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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by G_Dubs, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. G_Dubs

    G_Dubs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Just wondering what anyone would retail 14-16' Canadian Hemlocks to a customer for?

    Not installed, just the price of the trees, no warranty.

    I get them right from the grower, so I skip my wholesaler, but still want to sell them at retail, but feeling guilty on the markup, even though it's what a normal homeowner would pay at a nursery.

  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Would you like me to slap you now or later?
  3. G_Dubs

    G_Dubs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I know, my wife is saying the same thing.

    Three suppliers gave me an average price of 750 for the trees, and in my area, the standard is to double that, and make money on the markup. This guy ordered 15 trees, so 15 x 750=11,250 in my pocket.

    Then today, I found another grower who will give them to me for 400, and I already sold them at 1500, so that's 1100 x 15=16500 on the trees alone, plus labor. Seems excessive to me, but then again, there's a million dollar renovation going on at his house right now.

    whaddya htink?
  4. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Messages: 513

    :hammerhead: Nothing wrong with making money. Im slowly building up my nursery stock. That way more money in my pocket
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    lol That says it all.
  6. nylesedwards

    nylesedwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    if you know he has the money then charge him full retail
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    You already sold them on a price. Are u telling the customer your price on the trees? I hope not. Doesnt matter what you paid for them.
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    torquelandscaping LawnSite Member
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