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$1,000 for a Christmas Tree? No Way!

News outlets are reporting that Christmas trees are selling for prices as high as $1,000 in New York City this year. If that sounds as outrageous to you as it does to us, read on for how to get a great tree for much less!

The $1,000 tree

According to a story in the New York Post, buying a 13-foot fir from one Greenwich Village tree seller will set you back an astonishing $1,000. The vendor gave this breakdown: $750 ($77 per foot) for the 13-foot tree, $200 for the stand, $25 for delivery and setup plus $20 each to the three or four men doing the job. The tree seller justified that price by claiming this type of tree is “harder to get.”

The $527.99 tree

If you want a gorgeous 13-foot tree but don’t have $1,000 to spare this time of the year, you can spend much less at Christmas Tree Brooklyn. Right now, they’re selling Fraser Firs at $325 for a 13-foot tree, plus $110 for the stand and $49.95 for setup. Add $43.04 in NY tax and your total is $527.99. What about delivery? When you buy from Christmas Tree Brooklyn, same day delivery anywhere in NYC is free! That means you can get a fresh, full Fraser Fir for about half the price of a comparable tree from that other NYC seller.

But what about quality?

You can check out the quality of the Fraser Firs sold by Christmas Tree Brooklyn by paying a visit to their flagship location at 184 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. There you will find a large selection of trees ranging in size from 3 to 14 feet at the lowest prices in town! For a limited time, trees up to 10 feet are only $12 per foot. That means you can get a 9.5-foot tree for just $114! Even the super size 14-foot tree is only $350! And delivery is free, whether you pick out your tree in person or order online.

So easy!

To order your tree online, go to ChristmasTreeBrooklyn.com and choose the size tree you need. Add extras like a stand, lights or a wreath, pick a delivery time and check out. If you want setup, that’s just a small extra charge. That’s it! Your fresh, beautiful tree will be delivered to your home or office free.

Buying a Christmas tree in New York doesn’t have to cost a fortune when you use Christmas Tree Brooklyn!

Hot Deals in Home Security

‘Tis the season to be on the lookout for Porch Pirates and other nefarious crooks out to steal your holiday packages. Some of us are still awaiting the arrival of our Cyber Monday purchases and with Free Shipping Day (December 16 this year) right around the corner, there will be more parcels landing on our doorsteps just ripe for grabbing. Since nothing can ruin your Christmas like having your presents stolen, here are some home security products on sale right now.

If you’d like to foil those Porch Pirates without springing for an entire home security system, Amazon is selling the Foscam PTZ F19281 for just $69.99. This isn’t the latest model but it does what the letters PTZ stand for: pan, tilt, zoom. Aim this at your front doorstep and you’ll know who’s going through your mailbox and lifting your packages.

If you want to do some indoor snooping on pets, babysitters or loved ones, Amazon has the Foscam R2 1080p camera for $74.99. Now you can find out what really goes on while you’re at work and whether it’s the dog or the cat that keeps pooping in the plants.

If you’re willing to invest a little more in protecting your crib, Walmart has discounted the two-pack of Netgear Arlo webcams by $60 to just $269.99. This wireless system also includes a gateway to control the cameras.

Vidcams are great for catching crooks but they won’t help if your home catches fire. If you have important documents that you want to protect, Newegg has knocked $5 off the price of the First Alert FATS2030FG fireproof safe, now going for $73.95.

If you’d like to be able to screen visitors from wherever you happen to be, the SkyBell HD video doorbell is on sale now for just $199 at skybell.com, a saving of $60. This nifty little gadget sends a live feed to your smartphone whenever someone rings your doorbell, allowing you to see who’s outside. You can see, hear and speak to the visitor without having to open the door. That means you can tell unsavory strangers that you’re having an NRA meeting inside when you’re actually sipping on Mai Tais on the beach in Waikiki.

Protecting your home is easier and cheaper than ever so buying a security device would be a great gift for your family.

Make Buying a Christmas Tree Easy This Year

Getting a real, natural Christmas tree is definitely easier now than in the old days when you had to slog through the snow to chop one down with a saw! Today you have more options, some more appealing than others.

The lot

You can get into the car or take the subway to one of those tree lots that spring up like mushrooms on vacant lots every holiday season. Once you get there, you will be awed at the sheer number of trees. Unfortunately, a closer look reveals that individually, the trees aren’t so hot. So you trek up and down row after row of sad looking trees in hopes of finding one good one.

Finally you get so frustrated that you pick one that looks okay, drag it out to the car (or onto the Uber or subway) and haul it home. Gee, those five flights of stairs didn’t look so steep when you rented that cute little flat in the Village! You wrestle it into the stand and stop back to take a look. Why didn’t you notice that it was lopsided and thin on one side back at the lot? Oh, well, toss on more tinsel to fill in the bare spots.

The overpriced delivery place

There are several of these in the NYC area with prices starting around $130 and going up – way up – from there. At these prices, maybe you’ll have to settle for a smaller tree. And then there’s the extra charge for delivery.

Christmas Tree Brooklyn

At Christmas Tree Brooklyn, you’ll find low prices, great trees and free delivery all in one place! You have the option of picking out your tree in person at the flagship location, 184 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, or ordering online at ChristmasTreeBrooklyn.com. Either way, your fresh, perfect tree will be delivered free of charge anywhere in New York City!

Plus, you will be pleasantly surprised at the prices which are much lower than those of other tree delivery services. For a limited time, all trees up to 10 feet are just $12 per foot! No one else can match that price for a fresh, full Fraser Fir.

Nobody makes getting a great tree easier or more affordable than Christmas Tree Brooklyn!

Where to Get the Best Deal on Christmas Tree Delivery in NYC

One of the great things about living in New York City is that you can have practically anything delivered 24/7 so it’s not surprising that there are several businesses that will bring a Christmas tree right to your door (or living room). You have choices but the best is Christmas Tree Brooklyn, and here’s why.

Convenience

Nobody makes ordering a tree faster or easier than Christmas Tree Brooklyn. You have the choice of choosing a tree in person or online and either way, it will be delivered free the same day! If you want to pick out your own tree, drop by the Christmas Tree Brooklyn flagship location at 184 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. You’ll find a wide selection of fresh Fraser Firs in all sizes from 3 feet to 14 feet. Too busy? Go to ChristmasTreeBrooklyn.com and pick the size tree you need, a delivery time and any extras like lights and a stand. Whichever you choose, your tree will be delivered free of charge and can be set up in the stand for a nominal extra fee.

Price

While other tree delivery services in NYC have prices starting at $130, you can get a tree from Christmas Tree Brooklyn for as little as $36 and for a limited time, all trees up to 10 feet are just $10 per foot! Compare and you will find that prices are much lower than those of competitors.

Quality

All trees sold by Christmas Tree Brooklyn are fresh, delightfully fragrant Fraser Firs that are beautifully proportioned and will keep their good looks over the holiday season. Why pay more for scraggly trees that are already shedding their needles before you even get them home?

Service

Christmas Tree Brooklyn is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing excellent service. They are ready to answer all your questions and make sure that you get the perfect tree for your home or office. Call (347) 474-0079 for more information or to order your tree!

Today’s Best Gaming Gift Deals

If you have gaming fans on your Christmas list, you know that their toys don’t come cheap. You need to look for the best prices on consoles, games and accessories so here are a few deals to check out right now.

Consoles

Walmart – PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 bundle – $269.96
That’s a $30.96 discount off the list price.

Target and Best Buy – PS4 Pro 1TB – $399.99
Both chains are offering this top-of-the-line console for the same price.

Amazon –
Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle – $289.99
Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle – $339.03
Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle $293.13
Xbox One S 1TB Gears of War 4 Bundle – $317.93
Amazon is one of the top places to shop for all things gaming and the online retailer is currently well-stocked with Xbox one bundles.

GameStop – Xbox One 1TB bundle with Assassins Creed Unity and Watch Dogs – $249.99
This “Blast from the Past System” is regularly priced at $312.99 so this is a good deal.

Accessories

Amazon – PlayStation VR headset with Processor unit, PlayStation VR headset connection cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, Stereo headphones, AC power cord, AC adaptor and PlayStation VR Demo Disc – $599.99
Sony’s Virtual Reality headset for the PS4 is one of the most coveted gifts of the season, It’s also brand new, meaning you’re not likely to find substantial discounts and even used sets are going for about $400.

Amazon – RC Coon Mobile bundle – $189.99, $151.99 for Amazon Prime members
This South Park RPG collector’s edition includes the game and a radio-controlled toy.

Games

Target – Use the code GAME to save 15% off NBA 2K17 15 or Watch Dogs 2, list priced at $59.99 each.

GameStop – Pre-owned copies of Final Destiny 15 are discounted to $49.49.
Destiny the Collection is now $49.99, $10 off the original price of $59.99.

Plus, Amazon is promising a whole day of deals on gaming items Wednesday, December 7 so this should be a great place to score low prices on gifts.

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Kick Off Monday

Just in time for holiday shopping, Microsoft has unveiled its 12 Days of Deals for 2016. Each day will bring a new sale on popular tech products to Microsoft.com and select stores. The deals start on Monday, December 5 and continue through December 16.

Day 1 – Dec. 5
Save up to $1,000 on select Intel-powered PCs, with prices starting as low as $199.

Day 2 – Dec. 6
Save $100 on the Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop discounted to just $199.

Day 3 – Dec. 7
Save up to 50% on select Xbox One games. Pay just $19.99 for hits like Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Ultimate Warfare

Day 4 – Dec. 8
The Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128GB SSD will be discounted $250 to $649 plus a bonus free sleeve.

Day 5 – Dec. 9
Save up to 70% on select Windows 10 tablets, now starting at a super-low $49.

Day 6 – Dec. 10
Windows Premium Collection devices will start at $499 with savings of up to $250.

Day 7 – Dec. 11
Get a $25 Microsoft Store gift code when you buy select Xbox controllers.

Day 8 – Dec. 12

Save $50 and get 2 free games with your purchase of select Xbox One consoles. Also get major savings on Xbox games and accessories.

Day 9 – Dec. 13
Buy an HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and get a $100 Microsoft Store gift code.

Day 10 – Dec. 14
Save up to $1,000 on select gaming PCs starting at $799 including Alienware.

Day 11 – Dec. 15
Save up to 40% on select Dell PCs with prices starting at just $199.

Day 12 – Dec 16
Save up to $200 on select Surface Pro 4 models and get a free Type Cover, an up to $359 value.

Microsoft is also offering daily Doorbuster Specials at its stores including $19.99 for a JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (a saving of $50) plus savings on Fitbits, games and the Lumia 50 smartphone. The most impressive Doorbuster happens on Sunday, December 11, when select Xbox One consoles will be just $179, a saving of $120. That qualifies as one of the best deals of the season for the Xbox console.