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  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

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PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:08 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Good News!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The deadline for this law has now been puched back a year.

http://www.newburyportnews.com/punews/local_story_032231922.html


Members of the Consumer Product Safety Com ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:34 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
More info:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28569688/


Consignment stores and thrift shops seemed to be the silver lining in the midst of an economic storm...But rumors the past week had many childr ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:27 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
tamuhockey,

I hope you're right.
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:55 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
I don't see what the big deal is. It's not going to prevent any of us from buying, collecting, displaying, or playing with Lego, is it? Rolling Eyes

Technically the new law could prohibit the buying and ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:07 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
This new law is not only utterly stupid but it's becoming more confusing the more I read up on it. While it's true that thrift shops and etc are exempt of the law with the current inventory that's alr ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:38 pm   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
More info:
http://www.kvue.com/news/top/stories/010809kvue_resale_clarification-cb.7649024.html

“The new safety law does not require resellers to test children’s products in their current inventor ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:48 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?

Those people that participated in that "organized" march should be EMBARRASSED that they can't pull off a simple manuever with class. Those people appear in that picture to be able to mar ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:51 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Every post you make is about how the government is trying to stop us playing with LEGO, and it's getting annoying.

huh? Rolling Eyes

My point is that the government is going after 'any' used plasti ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
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PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:38 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?

Seriously, just let this all pass by. Unless BL goes down on Feb. 10th, I don't think anything will happen.

Obviously the government can't monitor every transaction at this time, but the problem ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:28 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Seriously, BL isn't in any trouble, and there will be no danger. Thats it.

I hope you're right, but what particular fact are you basing that on.
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:09 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Not a surprise. Not one bit. BL is saved, or I should say it was never in danger.

I'm still not a 100% sure because of this quote:

Tuesday the two-member panel gave preliminary approval of sever ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:03 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Some more info:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thrift9-2009jan09,0,7588285.story


After a barrage of complaints, federal regulators shifted gears Thursday and said they would no longer r ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:07 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Hey, the Mayans were one of many groups that projected an eventful 2012. They were just kind enough to give a specific date.

And you think I go off topic Laughing
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:54 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
OK, seriously, you are sounding like someone with a tinfoil hat that is shining his gun in a bomb shelter full of canned food.

I might sound that way online, but Im the very opposite of that.

I' ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:52 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Well, with the world ending in 2012 I wouldn't be worried about things too far down the line. Wink

It didn't know you were Mayan, if not I wouldn't worry about it Very Happy
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
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PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:50 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Now back to the regularly scheduled program Wink

Looks like you will need to get an offical certificate to sell used toys and baby items at a garage sale or swap meet.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:38 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
OK, that's a whatever to me then. I don't do that much in a year, and most of it is direct cash, no credit cards.

The thing thats concerning is that's only the start. I would expect the initial $10 ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:33 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
OK, I just don't get why you tossed it in the thread about how our bricks are all considered contaminated in a couple years...

I thought they were 'loosely' connected and I didn't feel like startin ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:32 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Now, tell me this also. In that snipit it said all but the smallest sellers, who is to decide how small is the smallest? $10 total sales, $100 total sales? Who knows.

I just found this, but I'll se ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:24 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
But it's got nothing to do with the CPSC.

I agree.

I was just pointing out that anytime the government regulates what can and can't be sold on the used market, taxes of some form will 'eventuall ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:19 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
All it means is that you will have to charge Tax, but, who's tax? The states, or are they going to issue a federal sales tax? Or are they treating it like an income tax?

Most likely some type of na ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:11 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Unrelated, though not unexpected.

It's related since regulating used items in one form or another will assist in those items being identified when being sold, therefore being trackable and taxable.
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

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Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:11 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
Wink

http://www.dayofthejedi.com/articles/2008/05/images/motivators/102.jpg
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:07 am   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
When it come to selling used items in the next few years, we can all see where this is heading:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121737220325394931.html


If you regularly sell items on online au ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:38 pm   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-19-phthalate-federalban_N.htm

Stores may continue selling plastic toys made with hormone-like chemicals next year, even after a law that was supposed to ...
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:08 pm   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
I guess I'll have to pick up some of these so my kids can play LEGO's after Feb 10th Wink

http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/terrorism/assets/hazmat_suit.jpg
  Topic: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
johnsocal

Replies: 72
Views: 89554

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:02 pm   Subject: Illegal to sell used LEGO's after Feb 10th 2009?
There has to some loopholes in this stupid law since the vast majority of LEGO's don't have any paint on them and the paint that is used doesn't have high levels of lead.

http://www.kvue.com/news/t ...
  Topic: KB Toys files for bankruptcy (again)
johnsocal

Replies: 30
Views: 9059

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:10 am   Subject: KB Toys files for bankruptcy (again)
The fact KB is announcing they're going BK again right before Christmas you know something is terribly wrong.

My guess is that some store lease agreements have a clause that allows a store to prem ...
  Topic: KB Toys files for bankruptcy (again)
johnsocal

Replies: 30
Views: 9059

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:04 pm   Subject: KB Toys files for bankruptcy (again)
Things aren't well in toyland:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/11/news/companies/KB_toys_bankruptcy.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008121117



In another sign of the grim holiday season, KB Toys fil ...
  Topic: The horror @ TRU
johnsocal

Replies: 25
Views: 7013

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:36 am   Subject: The horror @ TRU
For only $16, this can be yours.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3140308

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-4835753dt.jpg
 
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