Grad writes, "While cruising Amazon looking for some new Christmas tree magic for my family, I ran across what must be the world's most expensive Christmas tree."
It's a Christmas-friendly price of only $9,993.50. I like the way they kept it just a hair below $10K -- and I love the specificity of the price point.
Yes, it's a pretty special tree, that's for sure -- first of all it's 'pre-lit' -- so the lights are included -- and it's pink (which is super fun) and it's a massive 4 feet tall. What's really driving the price IMO is the massive 110 branch tips and staggering 70 UL-listed pink bulbs. People -- they're *UL-listed* -- this tree isn't f'ing around!
And the value continues -- the tree stand is INCLUDED. Yep, let me repeat that -- the tree stand IS INCLUDED. The topper is simply stunning -- the tinsel needles are flame retardant. Sure, maybe you wanted to light this baby up, but sorry -- no flames for you!
I bought two.
Kidding aside, I'm guessing that this is one of those auto-pricing algorithm bugs that crop up from time to time on Amazon; different vendors use bots to set their prices relative to one another and the bots get into a race condition and set the prices to astronomical levels.
The other outcome is race-conditions that drive prices down, as happened on Amazon UK on Black Friday, when someone figured out how to induce the race-condition and drove the prices of many goods down to 1p.
PRE LIT 4 FT PINK Christmas Tree with Stand Tinsel
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