The akamai shopper’s 15-day rule

To protect your property and make it harder for thieves to fence stolen goods, Hawaii has a second-hand dealers’ law. It requires buyers of used merchandise to (among other things) hold the purchased goods for 15 days before reselling them.

We move new (that is, used but new to our store) tools into the eBay-tool store at 50 North Market Street every other Wednesday. Today was the day.

I noticed that not all this “used:” merchandise was really used. There were some Stanley items still in their unbroken factory packaging. But we are pricing them as used, not new.

Smart toolhounds will make a habit of checking out our store at least twice a month.