NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Would you pay a $1,000 for a Christmas tree? Only in New York!
A vendor in the Village caters to high-end customers who are willing to pay sky-high prices for the perfect tree, even before decorating.
Heather Neville says she sells a number of less expensive trees but for some customers, price is not an issue.
"The more exotic the tree is, the more expensive it's going to be. The tree that I sold for $750, it was a Korean fir. I get very few of them every year," Neville says. "It was $650 for the tree, $200 for the stand. A delivery fee of 25 dollars and installation. At the end of the day when you're done paying for everything, with the tip and everything like that, it costs about a thousand dollars."
There have been tree shortages reported because of drought conditions, which are also leading to higher tree prices in general this year.