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How To Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists [Pic]

Hits: 19196 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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HokieHiTech
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 67 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 6:27:20 PM
Hokie did it! Go Hokies !

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 11:05:33 AM
no matter how flawed the information in it is.


someone has apparently never worked in a mail room a day in his life.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13431 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 9:09:05 AM
Ooooo someones gettting an envelope of gravel!!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11495 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:22:33 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.

jbwhite
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1127 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:22:51 PM
pennies... hah... what are those... hah... hahaha... ahhhh

BostonKaiser
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1164 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:54:50 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.

mcssls
Female, 70 & Over, S. America
 633 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:28:23 PM
screw that melt down old tire weights into flat sheets

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2601 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:14:56 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.

notorious98
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 151 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:02:58 PM
It's easier to throw it in the trash.....

Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:39:31 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.

ryanwi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:50:41 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.

ryanwi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:49:20 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.

MadDrBiggie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 11 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:56:47 AM
"You know it's not legal to mail money, right?"

It definitely is not illegal to mail money.

IRockYeah
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2584 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:16:45 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.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5185 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:21:56 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?

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 4:22:53 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.

baradhili
Male, 40-49, Australia
 162 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:51:07 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..

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:37:45 AM
You're wrong darkmagic, but you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how flawed the information in it is.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:50:56 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.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2608 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:22:42 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.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:15:18 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.

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:43:31 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?

i8mygoldfish
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 80 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:10:05 PM
I wish Direct TV would send Pre Paid Envelopes.

gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 812 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:24:57 PM
I have a bunch of bar steel pieces that I now know how to get rid of.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11175 Posts
Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:35:25 PM
@TheGuySmiley
I would pay good money for a TV ad block

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