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liners or plugs without a wholesalers licence?

Posted by forest_gardener zone 9 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 14:29

I have a large garden and would like to purchase perennials in large quantities. Does anyone know of a wholesaler who will sell liners to me without a wholesalers licence? I am happy to pay tax as I will not be reselling the plants!

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RE: liners or plugs without a wholesalers licence?

That's a tough one. A reputable provider isn't likely to alter their rules to accomadate a potential retail customer. That practice kicks their real costomers in the shin.

However, it would very much be worth your while to wheel and deal with the usual good retail companies to see if they will cut their prices if you buy in large quantities. 'Large' being the operative word.

If you are talking about a few thousand dollars, I'd think that you'd get a good (retail) price.

I had a wholesale nursery for some years and had to practically beat drive-in retail shoppers off with a stick. I eventually provided a separate retail price list that would offer them no difference in price from the local high end garden centers.....and zero customer service!

Wish I could be of more help.

RE: liners or plugs without a wholesalers licence?

I often encourage my customers to buy liners of grass and perennial plugs with a markup on them, still more reasonable than buying in 4" flats.

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