I love writing about this kind of stuff. It fills my heart with happiness.
I got the greatest deal yesterday when I went to the Home Depot. It came in the form of four pine trees for the price of one.
When I visit the Home Depot, I usually walk in through the garden center. I don’t know, I guess it’s a habit of mine. Even if I don’t plan on buying anything, I just like to see what they have. Usually, I browse the aisles in search of those ever elusive Blue Spruces that pop up every so often. Yesterday’s trip was no different.
As I was walking into the garden center yesterday, I passed by a truck parked right in front of the sidewalk. I took a look in the back of it and it was chock full of everything that used to be in the store (plant-wise). As I continued in, I bumped into the guy who was filling up the truck. He was pulling a pallet jack full of bushes and shrubs. I wanted to know what he was doing, so I struck up a conversation. First, I asked where he was bringing all the plants. He told me that he was heading towards Fairfield County because they were selling very well down there while nothing was really happening up here. I was pretty familiar with this type of event because I have struck up many conversations with garden workers over the years, especially at the very end of the growing season when there are tons of good deals.
After I absorbed that little tidbit of information, I asked if he ever brought in any small spruce trees. He told me that he did every once in a while, and he started walking towards the larger spruces they had left over from this past season. There were four of them and he told me he would give me a great deal just to get rid of them. I asked when kind of great deal and he replied that he would give me four for the price of one. About ten seconds later I was pulling the car up to the front and popping the trunk.
The prices of these trees varied from around $45 to $60. He said he would give me everything for $45. I thought that was great. Then, I was walking towards him after I got out of the car, he said he would do even better because some of the branches were bare. He said he would give me everything for $30. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. See what happens when you have a nice smile and a friendly attitude? You get a price reduction on some spruce trees.
Both of us stacked the trees up in the back of the car. I was very thankful for the trees and the fact that they fit. Now, I have the lovely task of planting these things tomorrow. Check ’em out.