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There is nothing FAIR about this proposed new tax law, it will kill thousands of small businesses and make it easier for businesses like Amazon, Walmart, Sears, Home Depot and Target to take more of your dollars while taking them from small business.
The Marketplace Fairness Act – Redefining “Fairness” to Favor Large Retailers
….All states have use tax laws, and it is their burden to enforce them.
Not all states, however, have adequate mechanisms in place for collection of the tax from individuals.
This lack of infrastructure is not the fault of the out of state retailers; it’s the fault of the bureaucracy.
They’ve had sixty years to correct it yet they’ve done nothing. If the best you can do is add a line to the individual
income tax return, you aren’t really trying.
Online Sales Tax Is a Money Grab by Politicians
…To understand why this is a radical step, imagine if you took a trip to Las Vegas and played blackjack,
but then got arrested when you returned home because your state doesn’t allow gambling.
Internet taxation without representation
…Another curious facet of the MFA is that it carves out a sizable exception for smaller companies, specifically those which have less than
$500,000 per year in gross receipts in online sales. That rather defeats the “fairness” argument – why should a traditional retailer with
$500,000 in annual sales pay tax, while the online retailer with comparable sales does not? It’s also a tacit admission that the Internet
sales tax reporting requirements would be ridiculously complicated. One reason online giant Amazon.com has been playing ball with state tax
authorities recently is that they’re big enough to handle tax remission to fifty different states, with fifty different sets of tax law,
but they know full well that some of their smaller competitors don’t have the resources to deal with such a regulatory burden.
(This is why the largest corporations will sometimes embrace taxes and rules that would, on the surface, appear to hurt them.
The pain is quite bearable if the big company knows its competitors will be hurt more.)
For online sales taxes, just follow the money
…To capture 93% of uncollected taxes (the green section of the chart), Congress need only require the top 500 sellers to collect for remote states.
That would set the small business exception at $15 million in annual sales – a number that is one hundred times larger than Amazon’s $150,000
Stop the Online Sales Tax - Marketplace Fairness Act
…this bill represents yet more crony capitalism, as this is strongly supported by Amazon.com, who will gain greatly from the competition that will be forced out of business due to this disgusting legislation.
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What a difference a year makes. A year ago today, March 1, 2009 business was tough to get and had been for six months or more. Scott and I were working hard and getting by even after a 5 year stretch of leadership from the latest Plymold factory marketing genius who tried to apply the Pareto Principle to an industry he knew very little about. He succeeded mostly only in alienating a lot of loyal customers and discontinuing a lot of products that people actually bought. As bad as that situation was we didn’t know how good we had it. When we really got screwed over was when the Chopenopoulos principle was applied to us. When your new sales manager hires his friend and crony to “work with you” you know there’s gonna be trouble!
Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives or friends, without regard to their merit. The word nepotism is from the Latin word nepos (meaning “nephew” or “grandchild”).
For the most part we are happy with the decision that we made. We have also been overwhelmed by the support of customers and others who have rallied around.
It amazes me that we are still being asked what happened.
Shown below were our two main communications at the time. The letter of resignation to the factory and the notice we sent out to our long-time customers.
Letter Of Resignation October 31, 2009
Charles G. Mayhew
615 Centennial Dr.
Kenyon, MN 55946
RE: Sales Rep Agreement
It is with great personal regret that I am informing you that I have decided to terminate my Sales Rep Agreement with Foldcraft Company.
As you know, significant changes were proposed and then made to my exclusive territory this past July, 2009. Essentially these changes removed from my responsibility sixteen restaurant equipment dealers in Northern Illinois. Reluctantly, we agreed to these changes. Since that time we have heard several times from other of our long term active Plymold dealer customers who have been personally called upon by the new rep firm. The new rep firm informed these clients of mine that they were now Plymold. A few days after informing my manager about this situation I heard from yet another client with this same story. The damage to my reputation and credibility cannot overstated or undone. At best, the move to appoint a parallel rep organization in this territory has been done in a very clumsy way, at worst, encouraging my resignation from the Plymold line was the desired outcome.
Thirty-five years is a long time to do a thing. To have my objections and concerns borne of experience dismissed and diminished out of hand is predictive and revealing of the true agenda. Chicago is indeed a large city. It is understandable that the company would want to do more business here. We might have been able to live with a factory employee calling on OEM accounts or providing specialized services. We might even been able to coexist with an independent rep firm in the healthcare or other unrelated industry. Accepting the current situation with the current manager and rep group implies my endorsement of it. I believe that the appointment of this particular rep group is a conflict of interest on my manager’s part and is unacceptable to me.
And this is the one we sent to our customers:
After many years ( 35 years ) I have decided to resign from the Plymold Seating line as their manufacturer’s representative.
This past summer our new Plymold Sales manager informed me that I was expected to accept the appointment of a “parallel sales rep organization” in my exclusive Plymold territory.
The “parallel sales rep organization” was to service a very limited number of accounts. Against my better judgment I agreed to this requirement at the time. It wasn’t long before another agenda began to emerge and it became obvious to me that I could not live with the direction this new plan was really going.
I want to let you know that I have always appreciated your business and your confidence. I hope some day to renew that relationship.
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Like the Sputnik satellite the Sputnik bar stool has gleaming metal surfaces and looks like it is moving even when its not. Angled, tapered chrome legs, a chrome rimmed round seat that can be upholstered in glittering Naugahyde Zodiac vinyls make this chrome bar stool the perfect seating option for any Space Age interior.
Naugahyde Zodiac Glitter Vinyl Upholstered Seat
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Simple, sturdy and a little small in scale the basic diner restaurant chair goes on and on. Like the Energizer Bunny there is no stopping its march into the 21st century.
The “Diner Chair” is not just for diners anymore. Now seen in every kind of quick service and casual service restaurant…even Asian restaurants! it is ubiquitous now for one reason, It is a great, practical restaurant chair. Diner chairs sit people up straight to eat. Diner chairs are easy to clean and the American made versions are strong and dependable.
One feature that really makes this chair a great choice for all kinds of foodservice applications is the number of unique visual statements that can be made. Even the basic diner chair without any embellishments can be upholstered in any of thousands of vinyl fabrics.
Once you start adding color and pushing your restaurant’s theme there is no end to the ways you can individualize a diner chair’s appearance and make it your own.
Specifying different colored welt cord trims on backrests, seats and upholstered panel inserts provide a big punch too.
Upholstered buttons on diner chairs provide color and design opportunities too.
Channel back, two tone channel back, and V back diner chairs often relate to other furniture such as booth seating or restaurant interior architecture design elements and motifs.
Handle back diner chairs are another example of diner chair practicality.
Make your next restaurant chair a diner chair.
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