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BaudLight

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 07:21:57 pm »
I think that you are allowed to have up to four per year here.  I know you are not supposed to attach signs to public utility poles and such, but I still see a lot of that.


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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 07:34:39 pm »
To me yards sales in the US are like baseball and apple pie.  Unbelievable that so many versions of control are listed in the responses above me.  Yard/garage sales are a sacred part of the American spring and summer.  Who would ever be so silly as to make up so many rules, fines, permits, etc. about something that is just a simple way of making a little money while your neighbors can buy things at a reasonable price and have a little free fun.  This country needs more of this kind of thing in the lives of it's citizens. Simple fun. 

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 05:10:38 am »
Well I live in Illinois, and never had no garage sale rules enforced upon us and we have had alot of garage sales :dontknow:

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 11:41:59 am »
some garage sale *bleep* emailed me about my garage sale ad on craiglist. he tried to tell me that we were running a second hand store. what a stupid person.

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 07:47:19 pm »
some idiot came to our garage sale with his kid and my fiance was telling him we will have new stuff every weekend and the dude said your lucky you're not in rockford coz after so many garage sales it's considered a business and u will get fined. F U BUDDY! we already checked on the rules and we are fine. we can have as many as we want with no consequences. that really pissed off my fiance and he was pissed off the whole rest of the day because of the dude. i dont care if he's from 2 towns over, not every town is the same. i told my fiance that that was the first time i have ever seen him come to our garage sale so he will never know we have garage sales. i swore he was from the flea market 2 towns over too. oh well, i dont think i will ever see him at our garage sale again so i told my fiance not to worry about it but he does. so, out of spite he checked online again and it only talked about signs and thats it so that dude doesnt know what he's talking about.  :thumbsup:

From what you said, I think you are completely overreacting. Sounds like the guy just made a general comment, nothing to get worked up about.

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 08:07:30 pm »
some garage sale *bleep* emailed me about my garage sale ad on craiglist. he tried to tell me that we were running a second hand store. what a stupid person.

Perhaps so, still wouldn't it be wise to check into your local laws concerning yard sales, (some local governments restrict them and others, not so much).  Maybe in your area they don't treat garage sales as a secondhand store business or, maybe they do.  You could try looking it up online by using search terms which include the name of your city/county and "garage sale local laws".  Or, not - your choice.
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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 01:41:51 am »
doesnt know what he's talking about.  :thumbsup:

He said "you're lucky you aren't in Rockford.  Nothing could be more true. I've done shows there. That town is a bleep hole.

Sadly though he DOES know what he was talking about. He never said that you were violating the law of your town. He said IF YOU WERE IN ROCKFORD, you would be violating the law. That statement was true.  Hopefully you don't let this very comment upsets you as much as the guy at the garage sale did.

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 03:18:47 am »
In our town here in Florida people hammer their signs wherever they feel like it which can be annoying when you look out your window and see em hanging on stop signs and the tall wooden street light poles.  :fish:

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2012, 04:23:49 am »
Every town has diffrent rules, my town will only let you have three a year, and I agree with that guy you are lucky you can have them all the time.  Maybe he was saying it in a good way not a bad way as your finance took it.

Good luck with your sale

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2012, 05:22:07 am »
I don't know the garage sale rules where I am, but I figure it does not matter. I see plenty of them here and no one ever complained about getting fines.

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2012, 07:17:22 am »
You sound so angry!  It's cool.  Just tell him to shove and don't let him ruin your day,

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Re: garage sale rules
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 11:04:28 am »
no, i'm not the one angry, my fiance is. we havent had a problem since with this guy but we had a garage sale at my brothers and he lives one town over and the is restricted to 3 sales a year and this was his last sale this past saturday and it sucked big  :bootyshake:! me and my fiance only made around 8$ and there was hardly any customers. it wasnt that cold outside so i dont know what the problem was. usually sunday is booming out here where we live but not in their town.

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