1. Can you buy an object known to be blessed? No.
2. Can you buy item if you are not sure whether or not it was blessed? Yes.
3. Is it permissible to purchase blessed items in order to rescue them from being thrown away or desecrated? Yes.
4. Is it permissible to sell or purchase relics. No. Relics are not collector's items or things to be acquired. They can only be given and money only accepted upon issuance as a donation for postage or a case. Father has commented that the efforts of some groups to purchase relics in order to "rescue" them does not seem to prevent abuse; it only seems to increase the market for the items sold by unscrupulous people.
Also, items lose their blessing if they are desecrated, broken beyond usefulness, or publicly sold for profit. If an item is sold without profit being made or given to someone, it does not have to be re-blessed.
One of the coaches doing evaluations during Professor's tryout for the 16's team was favorably impressed by the boy's performance. He had not met my husband (also a coach) before that day since we are new to this club and he decided to share his thoughts with his new peer...
"See that kid right there? He's the most athletic kid out on that court. AND he's only 13! AAAAND... he's HOMESCHOOLED!" *look of shock and befuddlement*
At that moment another coach walked up, pointed to my husband and said, "That's his kid."
The Chief found the highly awkward moment extremely humorous. It turns out that the coach who made the comment is a public school teacher and is quite genuinely confounded by the idea of homeschooling... and by any thought that a homeschooler could be socially adept or athletic. This is what an educator might call a "teachable moment. :)
We have a used pair of leather Born Susy mary janes that were used by Cookie. They were rather expensive but I can't really sell them since one of the small loops that holds the straps down is missing. She says the deficiency does not affect how they fit. The only reason they need a new home is because her feet have grown again. So... anyone looking for a used pair of comfy, serviceable size 11 shoes, please contact me. I will send them along to you for the cost of shipping which will be about $10. More pics available.