Anyone sell eggs at an honor system egg stand? Have problems?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cupman, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:That's exactly why I don't use the honor system.
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Surely, I hope, you misspoke.

    [​IMG] that was a fast hatch! Maybe the stand owner needs to refrigerate the eggs, not leave them under a broody.

    now that would have made an ... interesting... omelet... [​IMG]
  3. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Eastern Massachusetts
    Maybe close to the street would be a bigger temptation. Put the sign out there to see, but direct them up onto your porch or something for the merchandise. At least that way they would be on display more. A motion camera would be good too, but that would cost a lotta eggs!
  4. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    personally, I don't think that's such a good idea...
  5. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    I wouldn't have the courage to do this...

    My neighbor used to do this successfully for years. But within the last 10 years or so, the stand has gotten broken in to repeatedly. They have managed to take (after numerous break ins): watermelons, veggies, money, a whole cash register... And last year, he had a field of collards stolen... He's tried to change things to keep it from happening. But a determined thief is hard to dissuade.
  6. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Very tempting with such mixed replies. I am kind of having second thoughts. I think the anger and frustration I would experience after being stolen from would cancel out the pleasure of any profits I made. I'll have to give it some more thought.
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    there is a local family who has a honor system stand for sweet corn...

    she said ONCE in all of her years has she had money taken or corn taken w/o money..

    she doesnt even use a lockbox..she uses a glad container lol...

    another plae does it but uses a issues there..

    both are off a highway and they've done it for YEARS!
  8. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    I think if I were going to do it I wouldn't use a lock box either. I would be less angry about somebody taking my money than I would about them tearing up something I built.

    If you have 30 hens it's not going to be that much money per day.
  9. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have been considering this also! Thanks for the great insight! [​IMG]
  10. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    Our Money thing, is a tabcco can with a slit cut in it [​IMG] if they need change well they can take the top. We under charge ( 1.00 for a bag of beets that has about 5-7 pounds in it) and people are still willing to take stuff. But we only lose a bit a year.

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