(Closed) car wash

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Do you think that you would actually make money? It wouldnt be bad but, when I see car washes I typically think High School fund raiser. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am sure this has got to be a joke.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i’m not sure.  if you’ll mske enough for everything.  But I guess its is worth a try.  Times are hard for everyone.  Good Luck.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it would be fine to have a car wash to raise money for your wedding, but like the others I think people might drive by! As long as it doesn’t put you out a lot of money, give it a whirl.  But yeah, don’t expect to make enough to pay for even one of thopse events, let alone all of them! Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Car washes for high school fundraisers work because the club on campus advertises to all the parents and teachers — and they sell the tickets ahead of time.  Every year I buy at least 2 carwash tickets from clubs on campus and then never use them.  When you see them waving signs around that say "free car wash — donations only"  that is only in the hopes that strangers will come for some extra cash.  Most of the money is made with the presale tickets to parents and teachers.

 Good luck it you decided to go for it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Have you considered picking up other small jobs – like babysitting or pet sitting or dog walking?  I think those might be more profitable.  Plus, I usually associate car washes with a school or organization event. I think it would be weird to go to one raising money for someone to throw their own party.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It’s really cheap and fast to get your car washed at one of those drive-throughs at the service station.  I pretty much never stop at a fund-raising car wash unless I really, really want to support the organization – mostly because it always takes way longer than the drive through, and generally isn’t as good a job.  If I just saw some random group doing a car wash I definately wouldn’t stop.  This was probably a decent fundraiser before there was a $5 – $7 carwash that takes 3 minutes at every other gas station, but you don’t see it done much anymore.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t think it’s a great idea. People tend to do it for charities and school fundraisers, not for people trying for personal gain. 

I agree with the above suggestion: what about babysitting or a part-time job? 

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