Never Pay For Another Stamp Ever Again [Pic]

Submitted by: the_windy 5 years ago Misc

Would this actually work, or would they just not send it? Has anyone ever tried this?
There are 48 comments:
Male 1,360
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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Male 59
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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Male 758
I like to use e-mail, so yeah...
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Male 562
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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Male 5,413
I... don`t get it.
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Male 22
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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Male 108
See here McSchwoopyams.....that be a felony if the right a-hole got wind of thee
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Female 1,144
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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Female 437
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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Male 571
People still send letters?
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Male 311
@0Sigma0

Adds up if your a spam-bot...
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Female 525
OMG you`ll have an extra FORTY-FOUR CENTS to blow!
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Male 311
I`m hungry
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Male 1,461
What is this mail think you refer to?
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Male 49
I`ve had this idea in the past. It`s called mail fraud. I don`t recommend it.
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Male 75
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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Male 25,416
This would have worked many years ago.
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Male 875
"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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Male 1,063
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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Male 220
This is from a book called "Steal This Book" by Abby Hoffman, a 60s cult classic.
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Female 3,001
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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Male 1,557
They rarely "return to sender" these days. They just don`t send them and incinerate them as lost letters.
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Male 519
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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Male 17,512
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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Male 319
Y`know, the guv`ment doesn`t mess around when it comes to mail fraud.
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Male 6,694
Its only a federal crime.
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Female 1,743
e-mail.


problem solved.
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Female 803
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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Male 10,440
[quote] stealing is wrong [/quote]
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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Male 2,868
@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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Male 2,868
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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Male 10,440
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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Male 541
wait people still mail letters?!?!
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Male 493
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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Male 2,376
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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Female 249
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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Male 5
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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Male 593
people did this alot in the 90`s..
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Female 4,039
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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Male 37,895

[quote]"who send letters anymore?" [/quote]

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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Male 1,931
Could be considered a felony, as you are frauding a federal institution.
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Male 516
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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Male 15,510
Im sorry but who send letters anymore?
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Male 535
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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Male 230
Brilliant. Illegal I assume, but brilliant.
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Female 50
I did this when I was 15..lol 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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Male 3,285
Apart from it being classed as federal fraud.....
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Female 1,589
Link: Never Pay For Another Stamp Ever Again [Pic] [Rate Link] - Would this actually work, or would they just not send it? Has anyone ever tried this?
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