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Looks like I'm not immune to having a bad day. At least this is the exception as opposed to the norm.
Lotta bad stuff started stacking up. What I ate last night didn't agree with me for some reason. Steak fajitas, nothing out of the ordinary. I left that problem behind in the toilet this morning.

Drove the thunderchicken in to work today.

Got severely annoyed by the fact that I'd like to buy parts for it to get the A/C working and make it's cooling system more reliable, but the discounts I used to get working for a shop are obviously no longer present .. as such.. I am met with having to pay retail for parts. As an ex mechanic, this is terrible. The $50 fan clutch shouldn't be $50, it should be $11.27. The $159 A/C hose with dryer assembly shouldn't be $159, it should be $33.17. I've purchased these exact parts in the past. And I refuse to pay this bullshit terrible inflated fucktard pricing. I need to get my "IN" in the wholesale price world. I'm not settling for less. Fuck that.

I came to find out last night that Galen didn't make our dentists appointment like I'd asked him to. Several times. I know I'm not the reliable one myself when it comes to this shit. But I surround myself with dependable people to make up for what I lack myself, and so when that fails it really pisses me off. I called and made one for me, turns out he wouldn't have been able to make one for me anyways, something about the dentist industry rules says you cannot make appointments for other people. Fucken whatever. Done, appointment made.

Gotta get on eve tonight and do some mining operation stuff. This of course means the stuff I'm supposed to make in SL will get put off yet but one more day. Fun. I might just do neither and fuck the night when I get home. We'll see.

- Keman


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Jun. 30th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
Only play eve when you want to keman. otherwise it gets old in a hurry
Jun. 30th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
If only it were so easy. I could say the same about going out to dinner with people, or even getting out of bed in the morning. Both I often don't wanna do .. but I know that if I do, I'll enjoy it.

For me, doing things requires me to push myself over a hump and when I get over it, I usually enjoy it. But it's that initial push that's so hard sometimes. I've never been on Eve and not had fun, just the same I've never been on SL and done stuff for people that I didn't enjoy. Hell I certainly enjoy interacting with you and my other friends on SL.

- Keman
Jul. 1st, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
You want wholesale stuff?
Do all the paperwork to set up your own shop. Get a tax number. Do the accounting for it, and pay your quarterly taxes. (You will need to pay taxes on the amount you 'sell' them to yourself [as end consumer] for, which should be something resembling minimal markup.)

Seriously. You're right, the markup shouldn't be that high, and it's rediculous. (On the flip side, though, you could always use it as a tax shelter of sorts if you wanted to -- as well as trying to find better deals on health insurance. But this would require you to have really dependable folk around you.)

Maybe I should look into starting my own business, retailing. There's catalogs of wholesalers available at your local library; most of them /will / require you to provide a tax-exemption number, if you go that route.

But, you could also take it as up to a 2.5% deduction on your taxes at the end of the year. (You could take it as a "business deduction", but you're required to show a profit within 3 years or the IRS will probably class it as a "hobby", and do so retroactively. Hmm...)
Jul. 1st, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: You want wholesale stuff?
You can show pretty minimal profit, as long as you don't have ridiculous loss. I used to do that with a business I had. Though I did in fact have other customers of it.

The only thing that makes this really annoying is that in certain industries, not only do you need, in the case of cars, a mechanic license and a car shop license, but in CA they add on moronic fees for disposing of toxic chemicals, etc. Which isn't too valid if you don't do anything toxic. :P But certain types of businesses are categorized there as "involving hazardous materials." Obviously your mileage may vary.
Jul. 1st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Re: You want wholesale stuff?
Not all states require mechanics licenses. (More's the pity.) But Keman's ASE certified Master, which makes him eligible for such a license in any case.

And he doesn't need to run a "shop" per se... all he has to do is run what is ostensibly a retail business. (Hell -- he could do a minimal markup over his wholesale prices, give himself a salary of $1 per year, keep $10 of profit, and have the profit required. :) )
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