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Have you bought palms from a pickup seller?
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:57 AM
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Unique Plans and Landscaping stoped by and offered a palms installed immediately. Have any experience?

Price seems good. $350 for this small palm

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Old 11-25-2019, 07:48 AM
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"Too good to be true"???


Hmmmmmmm.
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I would never do business with a company that can't follow the rules. Soliciting is not allowed in the Villages. It will never end until all start saying no. And don't forget..... sometimes when you are looking for a "good buy" you wind up with a "good-bye"
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I'm the self-appointed "palm hater", bugs, rats and HIGH maintenance, other than that I'm crazy about them!
If you look at the meticulous landscaping here in Villages, the only hiccup is palm leaves everywhere!

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OP, you may also find the palms are not suitable for our location and you will have problems in the future when the temperatures are out of range for your palms, if i recall correctly Queen palms are relatively cheap, but not a good choice for our location, good for south Florida where they come from. You will probably get no 'warranty' on the palms. IMHO, I will not do any business with someone stopping by and selling from a truck. Call Seniors Against Crime first.
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OP, you may also find the palms are not suitable for our location and you will have problems in the future when the temperatures are out of range for your palms, if i recall correctly Queen palms are relatively cheap, but not a good choice for our location, good for south Florida where they come from. You will probably get no 'warranty' on the palms. IMHO, I will not do any business with someone stopping by and selling from a truck. Call Seniors Against Crime first.



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Old 11-25-2019, 08:56 AM
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I have heard of palms sold from a pickup (usually with no signage on the truck). They plant them, take your money, and you smile thinking what a great deal you got. The next morning you look out to admire your new palms only to see they are gone. Seems that they came back in the middle of the night, dug them up, and are off to the next sucker. Beware!
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Our neighbors bought from them. When one tree died in the first year it was replaced. The problem with this company is they aren’t landscape designers, they dig holes and stick palms into them.
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I have heard of palms sold from a pickup (usually with no signage on the truck). They plant them, take your money, and you smile thinking what a great deal you got. The next morning you look out to admire your new palms only to see they are gone. Seems that they came back in the middle of the night, dug them up, and are off to the next sucker. Beware!
This occurred recently in TV? You heard this? I have never heard this in 8 years. I have never read this on TOTV. I'm shocked!
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