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Talk about sign designs help for your Landscaping Business. Lawn Signs, Lawn Care Truck Signs, Trailer signs, Magnetic Signs, Banners etc, Vinyl Signs. Show off your signs or uniforms.
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Hello All,
I am just starting out and I am having very little luck with craigslist. So I am thinking about doing something with the truck. I have a question about Magnets vs lettering on a truck.
I only have one vehicle and I read somewhere that the IRS likes to have lettering instead of mag? And what if I used it for personal use? Could the IRS deny any expenses if I had it permanently on there and using it to haul the kids around? I mean, you could tell them that your just advertising while driving.
Also, where is the best place (cost) to order lettering online? Some of the prices I have been quoted have been anywhere from 10 a sq to 50 a sq. Seems a little spendy for a piece of vinyl.
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You are allowed to deduct a % of your vehicle if it's also used for personal reasons. Same with cell phone, wifi at the house, gas, insurance etc.

For vinyl, go to a local sign shop or one of those places in the mall. Super cheap and tons of options.
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I use magnets because like you, I use my truck for both business and personal use. Depending on where you're located, if you get vinyl you may have to get commercial plates.

I agree with the above post about using a local shop. Those online ordering places tend to use REALLY cheap vinyl, and you'll have a difficult time returning them if something goes wrong or you don't like them.
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I use magnets because like you, I use my truck for both business and personal use. Depending on where you're located, if you get vinyl you may have to get commercial plates.

I agree with the above post about using a local shop. Those online ordering places tend to use REALLY cheap vinyl, and you'll have a difficult time returning them if something goes wrong or you don't like them.


local shops charge double what anyone else does. i have been using a small outfit in south jersey called Edecals.com and they do fabulous work and are very reasonable.
if you are looking for magnets, decals or bumper sticker type decals this place is great.
a typical pick up truck with lettering on the doors is about $70.00 for everything and the same thing locally will be about $175.00 and i have some stuff lettered from 10 years ago with this outfit and it still looks good and has held up well.
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Depending on where you're located, if you get vinyl you may have to get commercial plates.
Has anyone had trouble with parking a vehicle with vinyl lettering at home? I am thinking some HOA or local communities may have bylaws against commercial vehicles being parked at homes.
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