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Have sold cookies at Garage sale?

post #1 of 17
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We will have GS and I was thinking to make some hand decorated cookies and see how it goes. Have any of you did this?? How it went, and for what price??
post #2 of 17
i think people are looking for deals at gs- i would try a crafter/farmer's market instead-people there are looking for something unique and different or homemade and are more willing to spend the money for it jmho icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 17
I agree with the previous post but then there are always the ones with kids (anything to shut them up!!!) and sometimes the kids have a dollar or two to spend.
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post #4 of 17
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I will probably do just 2 doz., just for fun.
post #5 of 17
Let us know how it turns out! And how much you are going to sell them for!
post #6 of 17
I just had a yard sale this summer and did some cookies to sell. I did a very basic cupcake cookie (easy and fast). I sold them for $1 each. I would say I sold about 2 dozen. A previous poster was right...kids see the yummy treats, and parents buy them. Anything to keep your kids happy while you are trying to catch some garage sale deals!
post #7 of 17
Years and years ago, I had a friend who would sell hot dogs and cups of coke at her yard sales!
post #8 of 17
The only thing is that if your city requires a garage sale permit and they go around checking the permits, you might get a ticket for selling food. I have a friend who that happened to here in San Antonio. They told her it was all right to sell bottled water or cans of soda but that her homemade cookies were a no-no.
post #9 of 17
We tried selling cookies at a craft show one time and not a one sold. Maybe it just depends on the people. Also depends on how cheap you can price them.

I almost think chewy soft yummy homestyle cookies would sell better than shaped decorated cookies, at a yard sale.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The only thing is that if your city requires a garage sale permit and they go around checking the permits, you might get a ticket for selling food. I have a friend who that happened to here in San Antonio. They told her it was all right to sell bottled water or cans of soda but that her homemade cookies were a no-no.



Wow that's harsh! A permit for a garage sale....?! How much does that cost?
I'm from Canada, Ontario and have never heard of such thing icon_confused.gif
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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by CookiezNCupcakez

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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The only thing is that if your city requires a garage sale permit and they go around checking the permits, you might get a ticket for selling food. I have a friend who that happened to here in San Antonio. They told her it was all right to sell bottled water or cans of soda but that her homemade cookies were a no-no.



Wow that's harsh! A permit for a garage sale....?! How much does that cost?
I'm from Canada, Ontario and have never heard of such thing icon_confused.gif


My home town tried to implement that YEARS ago. We had a locally owned paper where you could run a garage sale ad for $1. Well, we figured somebody at city hall was looking at all of those ads and figured, "Hey! Look at the money we could rake in if we charge a $10 permit fee!" They proposed rules such as no combined sales, meaning if it was a 5-family sale, then you needed 5 permits. They also wrote it up that anyone could walk onto your property at any time to check for the permit. Oh THAT didnt' fly at all! Uh, ever heard of first amendment rights and a search warrant?>

The proposal was defeated after a HUGE public outcry. Duh!!!!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by CookiezNCupcakez

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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The only thing is that if your city requires a garage sale permit and they go around checking the permits, you might get a ticket for selling food. I have a friend who that happened to here in San Antonio. They told her it was all right to sell bottled water or cans of soda but that her homemade cookies were a no-no.



Wow that's harsh! A permit for a garage sale....?! How much does that cost?
I'm from Canada, Ontario and have never heard of such thing icon_confused.gif



San Antonio charges $17 for it, and code compliance officers drive around on garage sale days, looking for sales where the permit is not prominently displayed (has to be visible from curb).
post #13 of 17
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Thank you for you responses. I ended up not making the cookies, as my hubby changed my mind. We did instead lemonade, and fun with it.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by CookiezNCupcakez

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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

The only thing is that if your city requires a garage sale permit and they go around checking the permits, you might get a ticket for selling food. I have a friend who that happened to here in San Antonio. They told her it was all right to sell bottled water or cans of soda but that her homemade cookies were a no-no.



Wow that's harsh! A permit for a garage sale....?! How much does that cost?
I'm from Canada, Ontario and have never heard of such thing icon_confused.gif



LOL I too am from Ontario Canada and the by-law for GTA is that you are only aloud to have 2 yards sales per YEAR!

To many people run businesses in the guise of a yard sale...creates traffic, annoys neighbors etc...but you can not sell any food without having a proper permit even at a yard sale.

What a person could to is to ask for a donation that you could offer to your favorite local charity...

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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by ZlatkaT

Thank you for you responses. I ended up not making the cookies, as my hubby changed my mind. We did instead lemonade, and fun with it.



So how did the lemonade go?
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