Over the past few years, I’ve had a special liking to the music of Tool. Don’t ask me why, but there it is. I had been trying to track down a used CD store here in Tampa to find an album I used to have, plus see if they had any others. But all the places we used to go to before we moved have closed down. Although I did find a good one last time I was down in Boca, it might be even harder when this comes into law:
New “pawn shop” laws are springing up across the United States that will make selling your used CDs at the local record shop something akin to getting arrested. No, you won’t spend any time in jail, but you’ll certainly feel like a criminal once the local record shop makes copies of all of your identifying information and even collects your fingerprints. Such is the state of affairs in Florida, which now has the dubious distinction of being so anal about the sale of used music CDs that record shops there are starting to get out of the business of dealing with used content because they don’t want to pay a $10,000 bond for the “right” to treat their customers like criminals.
Good job, Florida. How can you be so annoyed with a place you enjoy being so much?