We the People Can't Sell Our Own Stuff

We the People Can't Sell Our Own Stuff

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Texas born

Ralls, TX

#1 Oct 9, 2012
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether we can 'resell' items we own. More government control of our lives. So that would do away with garage sales and ebay.
Socialists out of control

Caddo Mills, TX

#2 Oct 9, 2012
Texas born wrote:
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether we can 'resell' items we own. More government control of our lives. So that would do away with garage sales and ebay.
Guess there will be another "black market" soon. Coded messages on Craigslist advertising clothes and misc junk for sale. Will be a new war. The "war on sales", and probably mexican cartels will take it over and violence in the streets will ensue due to more government control, because they are here to help! ha The democrats will have sales but deny ever taking money, the republicans will admonish all sales and pray for the evil people having them, and the libertarians will say everyone should have sales w/o any restrictions at all by the government.

Yeah that's all tongue in cheek but still one has to admit there are parallels with other aspects, not just drugs. The nanny states is snowballing fast and will be an avalanche soon if people don't wake up and actually start getting active.
Russ T Cobb

United States

#3 Oct 9, 2012
The typical liberal mindset. Some peanut brain doesn't like personal sales between individuals, so they don't want anybody else to do it either. Same logic applies to those liberals who don't like beef, sugar, etc etc. If they don't approve of it, they don't want anyone else to have access. Of course, as in AlGore's case; he wants US to be "green" while he lives in an energy hog house and jets around polluting the air.
Aha

Arlington, TX

#4 Oct 9, 2012
Texas born wrote:
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether we can 'resell' items we own. More government control of our lives. So that would do away with garage sales and ebay.
You watched Bill O'Reilly, didn't you?
Texas born

Ralls, TX

#5 Oct 9, 2012
Aha wrote:
<quoted text>You watched Bill O'Reilly, didn't you?
I was watching the show but I wasn't able to watch that segment. I googled it to find out the details.
Steve

United States

#6 Oct 9, 2012
Can't resell my own things--the supreme court and the government can kiss my American ass!!!!
cash

Blossom, TX

#7 Oct 9, 2012
good news all around
hayseed

Clarksville, TX

#8 Oct 10, 2012
cash wrote:
good news all around
No more used wooden legs. Better stock up.
Spoiled American

United States

#9 Oct 10, 2012
Texas born wrote:
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether we can 'resell' items we own. More government control of our lives. So that would do away with garage sales and ebay.
Are you serious? What about used cars? That would be an awfully big business to shut down. Maybe their talking about yard sale, flea market things in fear that people are not getting a tax I.D. card or using someone else's. I believe you, but do not see how they could possible enforce such a law. I do know now that when you trade cars they tell you how much the car is worth and you pay that amount, and there is no more gift vehicles, or super low priced ones reported, because people were abusing that, but to stop the resale of all equipment, and manufacturing tools. I worked where the machines in the shop were built in 1900 but had been sold and resold many times and updated. It never made since to me how property can be taxed over and over each time it changes hands, but that is the law. But when they get to yard sale items that is over kill. That is such a socialistic proposal. And that is why I'm so not voting for Oboma ever.
FYI

Fulshear, TX

#10 Oct 10, 2012
Texas born wrote:
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether we can 'resell' items we own. More government control of our lives. So that would do away with garage sales and ebay.
If you Googled the details and came up with "we the people can't sell our own stuff," you need to upgrade your skills. The case has nothing to do with furniture, used cars, garage sales, Ebay or most anything else people sell used.

It deals with copyrighted materials and, more specifically, materials copyrighted and made in foreign countries and then re-sold in the US. http://jolt.law.harvard.edu/digest/copyright/...
MichaelB

Gaylord, MI

#11 Oct 11, 2012
FYI wrote:
<quoted text>
If you Googled the details and came up with "we the people can't sell our own stuff," you need to upgrade your skills. The case has nothing to do with furniture, used cars, garage sales, Ebay or most anything else people sell used.
It deals with copyrighted materials and, more specifically, materials copyrighted and made in foreign countries and then re-sold in the US. http://jolt.law.harvard.edu/digest/copyright/...
Seems like you need to "upgrade" your Google skills first. This case deals with anything this is made or has parts made overseas, not just copyrighted materials. Cars in the USA contain about 40% materials made overseas, so they could be affected. Ebay and Craigslist contain millions of items with parts made overseas (computers or iPhones anyone?).

I can't see the Supreme Court agreeing with the lower court, but if it does, then it will affect every single one of us.
Sunrise

United States

#12 Oct 11, 2012
MichaelB wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems like you need to "upgrade" your Google skills first. This case deals with anything this is made or has parts made overseas, not just copyrighted materials. Cars in the USA contain about 40% materials made overseas, so they could be affected. Ebay and Craigslist contain millions of items with parts made overseas (computers or iPhones anyone?).
I can't see the Supreme Court agreeing with the lower court, but if it does, then it will affect every single one of us.
What if I peel the "made in China" sticker off before I try to sell it? Will that work? What if it does not have a "made in xxx" on the item. How will I know that it was made in a foreign country? Have you noticed that items no longer have a "made in China" sticker? The "made in China" is now permanently on the item. My point is, how would such a law ever be enforced?

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#13 Oct 11, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>What if I peel the "made in China" sticker off before I try to sell it? Will that work? What if it does not have a "made in xxx" on the item. How will I know that it was made in a foreign country? Have you noticed that items no longer have a "made in China" sticker? The "made in China" is now permanently on the item. My point is, how would such a law ever be enforced?
That's exactly what I was thinking as I read these posts. Would that mean increasing hiring by having people in every city and burg in America to protect against all this "bootlegging"?
Wyatt Earp

Wylie, TX

#14 Oct 11, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>What if I peel the "made in China" sticker off before I try to sell it? Will that work? What if it does not have a "made in xxx" on the item. How will I know that it was made in a foreign country? Have you noticed that items no longer have a "made in China" sticker? The "made in China" is now permanently on the item. My point is, how would such a law ever be enforced?
Simple, the goubment will hire 130 million inspectors and then say look how many jobs we created.
Sunrise

United States

#15 Oct 11, 2012
Wyatt Earp wrote:
<quoted text>Simple, the goubment will hire 130 million inspectors and then say look how many jobs we created.
Oh, the gubment is thinking ahead. Just think what that could do to those employment numbers.
No Way

Arlington, TX

#16 Oct 11, 2012
It aint gonna happen, folks, so stop fretting about it.
mankind

Paris, TX

#17 Oct 11, 2012
Socialists out of control wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess there will be another "black market" soon. Coded messages on Craigslist advertising clothes and misc junk for sale. Will be a new war. The "war on sales", and probably mexican cartels will take it over and violence in the streets will ensue due to more government control, because they are here to help! ha The democrats will have sales but deny ever taking money, the republicans will admonish all sales and pray for the evil people having them, and the libertarians will say everyone should have sales w/o any restrictions at all by the government.
Yeah that's all tongue in cheek but still one has to admit there are parallels with other aspects, not just drugs. The nanny states is snowballing fast and will be an avalanche soon if people don't wake up and actually start getting active.
The more the government squeezes the life out of freedom, the more underground the people go. Just look at the Soviet Union before it dissolved. Everything was sold on the black market.

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