Japan bans the sale of second hand electronics

THE JAPANSE government has a novel plan to rid the world of terrorism. It is banning the sale of second hand electronic gear.

From April 1, 2006, all electronics products manufactured prior to 2001 will no longer be allowed to be sold in the second hand market.

It is not clear about the government’s logic on this, apparently it is concerned that a second hand gadget could be turned into a weapon in the right hands and banning their sale will stop this.

More cynical minds are suggesting that the real reason is that electronics companies want people to buy new gear and have asked the government to prevent the sale of the old stuff.

All it will mean is that terrorists will have to buy their gear from underground carboot sales.

News source: THEINQUIRER


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