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Should I sell my stuff on the corner of a main street

Old 12-21-2014, 05:21 PM
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I want to go up on the corner and do this and my family thinks it is dangerous. What do you think?
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:55 PM
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This does not sound good. I am taking about my hand mad sewing Items. I am 73 years young
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I want to go up on the corner and do this and my family thinks it is dangerous. What do you think?
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:23 PM
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My first inclination is to say "what?" And no way. Surely you wouldn't even consider it by yourself? And would you need a permit? So many questions - will wait to hear what others say.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:29 PM
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It's highly likely that you would need a permit to do this. You would taking up space on a public sidewalk, public road, or public easement for the purposes of making money. Check with your local government to see what their regulations are. Chances are they require you to get a permit in order to do this. If your location is not in an area where permitted activities such as this are permitted, you will not be legally able to do this. If you do it anyway, then you are subject to ticketing for violating local ordinances.

What is the corner like? There are some corners where it might be safe, but many others where a 73yo on a street corner would simply be an invitation for crime -- especially since you would probably need to have money on hand to make change for customers.

Edit: It would be *much* safer and less likely to be illegal if you would find local boutiques or craft fairs where you can display your handmade items for sale.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:06 PM
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I decided to put a sign on a box at the end of our Street and be just out in front of our house. I guess it would be safer.
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How about a local shop for a consignment. We have several around here that take homemade things to sell for the elderly, and sometimes they get orders for more. Maybe a kiosk in a shopping center. Be Safe.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:57 AM
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Wait for a craft sale and go there to sell your stuff.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:21 AM
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that is dangerous in front of your home too.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:22 AM
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In my area, a permit is needed to sell anything in the yard. I am mid 70's and I sell things on line.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:43 AM
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sewingsuz, where are you in AZ? In Phoenix, I would say no way. Parts of Scottsdale, maybe. And no, I'm not a snob, just realistic. Flagstaff, why not, Page, sure. It really depends on where you are.
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