Found 28th Jul 2009
I have an inherent dislike of all junk mail I get on line and through the post.
To calm my fury and to get my own back, those that supply a prepaid envelope I deface the leaflet (that way it cannot be used again) and return it in the prepaid envelope so at least I am getting some satisfaction out of knowing they have had to pay for annoying me. Perhaps if more did the same the junk mailers may stop sending out so much junk mail.

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2 words ftw

letter bombs

I do this too. Its strangely satisfying !!

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stora;5869383

You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these … You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these back ?



how does that work then.

If there are contact numbers on the form I usually put one of those in the detail and just hope they try and ring themselves, making a name up to fill in is fun as well, usual simpsonesque stuff like IP Freely or Amanda Hugankiss - childish but huuuuuge fun lmao

stora;5869383

You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these … You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these back ?



that is wrong

if its a business reply service then it gets counted and business is charged. Im sure its the same for the freepost service

stora;5869383

You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these … You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these back ?



You do know that you are wrong?

junk mail keeps posties in jobs.

landofdan;5869428

junk mail keeps posties in jobs.



exactly. IF we relied on mail that you actually wanted delivered i wouldnt get paid and you would get one delivery a week and be complaining that you dont get any mail anymore :w00t:

landofdan;5869428

junk mail keeps posties in jobs.



Same way that by throwing litter on the ground you keep the cleaners in jobs? :roll:

masterruckus;5869457

exactly. IF we relied on mail that you actually wanted delivered i … exactly. IF we relied on mail that you actually wanted delivered i wouldnt get paid and you would get one delivery a week and be complaining that you dont get any mail anymore :w00t:



I would be quite happy with that lol.....i work on reception and sort the post out for all the companies and the amount that goes into the paper recycle bin is unbelievable. At home the most annoying thing is we get a free paper that is stuffed with absolute carp...leaflets for clothing collections, double glazing, debt solutions and those shops that charge a fortune to buy something on credit. Companies must spend a bomb on advertising that never gets read.

Banned

stora;5869383

You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these … You do know that it does not cost them anything extra when you send these back ?


nonsense! :whistling:

yeh i get the local newspaper every thursday and as soon as it comes throught letterbox its straight in the recycling bin. ITs a huge amount of wasted paper but someone must be using the junk mail otherwise companies wouldnt keep sending the junk mail out!

Banned

I used to get junk mail from the same company every week and they wouldnt stop even after I asked them to stop.

Eventually I sent them a big box with a brick in it and their mailings to their freepost address.

never got any more junk mail after that

Banned

masterruckus;5869533

yeh i get the local newspaper every thursday and as soon as it comes … yeh i get the local newspaper every thursday and as soon as it comes throught letterbox its straight in the recycling bin. ITs a huge amount of wasted paper but someone must be using the junk mail otherwise companies wouldnt keep sending the junk mail out!


Put a sticker on the letterbox saying "No Junk mail or free newspapers please"

works for me

yeh thats fine for the leaflets, but actual addressed mail has to be delivered!

i don't think we rely on leaflet advertising as much we did years ago, there are so many other ways to find out about products. People aren't as gullible either, i despise cold calling sales people with a vengance , if i want to buy something i will research it myself, i don't want some smarmy dude on the phone talking to me like i'm their best friend in the hope it will make me buy the product.

Banned

masterruckus;5869557

yeh thats fine for the leaflets, but actual addressed mail has to be … yeh thats fine for the leaflets, but actual addressed mail has to be delivered!


it will stop the newspapers though

You send them their own mail back?

What I do is wait til Ive got a few bits from different companies and send them each others! Muh more fun
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