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|12-05-2011 11:27 AM|
we worked with a local "holly" farm that grew the trees, we didn't actually sell the trees, but sold redemption tickets. buy a ticket for $1 to get $5 off, $5 get $20 off... that sort of thing... for each ticket we sold, we got 100% of the profits, but we had to come up with printing and cutting of the tickets ourselves.
or tree recycling it was also free for the scouts, but we had to provide the chipper and transportation of the trees (the holly farm used the chips for weed control between the holly bushes)... was a really nice farm, and they're still helping out the scouts in our area...
|12-05-2011 08:34 AM|
|lifj973||pretty nice, thanks!|
|12-05-2011 08:15 AM|
|shadewolf||Confirmed at the Waterbury, CT store last night...there was a sign at the CS desk, not sure if it was advertised elsewhere though.|
|12-05-2011 08:11 AM|
we bought a cotco tree last year and loved it so much we called daily asking when they would arrive we purchased one on friday and it is a monster! close to 10 foot noble fir that any tree lot would sell for 100 plus ez
as far as the needles you need to slam the base against the ground a few times but get someone to help as the big trees are heavy
enjoy your costco tree we love ours
|12-05-2011 08:05 AM|
Problem is, we opened up the tree inside so it would be easier to move in and put on the stand. When we opened it up, there were huge clumps of needles in nearly all the branches - which will be super messy when we move the tree again. Just an FYI.
Thanks for the deal!
|12-05-2011 07:57 AM|
|alundber||$34 at Home Depot.|
|12-05-2011 07:52 AM|
|12-05-2011 06:37 AM|
|desideals77||I didnt see any fresh xmas trees in Costco - Houston Galleria this weekend. Did anyone have any luck in the other Houston locations?|
|12-04-2011 11:31 PM|
|DrumTek||Just got one in south FL|
|12-04-2011 06:52 PM|
|johnaero||Great deal on a beautiful tree. Picked one up in port chester, ny.|
|12-04-2011 08:24 AM|
|RMHLAW||Got 1 in San Juan Cap, CA for $45, smokin deal!|
|12-03-2011 06:06 PM|
|lilyema||Its great that your local tree seller only charged $30, but that's not the case for lots of people. There has to be a trade off between quality and price. I go to farmer's market every weekend and pay about the same or slightly higher than super market price. The produce I got was better quality, therefore, justifies the higher cost. Now, if the farmer's market was 3 times more expensive than super market, then its not really worth it for me.|
|12-03-2011 05:56 PM|
You guys crack me up. I paid $30 for my tree, it's actually one of the best trees we've ever purchased. I purchased it from a local mom and pop business that during the Spring and Summer is a nursery, and during the Fall and Winter sells pumpkins and Christmas trees. Yes my local place pays more per tree vs. Costco or any other big box retailer, but the profit is going direct to the store and it's owners/employees, not to to a bunch of big wigs in Washington state who are out playing golf on nice days (no offense, I like Washington state, hate the weather).
And to those who got on my back about buying everything local, actually, I've stepped up my efforts to purchase from locals a good bit over the past 6 months. I, a business owner, have constantly watched mom and pop shops close down one after another. I've also watched new businesses open up and close down within months, maybe because they had a bad business plan? maybe what they were selling wasn't something the community wanted to buy, maybe the big box store down the road offering everything 50% off (with everything being delivered from China) had a direct impact on that small business owners decision to close? So yes, I now focus on buying local. Yes, I pay more, yes I'll fix something that has broken vs. go out and buy new, yes I'll think twice before I buy. THAT'S HOW AMERICANS DID THINGS 20 YEARS AGO AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW.
I'm done here. I'm off to put lights on my tree. They were made in America along with my Christmas tree base! :-) Yea, you're right, I paid more, but your neighbor with 3 kids still has a job because of my decision making. Now do your part and support small business.
|12-03-2011 05:30 PM|
|fezmydoodle||Costco outside Philly today, $29.95 Fraser Fir 7-8 Ft.. Fresh and smells great. Super deal. Thanks!|
|12-03-2011 05:28 PM|
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