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Donating a potential good deal

Discussion in 'Philanthropy' started by teetotal, 28th Feb, 2016.

  1. teetotal

    teetotal Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking where should i put this thread and then noticed "philanthropy", yeah sounds about right.

    How about if you come across a good buy(deal) but it doesn't fit your strategy or you can't purchase it because of different circumstances.
    Would you like to share (donate) it with a fellow PCers ??
    Obviously you wont disclose these potential good buys openly in the thread however PM to someone who asked on a first come first serve basis.

    It would be good to know about what someone is looking for these days (maybe people can put this on their profile as a start ??) and pass it on to them if you find something they may be interested in.

    What do you all think ? ?
     
  2. teetotal

    teetotal Well-Known Member

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    I noticed one recently in Sydney - a development potential on an approx. 750sqm block where the zoning allows for a 11m high building.
    Another one i noticed in Adelaide being sold under matket value in comparison to similar place in same area.
    Anyone interested let me know, you may or may not have seen these opportunities but wouldn't hurt to have a look anyway if it fits in your strategy I guess? ?
     
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    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my slight twist to this idea. The OP who spotted the deal should nominate a charity he/she would like to be donated to and whoever first came up with a donation receipt gets the deal. No one loses after all: OP helped someone, someone might benefit from the deal and charity gets a donation. Even if the deal doesn't eventuate, the other person will get a tax deduction anyway.
     
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  4. teetotal

    teetotal Well-Known Member

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    Personally, i don't believe in charities.
    When I wanted to help someone I would help them directly rather than going via a third party and paying their CEOs "administration fee" along the way.

    Help someone without the expectation of any return.
     
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    sanj Well-Known Member

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    not directed at you personally but i strongly disagree with people who say they dont believe in charity/ies. there are plenty of q
    ways to give where most or all goes to the people in need
     
  6. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    True, there are. But choose carefully and always ask.
     
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    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    I was just going off the philanthropy path that's all. Heck you could ask the person to go to their nearest casino and chuck it all on red...
     
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  8. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of charities that represent things bigger than people. What about community legal centres that take legal action to protect things other than human interests?

    E.g. We just had a great case down here in Tassie that enforced an injunction stopping 4WD trashing valuable sites of Indigenous heritage. There is no direct person you can donate to for a cause like this.

     
  9. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Next time you need a blood transfusion, call me directly instead of going through the Australian Red Cross blood service. I'm O neg and in high demand as a universal donor. I also do plasma once a month. They tell me I save 3 lives every month, I'm a modern day hero! So are the nurses that work there, although they get paid more than the choc-chip cookie that I get (anyone remember when they used to serve pies and milkshakes).

    Sadly though, I'll refuse because there's probably some kid with leukaemia that needs it more - if they know how to contact me.

    I also donate a singificant amount of money to the Peter Mac Institute. I bet that building in Yarraville is worth a fortune and many of their staff could command massive salaries with certain corporate interests.

    Personally I've never needed a blood product nor had any form of cancer. Hopefully I never will need to ask for any of what I've given back.
     
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  10. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    I do like your original idea though. Somersoft had a 'Caveat Emptor' forum, but anything that was posted there immediately got ripped apart.

    Perhaps a different approach. Post some general details such as a brief description of the general nature, why it's a good deal, the price point, with an invitation for a private message. Don't expect anything for it, I'm a big believer in good karma.
     
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    They serve party pies and sausage rolls at the Caulfield centre.
    :)
     
  12. teetotal

    teetotal Well-Known Member

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    That was my thoughts as well.
    Only general information to be shared (as i did in my 2nd post above) and rest in private message on first come first serve basis. And the first person would have to come back within 24hrs if they are interested in the deal otherwise it goes to next person sending the private message.

    Just do the good deeds without the expectation of any return. :)