Small Business Saturday

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Sat, 11-30-2013 - 9:14am

Will you be doing any small business shopping today?

I will take a walk downtown to see if anything interests me.  DH and I will proababy go for lunch at a local place. 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:09am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;savcal2011&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Dh and I just got back from a smallish shopping trip. We didn't really buy much - new sheets for our bed and wrapping paper - but we had a bunch of stuff (two shirts for The Boy, a shirt for The Nephew, some socks and artsy stuff for The Neice, some socks for The Girl, a calendar for my sister) "held" at TJ Maxx under The Girl's name; next weekend is her 20% off weekend (employees typically only get 10% off, but they have a 20% off weekend every 5-6 weeks) so we'll go back and buy it then.&lt;span style="text-decoration:underline; font-size:small"&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Yes, I realize TJ Maxx isn't a small business, but my tax dollars and employee wages stay local.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Actually, that's not quite how it works. &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Umm, yes it is. Sales taxes stay local (city, county and state). Employees of this store all live in the vicinity, so their wages stay local.   I think shopping at the local location of a chain or big box isn't quite as advantageous as shopping at something truly local-owned, but it's way better than shopping out of town or online.</p>

Again, you're not doing the politically popular thing.  There are actually TJ Maxx's outside your state.  The purchase prices of goods most certainly do not stay "locally," lol.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:17am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>Dh and I just got back from a smallish shopping trip. We didn't really buy much - new sheets for our bed and wrapping paper - but we had a bunch of stuff (two shirts for The Boy, a shirt for The Nephew, some socks and artsy stuff for The Neice, some socks for The Girl, a calendar for my sister) "held" at TJ Maxx under The Girl's name; next weekend is her 20% off weekend (employees typically only get 10% off, but they have a 20% off weekend every 5-6 weeks) so we'll go back and buy it then.<span style="text-decoration:underline; font-size:small"><strong> Yes, I realize TJ Maxx isn't a small business, but my tax dollars and employee wages stay local.</strong></span></blockquote></p><p>Actually, that's not quite how it works. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" /></p>

How is that you think it works?  

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:19am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;savcal2011&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Dh and I just got back from a smallish shopping trip. We didn't really buy much - new sheets for our bed and wrapping paper - but we had a bunch of stuff (two shirts for The Boy, a shirt for The Nephew, some socks and artsy stuff for The Neice, some socks for The Girl, a calendar for my sister) "held" at TJ Maxx under The Girl's name; next weekend is her 20% off weekend (employees typically only get 10% off, but they have a 20% off weekend every 5-6 weeks) so we'll go back and buy it then.&lt;span style="text-decoration:underline; font-size:small"&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Yes, I realize TJ Maxx isn't a small business, but my tax dollars and employee wages stay local.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Actually, that's not quite how it works. &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Umm, yes it is. Sales taxes stay local (city, county and state). Employees of this store all live in the vicinity, so their wages stay local.   I think shopping at the local location of a chain or big box isn't quite as advantageous as shopping at something truly local-owned, but it's way better than shopping out of town or online.</p>

State income taxes also stay local, as would any local income tax.  There is also a contribution to the state for unemployment on behalf of each employee.  There are of course federal ramficiations as well but as you said, your tax dollars that you pay (sales tax) does stay local. 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:20am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;savcal2011&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;Dh and I just got back from a smallish shopping trip. We didn't really buy much - new sheets for our bed and wrapping paper - but we had a bunch of stuff (two shirts for The Boy, a shirt for The Nephew, some socks and artsy stuff for The Neice, some socks for The Girl, a calendar for my sister) "held" at TJ Maxx under The Girl's name; next weekend is her 20% off weekend (employees typically only get 10% off, but they have a 20% off weekend every 5-6 weeks) so we'll go back and buy it then.&amp;lt;span style="text-decoration:underline; font-size:small"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt; Yes, I realize TJ Maxx isn't a small business, but my tax dollars and employee wages stay local.&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Actually, that's not quite how it works. &amp;lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Umm, yes it is. Sales taxes stay local (city, county and state). Employees of this store all live in the vicinity, so their wages stay local.   I think shopping at the local location of a chain or big box isn't quite as advantageous as shopping at something truly local-owned, but it's way better than shopping out of town or online.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Again, you're not doing the politically popular thing.  There are actually TJ Maxx's outside your state.  The purchase prices of goods most certainly do not stay "locally," lol.</p>

You might want to note that savcal didn't say the purchase prices of goods stays local...

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 11:23am

thardy2001 wrote:
>Again, you're not doing the politically popular thing.  There are actually TJ Maxx's outside your state.  The purchase prices of goods most certainly do not stay "locally," lol.</p>

I really don't care about what's politically popular.

And I didn't state that the purchase prices of goods stay local. I said the taxes and employee wages stay local.

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