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Date: 05/10/11 08:55 AM

48 Responses to Never Pay For Another Stamp Ever Again [Pic]

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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Link: Never Pay For Another Stamp Ever Again - Would this actually work, or would they just not send it? Has anyone ever tried this?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:01 am
    Apart from it being classed as federal fraud.....
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    Lindsy1979 Female 30-39
    50 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:05 am
    I did this when I was I saw it in anarchist cookbook.... You can not put it your regular mailbox. The wont pick it up without a stamp however if you use a BLUE mail box (like at a shopping center) they HAVE to return to sender.
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    DCBizzle Male 18-29
    230 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Brilliant. Illegal I assume, but brilliant.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:11 am
    Nope - off to the dead letter office!

    A) the post office uses a light that can see if there has ever been a stamp on the envelope - if there was one at one time, they`ll usually deliver it.

    B) if the letter is dropped in a mailbox with a return address significantly outside it`s postal code, it`s straight to the DLO.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Im sorry but who send letters anymore?
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    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:16 am
    well obviously you don`t put it in your own mailbox. but i believe it is quite illegal to do, so i wouldn`t do it a lot.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:17 am
    Could be considered a felony, as you are frauding a federal institution.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

    "who send letters anymore?"

    I do.

    REAL birthday cards are way better than those email imitations.

    Also, invitations to weddings or a bris or something.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Sure it works - not that I`d make a habit of it, but it works. You can also mail a coconut without putting it in any kind of packaging if it`s going somewhere w/in the U.S. Just stick a label on it and postage on it. Why do I know that?
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    593 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:24 am
    people did this alot in the 90`s..
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    jore13 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:26 am
    ok everyone, here is what would actually happen.

    the letter would be processed but flagged for not having postage.

    if would then be considered accountable mail because it requires money to be collected before the letter is delivered.

    the letter would be signed out for by a carrier and the carrier has the responsibility of collecting the money for it or leaving a notice slip and returning it to the post office. after a certain amount of time has passed, the letter would then be thrown away.

    in short, if you go by the picture, the letter would be delivered to your destination but THEY would either have to pay for postage or not be able to receive the letter.

    sorry to author of this picture but the usps has already thought of this problem.

    and yes i do work for usps.
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    trelina Female 18-29
    249 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:45 am
    my friend did this a long time ago. the letter was sent to the return address but it took a month to get there.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:50 am
    i did this when i was a kid.. but you would think if the return address is out of the city its been processed in.. then there genna be like wtf...
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Fraud is a crime.

    Hey, guess what: stealing is wrong, whether or not the "victim" of the theft is a big faceless organization of a friendly looking grandma. Fun fact: Torrenting movies and music is also wrong.
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:15 am
    wait people still mail letters?!?!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:34 am
    Doesn`t work for parcels.

    Also I`ve heard of this before... from a comedy routine.

    Also thanks jore13, but not everyone lives in the states, so this might actually work for some people.

    Also, who sends normal mail anymore?
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:35 am
    Yeah, I came up with this idea when I was a kid, but never did it because STAMPS ARE FCUKING CHEAP.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:37 am
    @DiePSPolice- Torrenting music and movies isn`t stealing, it`s copying. If people in the movie industry aren`t happy with box office revenues, and if musicians aren`t happy with what they make selling tickets and merch, then maybe they should get real fcuking jobs.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:38 am
    stealing is wrong
    And being wrong is relative.

    For example, I`ve blocked every ad on this site since I joined. I`ve got several thousand posts so that`s several thousand ads that I`ve never seen and thus IAB *cough* I mean DemandMedia has not been paid for. Should I face the same punishment as a bank robber?
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:39 am
    DiePSPolice, hey guess what, we don`t care. And people don`t get in trouble so much for the download as they do for seeding, essentially uploading it. The more people that seed the faster you can download it.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

    problem solved.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Its only a federal crime.
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 11:40 am
    Y`know, the guv`ment doesn`t mess around when it comes to mail fraud.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 11:54 am
    This will only work if the letter is local. Why ?

    See those first 3 numbers of your zipcode, Yeah those are distribution center numbers, the next 2 are the local post office number. The distribution center knows which letters are sent from which location, thus if you attempt to send a letter, like this, outside your zip code it won`t work, they`ll detect that the letter was sent from your location and return it with a big red stamp "Wrong address" and "No Postage".

    Also, Before you think of doing this, even locally, it is a federal crime "Mail Fraud". So unless you like spending time in a federal penitentiary it`s really not worth saving 42 cents.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    This might still work,but only if you`re sending this within the same zip code. And if you`re sending it in the same zip code, why don`t you just walk over and deliver it yourself?
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    They rarely "return to sender" these days. They just don`t send them and incinerate them as lost letters.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    they just keep the letter and send a notice to either the postal address or the return address (depending who the post office its with is nearest)saying "not enough funds, please pay £X funds plus a £1 fine" which you then have to go and pay at said post office, and then either pick up that card or re-pay for it to be sent.

    trust me on this one. never under fund a letter, not worth the hassle. always check.
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    godthaab Male 18-29
    220 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    This is from a book called "Steal This Book" by Abby Hoffman, a 60s cult classic.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    No doubt it would work if you`re sending it to the same zip code. Not like you can do this sending a letter from LA to NY
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    "why don`t you just walk over and deliver it yourself?"

    why not save the paper/time and just call them
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    This would have worked many years ago.
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    dumbassbufet Male 13-17
    75 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    here`s another way to do this.
    1. log on to G-Mail
    2. click new message
    3. click send message
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    XenonXavior Male 18-29
    49 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    I`ve had this idea in the past. It`s called mail fraud. I don`t recommend it.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    What is this mail think you refer to?
  36. Profile photo of HumboldtPie
    HumboldtPie Male 18-29
    311 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    I`m hungry
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 12:03 am
    OMG you`ll have an extra FORTY-FOUR CENTS to blow!
  38. Profile photo of HumboldtPie
    HumboldtPie Male 18-29
    311 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Adds up if your a spam-bot...
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 12:49 am
    People still send letters?
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    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:02 am
    I dont know about over in the US but you could probably get away with this here, I used to work in a PO for a while and they say your surposed to check each letter that comes in.. for re-used stamps ect, but honestly who can be bothered to look at every god damned one?

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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1097 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:50 am
    dang, I usually buy the forever stamps wich would still be good in 5 years even if postage goes up in price, however they are like 20 bucks for a single book..and for me 20 bucks for stamps is kind of expensive..but I like to keep a book in my purse in case I need a stamp LOL
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    venice08 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 2:01 am
    See here McSchwoopyams.....that be a felony if the right a-hole got wind of thee
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    collinh Male 18-29
    22 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:03 am
    It definitely works if you`re just mailing something across town... but if the return address (i.e. the "destination") was in a town hundreds of miles away and the feaux destination (your address) was in the town where the letter was found to have no stamp I think they would catch on because how would the letter have made it to that station with no stamp.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:28 am
    I... don`t get it.
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Take a firecracker and baby powder, cut open the the firecracker and sprinkle alittle power in envelope with alittle baby powder and it will get there first class.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
    I like to use e-mail, so yeah...
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    pyrochem Male 18-29
    59 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    My mom had her wallet stolen many years ago. The crook was nice enough to mail back the wallet and cards after removing all of the cash. He used this method to return it (it was mailed locally). So it does work, or at least it used to...
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    well 8bit, is it really that hard to grasp?
    i used to do this back when the post office was relevant

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