Thrift shopping?

Avatar for kathy_s14255
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Thrift shopping?
25
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 8:48am

Have you all seen this? http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thrift2-2009jan02,0,2083247.story

sheesh, I think the law has gone overboard myself...yes, I want to keep my children safe...but this is too much...

what do you think?

Pages

Avatar for kathy_s14255
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 9:04am
and this just struck me too, what about all those Mom's on etsy etc who sell diapers and clothes for children?
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-1997
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 9:15am
Yeah sometimes they go overboard.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2003
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 9:21am

This is going to hit thrift stores the hardest but will impact ALL retailers as well.


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2007
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 4:04pm

Doesn't the manufacturer of the clothes and/or toys have to prove there's no lead? You don't have to pay out of your pocket to prove it right? Just take their findings? I'm about to start my own resale shop and am now concerned about this.

Photobucket>



Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2007
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 4:07pm

will it affect people selling things on ebay?

Photobucket>



Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2003
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 5:21pm

It will affect people on ebay and freecycle since with the lead items the law clearly states that NO PERSON may sell or distribute these items.


Yes the manufacutuer does have to prove the no lead thing but if you want to resell it you have to find the manufacuturer - get the model number and production model of each item - then you have to wait for them to find there records showing that that batch was tested-

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2007
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 11:07pm

I have been doing as much research as I can on this because it greatly concerns me for many reasons. I cannot fathom the public backlash should this really go into effect the way it reads.


I greatly urge every frugal mom out there to do what I did and write your congressman or state rep. It took me 5 min and may not help at all but it's pretty much all I can do.


I don't think that closing down more businesses and creating more job losses is what Obama is going to want to do. At least I hope not.

Photobucket



Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2003
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 8:15am

The other thing you can do is to educate people on the way the law is actually written - 80% of the people I spoke with yesterday assumed the law applied only to things made after this feb date so we need to get people aware of how many things this law will affect-

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 11:24am
I am amazed at this as well.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2007
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 12:17pm
I read some stuff yesterday that seemed to imply that it would apply to toys only and not clothing. I just honestly don't think this is going to fly.
Photobucket



Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Photobucket

Pages