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Date: 01/12/13 10:10 AM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Link: How To Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists - Step 1: Get a hold of lots of pennies.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2346 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 10:22 am
    why waste the pennies? rocks are free
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 11:01 am
    Works better if you get a piece of wood.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 11:17 am

    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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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 11:34 am
    I just rip up whatever they sent me and mail it back
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 11:37 am
    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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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

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

    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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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6190 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    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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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Isn`t that like $1.50 in pennies?
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    @TheGuySmiley
    I would pay good money for a TV ad block
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    933 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    I have a bunch of bar steel pieces that I now know how to get rid of.
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    i8mygoldfish Male 18-29
    82 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    I wish Direct TV would send Pre Paid Envelopes.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    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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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm
    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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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 12:50 am
    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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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 2:37 am
    You`re wrong darkmagic, but you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how flawed the information in it is.
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    baradhili Male 40-49
    164 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 3:51 am
    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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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 4:22 am
    Complaining about junk mail is kind of like complaining about commercials on TV or banner ads

    Yes. It`s almost as dumb and pointless as complaining about people moaning on the internet.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 6:21 am
    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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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 7:16 am
    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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    MadDrBiggie Male 18-29
    11 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 8:56 am
    "You know it`s not legal to mail money, right?"

    It definitely is not illegal to mail money.
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    ryanwi Male 30-39
    73 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 9:49 am
    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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    ryanwi Male 30-39
    73 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 9:50 am
    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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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 10:39 am
    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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    notorious98 Male 30-39
    151 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    It`s easier to throw it in the trash.....
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    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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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    screw that melt down old tire weights into flat sheets
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    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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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    pennies... hah... what are those... hah... hahaha... ahhhh
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 11:22 pm
    Same with the Telephone preference service, companies must not phone you.

    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 14, 2013 at 9:09 am
    Ooooo someones gettting an envelope of gravel!!
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 14, 2013 at 11:05 am
    no matter how flawed the information in it is.

    someone has apparently never worked in a mail room a day in his life.
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    HokieHiTech Male 18-29
    67 posts
    January 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    Hokie did it! Go Hokies !

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