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Lemonade stall - aibu regarding prices?

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lalalonglegs Sat 27-Jun-15 16:26:50

We have just come home from an afternoon out during which my younger daughter found 50p on the tube (yay!). On the way from the station, we passed a small girl selling homemade lemonade and fairy cakes with hand made signs advertising them but, tellingly in my opinion, no prices. My daughter asked if she could spend her 50p on a cup of lemonade which was fine but the girl's mother said lemonade was £2 a cup (small plastic cup) and each fairy cake was another £2. This seems mental to me - am I being an old stinge? (I did not supplement my daughter's 50p and have sent her to the mini-market to buy some lemons so we can make our own instead.)

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 27-Jun-15 16:28:24

That's expensive.

Janethegirl Sat 27-Jun-15 16:29:33

Very grabby

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Jun-15 16:30:27

I would have been tempted to ask if it was made with unicorn's piss.

GinUpGirl Sat 27-Jun-15 16:30:59

Overpriced, but who cares? I can't get wound up about this.

LapsedTwentysomething Sat 27-Jun-15 16:31:09

I wonder if the mother will be paying income tax on that? hmm

LaurieFairyCake Sat 27-Jun-15 16:31:58

Depends where you are

I'm at Greenwich and just paid £2.50 for a one scoop cone and £1.90 for a can of coke at a stall

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Jun-15 16:34:31

Yes but ice cream sellers have fees and taxes to pay.

If this kid and her Mum is spotted by the council/police, she'll be asked to pack up anyway.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Sat 27-Jun-15 16:35:27

Silly of the mum to do that as the little girl will barely sell any. Was it for charity?

We're selling ice cream, drinks and cakes next week as part of the Fiver Challenge and we're charging between 50p and £1.00 for each thing.

NorahBone Sat 27-Jun-15 16:35:48

When your daughter has her lemons set up a stand right next to door, selling lemonade for 50p. Teach them a valuable lesson in business ;)

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Sat 27-Jun-15 16:44:33

Anything is worth what people are prepared to pay for it. If they think they can get people to pay that much, they can knock themselves out.

lalalonglegs Sat 27-Jun-15 17:03:31

Nothing to say it was for charity. My children occasionally do a charity cake stall in the street (maybe once a year) and they charge about 30p-50p.

We have just made more than a litre of lemonade for £1 grin.

SirChenjin Sat 27-Jun-15 17:07:32

Bloody hell - that's a bit eye watering. Do you live in a vair posh area?!

lalalonglegs Sat 27-Jun-15 17:19:01

An area that's getting a bit above itself in my opinion hmm. The lemonade racketeers live in a gated community and obviously don't shop at the place next door if they think that's what things cost.

I'll shut up now - my (much nicer, much cheaper) lemonade has soothed me a little smile.

LazyLouLou Sat 27-Jun-15 17:20:27

Did the little girl selling speak fluent French, German, Japanese.... smile

Can we all come round for a slurp of your lemonade... pretty please? grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 27-Jun-15 17:22:37

£2. For a farting cup of lemonade and a fairy cake.
The mother obviously does not know the first thing about business, and it is a type of business. You don't price yourself out of a sale...
I don't want to state the bleeding obvious but you can get lemonade from Asda for like 18p and a set of cup cakes for )'£1.
Does she really imagine even if her wildest dreAm was having it's wildest dream that people are going to pay £4 for a cup cake and a little cup of lemonade if so then she really is the epithany of delusional.

TheReluctantCountess Sat 27-Jun-15 17:23:40

I buy a bottle of lemonade for 20p!

CombineBananaFister Sat 27-Jun-15 17:24:01

Crikey that is very expensive - poor girl ! it just reminds me of the old 'farmers market' rip off debate or homemade overpriced shabby sit/chic grin

budgiegirl Sat 27-Jun-15 17:28:32

£2 is very expensive, but I think it was maybe a bit hopeful of you to think 50p would be enough for fresh lemonade. To those who say you can get lemonade for 18p in Asda, that's not fresh lemonade, it's chemicals in fizzy water, not quite the same thing.

sallyismyname Sat 27-Jun-15 17:31:16

Lemonaid is horrible gunk.

I juice a lemon, add ice and sparkling water. Its so refreshing and almost calorie free.

FraggleHair Sat 27-Jun-15 17:53:32

£4 for a glass of lemonade and a bun. I'd have laughed in the child's face!

WireCat Sat 27-Jun-15 17:55:17

50p each item.

£2 is ridiculous.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 27-Jun-15 18:15:43

I agree Fraggle. The prices are laughable, but it's not the child's fault, is it

Coincidenceschmoincidence Sat 27-Jun-15 21:01:25

My friend's dd has just done this for cancer research. Lemonade 25p cupcakes 50p. Both homemade. Sounds far more reasonable smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 27-Jun-15 22:13:14

Well done to your friend's dd.
what a lovely amazing selfless thing to do.
Her family and indeed yourself must be very proud.

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