Should there be some sort of limit on yard sales?
Lawmakers in St. Lazare, Quebec are trying to limit yard sale frequency so people can't turn their front lawns into a virtual flea-market every week.
The town council recently voted to limit yard and garage sales to two weekends a year – the Victoria Day and Labour Day weekends. The good news though is that residents will no longer need a permit to hold a garage sale and can make their own signs.
Several local towns are moving to do the same and many residents are balking: “The stupidity of the municipal council once again overrides the wishes of the people,” says one disgruntled St. Lazare citizen.
It's actually a continent-wide issue, it seems. Tough economic conditions have led to a rise in vendors who see driveway deals as a way to make a few extra bucks, not just clean out the basement.
Has your attitude toward garage/yard sales changed in recent years? Are there any restictions where you live?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money