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Subject:  Re: Charitable deduction question Date:  7/31/2013  12:16 PM
Author:  Wradical Number:  118947 of 121430

I would prefer landfill not filling with usable items. It is easier to dump it than to donate it. Of course, you think I'm more sincere to wake up earlier on a weekend, set stuff up in the driveway, dicker all morning with people over price of an item and then donate the cash to Goodwill than it is to drive the items down to Goodwill and donate the items directly.

No one is suggesting that anyone should do that. The point is that a lot of people act like they're being real "charitable", when what they're doing is using Goodwill as a dumping ground for their JUNK, and then they give nothing, or next to nothing, to charity, in the form of MONEY.

Nice of you to put junk next to noncash. Noncash does not mean junk.

Except that most of it really is.

Bill
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