Smart move: Shoppers buy real Xmas trees to save dough

Home Depot and Lowe's are stocking fewer fake Christmas trees this year as consumers look to save money.

Home Depot and Lowe's are reportedly stocking fewer fake Christmas trees this year as consumers look to save money.

It's a double green purchase.

Bloomberg reports:

Shoppers seem ready to trade the long-term benefit of a reusable fake tree for the short-term savings of a cut tree, which typically costs less. Artificial trees at Home Depot are $79.97 to $269; cut trees are $9.97 to $100. Lowe’s sells fake trees for $38 to $298, which is $100 less than the highest- price fake last year. Its live trees cost $15.97 to $178.

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