Just kind of a weird question.

I'm in Rome right now, and tomorrow, I will meet with friends with two young kinds (7&9) for the remainder of the week.

I know that at some point they will want to have some of the toys that some street vendor sell (especially the ones that have lights).

I don't expect the toys to last more than a couple of hours.

Is it safe to buy from them (the act of buying)?

Edit :

We finally did not buy the toys from the street vendors, there were sold cheaper at the convenient store next to my place.


  • 7
    What do you mean by safe? – JoErNanO Oct 8 '18 at 20:06
  • 1
    Does ‘safe’ refer to the act of buying the toys, or the quality of the toys themselves? Maybe you could just say no to the kids when they ask, or have a quiet word with the parents beforehand. – Traveller Oct 8 '18 at 22:11
  • 1
    A street peddler toy will unlikely explode in your face, but may not be the wisest long-term investment... Health-wise, I'd say it's "safe" as long as you don't lick it or put it in your mouth. – undercat Oct 9 '18 at 7:01
  • 3
    Just to clarify, are you afraid of being scammed, mugged, extorted in any way, whilst being distracted by the sale? – JoErNanO Oct 9 '18 at 7:03
  • 1
    @JoErNanO yeah that's what I'm "afraid" of, – Max Oct 9 '18 at 10:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.