Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Chatter > General Discussion


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2004, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Good Ol' Iowa.. Home of The Hawkeyes
Have you ever?

Torn the tag off a mattress just because it seemed so tempting to think you could get by with something that says illeagal?
__________________
Can you imagine Moses asking Congress to pass the ten commandments?
EruptiveDreamz is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
who?
 
phredgreen's Avatar
 
Location: the phoenix metro
as long as you're not reselling it, it's not illegal.


next?
__________________
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
- Thomas Paine
phredgreen is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
Human
 
SecretMethod70's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally posted by phredgreen
as long as you're not reselling it, it's not illegal.


next?
hehehehe beat me to it
__________________
Le temps détruit tout

"Musicians are the carriers and communicators of spirit in the most immediate sense." - Kurt Elling
SecretMethod70 is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Good Ol' Iowa.. Home of The Hawkeyes
I thought it was against the law to sell a used mattress ? Thats what I had heard anyway.
__________________
Can you imagine Moses asking Congress to pass the ten commandments?
EruptiveDreamz is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
paranoid
 
Silvy's Avatar
 
Location: The Netherlands
No, but I did reproduce a CD that said it.
And I did copy pages of a book, that said I shouldn't.
(In my case they were legal actions)

EDIT: removed a quote that didn't belong in my post
__________________
"Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace. "
- Murphy MacManus (Boondock Saints)
Silvy is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 04:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
txd
Addict
 
I never got the whole tearing a tag from a mattress. One of the odder things I've come accross on trips to the US
txd is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 04:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
She's Actual Size
 
CinnamonGirl's Avatar
 
Location: Central Republic of Where-in-the-Hell
heh...I tore the tag off when I was younger, and my uncle had me convinced the cops were going to come and take me away to prison. This is the same uncle that also had me convinced that my Cabbage Patch doll came to life when I left the room :-p
__________________
"...for though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm, and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world."


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
CinnamonGirl is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 09:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
/nɑndəsˈkrɪpt/
 
Prince's Avatar
 
Location: LV-426
What the hell? What is the big deal with tearing the tag off a mattress? Seriously. Why would that be illegal?

Jesus, there has to be a law for everything.
__________________
Who is John Galt?
Prince is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
will always be an Alyson Hanniganite
 
Bill O'Rights's Avatar
 
Location: In the dust of the archives
Quote:
Originally posted by CinnamonGirl
heh...I tore the tag off when I was younger, and my uncle had me convinced the cops were going to come and take me away to prison. This is the same uncle that also had me convinced that my Cabbage Patch doll came to life when I left the room :-p
Your uncle has a bizarre sense of humor.

Same as mine
__________________
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B. Anthony

"Hedonism with rules isn't hedonism at all, it's the Republican party." - JumpinJesus

It is indisputable that true beauty lies within...but a nice rack sure doesn't hurt.
Bill O'Rights is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 10:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Sunny San Diego
I think it's kinda like tearing the front cover off of a paperback book. If you're buying a book with the cover missing the book is (probably) being sold illegally, meaning the publisher and author have not recived the fair share. Likewise, if you're buying a matress with the tag missing, the manufacturer has not indorsed the sale and is not recieveing any of the profit. The illegal warning on the label only serves to protect buyers and sellers.
synic213 is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
Fly em straight!
 
water_boy1999's Avatar
 
Location: Above and Beyond
Why would it be illegal to resell a matress? Besides the fact that I would not want to know what happened on that mattress before I bought it......

As for tearing the tag off, I think I did it as a kid for shits and giggles.
__________________
Doh!!!!


-Homer Simpson
water_boy1999 is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 02:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
MSD
The sky calls to us ...
 
MSD's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: CT
This tag not to be removed except by the consumer

If you bought it, you can rip it off.
MSD is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 02:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
Banned
 
Location: Massachusetts, USA
The tag documents the materials the mattress is made of. If I understand correctly, that could be important to a buyer, so removing it was made illegal. This is from what I remember seeing last time I looked at one of them things.
denim is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
An embarrassment to myself and those around me...
 
VitaminH's Avatar
 
Location: Pants
Doesn't it clearly say on the tag that the consumer can remove it???


Edit: I'm a fool. MrSelfDestruct already answered my question...guh.
__________________
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
VitaminH is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: uhhhh
Can't say I have. It's never really occured to me.
__________________
Still Looking
mingusfingers is offline  
Old 03-02-2004, 03:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
Here
 
World's King's Avatar
 
Location: Denver City Denver
Quote:
Originally posted by phredgreen
as long as you're not reselling it, it's not illegal.


next?
You sucked all the fun outta that one. Thanks Phred :P
__________________
heavy is the head that wears the crown
World's King is offline  
Old 03-03-2004, 09:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
The Best thing that never happened to you
 
Location: Silverdale, WA
Quote:
Originally posted by EruptiveDreamz
I thought it was against the law to sell a used mattress ? Thats what I had heard anyway.
It's not illegal, but it's kinda bad taste to resell a matress... I mean, think about what goes on in there aside from sleeping? Ucky....

Like buying someone elses socks from the Value Village or something like that....
__________________
I'm so in love with a girl... she is my everything
SpikeQX99 is offline  
Old 03-03-2004, 09:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
Tilted F*ckhead
 
Church's Avatar
 
Location: New Jersey
I've never really read a matress tag? Why is it illegal to remove it? Its not like its a certificate of authenticity that certifies its a real matress.
__________________
Through counter-intelligence, it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble makers, and neutralize them.
Church is offline  
Old 03-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
Banned
 
Location: Vegas/So. Cal
Have you ever knocked on wood?

But I've known someone who has, and I'm sure it wasn't good....that's the impression that I get.
Zander is offline  
Old 03-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
Insane
 
Location: Tennessee
My Uncle went to prison for tearing off a mattress tag. 40 years. I'm lying.
__________________
Bye.
MaGlC_MaN is offline  
Old 03-06-2004, 09:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
EVIL!
 
Location: Southwest of nowhere
Would you buy a used mattress from the motel down the street that charges by the hour? That little tag is your only protection from god knows what!!
__________________
When all else fails, QUIT.
santafe5000 is offline  
Old 03-06-2004, 10:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: Florida
Geez people. I first saw one of those tags with I was like 8 years old. Noticed that it said "it is illegal to remove this tag", and thought that was really funny that there's a law about ripping off a mattress tag. Then I read the "EXCEPT BY CONSUMER" part that followed and got over it then and there.

It's amazing how many people I've heard since then say "OMG IT'S ILLEGAL TO RIP OFF YOUR MATTRESS TAG!!! HAHAH ISNT THAT NUTS? I'M GONNA RIP THE TAG OFF! UH OH I'M A CRIMINAL NOW! HAR HAR!!"

What part of "EXCEPT BY CONSUMER" do they not understand?!
irseg is offline  
Old 03-06-2004, 11:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
King Knave
 
QuasiMojo's Avatar
 
Location: Lancaster
Well I've NEVER
__________________
AzAbOv ZoBeLoE
QuasiMojo is offline  
Old 03-06-2004, 11:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: San Diego
What is the punishment for tearing off a mattress tag?
__________________
If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is....
punx1325 is offline  
Old 03-07-2004, 05:39 AM   #25 (permalink)
Curious
 
Shpoop's Avatar
 
Location: NJ (but just for college)
if u wanna be badass u have to rip them off of the mattresses at the store, not your own... see what they do then
Shpoop is offline  
Old 03-07-2004, 11:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
Psycho
 
No but I have dreamed.
Aletheia is offline  
Old 03-07-2004, 08:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
H12
I'm not about getting creamed, I'm about winning!
 
H12's Avatar
 
Location: K-Town, TN
Quote:
Originally posted by Shpoop
if u wanna be badass u have to rip them off of the mattresses at the store, not your own... see what they do then
He he he.

I've never known the "except by consumers" part, but now I have a question that this thread sparked: does the same law apply to other items with tags, like shirts and whatnot? It's not like it's terribly important, but I am now officially curious.
__________________
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."
--Aristotle
H12 is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 08:40 AM   #28 (permalink)
Insane
 
Location: Long Island
I have toyed with the idea, but never commited myself to doing it
agball is offline  
Old 03-17-2004, 03:53 AM   #29 (permalink)
Insane
 
I'm not quite.
__________________
Green. Yellow. Blue.
aarchaon is offline  
 

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:50 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73