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Infinite
11-14-2005, 06:33 PM
I have a simple arborvitae installation coming up for a close relative and was just wondering what a reasonable price per plant would be?

SodKing
11-14-2005, 07:20 PM
Close relative...Cost of the plant I would think and a thank you for helping get you some other business and for allowing you to put your sign out front.

Infinite
11-14-2005, 07:57 PM
So ur saying if the plants cost 70 dollars charge them 70 for the install?

SodKing
11-14-2005, 10:03 PM
For a close relative, yes. Is it your mother or sister, brother? A cousin I may add a charge on but not for a close relative.

sheshovel
11-14-2005, 10:57 PM
I would also do a free installation and charge retail for the tree's to cover my gas to p/up and deliver them.IF it is a close relative,but beware..one relative tells another and it can snowball on you.
Avoid this by telling the close relative that if anybody asked they paid you to install the plants.
But if the close relative insists on paying you then charge them retail for the plants and hourly for the install...
I mean hey if they are going to throw money at me I will take it.

Dirty Water
11-14-2005, 11:35 PM
Why are you paying $70 for a arborvitea? I can get 4' tall ones for $9.99

Infinite
11-15-2005, 12:34 AM
70 dollars for 7 of them

Dirty Water
11-15-2005, 12:40 AM
70 dollars for 7 of them

Thats more like it.

I'd charge them $100 for the plants. Its a nice even number. $4.28 profit per plant isn't really that much.

qps
11-15-2005, 07:40 AM
Why are you paying $70 for a arborvitea? I can get 4' tall ones for $9.99

where??? Wal-mart??? Not at the wholesale Nurserys around here...

Infinite
11-15-2005, 02:41 PM
Yeah at walmart.

jd boy
11-15-2005, 03:55 PM
then go ask wal-mart for help

Meadowbrook
11-15-2005, 10:34 PM
I'm guilty of it, I've gone to Wal-Mart for plants, Lowe's too. I hate to do it, but the 'wholesale' nurseries don't sell it for as little as the retailers. It's only on once in a great occasion that I buy anything but wholesale, but if I get in a bind, big corporations sometimes have better prices.

Chris

Dirty Water
11-16-2005, 02:06 AM
Home Depot always has at least 50 very healthy arborvitea in its "nursery"...for that price, it can't be beat.