The next time your neighbor has a yard sale, and won't come down on the price for the lawnmower you want, ask the to see their town permit for having a sale.
It could just be the perfect negotiating tactic.
That's because the Town of Islip actually now requires residents to go down to town hall and get a $5 permit for having a yard sale.
This came as a bit of a shock to Patch, and this weekend we'll be checking out local sales just to see how this permit rule is being followed.
But in the meantime, what do you think of this? Is it a great way to solve the town's huge revenue issues? Or does it illustrate the 'nickel and dime' philosophy that many believe taxation is all about these days.
Take our poll and then flay away with your feedback in the comments section.