Yard Sale? Busted!
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Garage Sale Gestapo

We’re downsizing. But if we want to sell our own stuff, on our own property, we need permission from the government. If they think we’re having a garage sale they can come on our property to check.

I’d never be the kind of inconsiderate neighbor with the eternal yard sale. But if I was, shouldn’t my neighbors address this with me instead of getting the county to adopt an ordinance? I suppose some people are more comfortable with this kind of passive-aggressive behavior than with direct honesty about how my yard sale might affect their lives.

I complained about the garage sale permit requirement, and my son-in-law said “It’s really not that big a deal.”

No, not compared to being imprisoned in Siberia. Or forced to wear an armband because of my religion. I bet someone thought the armband thing wasn’t a big deal either. But anyway…

It may not be that big a deal, but I’m not playing along.

Here’s how we’ll liquidate without a garage sale:

  • Craigslist
  • eBay
  • Decluttr
  • OfferUp
  • Red Door Consignment
  • Half Price Books (planned)
  • GunBroker.com
  • Ott Gun Works walk-in/Facebook
  • Intentional gifting to family
  • Goodwill donation

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