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  •  Or maybe not... (7+ / 0-)

    Sorry, I re-read the Straight Dope piece and did a little more research.

    It's not a good idea to paste the Business Reply Envelope on a brick. This will not get delivered and the UPS will incur cost and trouble. This is really the only point The Straight Dope was making in the link I posted.

    Sending back the envelope empty or with a minimal amount of crap will incur a cost to the business, so that's probably not such a bad idea.

    It's not clear what happens if it weights more than expected. It may cost the company more money or it may not get delivered and cost them no money.

    [-8.50,-8.31] Look out honey, 'cause i'm using technology. Ain't got time to make no apology.

    by patop on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:31:16 AM PDT

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    •  Please check busternjake's (3+ / 0-)
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      excellent comment just above. Sounds like it works to me. And BTW, I'm sure you meant "USPS", not UPS.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:27:41 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for that link, too - (2+ / 0-)
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      This

      The postal service suggests the following course of action instead: write the offending mailer and respectfully request that the SOB take you off his mailing list. If that doesn't work, write to the Mail Preference Service of the Direct Marketing Association, 6 East 43rd St., New York NY 10017, and tell them you don't want to get any more unsolicited (i.e., junk) mail. Every three months the DMA makes up a computer tape they send around to the major mailing-list companies listing the people who want their names deleted. The drawbacks here are that you can't be selective, you can't do anything about local small-time operators, and if you ever subscribe to another magazine in your life (or, for that matter, buy anything through the mail), your name goes back into circulation.
      sounds like it might actually solve our diarist's problem - s/he can switch his/her mom's subscriptions, if any, to his/her name, and get her taken off all the rest of it.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:35:48 AM PDT

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