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Old Mar 12th 2014, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by md95065
... but did they actually *deliver* them to the people who had opted out?
Yes indeed they did..I got one, but I still opted out, nothing in junk mail I need. But junk mailers are getting sneaky and sending things normal mail now to get through, but still not near a level of what you'd normally get as junk mail.
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The USPS can be the source of most of your junk mail if you let them. The U.S. Postal Service makes money by selling the information from change of address cards to private businesses. This is how national list brokers, credit bureaus and others may get your name in the first place.

I completed the change of address form with the USPS once and soon found out i had a whole bunch of junk mail addressed to me just days after i moved into my new house. The second time i moved I didn't let the bastards know and i got very little junk mail.
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I froze my credit, for security.
I never get any personal offers now except from people who I already do business with.
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Old Spice, Brut and Drakkar Noir being popular brands of deodorant here. I mean, WTF?????!
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Old Spice, Brut and Drakkar Noir being popular brands of deodorant here. I mean, WTF?????!
There's nothing wrong with Old Spice, mate ...
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
There's nothing wrong with Old Spice, mate ...
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
There's nothing wrong with Old Spice, mate ...


Back when Jasper Carrott was still a regular on British television, he had a long rant about how bad Old Spice was, and how it used to be sold in the local butcher's shop when he was growing up. And that was back in the 80s.

Shortly after I started staying with my now wife when I visited Houston, she bought me a wash kit to keep here. Guess what she bought me?
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
There's nothing wrong with Old Spice, mate ...
I'm waiting for the I'm taking the piss smilie.........
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Brut
Splash it on all over.
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Splash it on all over.
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Bob
The USPS can be the source of most of your junk mail if you let them. The U.S. Postal Service makes money by selling the information from change of address cards to private businesses. This is how national list brokers, credit bureaus and others may get your name in the first place.

I completed the change of address form with the USPS once and soon found out i had a whole bunch of junk mail addressed to me just days after i moved into my new house. The second time i moved I didn't let the bastards know and i got very little junk mail.
The bloody mail Nazi on our street refused to believe the change of address form anyway
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Talk about over regulation and government being for the benefit of special interest groups ...

http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...,3824102.story

WTF indeed! As long as the state is still collecting its sales tax why the hell should they care whether cars are sold though a dealership or direct to the customer?

The New Jersey dealers argued selling cars through independent franchises is good for the public.

β€œThere are substantial economic and public safety implications in the purchase of an automobile,” said Jim Appleton, president of New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers. β€œThe Tesla factory-owned store model destroys price competition and restricts consumer access to warranty and safety recall service.”
In other words - "you never know what might happen to that nice new car of yours if you didn't buy it through a dealer and purchase the extended warranty ...."

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Old Mar 13th 2014, 6:32 am
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Same thing in Washington State, the dealers are trying to restrict Tesla's direct salesrooms.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Now look what you've done! RoadWarriorfromLP will be along soon to give us "the mail lecture".
Yes we've had this thread before, he blamed the Republicans for their pension requirements on USPS which is true, but it is also true that USPS in their own right lose money.

Which is why I came up with the attachment, to illustrate the point.

But anyway as far as stopping it, this is no minor task in the US. You can contact DMA at www.dmachoice.org and put your details in, but this doesn't stop stuff addressed to "resident" etc. With those you have to contact the sender directly.

It happens because the bulk rate in the US is low and USPS does "make money" out of it when viewed in the context of that rate alone but if they charged more to dig them out of their other losses there would a lot less of it floating about. In essence your taxes subsidize the delivery of it.

Can't help thinking that some of the Republicans who imposed the pension requirements secretly thought this might stop the delivery of junk mail.
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Originally Posted by md95065
... but did they actually *deliver* them to the people who had opted out?
I got one, I posted it in the Maple Leaf section.
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