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2022-05-16 1:26:30 PM  
IUDs
 
2022-05-16 1:35:10 PM  
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2022-05-16 1:39:29 PM  
Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.
 
2022-05-16 1:43:35 PM  

tom baker's scarf: IUDs


I had a small misshapen adult tooth that had to be cut from my upper jaw when I was maybe twelve. I've had a gap there ever since. A few years ago I asked a dental surgeon what my options were for replacing it and he insisted the best way was to implant a cadaver tooth. Yes, he wanted me to get a used tooth, because they look real (no shiat). If it's life and death I'll certainly take an organ transplant, but for one tooth no way am I doing that. Sick.
 
2022-05-16 1:49:37 PM  
I had a yard sale about 15 years ago when I was preparing to move.  Yard sale people are crazy.  I set the start time at 8, but I had people beating on my door at 6:30.  And everyone acts like they're master deal makers as they haggle with me over 50 freaking cents.  At the end of the day I was like "Just take this shiat and get it out of here."

I just take my shiat to Goodwill now and write it off on my taxes.  It's more profitable and less hassle.
 
2022-05-16 1:52:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I had a yard sale about 15 years ago when I was preparing to move.  Yard sale people are crazy.  I set the start time at 8, but I had people beating on my door at 6:30.  And everyone acts like they're master deal makers as they haggle with me over 50 freaking cents.  At the end of the day I was like "Just take this shiat and get it out of here."

I just take my shiat to Goodwill now and write it off on my taxes.  It's more profitable and less hassle.


very well spoken. I've had my fill of the lugging, the cleaning, the massive amount of work it takes to deal with a-holes for 1-3 days. I've had people steal from me right out in the open in front of me. people have balls of bronze. Rap2 is right: you're better off to help the Goodwill and Charity Shops out instead.
 
2022-05-16 1:54:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: At the end of the day I was like "Just take this shiat and get it out of here.away from me."


FTFMe. I just want them off my lawn at that point.
 
2022-05-16 1:55:29 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I had a yard sale about 15 years ago when I was preparing to move.  Yard sale people are crazy.  I set the start time at 8, but I had people beating on my door at 6:30.  And everyone acts like they're master deal makers as they haggle with me over 50 freaking cents.  At the end of the day I was like "Just take this shiat and get it out of here."

I just take my shiat to Goodwill now and write it off on my taxes.  It's more profitable and less hassle.



Mrs. Scarf said we need to have a yard sale to clean out some stuff but she didn't want to organize it.  i said i'd handle it. i put out a sign that said "pay what you want or take it for free"  everything left i could fit in my trash bin and still have room for the week's trash. Mrs. Scarf pointed out i didn't make very much and i replied with "sure but we didn't pay to have anything hauled away, there was no haggling, i spent basically no time and no money on it and we were done by noon of day one."
 
2022-05-16 1:56:01 PM  
As a starving student, I went to lots of yard/garage sales. Once I found a bunch of those cheap Bic razors which happened to be what I use.  I bought them stupid-cheap, like 5 for a quarter, saving well into double-digit cents. When my current supply ran out, I busted out one of those bad boy bargain Bics and found . . . it had stubble on it. They all did.

Do not buy disposable razors at yard sales.
 
2022-05-16 2:06:35 PM  

sinko swimo: . I've had my fill of the lugging, the cleaning, the massive amount of work it takes to deal with a-holes for 1-3 days. I've had people steal from me right out in the open in front of me. people have balls of bronze. Rap2 is right: you're better off to help the Goodwill and Charity Shops out instead.


Well, yeah, it's good to help the charities, but a couple hundred bucks in my pocket is nice.

It IS a hassle, though. We have a sale maybe once every other year. I toss everything out on the driveway, put pretty low prices on everything (really, I just want it gone). No ads, not social media posts. No earlybirds that way. I put out large signs that's just "Yard Sale" and a big-ass arrow easy to see from a moving car (what's with those signs with tons of detail in fine-point sharpie? I can't read that while cruising by with another car behind be).

I do it one day, Saturday. At the end of the day, I take down the signs, load the leftovers into the pickup, then off to Goodwill in the morning.

Every once in a while I'll forget my one-day rule and set it all up again on Sunday morning. Then I am reminded that Sunday is worthless. Very few people even stopping by.
 
2022-05-16 2:12:14 PM  
Do you still do the usual haggling when buying yard sale mayo?
 
2022-05-16 2:13:51 PM  
I've never had a yard sale but I do like to go to them now and then.

It's amazing what people part with not knowing the collectible value of certain things that they just want to part with.  Last weekend we found several Buck and Victorinox knives...the Buck will sell on eBay for about $500 and the other for about $100. Several toner cartridges headed for the trash netted me over $1K for 6 of them via eBay.

I'll take that trash, thank you!
 
2022-05-16 2:14:59 PM  

Russ1642: Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.


Virtually every piece of safety equipment made of plastic and foam has that stupid expiration date, usually molded right into it -
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2022-05-16 2:16:11 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I had a yard sale about 15 years ago when I was preparing to move.  Yard sale people are crazy.  I set the start time at 8, but I had people beating on my door at 6:30.  And everyone acts like they're master deal makers as they haggle with me over 50 freaking cents.  At the end of the day I was like "Just take this shiat and get it out of here."

I just take my shiat to Goodwill now and write it off on my taxes.  It's more profitable and less hassle.


Amen.
Amen.
Amen.
What you said.
and they want to come in your house and try it on.
and use your bathroom.
and ask you over and over if you have things that you clearly do not have with the junk for sale.
and buy one item, put it in their car, then look around and buy another thing, put it in their car, then look around, then . . . (a woman did this 6 times)
and Have you got a bag for this junk I bought?
and come back to your house later that night wanting their money back because they changed their mind.
and get in a fight with someone over a thing they both want then expect you to be the Yard Sale Police and settle it for them.

Had a guy buy a thing for about a dollar. Gave me the money, took ten steps, then came back and asked me what it was. (it was an obsolete thing you plugged in to disinfect contacts).
 
2022-05-16 2:17:54 PM  
One of my coworkers is all about making deals. Yard sales, antique shops, craig's list. Hearing him talk about it, you come to realize it's not about needing the thing you're buying. Or even that it's a good deal. It's all about whether in haggling you get the feeling that you're getting something over on the other person. It doesn't matter if you're haggling over something you'll never use. It could be literally a rock. It's about the rush of winning. And then you end up with a bunch of junk and a large ego that you're a deal maker. It's why, you'll see people haggle for things that cost literal pennies. It's all about winning.
 
2022-05-16 2:23:49 PM  
When we had to move my MIL out of her house due to dementia, we had Habitat for Humanity come in and take what they wanted. The grandson came in and took what he wanted. My wife took what she wanted (very little) and I was all for hauling the rest to the dump. Most of it was junk. The SIL, who lives in TX, insisted that we hold a yard sale. The wife told her she could come up and do it, but the house had to be empty when she was done.
The crazy b*tch drove up from TX and ran around putting up signs, put an ad in the local paper, hauled all the crap out of the house and tagged the junk with crazy prices (because that gave you a good starting point to haggle).
She spent two days dicking with crazy people and sold maybe 25% of the junk and collected about $150. She tried to move the leftovers back into the house, but found out that we changed the locks while she was playing in the yard. After the inevitable fight between sister, she hauled that crap to the dump on Monday. I figure her yard sale cost her around $400.
 
2022-05-16 2:36:12 PM  
Nuclear wessels.
 
2022-05-16 2:55:03 PM  

Petite Mel: sinko swimo: . I've had my fill of the lugging, the cleaning, the massive amount of work it takes to deal with a-holes for 1-3 days. I've had people steal from me right out in the open in front of me. people have balls of bronze. Rap2 is right: you're better off to help the Goodwill and Charity Shops out instead.

Well, yeah, it's good to help the charities, but a couple hundred bucks in my pocket is nice.

It IS a hassle, though. We have a sale maybe once every other year. I toss everything out on the driveway, put pretty low prices on everything (really, I just want it gone). No ads, not social media posts. No earlybirds that way. I put out large signs that's just "Yard Sale" and a big-ass arrow easy to see from a moving car (what's with those signs with tons of detail in fine-point sharpie? I can't read that while cruising by with another car behind be).

I do it one day, Saturday. At the end of the day, I take down the signs, load the leftovers into the pickup, then off to Goodwill in the morning.

Every once in a while I'll forget my one-day rule and set it all up again on Sunday morning. Then I am reminded that Sunday is worthless. Very few people even stopping by.


Can't be an expert on everything you own. Sometimes you just want it gone. Selling shiat on eBay can be a hassle, too. Or just taking the time to look up every freakin' thing taking up space in your house. They were happy to sell those things for a few bucks, you were happy to make a profit flipping. Win Win.
 
2022-05-16 2:59:48 PM  

Russ1642: Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.


not many thing made of plastic are intended to keep your infant from rocketing through a car window either.

that said, aside from car seat and the like we didn't buy anything new for any of the mini-scarfs.  the ILs on the other hand went absolutely farking nuts.    half of it never came out of the box and went right back to walmart or target.
 
2022-05-16 3:03:54 PM  
We live near a manufactured home community. About twice a year, their HOA organizes a community wide yard sale. After several years of checking it out, my wife and I are convinced that it's the same crap every time, just in a different front yard. It's less of a yard sale and more of a semiannual neighborhood junk rental service.
 
2022-05-16 3:22:28 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Russ1642: Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.

not many thing made of plastic are intended to keep your infant from rocketing through a car window either.

that said, aside from car seat and the like we didn't buy anything new for any of the mini-scarfs.  the ILs on the other hand went absolutely farking nuts.    half of it never came out of the box and went right back to walmart or target.


The car seat is not going to fail because it's six years old. The expiry date is only there as a CYA measure for the manufacturer. If they actually put a reasonable expiry date on it then I'd be inclined to agree with you, but they're off by about twenty years.
 
2022-05-16 3:29:14 PM  

Russ1642: tom baker's scarf: Russ1642: Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.

not many thing made of plastic are intended to keep your infant from rocketing through a car window either.

that said, aside from car seat and the like we didn't buy anything new for any of the mini-scarfs.  the ILs on the other hand went absolutely farking nuts.    half of it never came out of the box and went right back to walmart or target.

The car seat is not going to fail because it's six years old. The expiry date is only there as a CYA measure for the manufacturer. If they actually put a reasonable expiry date on it then I'd be inclined to agree with you, but they're off by about twenty years.


I don't know, six years of sitting in a hot/cold car with a bouncing around in it, is not equal to six years of... well pretty much anything else. That being said, the fact that I do not know accident history of a used car seat is enough for me to avoid buying it.
 
2022-05-16 3:30:08 PM  

Gonzo317: Russ1642: tom baker's scarf: Russ1642: Because their parts (especially any made of plastic) deteriorate over time, car seats come with an expiration date, typically six to 10 years after the date they were manufactured.

Nothing else made of plastic and foam has this stupid expiration date, but there's money to be made. Gotta spread FUD to keep people from buying and selling used kids stuff.

not many thing made of plastic are intended to keep your infant from rocketing through a car window either.

that said, aside from car seat and the like we didn't buy anything new for any of the mini-scarfs.  the ILs on the other hand went absolutely farking nuts.    half of it never came out of the box and went right back to walmart or target.

The car seat is not going to fail because it's six years old. The expiry date is only there as a CYA measure for the manufacturer. If they actually put a reasonable expiry date on it then I'd be inclined to agree with you, but they're off by about twenty years.

I don't know, six years of sitting in a hot/cold car with a rug rat bouncing around in it, is not equal to six years of... well pretty much anything else. That being said, the fact that I do not know accident history of a used car seat is enough for me to avoid buying it.


FTFM
 
2022-05-16 3:35:14 PM  
Babies.
 
2022-05-16 4:32:42 PM  
had a yard sale once, we put a bunch of baby clothes our young'un had outgrown on a blanket. no signs no nothing. some lady stopped and bought nearly all of it for... i dunno, twenty bucks or something.
often we will just put something out by the road when we want to get rid of it. usually gone in a day or so.
 
2022-05-16 5:32:50 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: As a starving student, I went to lots of yard/garage sales. Once I found a bunch of those cheap Bic razors which happened to be what I use.  I bought them stupid-cheap, like 5 for a quarter, saving well into double-digit cents. When my current supply ran out, I busted out one of those bad boy bargain Bics and found . . . it had stubble on it. They all did.

Do not buy disposable razors at yard sales.


Good thing they weren't condoms, then.

Finding stubble in your condoms sucks.
 
2022-05-16 5:47:16 PM  

maxis_mydog: When we had to move my MIL out of her house due to dementia, we had Habitat for Humanity come in and take what they wanted. The grandson came in and took what he wanted. My wife took what she wanted (very little) and I was all for hauling the rest to the dump. Most of it was junk. The SIL, who lives in TX, insisted that we hold a yard sale. The wife told her she could come up and do it, but the house had to be empty when she was done.
The crazy b*tch drove up from TX and ran around putting up signs, put an ad in the local paper, hauled all the crap out of the house and tagged the junk with crazy prices (because that gave you a good starting point to haggle).
She spent two days dicking with crazy people and sold maybe 25% of the junk and collected about $150. She tried to move the leftovers back into the house, but found out that we changed the locks while she was playing in the yard. After the inevitable fight between sister, she hauled that crap to the dump on Monday. I figure her yard sale cost her around $400.


Yeah, my dad and stepmom died last year. Happily, after everyone had taken what they wanted, there was still enough good stuff so I could get an estate sale person in to deal with it. The friend who recommended her and I took the opportunity to decrapify our own places and added it to the house. My attitude about the whole thing was "I don't care if I get a dime, so long as when it's done this place is empty to the wall paint."

Estate lady made enough to be happy. I got the place emptied and swept, and I was happy. I gave my friend 10% of my cut, and he was happy. Considering that this was last winter when nobody was taking household donations, I'm just psyched it got done.
 
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