Re: [DML] Re: A question about our vendors, with my DMA hat on.
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Re: [DML] Re: A question about our vendors, with my DMA hat on.


I find it rather annoying that you seem to go "against the grain" on these
discussions quite often...    Although, I guess the positive aspect of that
would be that it creates lively discussions!...

As a business owner I can say that yes, of course I am always looking for
tax writeoffs, but many times I give to the community, i.e the local high
school money to put our name on some product etc.  We don't get return on
that advertising dollar, but so what...   I give alot of my time away to
several of our customers, do I keep a tally sheet for my "hours" that I am
"giving" away?   So that I can deduct it from my taxes?   OF COURSE NOT...

Claude, I am not speaking for Rob of PJ Grady or any other vendor...   John
Hervey has personally spent much time on the phone with me discussing issues
with me about my two cars.   Does he have his time card in hand tallying the
hours as he is talking with me?   I don't know, but I don't think so....

Sometimes people do things, because they have a good heart ( at least I want
to believe that)...


3300, 10544.

On 9/5/07, cbl1739 <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>, Marc Levy
> <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> >
> > For as long as I can remember, Vendors have helped to
> > support the DMA. Most notably, PJ Grady. Rob has
> > spent more hours than I can count inspecting club
> > members cars for free, not to mention the thousands of
> > dollars worth of items (for raffle) and discounts to
> > club members.
> >
> > (Might as well throw in a plug for him here! Check
> > out the PJ Grady web site at
> >
> > More recently, the DMA has received donation of raffle
> > items from DMCH, BTTF.COM <>, DeLorean Car Show, and
> John
> > Hervey (Probably more that I forgot). We even have
> > some MEMBERS who donate items to help raise money for
> > the club and keep our membership fee low (Probably the
> > lowest of any official organized and insured "club")
> >
> > With all of the support the club gets from these
> > vendors,
> Speaking on a Business level and I am NOT picking on any one
> vendor,I just want to mention the true facts about Businesses.. I
> have to disagree on the "free" thing,altho it may be "free" to the
> Delorean owner(s),(the inspections)and the "thousands of dollars" of
> items for raffle items etc,which are donated...these are basically
> what all businesses use/do these(donated time/travel and
> expenses,and Donated items... are used as Tax write offs,pure and
> simple,meaning that when the Business taxes are done those above
> items are USED to offset any business taxes that are owed to the
> Goverment...meaning more money in the hands of the business
> it is a way of free advertisement,since they will be
> mentioned over and over,and will be in peoples minds,(what ALL
> businesses WANT !!)plus in some cases it could mean sales,since
> the "inspection" will usually result in finding something or some
> part defective,it is NOT done out of the goodness of the heart,but
> again as a way to generate more business and advertisement(ie:
> profits) and as TAX writeoffs.
> That is just how businesses run.
> They are NOT evil..just profit minded..(at all times 24/7/365)
> Claude

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