If you're the kind of person that likes to shake your fist whenever Amazon unveils its newest antics, let me just stop you right here. You're not gonna like the latest development.
Starting in November, Amazon is going to be selling real, live, actual Christmas trees. Up until now, there were third-party trees available, but this year Amazon itself is getting into the game. You'll be able to buy 7-foot Douglas firs, full-size Norfolk Island pines, live wreaths, and more. Some items will even include Prime shipping.
According to the Associated Press, Amazon said the trees will be sent within 10 days of being cut down and shipped in the traditional cardboard box. If "traditional" counts as "able to hold a full-size tree", that is. For an idea of prices, in its source, AP said that a 7-foot Fraser fir from North Carolina will be listed at $115.
While it's true that if you're the sort of person who cares about a live tree, you probably want to go cut it down yourself, this is a pretty interesting development. If you feel like skipping the whole tradition thing and just re-watching "Die Hard" while waiting for USPS to bring you a glorious fresh pine, I'm not going to judge you. Perhaps you don't want to go out in the snow, or the tree farms around you don't cut it, or you aren't physically able to chop down a 7-foot tree and haul it up to your house. If you're interested in shopping online for a Christmas tree, just keep an eye out on Amazon over the course of the next few months.
Would you consider buying a live Christmas tree on Amazon? Let us know in the comments below!
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