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Old 06-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Location: South Raleigh, NC
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I am receiving quotes from landscapers for bushes and trees for trees in my yard and am finding the prices higher than what I can find on my own. What is the normal rebate/discount that nurseries offer to landscapers for the plants they sell. I am fine that they receive a portion of the purchase in addition to their labor and delivery charge, but I just want to know what that percentage generally is. Is it 10%, 20%, more?

Please, no lectures about me not appreciating the landscapers, or comments about the difference in he quality of plants. I understand all of that - I am just looking for transparency.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:15 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When I had a business I sometimes bought from wholesale nurseries, and saw discounts of as much as 50% off of the retail prices. Even so, it was often cheaper to get the same plant on sale at Home Depot. There is a difference is in the quality, as you know, but yes, landscapers mark it up as much as they want and you are paying for it.
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