Wee Trade expects thousands of bargai...

Wee Trade expects thousands of bargain hunters this weekend

There are 28 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Wee Trade expects thousands of bargain hunters this weekend. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

FLETCHER Misty Brooks and Ashley Armstrong cruised the aisles of children's clothing and other items Thursday morning, getting everything ready for the onslaught of bargain hunters this morning and scoping out ...

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Suspicious

Travelers Rest, SC

#1 Feb 13, 2009
I wonder if these people are aware on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act which went into effect Tuesday.

The law makes it illegal for anyone to sell children's toys, books, clothes or jewelry if the items contain more than trace levels of lead or phthalates, chemicals commonly found in plastics and harmful to infants. It applies to new as well as used items.

Penalties are stiff, with violators facing potential prison terms and fines of up to $100,000 per violation.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#2 Feb 13, 2009
That gal that had all them younguns will have a field day at this event.

“WELCOME TO HELL!!!”

Since: Jan 09

pure hell

#3 Feb 13, 2009
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
That gal that had all them younguns will have a field day at this event.
oh yes at tax payers expense ofcourse!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#4 Feb 13, 2009
NC sux wrote:
<quoted text>oh yes at tax payers expense ofcourse!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
And there you have it, the rest of the story. LOL.
Megan

Asheville, NC

#5 Feb 13, 2009
I went to this last year and the workers were so very rude. The prices were OK, but not great. Not worth the hassle and the unfriendliness.
tough times

Suffolk, VA

#6 Feb 13, 2009
I'm just happy to see the media reporting about an event before/while it happens -- instead of when its already over!
Suspicious

Travelers Rest, SC

#7 Feb 13, 2009
tough times wrote:
I'm just happy to see the media reporting about an event before/while it happens -- instead of when its already over!
Even if it does appear to violate federal law.
Reader

Raleigh, NC

#8 Feb 13, 2009
Suspicious wrote:
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Even if it does appear to violate federal law.
Just a reality check. There will be no raids or arrests at this sale. In this time of economic uncertainty I would say this will be a great help to all parents. Im not certain the feds are going to waste a saturday to bust up the party.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#9 Feb 13, 2009
When my son was an infant through early school age, I could find some really great deals at these types of sales because young children outgrow things so quickly. HOwever, after about kindergarten, they start growing less quickly and it becomes much harder to find used things that look good, especially for boys. Alas, I've mostly been buying new since. I look for sale items.
loves a bargain

Eddyville, KY

#10 Feb 13, 2009
Wow, the comments about no raids are probably true, but does that give you the right to break the law?, just because you probably won't get caught? Hello, I love any way possible I can save money & don't agree with the new law, but these places in denial are putting themselves up for a huge liability. For the truth about the law go to www.narts.org It does say re-sellers are not required to test items, however they must comply with the law, so unless they have an expensive laser they don't know what they cannot sell at this point. Please get the facts for your own protection! Please contact your local congressman to help get this law amended it is too complex & causing many misconceptions! It is so funny to me that the citizen-times did this whole article & tons of pictures advertising for this wee trade sale, did it not dawn on them they were not compliant? Even goodwill pulled their items off the sales floor, hello.
Reader

Raleigh, NC

#11 Feb 13, 2009
loves a bargain wrote:
Wow, the comments about no raids are probably true, but does that give you the right to break the law?, just because you probably won't get caught? Hello, I love any way possible I can save money & don't agree with the new law, but these places in denial are putting themselves up for a huge liability. For the truth about the law go to www.narts.org It does say re-sellers are not required to test items, however they must comply with the law, so unless they have an expensive laser they don't know what they cannot sell at this point. Please get the facts for your own protection! Please contact your local congressman to help get this law amended it is too complex & causing many misconceptions! It is so funny to me that the citizen-times did this whole article & tons of pictures advertising for this wee trade sale, did it not dawn on them they were not compliant? Even goodwill pulled their items off the sales floor, hello.
Sorry but the world needs to be a little less "compliant" with the feds.They get their fingers in alot of places that they shouldnt.
Yokel

Barnardsville, NC

#12 Feb 13, 2009
loves a bargain wrote:
It is so funny to me that the citizen-times did this whole article & tons of pictures advertising for this wee trade sale, did it not dawn on them they were not compliant? Even goodwill pulled their items off the sales floor, hello.
You'd expect a AC-T reporter to put two and two together? Now that's funny!

I agree with you on this new law - a typical Washington knee jerk reaction. Action without forethought.
come on

Asheville, NC

#13 Feb 13, 2009
Parents who are concerned that old toys or items are out of compliance should just not attend this sale. I consign here each year and get deals for my daughter who is 7. We mostly buy clothes and they are thoroughly inspected for stains and excessive wear and tear. We did have to review the CPSIA to make sure our items were in compliance.

And it's funny, that these items were "fine" months ago when we bought them new and now they are "criminal". Again, for those that are paranoid about a raid or being a part of criminal activity should just not show up.
loves a bargain

Eddyville, KY

#14 Feb 13, 2009
Nobody said anything about being paranoid, I think you missed the point, of course you get bargains at these sales, thats why we all love them, trying to make the point that we need to complain to our congressman to amend it, also, more so wondering why some business are complying why others choose not to? Is it optional? Just because we don't agree? Find it funny how you came to the conclusion your items comply? You have a laser?(Thats how ridiculous this law is!) I would hate to be a business taking that liability risk right now, especially in these economic times, its sad.

Since: Aug 07

Travelers Rest, SC

#15 Feb 13, 2009
Yokel wrote:
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You'd expect a AC-T reporter to put two and two together? Now that's funny!
I agree with you on this new law - a typical Washington knee jerk reaction. Action without forethought.
Yup. Ready...Fire...Aim.

But still, it is the law and they should be shut down until they comply with it.
come on

Asheville, NC

#16 Feb 13, 2009
loves a bargain wrote:
Nobody said anything about being paranoid, I think you missed the point, of course you get bargains at these sales, thats why we all love them, trying to make the point that we need to complain to our congressman to amend it, also, more so wondering why some business are complying why others choose not to? Is it optional? Just because we don't agree? Find it funny how you came to the conclusion your items comply? You have a laser?(Thats how ridiculous this law is!) I would hate to be a business taking that liability risk right now, especially in these economic times, its sad.
Since I'm only selling clothes then yes I'd say I comply.
loves a bargain

Eddyville, KY

#17 Feb 13, 2009
great! Will probably see you there!
Proud Mommy

Boiling Springs, SC

#18 Feb 14, 2009
Suspicious wrote:
I wonder if these people are aware on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act which went into effect Tuesday.
The law makes it illegal for anyone to sell children's toys, books, clothes or jewelry if the items contain more than trace levels of lead or phthalates, chemicals commonly found in plastics and harmful to infants. It applies to new as well as used items.
Penalties are stiff, with violators facing potential prison terms and fines of up to $100,000 per violation.
Well..to that I have to say, I guess you should have read your own comment there smart one..The law comes in effect TUESDAY, the sale is over Sunday so lets go back to kindergarten and count the days of the week..Tuesday is AFTER Saunday!!! I will be at the sale & buying things for my son, while people like you sit on the computer ..you probably don't have kids and want to stick your nose in EVERYTHING just because you have nothing better to do? Oh well, I don't guess I will be seeing you at the sale? How sad :(
Yep

Asheville, NC

#19 Feb 14, 2009
tough times wrote:
I'm just happy to see the media reporting about an event before/while it happens -- instead of when its already over!
Around the end of April, there will be a major outdoor equipment sale event there also...I think they are calling it 'Gearheads'... they will have a website up soon...
Yep

Asheville, NC

#20 Feb 14, 2009
NC sux wrote:
<quoted text>oh yes at tax payers expense ofcourse!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
It will cost Calipornia over $1MILLION to get those octuplets outta the hospital, and the mombiatch thinks thats just fine. She ought to go to jail.

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