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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    8,760 pair of skis stolen.
    Estimated value was $6,000,000.
    6,000,000 / 8,760 = $685 average per pair of skis.

    $2,400,000 in eBay profit.
    2,400,000 / 8,760 = $275 average sale price of eBay ski.

    Those are some impressive numbers.

    So, at an hour per pair spent, dood's side job paid $300/hr.

    Gotta wonder if somebody caught on and said, 'Now I want $50 an hour or you're done."

    So much gold in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Did he declare all this with the IRS?
    "They did so with an unlimited supply chain, zero acquisition costs and no proper taxes paid on a local, state or federal levels."

  3. #178
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    That's a real Wall Street business model if I ever heard of one. He shoulda done an IPO.

  4. #179
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    "They did so with an unlimited supply chain, zero acquisition costs and no proper taxes paid on a local, state or federal levels."
    So he and she should be happy they weren't charged with tax fraud. That's a big one. Got Al Capone.

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  5. #180
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    I heard Al was a hell of a nice guy in person, did you two hang out?

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    He only hasn't been charged with tax evasion so far, I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations hasn't run out yet.

  7. #182
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    That man could make a sauce. Quite the cook.

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  8. #183
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    "They did so with an unlimited supply chain, zero acquisition costs and no proper taxes paid on a local, state or federal levels."
    Stop doing his reading assignments for him.


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  9. #184
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    Seems like this has to have been covered in this thread already, but how many posters here bought skis from this guy? You know it's an integer greater than zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Seems like this has to have been covered in this thread already, but how many posters here bought skis from this guy? You know it's an integer greater than zero.
    Benny has bought multiple times from him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Seems like this has to have been covered in this thread already, but how many posters here bought skis from this guy? You know it's an integer greater than zero.
    I didn't buy them. But I know I tuned and adjusted at least 5 pairs my friends bought after I shared links with them. All Kastles for <$300 in good nick with clamps.

  12. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Benny has bought multiple times from him....
    Loved the skis and the quick communication and shipping but gave 3 stars because the UPS guy didn't smile when he dropped off the package.
    I still call it The Jake.

  13. #188
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    Baller's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Benny has bought multiple times from him....
    In August, and, I paid tax, damnit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    In August, and, I paid tax, damnit!
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    In August, and, I paid tax, damnit!
    Sig worthy


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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    He did it..

    One ski at a time!

    Welp, I’ll never get that hour back.
    Last edited by ill-advised strategy; 01-23-2020 at 03:28 PM.

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    I’m the Weird Al of Johnny Cash ski-crime karaoke lyrics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    He did it..

    One ski at a time!
    And it didnít cost him a dime
    He kept those fuckin ebay prices down



    Well, I left New England back in eighty nine
    An' went to Aspen workin' on a rental line
    The first year they had me puttin' boots on stinky feet
    Every day I'd watch them bunnies roll by
    And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
    'Cause I always wanted me one that was skanky and sweet

    One day I devised myself a plan
    That should be the envy of most any man
    I'd sneak skis out of there and flip em on the old e bay
    Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
    But I figured I'd have a stack of cash by the time I retired
    I'd have me a gripload of at least a hundred grand.

    I'd get it one ski at a time
    And it wouldn't cost me a dime
    Iíd keep those fuckin ebay prices down

    I'm gonna boat around in style
    I'm gonna drive everybody wild
    Cause Iíll be the richest ski shop rat around.

    So the very next day when I punched in
    With some tape and boxes and with help from my friends
    I left that day with enough for a couple skiers
    I've never considered myself a thief
    But Aspen wouldn't miss just a couple a skis
    Especially if I strung it out over several years.

    The first day I got me some Salomon clamps
    And the next day I got me a pair of Ramps
    Then I got me a pair of Fischers and some Devastators
    Ordered things I needed like tape and a box
    And bindings an brakes an' they arrived at the shop
    But the big stuff we snuck out in my Lincoln Navigator

    Now, up to now my plan went all right
    'Til some accountants came to the shop one night
    And that's when they noticed that something was definitely wrong.
    The count said we had fifty three
    But we were supposed to have seventy three
    And when we tried to call the shop girls all them hoes were gone.
    So we worked it out so we wouldnít get caught
    Took a pile of cash but we paid em off
    That operation was runnin' just like a song

    Corporate oversight was another sight
    We had two on the left and one on the right
    But when we pulled out the coke all three of 'em didnít see shit
    The back end looked kinda funny too
    But we cooked those books and when we got through
    Well, that's when we noticed our ebay site had a million hits

    About that time my wife walked out
    And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
    But she opened the door and said "Honey, letís buy a boat"
    So we drove to the lake for a little cruise
    But we got lit up with the red-and-blues
    I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
    But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
    'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
    And when they got through the charges weighed sixty pounds.

    I did it one ski at a time
    And it didnít cost me a dime
    I kept those fuckin ebay prices down
    Gonna spend 2 years in jail
    Then try Ďer again at Vail
    Iíll be richest ski-shop rat around

    Ugh! Yeah, RED RYDER
    This is the COTTON MOUTH
    With some janky ass rental skis for sale Come on
    Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTH
    And negatory on the cost of this biz-ness there RED RYDER
    You might say I went right up to the skico
    And picked it up, it's cheaper that way
    Standing Ovation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    In August, and, I paid tax, damnit!
    Enough with the taxes already.
    You could turn him in to the IRS?
    I'm no tax accountant but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once.
    $2,400,000 of unpaid taxes at 28% is $675,000 in unpaid taxes. Lets call it $67,500 per year for 10 years. IRS charges 3% so for 2009 taxes he owes $33,855 in interest alone, $29,880 for 2010 and so on...
    $67,500 in taxes with $195,800 in interest he owes the IRS $870,800

    Benny does the Government Whistle Blower program count for unpaid taxes? You could build the case and earn up to %15 of that money owing to the Government. Sounds like an easy $130,000 for you.

  21. #196
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    Think of how many breakfast sandwiches that could buy.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Can't get whistleblower awards on information that is already publicly available. Too bad.

  23. #198
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    Back to petty theft from continental breakfast buffets.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Paypal will report your income to the IRS and send you a 1099-K if you have more than 200 transactions and gross over $20k in a year.

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    Damn. That was a lifetime of sammies.

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