Skip to comments.Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales
Posted on 08/21/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.
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When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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Damn......now I’m stuck with 2000 sets of lawn darts ! In more ways than I would like.
Bet you found those words at a garage sale.
It is getting to where you can’t do any former activity without breaking some law. A friend of mine who lived under communism paraphrased to me what Ayn Rand wrote, that totalitarians make criminals of us to justify controlling us.
If a law should be placed on the books; wouldn’t this law be part of a State’s responsibility? Don’t states have the right to regulate commerce within their state? Why is President Zero upsurping his authority, without a challenge?
But then again, I’m apparently just a trouble-making rascist.
Ah the “cover up for China’s sloppy quality control” law.
Sounds to me like this is a serious problem. We should have a Bazzar Czar and at least 20,000 unionized inspectors to oversee this illegal black market now. If just 1 child is spared having to suffer the trauma of getting a defective toy, well how can you really put a price tag on that?
You have lawn darts?
How much you want for a set?
lawn darts can be used as weapons in an emergency situation. :)
I don't believe for a second that it's just for the chillun's things. It would also go for kitchen appliances and the like. I wouldn't put it past these Feebs to try to do "stings" by deliberately donating such items to church bazaars then seeing if they show up.
That’s a lot of pricks.
So can 1 Pound cans of baked beans.
But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t wanna hang my shorts on either of them!!
Un-PC childrens books are no doubt included
Would it were as easy as marking the items for adult use only.
whatever happened with the motorscycles and ATV’s for kids?? Are they still off the market?
Eakers just a friend...
Darn it! I was going to hit some Garage Sales hoping to score a set of Lawn Darts.
Well, before the 1980s some were printed with inks containing lead. So your Little Black Sambo would be verboten to resell.
It’s not just that.
Once people have to think about whether every little thing they do is breaking the law, It leaves them less time to think about other subjects ... like whether the government is going wild.
I happen to think the same thing of recycling ...
Why in the H E double L can’t our so called elected government just leave people alone and stop being the overbearing tyrants they’ve become?
silly rabbit! There's no money in that.
And for Pete’s sake! Don’t let your kids sell lemonade or kool-aid in the front yard!!! The koolaid gestapo will be all over them like stink on ****!!!! This isn’t America anymore IT’S AMERIKA!!! HAIL TO DER FUHRER!!! It’s time to get rid of that E Pluribus Unum motto and change it to “If the government doesn’t get their cut, your ass is grass.”
Yes, inside a old picture frame........Ya think it’s worth and money?....................
The “Ruling Class” of elitists knows better than we do,
and have a right and a duty to substitute their superior goals and decisions for ours.
That’s how they think.
Well they are collectors items etc.........
Really have only one set shy the one neighbors dog tried to fetch.
Stay Safe !!
So.... how much for the darts?
BaCzaar for short.
We’ll soon be watching video of mom, dad and little Nellie handcuffed and thrown on the lawn by the Tyco Train Set police!! Isn’t it great to live in a formerly free country!
It’s not that bad. I talked to a local second-hand store owner. She said you don’t have to worry as long as you do due diligence (google “recall [toyname]”).
I understand that some people didn’t turn their recalled products in for replacement, and a buyer even at a garage sale would want to know the toys aren’t death traps.
Of course I’ve seen dumb recalls. There was one for a lighter. “Do not use it until you have remediated the safety problem.” I thought, “Uh-oh, it’s going to blow up on me.” Turns out the “problem” was that they didn’t put the stupid warning sticker on. Yes, you were expected to contact them and have them ship a warning sticker for you to stick on before you use it.
Too many of these recalls are performed in paranoia of ambulance chasers.
Push it too far or too quick and you get massive pushback, though, defeating the purpose. The Obamites are ham handed and have no finesse.
I don’t like Federal workers. Always bothering people when they should not be
Fire half the Federal workers and we’ll do just fine. Let them find employment in the dreaded private sector
There’s a new game going around, at least, I hadn’t seen it before this year.
Similar to lawn darts, horse shoes, etc.
It has a piece of plywood with a hole in it on either end of the lane, and you toss a bean bag to land on the board or in the hole.
What cracked me up was that I first saw it at a church event and they called it “corn hole”, because the bags were filled with corn.
One enterprising firm is selling Jart parts. You have to reassemble them yourself.
A 1 year delay huh?
What’s next......Cash for cupcakes?
Yank the laws which directed or funded the hiring of these superfluous drones.
Some of the good will stores are afraid to sell childrens clothing because of the rules on what 2nd hand items can be sold.
And to think it was over lead IN BATTERIES.
I bought the kids a “Slip-N-Slide” designed to be used with sulfuric acid rather than water.
Does this count as “dangerous”?
I got the one that uses wesson oil...
“Theres a new game going around...”
That game’s been around forever. Or at least as long as I can remember.
anyone doubt my “conspiracy theory” that the elitists that are in our government are trying to discourage large families, or even families in general?
I never really understood the problem with law darts. I hit a kid in the face with a baseball bat once, does that mean we should outlaw baseball?
So, what’s it been called... forever.
Hadn’t seen it before this summer, myself.