How To Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Funny

Step 1: Get a hold of lots of pennies.
There are 36 comments:
Male 67
Hokie did it! Go Hokies !
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Male 1,625
[quote]no matter how flawed the information in it is.[/quote]

someone has apparently never worked in a mail room a day in his life.
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Male 14,334
Ooooo someones gettting an envelope of gravel!!
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Male 12,365
[quote] [..] Same with the Telephone preference service, companies must not phone you.[/quote]

That is true...but it doesn`t work all that well.

I`m registered with the TPS. I still get a lot of scumbag companies phoning me at home to try to get money for themselves one way or another. Since I work shifts, that often means they wake me up. They are filth.

TPS only covers person to person direct sales from UK companies. So it doesn`t cover automated calls, it doesn`t cover calls that aren`t direct sales and it doesn`t cover calls from outside the UK. So it doesn`t apply to companies selling services that you don`t directly pay for (e.g. compensation companies that get money from settlements) and it can be evaded by the company starting off by asking you a question (it then becomes a survey, not a direct sales call).

Junkmail is nothing in comparison.
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Male 1,292
pennies... hah... what are those... hah... hahaha... ahhhh
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Male 1,206
I usually just send the empty envelope back, with no return address. I do like the idea of putting other junk mail/adverts in there. Think I`ll try it.
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Female 695
screw that melt down old tire weights into flat sheets
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Male 3,147
Thanks for that Ryanwi.. I did wonder if they did something like that and just mark it down as a generic `reply received` thing.

Personally I quite like the junk mail that comes through as long as it`s on thin, flexible card...they make good roaching material for spliffs.
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Male 151
It`s easier to throw it in the trash.....
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Male 505
Phone calls are better, spent a good few minutes saying pardon to somebody who cold called me to ask if I had ever worked in a noisy environment without hearing protection.
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Male 73
And to add, he doesn`t have a clue if they get charged more for heavier mail. He doesn`t work in that department.
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Male 73
First off, it is NOT illegal to mail currency.

Second, I have a cousin who works in direct mail marketing. He told me that they get all kinds of weird stuff sent back to them. The post office generally won`t deliver things that the envelope is attached to, such as bricks and the like. They will generally deliver anything that can be reasonably shoved inside the envelope.

This will not, however, reduce the amount of junkmail you get from his company. In his case, the reply envelopes are bar-coded so they know who sent it back to them. Regardless of what you put in there, they will add you to the "this person replied" list which they will then sell to other companies so they can send you even more stuff.

They also have a "do not send junk mail" list. It is maintained by the Direct Marketing Association and you can opt out of junk mail by going to their website.
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Male 11
"You know it`s not legal to mail money, right?"

It definitely is not illegal to mail money.
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Male 2,619
Don`t know about the US, but here in the UK you sign up with the MPS (Mail Preference Service) and companies must take you off their mailing list. No more spam. Same with the Telephone preference service, companies must not phone you.
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Male 5,617
For the time I lived in an apartment with a wood burning fireplace, I used to burn junk mail.
Surprisingly hotter than wood fires.

You know it`s not legal to mail money, right?
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Female 2,602
[quote]Complaining about junk mail is kind of like complaining about commercials on TV or banner ads[/quote]

Yes. It`s almost as dumb and pointless as complaining about people moaning on the internet.
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Male 164
there is no requirement for everything to fit in the envelope, I`ve seen people wrap up a house brick and glue the reply paid to the outside... you don`t need to write anything else after they get that one I think..
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Male 3,285
You`re wrong darkmagic, but you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how flawed the information in it is.
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Male 1,625
it didn`t cost them $17 in postage, companies don`t pay postage like you or I do. they have a bulk discount. there is also a weight category when it comes to something this, its not pay by the oz, but rather tiers, like 1oz-24oz (1 1/2 lbs) is .25 cents, 1 1/2 lbs to 5lbs is $.50, and anything above that is $1.
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Male 2,675
What irritates me is sifting through the flyers to find the actual bill and return envelope. Electric company will give me 6 flyers for crap and no return envelope.

So I started sending all the junk mail to them with my payment. ... including any other junk mail I had that fit in the envelope.
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Female 6,381
Why get bent out of shape over junk mail? Our apartment has a bin for it right next to the mailboxes. It`s boiler-room phone calls with BS about my "last chance to lower my credit card interest" while I`m watching a favorite show that piss me off.
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Male 382
What a great idea. If we all did that, it would screw up more than just them. Use the one the govt sends you for your tax return to request more prepaid envelopes to put more pennies in.Can you imagine when the postman gets a load of these , then the bag breaks open. I would LMFAO forever watching that. Screw the 1%, lets show them how the other 99% deal with this. I think this would be fun as heck. Anyone else up for it?
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Male 82
I wish Direct TV would send Pre Paid Envelopes.
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Male 945
I have a bunch of bar steel pieces that I now know how to get rid of.
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Male 13,624
@TheGuySmiley
I would pay good money for a TV ad block
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Male 13,624
Its different in the UK,
Ive sent the entire contents of my waste bin in a box (a big box) with the freepost envelope taped to it
PO accepted it with no probs
kinda like proxy fly tipping!
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Male 1,243
RIGHT ON!!

Ads suck pretty bad. I love installing adblock plus on new computers for the first time, with a user who has never seen it before. They are instantly amazed at how different, easier to use, their favourite web sites are.

If there was an adblock for TV commercials we`d be 100% set, but this is definitely the next thing i`m doing with a pre-paid envelope!
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Male 1,511
Isn`t that like $1.50 in pennies?
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Male 8,132
Complaining about junk mail is kind of like complaining about commercials on TV or banner ads.

The post office making money off junk mail subsidizes your mail and allows you to send a piece of mail across the country for 40 cents.
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Female 2,602

[quote]If you really want to f*ck with them fill the envelope with glitter or confetti.[/quote]

This ^^^. Or plain flour. Or itching powder. Just be prepared to take the rap for sending a "fake biological terror device" later on.
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Male 3,909
Technically, the postage is not pre-paid. The way it works here is that companies pay in bulk to have the junk mail sent but only pay postage for the return envelopes that are sent back. Unless you send something in a flat rate envelope/box the postage is calculated by weight if it`s over the max weight. (3.5 ounces for a letter) If you go overboard with the weight chances are the Post Office will notice that and have it inspected to see what`s in there then most likely discard it. If you really want to f*ck with them fill the envelope with glitter or confetti.
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Male 1,745
I just rip up whatever they sent me and mail it back
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Female 2,602

At the risk of sounding like 8 bit, I don`t quite `get` the logic here. If anyone is dumb enough to think that prepaid business reply envelopes cost $17.00, they deserve to lose their small change over and over again until it amounts to quite a fine for their stupidity.
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Male 3,285
Works better if you get a piece of wood.
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Male 2,606
why waste the pennies? rocks are free
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Male 20,196
Link: How To Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists [Pic] [Rate Link] - Step 1: Get a hold of lots of pennies.
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