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Old 10-08-2008, 05:32 PM
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This law only applies to dealers.

"N.C. law requires dealers to sanitize used mattresses, couches and recliners at 230 degrees for two hours to kill bacteria and bed bugs.

Used bedding also cannot have stains, and sellers must glue on a yellow label that says the items are used. Sellers must sanitize even relatively new bedding — such as mattresses returned after a 30-day trial.

The law does not apply to private, individual sales."

This is a quote from Google.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default so true

We have had a ton of yard sales since we have lived here and the majority of our buyers are Hispanics that work in our neighborhood doing the yards and community work! They don't speak English but they do know how to work the price! We are also doing one at St. Matthews in Ballantyne this Sat. so I am curious to see if the crowd for that yard sale is any different.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:35 PM
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Did you know that many brand new mattresses arrive with bed bugs? It is actually very common. Almost all bedding stores take away old mattresses when delivering new ones so the new ones ride in the truck w/ the infested ones. We were told that we should insist the store sanitize and wrap the mattress before delivering. Furniture can get bed bugs by this same means of transmission, but most furniture stores do not offer to take up the old mattresses, while all bedding stores do. Still, you should be sure they shrink wrap it. I'm itching just writing this
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:43 AM
Location: York, SC
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Mattress manufacturers can use "parts" from old mattresses in constructing new one. Gross yes, but happenes. As long as over 51% of the materials in a mattress are NEW it can be sold as a new product. Your name brands...Serta, Simmons etc do no follow these practices, however if you see a king set for sale somewhere and the price is too good to be true...chances are it is!
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:42 PM
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NC Statute Regarding Bedding : http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/phpm/images/bedding/NCGS_130A_261-273.pdf (broken link)

From above website:
130A-267. Selling regulated.
(a) No person shall sell any bedding in this State (whether manufactured within or
without this State) which has not been manufactured, tagged, and labeled in the manner
required by this Part and which does not otherwise comply with the provisions of this
(b) This Part shall not apply to bedding sold by the owner and previous user from
the owner's home directly to a purchaser for the purchaser's own personal use unless the
bedding has been exposed to an infectious or communicable disease
(c) Possession of any bedding in any store, warehouse, itinerant vendor's
conveyance or place of business, other than a private home, hotel or other place where
these articles are ordinarily used, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the item is
possessed with intent to sell. No secondhand bedding shall be possessed with intent to
sell for a period exceeding 60 days unless it has been sanitized. (1957, c. 1357, s. 1; 1973,
c. 476, s. 128; 1983, c. 891, s. 2; 1987, c. 456, s. 5.)
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
Location: Nort Jersey
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Default Just Say No to used Mattress

It better be illegal to sell a used mattress. who would want to buy a used mattress. especially with all the bedbugs problems, commimg back into the picture. UGH,UGH
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