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Old January 13, 2010, 01:46 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by peetzakilla
Originally Posted by Paull
If I put an add in the local paper, or website, for....
I would require ID and a receipt, yes. If I'm spending more than $50, maybe $75, then yes, I want some assurances.

And without a receipt, if the jewelry, art, TV, etc., were to be stolen from you, you'd have a hard time collecting from your insurance company...

Originally Posted by Paull
I'd like to see it become common (again) for people to trade their wares without excessive restrictions.
It's a nice, romantic idea to "return" to some mythical Good Old Days in which we all trusted each other implicitly, our word was our bond, and so forth -- but ya know what? Ever since writing was first invented, and involved a stylus and a clay tablet, sensible people have asked for receipts. Just ask any archaeologist...
"Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."
(Milan Kundera, Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1980)
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