Off Topic..... Does anybody here live in Hawaii??

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    I am considering buying a business located 20 - 30 miles north of Hilo. Can anybody give me some advice on the ups and downs of living in Hawaii and owning a business there? I know the cost of living is high as are taxes, but what are the other pros and cons of living in Paradise??

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    Never even been there myself. Good luck! BTW - Welcome to the board. :)
     
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    Let's see how it lasts! LOL

    I tend to be quite confrontational with wackos that don't use facts in their debating skills. It drives me nuts. I have been reading many of the posts trying to familiarize myself with the site and I see as with many other debating sites there are a lot of loonies here. I just hope that those that want to exchange in honest debate will do so!

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    You'll find plenty that are willing to enter into a civilized, honest debate. There are a handful of tinfoil hat wearers that pop in ocassionally. Just laugh at them as I do. Pass them some bud, they'll probably tell us some real great stories if they're stoned!
     
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    Jim they already tell some good stories! hell they even make shit up to tell
     
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    johneny..they REALLY think they speak the truth...the tin-foil has fried their lil brians...thats why they can see those little helocoptors and hear strange eerrrr....friendly voices in there brain housing....:)
     
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    I lived there when I was in the service. But, I was on Oahu. I went to the Big Island once, and spent about 4 weeks there in the mountains. Not sure what type of business it is, but I will say that the locals are not that friendly if you are not a tourist. I imagine they would be even less friendly if you are imposing on thier business.
     
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    I can't say the type of business as I have signed a confidentiality agreement....

    However, it is a well-established business and the type of "crop" (not mj - lol) they grow really can only be grown in Hawaii (in the USA that is).

    Most of the sales are export sales to the mainland and Asia....

    Thanks for the input.

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    However, it is a well-established business and the type of "crop" (not mj - lol) they grow really can only be grown in Hawaii (in the USA that is).

    damn.....a guy can wish right????:D
     
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    Free,

    I also lived on Oahu for a couple of years. If you are a haole (white) it will be quite a culture shock, especially on the Big Island. And yes, the cost of living and taxes are quite high. However, if you don't mind living without some of the luxuries of life (like strip malls, 24-hour shopping, etc) it's a very beautiful place to live.
     

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