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I realized, what it means...its a monopoly! I always thought the feds would never allow a chain of stores to do that, striclty becuase ti kills competition?
Originally posted by really
Actually, according to the IRS website "bartering exchanges" are reportable income, however,
The term (bartering exchanges) does not include arrangements that provide solely for the informal exchange of similar services on a noncommercial basis.
Fair enough. However, if you're bartering goods that would normally be bought or bartering services that you would normally sell then they are taxable.
People should know exactly what they are getting into. Giving advice that others may end up suffering for should be done with responsibility.
Originally posted by nrky
Buy processors from big companies like Intel or AMD, buy MoBo's from ASUS and BioStar, buy TV's from samsung or sony. These companies are the ones putting out big bucks for research into applications that may down the line produce technology that benefits our lifestyle needs greatly.
I emphasise the "may" part, in the above post, because buying products from these companies is a gamble as to whether or not they MAY produce technology that 'improves' our lives.
Those of us addicted to technology and it's useless consumerism that tags along, probably don't realise that our grandparents lived without all this useless crap we think we 'need'.
Computers that have streamlined accounting, manufacturing, etc, have done nothing but create further unemployment.
Oh, but people like to claim that if there are less jobs in manual labour because of technology, that we should all go back to school to get jobs that work with technology? Great, so who's going to pay for those extra three or four years in University? Certainly not our parents, who seem to be of the mentality that their baby-boomer generation had it tough.
People who deny the benefits of modernized society baffle me. There is pretty much no aspect of life that isn't improved by technology. From transportation to going to the bathroom.
Originally posted by ziggy1706
I kinda agree with sanchezearlyjones, and havbe thought about this, for quite some years. I work in retail, for a CVS pharmacy.