind that there's no predicting what you'll unearth on an online auction site: Styles can range from flea-market chic to country charm, or they may be modern, even industrial. Since you're already on the Internet, make sure you take a look at other websites with great offerings. Check out etsy.com for original work created by local artists or go on a little bargain-shopping spree at overstock.com.