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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    Well, I will say this: It's great to live in a country where we can agree to disagree.
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    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.
    read the information and you'll see that it's not just about supposedly dangerous toys.
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    From the handbook:
    Which is for completeness sake, but no one is actually policing yard sales. The law technically refers to them, but without actual enforcement, it is meaningless.

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

    Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales
    Upon cursory glance, I misread the thread title as "Beware: Feds selling crack in garage sales".



    I really ought to get some sleep one of these days.

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

    I threw away 2 exceptionally good car seats when my kids were finished with them. They were in perfect condition and cost over $100 each. But goodwill said they weren't allowed to take them. Safe place, a shelter for women and children, said they weren't allowed to take them. Nobody wanted them and I was told it was illegal to sell them at a garage sale. It pained me to toss perfectly good expensive stuff in the trash but I didn't know anybody who wanted them and I literally couldn't give them away.

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

    Isn't this the same crowd that tried to ban the sale and use of 50cc dirtbikes and their parts because the "lead content" in the frames and valve stem caps could be harmful to the young children using them?
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I threw away 2 exceptionally good car seats when my kids were finished with them. They were in perfect condition and cost over $100 each. But goodwill said they weren't allowed to take them. Safe place, a shelter for women and children, said they weren't allowed to take them. Nobody wanted them and I was told it was illegal to sell them at a garage sale. It pained me to toss perfectly good expensive stuff in the trash but I didn't know anybody who wanted them and I literally couldn't give them away.
    Car seats probably had been recalled due to the possibility of one of the parts failing. All in all, I see no problem with your story. If they could not accept them, then they had some underlying danger. Maybe not those seat specifically, but the model in general.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Car seats probably had been recalled due to the possibility of one of the parts failing. All in all, I see no problem with your story. If they could not accept them, then they had some underlying danger. Maybe not those seat specifically, but the model in general.
    No, actually. It is against the law here to sell, distribute, etc used car seats. Any make, any model. The rationale is there's no way to know if the seat has ever been through a crash rendering it unsafe. So tons of perfectly good car seats go to the dump. It's stupid.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    No, actually. It is against the law here to sell, distribute, etc used car seats. Any make, any model. The rationale is there's no way to know if the seat has ever been through a crash rendering it unsafe. So tons of perfectly good car seats go to the dump. It's stupid.
    The reasoning isn't bad, after all damage to car seats that has been superficially covered up is a real potential problem. Alternatively, we could simply require a contract in which the seller of the car seat is fully liable for any damages or deaths caused by car seat failure. Then resellers of the car seats would be extra careful to ensure that their product is safe.
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    Re: Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which is for completeness sake, but no one is actually policing yard sales. The law technically refers to them, but without actual enforcement, it is meaningless.
    If you go to the CPSC's list of prohibited items, you find fun stuff like Asbestos! Maybe our dear friend Apstd thinks that the government should let yard sales sale asbestos?

    Interestingly enough, I can't find on their website anything regarding what laws one would break by selling them and what the punishments would be.

    Sounds like breaking the law for putting up signs on signal light posts.
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