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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by draftlawncare, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    this guy puts an ad in the local paper he has 6 ft tall white pines installed for $30 each or he will sell them for $25 with no install. So i call the guy tell him to hook me up he brings the trees by today and says if i pay cash he will knock off $25 dollars. we got to talking he told he drives to statesville N.C to get these trees and hauls them on a 16 ft trailer thats about a 2 hour drive one way i dont see how he does it but thays okay i know a deal when i see one 14 pines installed with shovels for $395 cash
  2. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I hope you both don't get in trouble for not meeting your states minimum wage standards. ;) Good score though!
  3. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    That's what they say anyway. HUGE nursery trade in this part of the country and theft is a major issue. I just ask that people know where their plant material is coming from and all is legit.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Just curious, Were they B&B or hand dug? And was thet 16' trailer open?
  5. dreisman

    dreisman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    In Pennsylvania they call that Theft by receiving stolen property..BE careful, get a receipt or some kind of information from this guy so it looks like you made an effort to be ligit....I say this with experience....
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    yep-ill bet dollars to doughnuts that their is foul play involved here. just watch out.
  7. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Phishook they were B&B and yes it was a open trailer he told he can get me 10 ft dogwoods for $25 might get about 15 of those . after talking to him a little more today i think he is on the up and up he is just not very smart. If he wants to work for free then who am i to stop him
  8. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    I've never dealt with it. But I have heard of plant's getting wind burnt from being hauled uncovered. I think it's from the wind sucking the moisture out of the leaves.???
    If you get those dogwood's, you might want to ask him to cover the branches with burlap or something.

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