I had to scrape my jaw off the pavement when I saw Home Depot’s spring stock lined up along their store front today. HELLO! It’s still March! If you’re from Iowa or have at least lived here a year or two, you know that we always seem to get dumped on in April….whether it’s snow, sleet, frost or all of three. So tell me…WHY ARE THEY SELLING TREES NOW!!
It’s a race to spring….bragging rites if you will. Who had their “stuff” together the quickest…who is going to “service” the “needs” of the community the quickest….who will shop at “our store” first because we were “on top of it.” I’m not.
And that’s not just because I can buy quality product from TimberPine, but BECAUSE THIS OBVIOUSLY SHOWS IGNORANCE! can you tell I’m hot about this? we’ll talk about quality in another post, this is just too much to handle
Alright maybe I shouldn’t have used the word “obvious” because I know that in the weeks to come we at TimberPine will be bombarded with phone calls from people asking when they can purchase a tree, what kind of sales do we have going on right now, etc. And again I remind you~IT’S STILL MARCH PEOPLE!
Home Depot’s actions here will most likely set the ridiculous bar of standards in which the remaining box stores are sure to follow in suite.
Lord help the small business garden centers amongst us.
I want to know what YOU think. Am I overreacting? Set me straight.