Was just in Menards to get another Christmas tree stand because out plastic one split again, 2nd in as many seasons. Almost bought another plastic one because $40-50 for a metal one was too much. Until the red tag caught my eye.
This thing is HEAVY DUTY and shouldn't fail after a single season. Metal construction, only plastic is the water bucket and riser stand for the tree base so water can filter up.
This was at the Southtown Fort Wayne Menards, haven't checked others. YMMV, but they had a BUNCH in stock at that store.
Regular price was $39.99 marked down to $10 flat. On line shows $40+ for the same and copycat knock offs.
I've put a pic of the stand and a copy of my reciept as proof. If I missed something I apologize, just trying to help some folks out who may want a better stand.