Originally Posted by asc1998
While you may think you are doing a good thing, this is terrible. It looks as if you are attempting to increase sales by telling people if they buy from you, you will donate money. If you are serious about this, then donate a fixed amount and don't tie it to a percentage of sales.
i don't think that 5% of sales for a donation will net a profit for increased sales for rcg/SPD.com due to his public announcement that he's supporting the cause. he's an honest businessman, and i see this as an good-hearted donation and not a way to increase sales. gas companies, for example, are profiteering from the direct consumer due to the hurricane and their 'projections' for the basis of gas prices.
the ONLY way i'd be against someone making donations is if they didn't make a donation and kept the extra money they made, assuming there was any, due to increased sales directly related to said donations (again, i doubt there's that much of an increase in this case). if a person's intent was on gaining extra sales (as insinuated in the original post), but they still made the donation to the cause, then someone in New Orleans will be receiving help from their donation - who cares if the vendor made a few extra dollars... however, i personally do not see this as being rcg's intent by his donations.
rcg, i find it honorable what you are doing. you don't have to donate 5% of your earned money, but you are choosing to do so. good job, man. they need all the help they can get and every little bit counts.