How much would you charge (Update)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sussexgal, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    Good Morning,

    I had a gentleman contact me yesterday who wanted to buy some white spruce trees to resell as Christmas trees. These trees were planted a number of years ago by my Dad.... some I'm sure would be useable for Christmas and I am willing to sell to him. I'm just not sure what to ask for them though. He's going to resell for about 20$ apiece. He's a local guy and only wants a dozen to 25 trees..... any ideas? I was thinking about 8$ each, but I'm not sure if that's too steep a price. The trees have never been groomed.... they were planted and left to grow on their own. He's going to do all the work to get them cut and taken too.... anybody have any input? Thank you [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    In this economy, I would at least charge him $10 a tree since he will double the price for them. This way you can make a few buck for you to. Then again if he is a "hagler" (one that talks others down on their prices) I would start with $10 and then if you want to you can come to $8 but I would go no lower than that.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    how tall are they?4-6 ft $6
    6-12ft $8
    12ft and over $10

    BUT,, you want to make sure if theres a "patch" of trees, that he doesnt clear the patch out,,, i would only let him "select cut" ,, and wouldnt let him cut trees that are less then 25 feet apart.
    wowz,,, i havent thought bout x-mas tree'n for over 10 years,,hehe [​IMG]
  4. cristy17

    cristy17 Songster

    Depending on how tall they are and what condition they're in makes a difference. We sell balsam trees for $15 - $20. They range from 5' to 7'. Charge him at least $10. Hope this helps
  5. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    I agree $10 a tree...he is going to double his money and leave you with the stumps to clean up..if he really wants the trees he will pay $10
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    If he takes those trees into a city area he will sell them for much more than a mere $20. I don't know where you live but even in this podunk place I live in a $20 is not to be found. I know of no place where a tree sells for $20. If so, I would have bought 8 of them as I put trees in every room of my house.

    A live cut tree here is $75 or more.

    Even back home in Ga trees were never cheap at usually $50 or more.

    Don't sell yourself short. Christmas trees are big business and he will make much more than $20 a tree on that you can take to the bank.

    Also if he cuts the trees make him get up the stumps. You will be left with a mess to clean up that will cost you more to remove.
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    she's up north,,, x-mas trees are a dime a dozen up there,, my tree farm in maine sells them for $15 a "bunch" which is usually 2 trees,, up to 12 foot.we sell to 4 huge nursery's down south [​IMG]
  8. If you're willing to sell them to him, why not cut the middle man and sell them yourself and make the full profit?
    I bet you could easily sell them just on your local craigslist.
    Good luck.
  9. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    yeah cut and groom and sell them yourself. that way you get more profit
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I had to pay $15 a tree to cut them up in the forrest.

    I'd charge at LEAST $25 or $30. He'll get more than that.

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