Selling ice lollies on the beach?

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  1. tomthedude macrumors member

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    I am planning to sell ice lollies with a friend over the summer. We are going to get a cooler that we can pull along the beach and sell them pretty cheaply. Do you think this is a good idea? Will it work?
     
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  3. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think the 8 core will be fast enough, I recommend building a super donkey with twin turbo carrots to help you
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    WIN


    Most people will probably think you are annoying, to be honest. Go try your little business venture out for a weekend and see. It sounds like something that could be set up pretty cheaply, so just go for it.
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Southend-on-Sea, land of blue legs? Do you even need a cooler?
     
  6. backmoo pro macrumors newbie

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    As it's officially illegal I suggest you get a light cooler. :rolleyes:

    If you're underage they might let you get away wit it, but obviously local Ice cream vendors won't be too pleased with the idea.:p

    Good luck!
     
  7. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    it all depends on where you are located and what you are attempting to run, i know my parents to sell any type of food they had to get a food liscence for their mobile company they run on the side, and they had to hand work permits for each person in the business and there was one other fee they payed, but like i said it all depends on where you are located and what local laws are.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...what a great idea, you'll earn the $$ for the Octo Mac Pro in no time:D
     
  9. kid rock macrumors regular

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    I dont have blue legs?:rolleyes:
     
  10. kid rock macrumors regular

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    Mr Rossi will hunt you down!!
     
  11. tomthedude thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Im 15 at the moment, and live in the UK. Not sure about the food selling laws here, I'll have to wait and see.
     
  12. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    You can't just start selling stuff, for various boring reasons...

    • You're not insured.
    • You're not paying VAT.
    • You're not old enough to start a business.

    Sorry :p
     
  13. tomthedude thread starter macrumors member

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    But would that still apply if it's not strictly a 'business'? just on the street? Surely they wont mind if it's just two guys looking for a bit of money? :(
     
  14. Pigumon macrumors 6502

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    Really sucks that a kid can't sell lemonade on the sidewalk anymore. But that's our terrific modern world for you.

    BTW, what's an ice lollie? I'm guessing some fruit ice thing with a stick in the middle? What Americans call Popsicles?
     
  15. tomthedude thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, a popsicle :p

    Anyway, we are going to try it anyway just to see what happens.
     
  16. mscriv macrumors 601

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    It may sound weird, but in America a popular summer treat to beat the heat is a cold dill pickle. They are sold individually packaged and kept on ice so they are cold and crisp. In fact its gotten so popular that apparently pickle popsicles are catching on too. Maybe you could add that to your inventory if there's room in the cooler.
     
  17. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Incorrect.

    He is paying VAT when he buys the goods to sell (if buying from a standard store, even if he isn't does it matter?), and in England he is of legal age to start a business I think the age is 2 (as long as you have another director/owner over 18 that is :p ).

    (I may be incorrect on some of it).
     
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I say just go for it. There are tons of people in my city who sell food without a permit and get away with it--the type of food that has a greater chance of contamination than a pre-wrapped cool treat.

    I'm just going to guess that the most a cop will do is tell you pack up and not try it again--but then again they might not care.
     

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