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his shtick is ridiculous but i hear he's quite the philanthropist.
Hard to blame him for America's poor taste. He seems like a normal dude who understands what it takes to become popular in this cultural landscape of garbage.
 

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I did catering for the area retailer of his knives, caught an invite for one of his DDD episodes. When camera was on, nicest guy in the world. When camera was off he was quite the douche.

And his knives sucked.
 

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I did catering for the area retailer of his knives, caught an invite for one of his DDD episodes. When camera was on, nicest guy in the world. When camera was off he was quite the douche.

And his knives sucked.
I've heard that also from someone that worked at Johnny Garlic's. Wasn't sure if it was true or not.
 

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I did catering for the area retailer of his knives, caught an invite for one of his DDD episodes. When camera was on, nicest guy in the world. When camera was off he was quite the douche.

And his knives sucked.
I’ve heard similar stories.
 

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By coincidence, I once stumbled upon the production of an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and I saw Guy screaming at someone on the phone like an unhinged lunatic. Maybe someone hurt his dog and it was warranted, but I kind of doubt it.
 

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Anything for Rodriguez Butcher Supply this year? He usually does 20-25% off sitewide through Cyber Monday iirc.
 

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Whats going on for people in NY?
They get a discount because of sales tax?
Even though other regions have sales tax.

 

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Carbon Knife Co has a blanket store credit bonus for in-store purchases. According to their insta, some online deals will be coming up next month as well.
 

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They get a discount because of sales tax?
Even though other regions have sales tax.

It used to be if you were selling things online you'd only have to charge sales tax in states where you have employees/retail. So If you have a store in NY and ship to CA/PA/NJ or basically any other state they wouldn't charge tax.

Could very well be that K&S is small enough to still get away with it
 

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How'd you guys find out about 15% off at cleancut? I'm not seeing it.
Did I miss it? Is it not happerning yet?
 

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It used to be if you were selling things online you'd only have to charge sales tax in states where you have employees/retail. So If you have a store in NY and ship to CA/PA/NJ or basically any other state they wouldn't charge tax.

Could very well be that K&S is small enough to still get away with it
It doesn't matter if you are a small business or a large one, if you get tagged for failure to collect sales tax, the fines are seriously hefty. Whether they (tax depts) spend time and resources to find you is a different matter. A Ma' and Pa' secondhand store might be overlooked but, a gun store or similar establishment probably won't get the same treatment.

In terms of getting tagged for sales tax on out of state purchases, you can thank a lot of local merchants who complained because Amazon and eBay shipped tax-free to states it didn't have warehouses in back in the early days. Today that is irrelevant for Amazon and local businesses can claim a level playing field but, we see how that has slowed down Amazon and WalMart from growing to even larger behemoths.

In my little local hometown, this sudden inflow of tax revenue, drove local stores out of business when the high school got their new $5million football stadium on a school bond that raised the local property and sales tax rates. Everyone just bought groceries, parts, tools, clothes, etc. in the next town over with lower sales tax where most worked anyway and, overall local tax revenues fell.

The good news though is the graduating class of my old high school of 30~40 students gets to enjoy a $5 million dollar football stadium while not having a functional library.

[Rant mode] Strong local business with a lower tax rate brought in lots of tax revenue and local employment. Doubling taxes didn't double tax revenue when local businesses failed and people had to work in the other local towns and shopped in those other towns. Such is life in an oil boom town. [/Rand mode]
 

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I must avoid political discourse here despite the temptation.

Recently bought a HVB suji from a Fl based retailer. Sales tax was to be just over $40. Had it shipped directly to Chris for a saya and sales tax went away. I like it.
 

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It doesn't matter if you are a small business or a large one, if you get tagged for failure to collect sales tax, the fines are seriously hefty. Whether they (tax depts) spend time and resources to find you is a different matter. A Ma' and Pa' secondhand store might be overlooked but, a gun store or similar establishment probably won't get the same treatment.
in Texas it's possible to get around sales taxes at local businesses if you are known enough / well liked enough and playing in a high enough strata for most things. to be fair, I havent bought any guns here and the last firearm I did purchase was before all this started so maybe that really is different, but I doubt it. it's a matter of will, not subject, IME.

tax accountants are very clever. I basically only pay sales tax on stuff I buy online from big enough retailers 🤷‍♂️ frankly for a lot of the stuff I buy, not paying sales tax represents a bigger savings then what I'd get on a custom invoice these days. any business that gets caught... I mean pony up for the lawyers to keep it from getting to that point.

this system sucks and I hate it. I think this is a non-political thing too, we just express our frustrations differently based on our perspectives.

at least we dont have to deal with any VAT bull****.
 

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It used to be if you were selling things online you'd only have to charge sales tax in states where you have employees/retail. So If you have a store in NY and ship to CA/PA/NJ or basically any other state they wouldn't charge tax.

Could very well be that K&S is small enough to still get away with it
California wants their money. I'm technically supposed to pay taxes on any purchases made out of state that didn't charge California sales tax.
 

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Pls remind me, what do you get from Ca in exchange for those taxes?

Damn, I wasn't going there....
 

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in Texas it's possible to get around sales taxes at local businesses if you are known enough / well liked enough and playing in a high enough strata for most things. to be fair, I havent bought any guns here and the last firearm I did purchase was before all this started so maybe that really is different, but I doubt it. it's a matter of will, not subject, IME.

tax accountants are very clever. I basically only pay sales tax on stuff I buy online from big enough retailers 🤷‍♂️ frankly for a lot of the stuff I buy, not paying sales tax represents a bigger savings then what I'd get on a custom invoice these days. any business that gets caught... I mean pony up for the lawyers to keep it from getting to that point.

this system sucks and I hate it. I think this is a non-political thing too, we just express our frustrations differently based on our perspectives.

at least we dont have to deal with any VAT bull****.
Texas does have a "use tax" for items purchased out of state that were not taxed.

Regarding firearms, as a former FFL, if the firearm was paid for by the purchaser and seller, it does not involve me beyond the transfer fee. That means tax liability remains with the seller and purchaser and not the transfer agent.

I like Police, Fire Departments, public roads, libraries, etc. so, REASONABLE taxation rates I'm fine with.
 

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Pls remind me, what do you get from Ca in exchange for those taxes?

Damn, I wasn't going there....
It's getting a bit political but, personally, I don't believe in Socialism and ultra-liberal welfare states. California taxation and politics and far-left public policies are a real turn-off for me. Upstate New York is beautiful but, again the politics and taxation are simply too much for me. New Jersey and its draconian gun policies are too much for me and don't get me started on Chicago. I don't like gun violence more than anyone else but, when you outlaw guns, only criminals/outlaws will have them to terrorize the innocents.

I guess you could call me a libertarian because I don't care what consenting competent adults who are free of coercion to do or not do whatever they want in their private lives. I'm not opposed to helping those in real need of help either but, multigenerational learned helplessness is unacceptable.

Multigenerational failing school systems are another common theme of widespread failure. And the loss of trades in public school systems at the alter of "no child left behind" and everyone must go to COLLEGE is a national disgrace. Not everyone needs to go to college and, just because you chose a different path does not mean you are dumb or inferior to someone else. In fact, some of the sharpest people around are independent craftsmen who may or may not have a diploma. After all, does my plumber really need an MBA?
 

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After all, does my plumber really need an MBA?
I can assure you no one needs an MBA.

In fact, I'd start taking them away from the people that have them.

The worst part about MBAs is they're always the ones talking about how people get "useless" degrees in the humanities when those are a lot more useful than a degree in how to answer emails passive-aggressively and leech off your ICs.
 

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I can assure you no one needs an MBA.

In fact, I'd start taking them away from the people that have them.

The worst part about MBAs is they're always the ones talking about how people get "useless" degrees in the humanities when those are a lot more useful than a degree in how to answer emails passive-aggressively and leech off your ICs.
I'm currently in an MBA program...but I already have an M.A. in case it doesn't work out.
 
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