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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Maybe that jackwagon should have a CDL to drive his car. After all it is full of hazardous materials. Like Anti-freeze and gasoline!


He could have been a bit more eloquent on how he said it, but then we are only hearing one side of the story and that is from a young ticked off customer. So I'd take it with a grain of salt. :lol:
But don't kill the messenger for delivering a message that he had nothing to do with writing!
He didn't make the rule.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

At the risk of going political the problem is with the government deciding they need care for us because they're obviously smarter than the individual citizen- theaverage person obviously being incapable of taking care of himself or being responsible to make a good decision

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

A lot of states have laws stating you have to be 18 years and older, its that way in Arizona, from what I am finding doing a search, the state you are in does not have the age law , but I could be wrong.

Yes it sucks, but the store may have a policy regarding the sale to minors, maybe next time try a different cashier and see if they will sell it to you, or even maybe try and talk to the store manager.

I think alot of the laws pertaining to spray paint, is try and stop graffiti, that's why the law was passed here in AZ, so if you want to get mad at anyone, get mad at the ( bad word goes here) taggers

Edited by martinfan5, 07 January 2012 - 02:29 PM.


#24 Harry P.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

Around here selling spray paint to anyone under 18 is illegal.

Don't blame the clerk, he didn't make the law. Blame the kids who buy spray paint and use it to get high or to vandalize other people's property. They're the ones that caused the law to be written.

#25 Joe Handley

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

He could have been a bit more eloquent on how he said it, but then we are only hearing one side of the story and that is from a young ticked off customer. So I'd take it with a grain of salt. :lol:
But don't kill the messenger for delivering a message that he had nothing to do with writing!
He didn't make the rule.


Yup, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was somebody who'd been putting up with consumer nonsense all day and K-Mart and/or the local government could have some serious punishment in place for those that do. Would you risk your job and/or a nasty ticket by selling to a kid buying paint? This isn't exactly the economy to have either happen in, especially some who probably doesn't make much more that minimum wage.

#26 Rob McKee

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

I know enforcing these crazy laws sometimes can be frustrating but it was no reason to speak down to Austin. What the employee of that store isn't considering is Austin will be an adult soon and will now have this bad experience to remember. Austin, i would consider going to the store with one of your parents and talking to the manager about how you were treated.

I know this is OT but it is similar.
I went to a Zellers store and saw the box set of the Band of Brothers on sale. I grabbed one and went up to the cash register to pay. The girl at the cash couldn`t have been more than 18 or 19 and she asked me for ID. I guess this product requires the purchaser to be 18 or older. I am 46. I laughed my head off as I pulled me drivers license out of my wallet.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

At the risk of going political the problem is with the government deciding they need care for us because they're obviously smarter than the individual citizen- theaverage person obviously being incapable of taking care of himself or being responsible to make a good decision


I know here even Hobby Lobby will not sell spray paint to a minor. In fact the last LHS that closed would not either. So it may be an ordinance or state law here! I know WalMart has the same rule in place as my wife had it on a CBL test.
But as to the government intrusion, well minors do not have any real rights on things like this. (can't buy alcohol either)
I do know they banned the sale of spray paint for a short time due to a huge graffiti problem as well as a "huffing" problem among school age kids but determined it wasn't as wide spread as first thought. But that is not the case in some places!
The problem is real and it is deadly! I know first hand from trying to revive a 12 year old kid with his face full of paint!
If the government was saying adults can't buy then I have an issue with it!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

I know enforcing these crazy laws sometimes can be frustrating but it was no reason to speak down to Austin. What the employee of that store isn't considering is Austin will be an adult soon and will now have this bad experience to remember. Austin, i would consider going to the store with one of your parents and talking to the manager about how you were treated.

I know this is OT but it is similar.
I went to a Zellers store and saw the box set of the Band of Brothers on sale. I grabbed one and went up to the cash register to pay. The girl at the cash couldn`t have been more than 18 or 19 and she asked me for ID. I guess this product requires the purchaser to be 18 or older. I am 46. I laughed my head off as I pulled me drivers license out of my wallet.


That could have been her attempt to be funny, or the store could have had a card everybody rule. I used to work for a drug store chain called Osco Drug and by Y2K, they had enough problems getting caught selling alcohal and cigs to minors working for the cops that they made the cashiers card everybody, didn't matter if they actually looked to young or were obviously well beyond 18/21 years of age, they would even refuse to sell smokes to somebody buying for their own kid who was of age but didn't have an ID with them to buy their own. Last year or so I had been at TRU, Nintendo releasted a N64 game called "Conker's Bad Fur Day" and that was so bad that that if we did sell a copy to a minor, we lost oyr jobs on the spot!

Edited by Joe Handley, 07 January 2012 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

There are three sides to every story, his side, the store employees side, and the truth, nobody is coming down on him, the store was doing what they have to do. We are just trying to explain to him why it happened, and I can understand his frustration, and it sucks, heck, I am in my 30's and I still get carded for things, I think I was carded last year for spray paint

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

I bought a can of compressed air (for cleaning cameras etc.) at a Target a while back and had to show my licence to be scanned for their records. (Im 37 too.) I never noticed the bar code on the back of my licence.
I am suprised someone found model paint in a Roses. The local one has none, except for the big cans of store brand paint.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

All of the local stores ask for ID around here, even the auto parts stores. I'm a looooooooooooooong way from being under 18, but it still happens unless I'm buying supplies at a shop where I'm a frequent customer. Just one of those 'Big Brotherly' things.

#32 Joe Handley

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

I bought a can of compressed air (for cleaning cameras etc.) at a Target a while back and had to show my licence to be scanned for their records. (Im 37 too.) I never noticed the bar code on the back of my licence.
I am suprised someone found model paint in a Roses. The local one has none, except for the big cans of store brand paint.


Yea, that stuff an be huffed too, basically cut off the oxygen supply to the brain causing that high effect.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

I bought a can of compressed air (for cleaning cameras etc.) at a Target a while back and had to show my licence to be scanned for their records. (Im 37 too.) I never noticed the bar code on the back of my licence.
I am suprised someone found model paint in a Roses. The local one has none, except for the big cans of store brand paint.


I may be mistaken, but isnt the compressed air more dangerous then spray paint,

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

Nowadays, everyone I'Ds you for paint (even the LHS's around Long Island). I have this problem sometimes, though in the past when I was 14 I was able to buy it without being questioned for ID or age.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

BTW, sears hardware will do the same thing. So i'd get your mom or dad with ya, or pray the girl at the regester is an I-crack addict... who barely cares whats going on around him/herself rather than the song that is playing.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

I have never been told I cant buy paint and have never been asked for ID and I'm 16.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

I have never been told I cant buy paint and have never been asked for ID and I'm 16.


Does Canada have laws prohibiting the sale of spray paints to minors?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

Does Canada have laws prohibiting the sale of spray paints to minors?


I don't think we do have that law here in Canada. Surprising to me though. Shhhh, don't say it to loud or a politician might hear us. lol

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

The point I am trying to say is NOT the age restriction,Just the cashiers bad attitude.If I go to purchase a product from some one I don't want a bad attitude about a restriction or a question.Also someone alluded to how itslike selling alcohal to minors.How is it remotly like selling alcohal to minors?Two completly diff. subjects.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

Not at all, bottle and spray paint, thinners, model glues and cements, and canned air can all cause a "high" just like drugs and alcohol can. Did you give the cashier any kind of attitude, give somebody an attitude and you will get it back, no matter what they do for a job.