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Doodski

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Ummmm... @sarumbear >> May I suggest that you don't suggest such a tiered-system for ASR?
I'm up to $50.00 per year support for ASR and don't think I would like to see "rank" when donating. I like it the way it is. To have "rank" suggests some are more worthy than others. I have had comments regarding my comments quantity and likes as if I have admin powers and receive preferential treatment. It needs to be made clear for peeps that we are not using such a system and to have "rank" according to monetary contributions exacerbates that issue I think.
 

DavidEdwinAston

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I have just attempted two credit card and one debit card donations. "Card declined" in each case.
Any ideas, anyone please?
 

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DavidEdwinAston

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Sweet BD, but doesnt help me make a donation! :rolleyes:
I have just discovered my PayPal login details, so I might have another crack via that route!
Okay, so Paypal doesn't seem to remember me either. Weird. Is this Patreon malarky a valid way of contributing? I am UK based.
 

AdamG247

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Okay, so Paypal doesn't seem to remember me either. Weird. Is this Patreon malarky a valid way of contributing? I am UK based.
Send a PM directly to @amirm and he will assist in resolving this and answering any questions you have. Good luck.
 

BDWoody

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Send a PM directly to @amirm and he will assist in resolving this and answering any questions you have. Good luck.

Sure...make me look bad with a REAL answer... ;):cool:
 

AdamG247

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Thanks Adam.
So, a complete "rejoining" of PayPal seems to have done the trick. I suppose I need to give it a day or so for confirmation.
Its already is done. Congratulations on your Donor status. You may now move to our luxurious Donor section Sir!
 

AdamG247

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spacevector

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Just got a notification of expired membership and renewed it.

Thank you for all you do @amirm

Hope my modest contribution can pad the Topping checks a bit.
 

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I presume there won't be a rush of people asking to pay w/crypto-currency... anytime soon!:)
 

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Just donated today and I was wondering when I will get my fancy little donor / supporter title next to my username?
Also I don’t post much, if at all, but I do visit the forums multiple times a day to browse through various discussions and Amir’s reviews (which are by far my favorite part). I’ve made a lot of my purchases based on reviews on this website including two of my current favorite stacks on my desktop; Topping A90D/D90SE & S.M.S.L. SH-9/SU-9. Both of which were great purchases that I got at a discount from Apos. Anyway, I hope my donation, as small as it might be, still helps because this is one of my favorite websites for reviews and discussions that I can creep on & pick through for information before I make any major gear purchases.
 

TOOdamnFRANK

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Just donated today and I was wondering when I will get my fancy little donor / supporter title next to my username?
Also I don’t post much, if at all, but I do visit the forums multiple times a day to browse through various discussions and Amir’s reviews (which are by far my favorite part). I’ve made a lot of my purchases based on reviews on this website including two of my current favorite stacks on my desktop; Topping A90D/D90SE & S.M.S.L. SH-9/SU-9. Both of which were great purchases that I got at a discount from Apos. Anyway, I hope my donation, as small as it might be, still helps because this is one of my favorite websites for reviews and discussions that I can creep on & pick through for information before I make any major gear purchases.
Wahoo I got one already.
That was quick.
 
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Currently it is an LLC (Audio Science Review LLC, registered in Washington State). It is not setup as a non-profit with respect to IRS so unfortunately your donations are not tax deductible. Worse yet, I have to pay taxes on them.

Edit: I am highlighting this as there still seems to be some confusion about this.
Why not set up the llc as a non-profit and salary yoirself as its President? You are basically an acoustic education and test facility. The value of donations can be deducted by your patrons and also the cost of having tested items sent to you can also be considered a donation.
 
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Why not set up the llc as a non-profit and salary yoirself as its President? You are basically an acoustic education and test facility. The value of donations can be deducted by your patrons and also the cost of having tested items sent to you can also be considered a donation.
I need to research and learn what it all means to be non-profit. It is something I have never looked at.
 

sam_adams

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I need to research and learn what it all means to be non-profit. It is something I have never looked at.

Talk to a tax attorney so he can explain the difference between state non-profit status and federal 501(c) or 501(c)(3) status. That conversation will, of course, cost money which will require more donations.
 
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