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The Government’s War on Yard Sales

Pack up those outdated polyester shirts, scratched vinyl records, and cloudy water glasses, South Greensburg, Penn.
The Government???s War on Yard Sales
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Note to residents of South Greensburg, Penn.: Pack up those outdated polyester shirts, scratched vinyl records, and cloudy water glasses and put them back in the garage. The city faces a new ordinance, up for adoption in May, that would limit each family to two yard sales per year, each time charging a $5 permit fee, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

The ones likely to benefit from the rules are curmudgeonly neighbors celebrating neat lawns and Wal-Mart managers hailing the end of consumers’ ability to easily buy used stuff.