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Need cheapass flowers (cheaper than 1800flowers.com)


#1 thegarageband   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   622 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

thegarageband

Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:48 PM

I had a local store I used to order them from, but lost track of it and don't have the time today to go downtown and find them. Specifically I live in Sylmar (north of the San Fernando Valley, like 30 mins away from LA).

Basically all I need is some flowers. A dozen roses mebbe. Any deals?

#2 GuyWithGun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3105 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:02 PM

All the grocery stores around here usually carry flowers pretty cheap. That is, if it's not Valentine's Day. For red roses it's around $1.25/flower or $12/dozen. On V-Day it jumps to $35/doz.

Anyway, that's usually where I go for flowers. Cheap and convenient, especially if you need something quick.

#3 thegarageband   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   622 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:04 PM

All the grocery stores around here usually carry flowers pretty cheap. That is, if it's not Valentine's Day. For red roses it's around $1.25/flower or $12/dozen. On V-Day it jumps to $35/doz.

Anyway, that's usually where I go for flowers. Cheap and convenient, especially if you need something quick.


Ya I was thinking of doing that, but I'd need someone to deliver them for me. Maybe I'll call up a few favors tonite. Thanks!

#4 GuyWithGun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3105 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:05 PM

Ya I was thinking of doing that, but I'd need someone to deliver them for me. Maybe I'll call up a few favors tonite. Thanks!

Boo, delivery fees. Good luck with the favors.

#5 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:11 PM

Any neighborhoods around? Anything on the ground is free, it's in the constitution.

#6 ReaperZER0   The Angel of Lost Souls CAGiversary!   498 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:28 PM

Any neighborhoods around? Anything on the ground is free, it's in the constitution.


My thought exactly.

#7 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15223 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

My 2 cents: Don't go with a flower delivery line, they are the "Walmart" of the flower business and (as you noted) they will boost you on the price.

Do what SpazX said.

#8 The Successful Dropout   eye we tall did CAGiversary!   9551 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

The Successful Dropout

Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:33 PM

Graveyard?

#9 chimpian   Now 10% more chimp CAGiversary!   1643 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

super market is the way to go if you want cut flowers BUT dont forget you can always go grab her a real flowering plant(from a garden center or something)

from pesonal experience: i got a small rose plant for CHEAPER then a dozon roses the first valentines day for my now wife.

she loved them even more then dz roses (she is a hippy, these didnt die in a week)


good luck :)

#10 auralia   yawn..... CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

just google flower shops around your area and call them most will just do it over the phone via credit card call a few and go w/ the cheapest.

#11 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:14 PM

What did you do?

#12 lordxixor101   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:00 PM

I think your screwed here. If you want them delivered, you are going to pay. I think I used proflowers.com before, but they aren't cheap. That being said, if you are having them delivered to her work, it isn't a bad idea just to pay the amount and let her coworkers gawk with envy. She'll soak it up and you'll be the beneficiary that night.

If it's going home, I really would rather bring them myself, and nothing beats the supermarket.

The plant idea is a great idea for the right woman. The thing is, most women like flowers because that's what women are suppose to get during the dating, married process. They don't want something that lives forever, they want flowers. So, it's just something you bite the bullet on and pay.

#13 jthieme   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

Speaking of Walmart, they also offer a flower delivery service. I've used them before and have had no issues:

http://www.walmart.com/gifts-flowers

#14 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3244 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:59 PM

Sylmar, FTW!

Costco on foothill for cheap, French Florists for best quality, delivered.

#15 thegarageband   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   622 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:02 PM

Aye I called up the flower shops and they were actually more expensive than FTD.com. The total came to like $100ish, but I found a coupon online that knocked off 15%.

So yeah just hoping she doesn't reject them or anything.

See theres a backstory here, basically I'm trying to get her back. If I go to her home she probably won't answer.

So yeah...there goes my weekend monies. Thanks for the tips guys!

#16 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:07 PM

Aye I called up the flower shops and they were actually more expensive than FTD.com. The total came to like $100ish, but I found a coupon online that knocked off 15%.

So yeah just hoping she doesn't reject them or anything.

See theres a backstory here, basically I'm trying to get her back. If I go to her home she probably won't answer.

So yeah...there goes my weekend monies. Thanks for the tips guys!


So like $85 for flowers? You'd better get laid.