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Loc: Lehigh Valley, PA
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:18:16 AM|
All things being equal (product, price, customer service, etc) would the fact that one store donates a portion of their sales to charity influence your buying decision at all? Why or why not? Does the particular charity make a difference?
Just trying to get some unbiased feedback. Thanks!!!
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|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:20:33 AM|
Yes it would, depending on the charity.
If it were something that I supported as well then Id spend my money there.
If it were something that I didn't support then I would spend my money at the other store.
Loc: Canada's Capital
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:21:49 AM|
It would definitely affect my decision to buy or not, depending on whether I agreed with the charity or not.
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Loc: Nashville, TN!
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:22:16 AM|
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|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:22:39 AM|
I'll be honest that donations to a random charity in this scenerio doesn't have much appeal for me. Just knowing that some of the profits are going to charity won't make me purchase from that store. However, if it were a charity that held ideals vastly different from my own, I would certainly choose not purchase from that vendor. I wouldn't want some of my dollars going to fund a charity I don't believe in.
Edited for clarity.
Loc: New York City
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Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:26:48 AM|
Yes... Depending upon the charity.
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:27:33 AM|
No, because honestly when I see a company advertising they donate to a charity, I always first think that it is just a tax break/benefits them in some way, not that they are being selfless and truly charitable.
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Loc: North Alabama
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:28:45 AM|
Sure, if everything else were equal, I would choose the business that donates to charity. I'd even go as far as to say it doesn't matter what charity it is (as long as it's not something ridiculous like NAMBLA).
If an organization donated a portion of their sales to one of the charities I support (mental health association, animal shelter, quilts for kids, etc), I would choose to shop there even if all things weren't quite "equal".
Loc: Right where I'm supposed to be.
|Posted: 2/26/2013 8:29:48 AM|
All things being equal it would make a difference. It would also make a difference depending on the charity. Actually, to be more specific, it would only matter if the charity or a non-profit is a cause I do not agree with.
So basically - All things being equal I'd prefer the store that donates to a charity unless it's a charity/non-profit that I do not agree with.
She expressed my views as well.
|Posted: 2/26/2013 12:28:14 PM|
Only if they are truly putting a portion of their sales/profits and NOT asking you for extra at the register. I truly bothers me for a company to ask for extra $s from me to fund THEIR charity and they give a large check in THEIR name and get a tax deduction off of my $s. Not from what I am purchasing but over and about that. That really bothers me. I don't need that store funneling charity $s for me and honestly I hate saying no.....even though I give plenty to the charities of my choice.
Also I won't purchase from someone whose prices are upcharged to make up for their charity choices (like TOMS where you are in actuality paying for two pairs of shoes so they can give one away).
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/26/2013 12:53:26 PM|
Wasn't that the issue with Chic Fil A last summer? Some thought the organizations they supported didn't jive with their beliefs, so now they are boycotting them?
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|Posted: 2/26/2013 12:57:52 PM|
No, it doesn't influence me. I assume the amount donated will only be the standard allowable deduction for taxes. So it is really more about the store keeping money in its pocket but looking good. That doesn't sit well with me. And certainly if it is a charity I don't support I won't shop there.