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It's because of people pulling tricks like that, that charities are required to put that verbiage about "No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution," etc.

I thought that disclaimer was because in some situations, goods/services ARE provided in exchange for a contribution, so only a portion of the contribution is deductible. Examples:
--Donations to PBS for which they send you a DVD that is a fraction of the value of the donation-- you must subtract the value of the DVD from your donation amount when you file taxes
--Charity dinners-- you are getting a meal included, so the charity tells you the value of the meal that you need to subtract from the donation amount
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