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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post

    I don't disagree with that, but I don't believe that the government needs to get involved.
    They already are.

    Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) Information

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously you didn't read the link I posted. Maybe I'm not the one that needs to do the research?
    Obviously I did. Your link is to some website I have never heard of, provided an obviously overblown story that when factchecked(which you obviously did not do) proved to be false. Your claiming that a program to educate stores(as per the one single link that the story provided) is somehow about controlling peoples yard sales, despite the fact that I have shown you the press release that explains the program in some detail, is amusing.

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    By the way, I have no problem with the law. Makes sense. Protecting others is important and we should all do as such.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Obviously I did. Your link is to some website I have never heard of, provided an obviously overblown story that when factchecked(which you obviously did not do) proved to be false. Your claiming that a program to educate stores(as per the one single link that the story provided) is somehow about controlling peoples yard sales, despite the fact that I have shown you the press release that explains the program in some detail, is amusing.
    Obviously, you didn't, because this is what I'm talking about, not the OP.

    “This handbook will help sellers of used products identify types of potentially hazardous products that could harm children or others. CPSC’s laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products. This includes thrift stores, consignment stores, charities, and individuals holding yard sales and flea markets.”


    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/thrift/thrguid.pdf
    The link is to a government website.
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    By the way, I have no problem with the law. Makes sense. Protecting others is important and we should all do as such.
    I agree with the principle of that statement, but when the government starts horning in on your business, where does it stop?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously, you didn't, because this is what I'm talking about, not the OP.



    The link is to a government website.
    There are putting out a handbook, and it is aimed primarily at stores, in particular, Goodwill. No one is doing anything to yard sales.

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There are putting out a handbook, and it is aimed primarily at stores, in particular, Goodwill. No one is doing anything to yard sales.
    From the handbook:

    CPSC’s laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products. This includes thrift stores, consignment stores, charities, and individuals holding yard sales and flea markets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree with the principle of that statement, but when the government starts horning in on your business, where does it stop?
    I'm not a fan of the slippery slop argument. It holds no water. There are laws we should protest against and then there ones that are good for the community as a whole. I think this one is such a law.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    For a second here I thought I was still reading threads from "The Sewer".

    "Governments are trying to make sure that people don't sell dangerous toys? It must be a slippery slope towards Communism!"

    Seriously. You are technically starting your own (temporary) small business when you are doing a garage sale. It is not that far-fetched to regulate it a little so that we don't have toys that are dangerous falling into childrens' hands.

    Now excuse me for a moment, I have a government Death Panel to attend. We are behind on our quotas for old Grandmothers.

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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    I'm not a fan of the slippery slop argument. It holds no water. There are laws we should protest against and then there ones that are good for the community as a whole. I think this one is such a law.
    I disagree that this is one of them. It will give government oversight on the selling of anything and I'm just not down with that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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