Get 2X the Flowers for Your Buck!
Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–even on Eastern Market Flower Day.
EMFBG TIP 13 – Early Bird Deals – Did you know you can arrive 5 am early in the morning and buy the very best premium garden flowers at wholesale prices? Pay $25 for hanging baskets retailing at $50.
EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
These types of vendors are ready to deal, you would be doing both of you a favor.
If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise. These growers can be motivated to sell at bargain prices. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the flower buying power–even on Eastern Market Flower Day.”
Excerpt – True Story
One year as I was making my routine market walk, I spotted a grower with an entire truckload of Red Impatiens; beautiful and in prime condition. I complimented on the beauty of the plants–remember don’t brow beat, compliment–and asked the price. He said “$12.” I took out my wallet and asked if he would accept $100 for 20 flats; that’s $5 a flat. The grower called his farther, and cleared the deal. I fished out another twenty hidden in my wallet as emergency funds and threw that into the already accepted offer. My final price was $6 a flat and the grower netted appx $4. with the relief he was not going to lose $4, and load & haul the flowers back to the farm, and unload. This is a “win win.”
I have also seen new grower vendors at the market hoping to get near full price for their flats, who would pass up these low priced deals even from retailers trying to buy the whole truck and get stuck with lots of inventory at the end of the day.
You just have to have the right eye to know what to look for, and a sincere desire to benefit all. That’s why I gave up the $20 dollar bill. I don’t want to hurt the grower, and I like being in the right place at the right time. These deals and start appearing as early as Flower Day.
How to get Best Flowers for the Best Price, Gardening Lovers
One Tip could easily save you $20!
About the Book – Gardener’s Buyers’ Guide
In this book, seventeen buyer tips are provided. You will use one or several of the tips to help save money of premium bedding plants in peak flower season.
If you hate paying high bedding plant prices then this ebook is for you; this is the place to learn how to get the best price for bedding plants. The methods shared here will take the guesswork out of what you should do, or what you should say. These are proven observations over time based on thousands of customer contacts and stories from other retailers, farmers and vendors.
Read Before You Go
The tips that I share in this ebook are from personal experiences. Over the years I began to analyze how certain customers got great flower deals out of me–I was even happy to oblige. Some customers actually made me feel good giving them a good deal.
The Detroit’s Eastern Market Market is the place to be on Eastern Market Flower Day – It is the place thousands of trucks will roll into the market. Thousands & thousands of vehicles will converge on the Detroit’s Eastern Market Flower Day. Tens of millions of gardening flower lovers will converge to Detroit for the 150th annual flower day event.
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