TODAY | July 25, 2013
>>> now to throwing your next backyard bash in style. you can splurge on all the hottest trends or get the same high priced looks for a fraction of the price. sabrina soto, host of hgtv's the high/low project. going to put our penny pinching skills to the test. good morning.
>> ready to play the high/low game?
>> you have 45 seconds. you have to put the price tag on what you think the high item is.
>> don't copy me, al.
>> don't cheat, and don't copy.
>> what i highest is?
>> you have 45 seconds starting now.
>> on just this?
>> all the items you can see throughout. i know, mel , you're pretty competitive.
>> i am.
>> hopefully, you're going to win this. feel free to touch, feel, pick anything up.
>> i have to do that. don't copy me, al. finished. oh, no, haven't finished.
>> and the cushions too.
>> excuse me.
>> what were you pointing at, al?
>> five seconds left. are you guys done?
>> we are done.
>> we're finished.
>> we'll start from the top. al, you won. this, if you felt it, is a little heavier. this one is thinner and has more detail.
>> i thought this would be more. it's fancy with the detail.
>> this one is $299. this one is $199. onto the mason jars, actually, mel .
>> you were wrong.
>> the smaller one is actually more expensive. one is gal vanized metal. that's $70. the low is $20. the tiered stands, you guys both put them on the low. this is the high. ribbing detail and lazy susan bottom.
>> lazy susan bottom.
>> you both got the placemats right. even though they look almost identical, one is thicker. we have $56 and $24.
>> i thought we were going with the plates.
>> they're the same plates, al.
>> the glasses, actually, mel you were wrong. you were right.
>> i'm not good at this.
>> you're good. if you pick it up, one's a little bit thicker. you're both good.
>> this has to be right.
>> the lantern, this is the high. this is $325, and this is $119. so the cushions, mel , you were right. that is the high at $65. the low is $25.
>> why do you sound so surprised, al, that i got something right?
>> you've been at zero.
>> aren't we almost at a tie?
>> the ice chest , actually, al, you got it wrong.
>> is all right. you're finishing strong.
>> here we go, neck and neck.
>> this one is $70. that is $450 because it's made of mahogany.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> what a big price difference. last, the planters, let's see. mel , you got it right.
>> see i think i won then overall.
>> you can see the ribbing detail. i think you both did a great job.
>> fantastic. don't be so disappointed. you're very competitive.
>> i am.
>> sabrina soto, thank you so much. you can referee any time.