Satisfaction in Junk Mail ?

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    Feb 22, 2015 1:29 AM GMT
    It is possible.

    I get a small satisfaction when I get junk mail with postage-paid return envelopes, by filling the return envelopes with other junk mail and putting them into the mail. Knowing, that if everyone did that, the cost to the junk mailers would add up, and they might send us less of it. Also adds to the revenue of the post office, and keeps postal employees employed.

    I encourage everyone else in the country to do likewise.
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    Feb 22, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
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    I prefer the idea of opting out rather than employing a tactic that is in itself wasteful.

    Though your idea is sound. Make the cost to send junkmail rise and junkmailers will cease and desist.
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    Feb 22, 2015 4:53 AM GMT
    Vi believe that I recommended this strategy a few times before. A fun twist is to save up the left wing literature and stuff it into the right wing envelopes. And vice verse.

    However, these days I can't even be bothered to open the envelopes. Unless its obviously legitimate business, all mail gets dumped right into the recycle bin.
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    Feb 22, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI believe that I recommended this strategy a few times before. A fun twist is to save up the left wing literature and stuff it into the right wing envelopes. And vice verse.
    However, these days I can't even be bothered to open the envelopes. Unless its obviously legitimate business, all mail gets dumped right into the recycle bin.

    Yup; I also used to diligently put their return envelopes on my mailbox but after awhile it's just boring and a waste of time, unfortunately.

    I still do something similar with phone telemarketers; I ask who they are and then say, "Oh, ok, hold on and let me get [myname] for you." and then put the phone down and wait for the beeping that signals that it's been left off the hook because they finally hung up.

    It's probably been at least 4 years now and I still get this debt/bill collecting agency calling me asking for Andrea Patrice Harding, apparently some scofflaw who gave them my phone number. It's a recorded message where the voice changes when it says her name and then says to press 1 to speak to a person, which I diligently do and then set the phone down.
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    Feb 22, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidIt is possible.

    I get a small satisfaction when I get junk mail with postage-paid return envelopes, by filling the return envelopes with other junk mail and putting them into the mail. Knowing, that if everyone did that, the cost to the junk mailers would add up, and they might send us less of it. Also adds to the revenue of the post office, and keeps postal employees employed.

    I encourage everyone else in the country to do likewise.


    Good call; been doing it for decades! NYT is #1 on my list of remails.
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    Feb 22, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    Genius! I will try today!icon_biggrin.gif