Christmas Tree Vendor I am a store owner in the Rock Island community near the Green Bay Packers stadium. We have very limited amount of supply and have to sell all of our product before the end of the year. Since Christmas is coming pretty fast now, we are getting pretty nervous. I try to keep prices as low as possible for people, but sometimes it seems like most customers can’t afford the cost of Christmas trees. There are too many people that come to the tree lot to ask questions about how to get the best product. I tell them they can just order one online, but a lot of people come asking for some Christmas trees, so it makes it hard to move it around. I personally have to make sure to pack all of the prices together to pay for transportation. Some years I keep it as low as possible, some years I sell out and have to pay triple what I have been paid before, so this is the time of year when I think about it.
Trees We grow the trees here at our lot. But in other places the workers come in and lift the tree to the sky where it’s too heavy to move. There are only 12 trees I have at a time, and if there are too many people here at one time I have to bundle it up and let the customers take it home. Sometimes the greeter will say it’s not available for the following year, but there isn’t much you can do about it. It’s kind of sad, but there is not much I can do about it. The Greeter will tell people they can pick another tree for the next year and to get one that is six feet tall so that it is less expensive. He also tells them not to pay a lot of money to get a tree this year because the longer you wait the more expensive it will be next year. We do think our prices are low and we try to match other stores near our lot.