|01-08-2009, 03:21 AM||#191|
Join Date: Nov 2007
wow this is a very "intelligent" law , lol
|01-08-2009, 03:37 AM||#192|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Watch out for your homeland security guys at collectable shows and garage sales with walkie-talkies ready to bust us collectors who bought anything pre-2009 ..out of package of coarse .
I guess your government would want to bust me because i send American products to Cuba every few months ..
|01-08-2009, 03:38 AM||#193|
Grumpy Old Man
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Marcos, TX
Man, it's a good thing that when I go to the local shows, I don't sell "toys for children under age 12"....I only sell "vintage collectibles for adult collectors". I can even put up a sign that clarifies that fact for any cops not smart enough to see it on their own.
See....no problem with the law now, right? Besides, I never sell more than a few dollars worth of stuff to kids anyway, so not being able to sell to kids won't really affect me.
All I see EBay doing is enforcing a policy that no one under 13 can bid on items....which I'm pretty sure they already have anyway since minors can't enter "legal contracts" and as EBay loves to remind us, a bid is a "legal contract".
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|01-08-2009, 03:41 AM||#194|
U and ur friends r dead.
Join Date: Nov 2008
All we have to worry about now are the welfare moms that buy their kids old lead painted toys and then try and sue.
|01-08-2009, 04:06 AM||#195|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
Wow i just read through every page. I am going to wait and see what happens before i get to excited...
It looks like custom figures for sale will be a thing of the past...That sucks for those who make great custom figures and sell them...
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|01-08-2009, 04:32 AM||#196|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
This law will be one that is unenforceable. I agree with Destro here.
To us, toys are everything. But to the rest of the world, its nothing. It something that kids play with til they are 8-12, then grow out of to get myspace and a cellphone. I doubt the FBI is going to go after dealers at toy shows and comic shops and I really doubt ebay is going to shut down. There is no way to possibly enforce this though.
We may be an economic crisis right now, but I don't this is going to come to pass. I at least hope we don't become that regulated.
I'll call my friend who is organizing the San Jose toy show in the morning to get to the bottom of this. Namely to see if people can sell loose toys, as there are always a lot of children at those shows.
But if this does come to pass, then we've went too far with politically correct dogma and something will have to give.
But my honest opinion. Where are the parents in our society? When I used to put toys in my mouth when I was younger. My parent or adult guardian told me not to and I was disciplined. This is just further evidence of big brother becoming the new parent to our children. Parents need to parent again and stop relying on other forces to do so. You simply put warnings on the package and hope the parents read it and enforce. If not, they were warned.
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|01-08-2009, 05:14 AM||#197|
Pharmacist First Class
Join Date: Oct 2008
I thought there was a part of the Constitution that protected our right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I believe that I'm no longer living in the good old U.S. of A.. Okay, I'm being sarcastic (only a little). I know the government is trying to protect my children from those darn dirt lead painted toys. I get that, and I know that our Liberties have been curtailed due to national security, but when is enough enough? If a company, no matter how inherently evil it is (ebay), wants to facilitate a transaction of money for loose action figures, how is it the governments responcibility to regulate this? What constitutes an illegal transaction of selling Marvel Legends figures for cash? Will I have federal agents invading my home to confiscate my collections of toys, eventually, because the government deems them "possibly" dangerous? Things have been going down hill for years, folk. We all know this. This is how democracy dies, it's been said. With best intentions and smiles. I'll have my wife post the rest of the figures I have over the weekend so we can complete the transactions prior to the deadline. I'll have to start considing those job posting in England and Canada if things keep progressing the way that they have.
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|01-08-2009, 06:46 AM||#198|
Join Date: Aug 2008
take a look at this video
New law restricts re-sale of kid's products - AOL Video
|01-08-2009, 07:07 AM||#199|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Austin, TX
For my day job, which is really more of an "all of the time job" than just a day job, we create games. Yesterday I had a long talk with a factory rep about the new child safety testing requirements and in the end I pretty much decided that we should stick to games for the 13+ group, since that's basically what we already do and because the new guidelines are so ridiculous.
I plan to hit a few safety testing seminars at Toy Fair next month to see what I can learn, but the initial information doesn't sound good at all. A case of over-regulation, I think.
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|01-08-2009, 07:43 AM||#200|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The parade grounds of electric dreams
This video really highlights the main point of this story - it's not about used Joes on Ebay, it's about an entire industry that is going to be destroyed overnight and tens of thousands of struggling families that rely on used items to get by. It's really sad. I hope an exemption or clarification is forthcoming that will put an end to this.
The law itself, to increase the safety of children's products, is good and we should be happy it is passing. The increasing content of crap in products from China and other "anti-safety" importers is a real danger (toxic toothpaste, toxic baby formula, lead in toys, tainted fish, poison in frozen foods.... and that's all just what I can remember about recent Chinese goods). The problem is the way the law is written, that it can create this huge (and possibly unintended) prohibition on the resale of used goods.
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