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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: No HT's on Prime day?
« on: July 19, 2018, 05:44:05 PM »
Here is one example:
Posted this   July 16, 2018, 04:18:59 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=94147.msg1960748#msg1960748

Main site post By JJ - July 16, 2018 4:26 pm
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/hot-anova-culinary-sous-vide-2nd-gen-precision-cooker-wi-fi-bluetooth-just-69-99-59-prime-day-savings/

Coincidence?
Could be, I sent it to my brother before that lol
ETA: I wouldn't be against them counting though ;)

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: No HT's on Prime day?
« on: July 19, 2018, 05:21:41 PM »
BS - Every single deal on prime day was a "Deal of the day" , so how were there any HT's ?
Regardless you put in the work to post a deal which wasn't posted up until then you deserve the HT. End of story.
Highly inaccurate, 11 deals that were not deals of the day came from me.

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: No HT's on Prime day?
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:44:48 PM »
Anyone experience posting a deal on the forums and then not getting an HT on prime day?
I am just curious to other peoples experiences.

I posted a few deals that were within minutes posted to the main site and got no HT's.
This is the place to ask, and note that “deals of the day” (like most deals were) are not eligible https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=24150.3570

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mistake corrected it, ty
Mistake? There were no seats when you booked so you tried to circumvent the system and now realized that it was no smart. At best try to HUCA with Lufthansa, maybe they can pull some strings or try the airline you booked with to see if they can let you cancel without a fee (convince them that they can actually sell the seats for more).
Happened on United/Lufthansa: https://www.elliott.org/case-dismissed-2/timing-of-toddlers-birthday-cost-family-unexpected-4000/

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While booking I didn't know my child is turning 2 during trip
so I tried to re-search but tickets were no longer available so I finished my booking with DOB moved up a few days...
Right.

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Just Shmooze / Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:18:49 AM »
OK then, kindly point to which actual laws are being broken here? Because in my discussion of this with my CPA I was told that so long as I'm not actually profiting $600 worth I won't need a 1099 and don't need to worry. The swiping itself can be proven pretty easily as to whom's behalf I'm doing this. It's being resold wholesale (so not required to collect sales tax) and not for any personal use whatsoever.
Start off with this question: If A paid taxes, can he legally request a sales tax refund?
Let me explain why I think it's not that simple - I'm a reseller (not the buying group kind). A resale certificate has the same effect as filing a sales tax refund, meaning that A has to either present a certificate or pay taxes (and get a refund) before selling to B. If he gave a certificate he can then get a copy of B's certificate (and sell tax free) or refuse it (and collect and pay sales taxes), in which case B can request a refund. In all these cases A and B will need to file sales taxes as they are required. I'm sure you can see the problem with A presenting B's resale certificate while he's using his card and then getting a check (A is a reseller no matter how you look at it and resellers are required to file sales taxes for sales in their state whether or not they collected them). I think the only reason that people don't get in trouble is because it's a gray-ish area (doesn't mean it's legal but the state doesn't lose money when done this way) and also there isn't usually a link between federal taxes and states sales taxes. However, I can only imagine that some people will get in trouble if there were some major audit (these can go up or down in hierarchy, I've had a business being audited asking for my certificate).
The only way I can see a buying group being 100% legal would be to "drop ship" to a state like Delaware and you'd only be legally required to file your regular taxes (you might have to file quarterly taxes!).
I'm not a CPA and I can be wrong, but I wouldn't take "so and so is a CPA and he said it's fine" as a guideline, I've had many instances of conflicting information. I'd ask that person to quote the law.

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: Pearls Price Mistake?
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:23:13 PM »
I think the CCC $269 is for the 7-8mm model. @mileagejunkie
Price has been the same for both models since April-May but it was also at that price during long periods before that. You can trust me with Amazon prices ;)

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: Pearls Price Mistake?
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:21:23 PM »
This size and grade, with 14k?
Can't say too much, but yes even more valuable types of pearls and some more than 14k, not that it would matter since it's way under 1g and 1g 14k is worth around $23. Probably around 0.3-0.4g

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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: Pearls Price Mistake?
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:52:29 PM »
The 8-9mm is listed at the same price as the 7-8mm price in yellow gold. Savings of $100+

https://www.amazon.com/Freshwater-Cultured-Pearl-Necklace-Bracelet/dp/B0141NLGPY
Guys, please use price mistake sparingly. They have been selling for $270 for a year. There are much much better deals on pearls on Amazon throughout the year!

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Just Shmooze / Re: Why I travel on Shabbat
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:00:19 AM »
I love how everyone is ignoring the main part I take issue with.
Glad to know that you weren't taking issue with anything I said, because my main point was
It is that it’s “okay” to not be observant  as long as you recognize that there are laws and that you are just not interested in them or it is too hard for you to follow them. The moment that you start justifying your actions and saying that you’re doing it the right way is when everything starts going downhill.
I don't think OP deserves any sugar coating after he discredited observant people by justifying that his actions don't go against the law (but he said he can appreciate them lol). I like how he says that his sefaradic background is the reason for not asking a Rabbi (says it more clearly in another post).  :o I also have yet to find any relation between Rabbinical laws and asking a Rabbi... The best part is when he says that he's proud to be Jewish and respect the traditions but yet only recognizes Oral law.

Anyways, rumor has it that this thread was started to find a shaliach for Malé. @davidrotts63, doesn't look like we're getting the job  ;D

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Just Shmooze / Re: Why I travel on Shabbat
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:18:55 AM »
I guess this is one of those conservative "tolerant" views?
Of course it's tolerant, my family dedicated their lives for people who weren't religious, and I mean intermarriage, cellphones ringing on yom kippur etc. But you can't deny the law. The comparison with legal law is on point.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Why I travel on Shabbat
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:29:40 AM »
I understand that a lot of people here on the forum are more observant than me and I can appreciate it.  I come from a Sephardic background and as Shabbat travel is Rabinical my upbringing has been not to ask a Rabbi but to do what I feel brngs me joy and being a proud Jew and know our traditions.

I decide to travel on Shabbat even to and from Israel for the following reasons:

1 The car service is operated and driven by a non Jew and we are saving our carbon imprint by not driving.

2. The car service has been prepaid and the app is hosted on a web server and to tip and rate the driver gives him Parnasa.


3. San Jose CA airport is owned by the city as is LAX and SFO the workers for the most part are not Jewish.

4. Alaska and United have non Jewish piolots and staff flying and working on the plane.

5. My ticket was prepaid and checkin for both flights were done before Shabbat.

6. Kosher snacks and beverages are served.

7. The lounges are operated by non Jews and have Kosher food items and drinke.

8. The flight to TLV flies at 9:40 PM going just after Shabbat. On the return its on Shabbat.

9. Ben Gurion Airport employs non Jews on Shabbat.

10. I will say Shabbat Prayers on Friday night in both CA and Israel.

11. I am traveling to Israel and in my tradition that is a major Mitzvah and in my personal Jewish following adds to the enjoyment  of Shabat.

12. I requested the Kosher meal and its heated by a non Jew flight attendant.

13. My tradition allows me to clear customs and leave the airport for any flight delay and ride in a car home under Pikuah Nefesh as Shabbat at home is safer and a hot meal is better with family.

Anyone else here folow my approach? I look forward y
to a productive discussion  . I am proud to be Jewish and love our traditions  I celebrate the  major holidays and family simchas
Let’s hope that you’re a troll, but if you’re not:
I could reply to each reason and tell you why you are wrong but we both know this would be a waste of time. I’ll just tell you that having grown up as the only religious family in a community (abt 70% sefaradi, 30% ashkenaz) taught me one thing. It is that it’s “okay” to not be observant  as long as you recognize that there are laws and that you are just not interested in them or it is too hard for you to follow them. The moment that you start justifying your actions and saying that you’re doing it the right way is when everything starts going downhill. So while you may be very proud being Jewish, the odds of your children marrying Jewish are small, and the odds of all your grandchildren being Jewish are non-existent considering your view on religion. I’ve seen people with your reasoning again and again and I can show you the results, there are even Muslims in some of the families now.

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