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Posted: 9/23/2005 5:15:55 PM EDT
Just sent 2 pizza coupons in a prepaid mailing envelope to a guy that send me a Visa application.

Sent the Visa application to a company trying to send magazines. Their prepaid mailer, of course.

What do you guys do with junk mail?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:18:41 PM EDT
I send them stuff that is left over, used rags, stuff from cooking, things like that.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:19:39 PM EDT
I throw it in the trash.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:20:22 PM EDT
used pork fat wrapped in tinfoil makes for a smelly situation when the sorters open it up back at the processing station.

Personally I send gravel and other heavy junk that'll beef up the return costs.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:23:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 5:23:55 PM EDT by LoginName]
Fart in the envelope, seal it up good and send it back with a note inside saying "your offering smells like shit so i thought I'd return the favor".

If you're the real daring type, just throw in a few grams of some "unknown white powdery substance".

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:52:05 PM EDT
cross cut shredder, since I shred stuff with personalized information as well, the extra bulk makes it that much harder to piece together the documents I'm really concerned about if somone was so inclined
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:53:37 PM EDT
Just tape the return envelopes to bricks. Prepaid postage is prepaid postage, nomatter the weight.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:55:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 7:55:55 PM EDT by mikejohnson]
I get a postage-paid reply envelope from the junk mail and STUFF IT FULL of all the other junkmail I have (minus the address parts).

You should see how big a package they get back, on their dime.....
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:56:14 PM EDT
Isn't that mail fraud?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:58:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
Isn't that mail fraud?

Where's the fraud?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:12:10 PM EDT
I don't have access to a cross cut shredder, but credit card apps and offers, especially the ones with the blank checks get shredded. Both envelopes and all. Same reason.

The rest just gets trashed.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:17:53 PM EDT
If it has a pre-paid mailer I send the junk back to them minus my name and address.


Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:18:54 PM EDT
I go out the garage when I check the mail, so I can throw out the junk on my way back into the house.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:30:03 PM EDT
Ingenious ... I never thought about that.

I'll have to start doing that - I already shred the personal info but send back all the fluff crap they stuff in the envelope plus a little bit more.

Payback is a bitch.

I wish the .gov would make a 'do not junk mail list' but that would take millions and millions of dollars out of the US Treasury coffers.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:34:40 PM EDT
I saw a show once where the guy subscribed to every junk mailer he could find. He then would use the junk mail he received (pounds of it everyday) to heat his house with a small stove.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:35:41 PM EDT
All the junk mail gets

"Return to Sender"
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:37:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 8:38:52 PM EDT by GA-Dawg]
I have this thing called the "delete" button..works great for me...

sorry..thought this was related to email..I just trash them...after ripping them up...
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:40:00 PM EDT
I use my vacation time to hunt down the people that send it and kill them. I need more vacation.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:48:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goet:
I saw a show once where the guy subscribed to every junk mailer he could find. He then would use the junk mail he received (pounds of it everyday) to heat his house with a small stove.

That's a good idea if you use a wood buring stove or similar for home heating. Would take a fuckton of paper per day though.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:54:08 PM EDT
shred it
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 10:02:51 PM EDT
Either toss it in the trash or the fireplace, whichever’s appropriate.

I’ve got better things to do with my life than plot against junk mail senders.

If I were going to waste my time trying to aggravate someone, it’d be spammers and telemarketers.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 10:09:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
All the junk mail gets

"Return to Sender"

It won't work.

I asked once. The PO will just put it the Discard, or what ever they do with trash, pile.
It does NOT go back to the sender.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 10:12:44 PM EDT
I deep six it in the rectangular bin
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 10:20:02 PM EDT
All very funny stuff.

FYI, without junk mail the post office would fold up like a cheap suit and go away. Either that or a postage stamp would be over a dollar. They will never outlaw junk mail.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 12:25:40 AM EDT
We bought the best cross-cut shredder we could afford. The primary qualification was that it HAD to be able to shred a full unopened envelope of junk mail crap, WITH fake credit cards included.

We ended up with a 15-sheet cross-cut shredder (from Staples), which can also do credit cards and CD/DVD. Man, this thing is an animal, it tears up everything we throw at it. It has not met an overstuffed envelope it couldn't process.

With that shredder, I don't even open the envelopes any more. Complete waste of my time to see anything but the return address. No return address, I'll slit the envelope and glance inside to make sure it isn't something I was expecting, and then into the shredder it goes. We don't end up with a box full of "junk mail" to sit down and tediously feed the important parts through our old three-sheet strip shredder. What once was an hour long job takes minutes, and it's so easy I just drop the junk in the shredder when I come in the door with the mail.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 12:35:44 AM EDT
Shredder then fireplace starter.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 12:51:36 AM EDT
El cheapo $5 shredder. If I really get annoyed, I input the return address onto pornographic mailing lists I find on the web. I do the same for e-mails of evil people. On that thought, I need to find the contact info for the Brady Campaign.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:41:42 AM EDT
I mix and match the mailings over morning coffee sometimes. Other times I just scale them in file 13.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:44:47 AM EDT
Nobody recycles? I tear my name off, rip it up then recycle. Brings back memories though , one time one of my fellow EMT's left a columbia house app. and their sheet of stamps in the ambulance and I took the liberty of ordering him 12 of the gayest cd's they offered.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 4:53:21 AM EDT by SatelliteMan]

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
All the junk mail gets

"Return to Sender"

Does you no good. 98% of it is bulk mail. It gets tossed in the trash can at the Post Office.

*sigh* as usual, my response it a day late & dollar short.
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