ZlatkaT Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:57pm
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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??

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michellesArt Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:04pm
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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

tiggerjo Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:28pm
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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.

ZlatkaT Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:41pm
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I will probably do just 2 doz., just for fun.

cylstrial Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 5:41pm
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Let us know how it turns out! And how much you are going to sell them for!

fergiesgirl Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:35am
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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!

indydebi Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:47am
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Years and years ago, I had a friend who would sell hot dogs and cups of coke at her yard sales!

Texas_Rose Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:55am
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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.

Kitagrl Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:05am
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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.

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:10am
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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

indydebi Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 1:06pm
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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!!!!

Texas_Rose Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by CookiezNCupcakez

Quote:
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).

ZlatkaT Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 9:15pm

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.

G_Cakes Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 9:54pm
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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...

Miss Lizzy
(retired By-Law Enforcement)

cylstrial Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 10:52pm
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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?

ZlatkaT Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

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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?




Well, what can I say, went well? We made 8 bucks, but had fun to watch my 6 year old to try sell. She is such a shy girl, and makes such a cute faces when she gets caught icon_lol.gif It was her first sell, and she thinks that she made a fortune money. icon_smile.gif

jules5000 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:56am

I have been going to a church recently that announced they were having a garage sale and a bake sale. It is going to be Friday, Sat. all day and Sunday afternoon. That isn't a problem here, but I am probably going to make some little loaves of sweet breads, some muffins and cupcakes. Maybe some no-bake cookies? not sure. I think the lemonade is a good idea. The pastor and his wife's anniversary is Wednesday and I am making a cake for them and have already made mints. So it totally depends on what I get done between When I finish the cake Wednesday and Friday when it starts.

I know of a little town really close to me that you can have one garage sale a year for 3 days that is free, the next one is $25. for 3 days, the next one and everyone after that is $100. Believe me it was quite a surprise to my friends and I when a police officer stopped by and asked to see our permit. We had to buy the $25.00 permit and then still needed another one and the neighbor went up and got his free 3 day permit and we finished it off. Altogether the estate sale went on 9 days. Well, I am totally off the subject so I am going to stop.

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