Online Shopping just keeps on getting bigger.
It seems Amazon has come prepared for the 2018 holiday season. In addition to the promised offering of even more hot sales and exclusive deals, the company will now offer the purchase and Prime delivery of full, seven foot tall freshly cut Christmas trees straight to your doorstep.
Prices of trees range from just under $50 to just over $1,000, depending primarily on the size and cut of the selected tree. Some of them even come with a pre-made box set of decorations and a tree star, all carefully selected to match a specific theme or color aesthetic.
These prices are comparable to those many might find with a drive down to wherever they normally go to pick up their trees, which gives online tree shopping a big advantage: All Amazon Prime subscribers now have the expensive shipping and handling cost of lugging around a fully-grown tree taken care of at no extra charge. And, of course, the peace of mind that they won’t have to be responsible for doing it themselves.
Here‘s one of the top trees available for purchase. The tree comes in two versions: A six foot tall tree with 250 LED lights for $99.99, and a seven and a half foot tall tree, also with LED lights, for $139.99. It also comes with a fitted stand, and the tree divides into three sections for easy re-use and storage.
The company offers a variety of different options when it comes to LED lighting and ornamental design, as well. The aforementioned tree comes with traditional white LED lighting, but other versions offer multicolor lights, red lights, blue lights, no lights, and more.
Product reviews are very favorable as well, with this tree manufacturer maintaining a 4.1 average rating over 369 customer reviews. While the 4.1 tells of more positive reviews than negative reviews, negative reviews state that the tree’s design has been changed recently, decreasing the overall quality. Two recent reviews mention that their tree did not come with the LED lights included. However, the recent reviews are still only about 50% negative, so it’s not clear if these accusations have any basis.
This tree is the most expensive tree I could find, and one of the few 100% real trees available for sale. The trees begin at a very reasonable price of $116 for a 4.5-foot tree, and eventually escalates to a whopping $1,100 for a 12-foot live tree. All trees appear to be on the lighter green end of holiday pines, and come with a number of clear, white LED lights appropriate to the size of the tree that was purchased.
The tree also comes with “Feel-Real” branch technology, a strange term to use seeing that the tree is already real. The seller, National Tree Company, has an average rating of 4.3 stars over 339 total customer reviews. What’s more, unlike the last tree, there’s no doubt in the recent reviews of this one; Just a whole lot of people who seem to be making their Christmas purchases REALLY early into the holiday season, and are more than ready to brag about how nice their tree looks in their living room with the pictures they’ve added alongside the reviews.
I hope they like watering a tree in their houses for three months, because this Amazon craze has gotten them to buy one in early September. Sorry, everyone, you’re probably going to have to keep those trees good and healthy for a good while.