Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Skilled legal advice with
accessible & personal attention

Canberra Advocate and my “NO” junk mail sign on the letterbox

By goose 13 June 2009 37

I have a rather large “No Junk Mail – Please” sign on my letterbox. Now for some reason I keep receiving the Canberra Advocate from the office of Annette Ellis. I hate politics and don’t want to hear her voice / thoughts / whatever on paper in my letterbox.

Anyone else have a problem with No Junk Mail signs being ignored?

Tags

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
37 Responses to
Canberra Advocate and my “NO” junk mail sign on the letterbox
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Qbn Gal 2:56 pm 15 Jun 09

“I like it when I get junk mail (like a credit card application) where they give you a prepaid return envelope. I generally get some other junk mail, and maybe a used teabag, and post it all back.”

I like it and I think I’ll give it a go.If we all did it, it might make some of these banks etc think twice about how much crap they send out.

As for The Chronicle, I had that same problem. When I rang to complain they told me to ring by 12 each Friday of the week you don’t get it and they will speak to the delivery person. You can also ask to have the one you missed personally delivered. If they have to do that for a few weeks, the service definitely improves. I know it is a publication very short on reading material and long on ads but it has a free TV guide, and it’s good for lining the cockatiels cage!

goose 5:19 am 15 Jun 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

I like it when I get junk mail (like a credit card application) where they give you a prepaid return envelope. I generally get some other junk mail, and maybe a used teabag, and post it all back.

But then I am a small and petty man.

LOL 🙂 never thought of it. I will do that. Thanks for the tip.

ant 8:57 pm 14 Jun 09

I keep meaning to do that thing where you use the reply paid envelope to send them some nice spam, but always forget. It’s not petty! It’s a small blow we can strike.

I like it when I get junk mail (like a credit card application) where they give you a prepaid return envelope. I generally get some other junk mail, and maybe a used teabag, and post it all back.

But then I am a small and petty man.

Aeek 8:49 pm 14 Jun 09

I did that when I had a post box, put the Australia Post junk mail straight into the mail box

ant 7:32 pm 14 Jun 09

Aeek said :

its the the offensive propaganda like howard’s fridge magnets that I refuse to acknowledge by as much as refusing the plastic.

I sent mine back!

Aeek 6:07 pm 14 Jun 09

I have an (inherited) no junk mail signature which is continually ignored.
I’ve trained them to place it in a scoop underneath my letterbox.
I also have an ex-letterbox built into the house designed to catch rain.
Blocking it off didn’t work. Leaving it clogged up with ancient junk mail does discourage Australia Post from using it.

RatsNest 3:58 pm 14 Jun 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Why the hatred of junk mail. If you don’t want the catalogues or whatever else just chuck ’em in the recycling.

What a terrible country we live in that we have to bear all the angst of putting some catalogues in the bin!

it’s not the angst of throwing out the catalogues that is the problem.

Reality of my life is that i get on average 10 letters a month of which 1 would be important, thus i only bother checking the mail about once a month. Aust Post get pissed off if they cant deliver the mail so after getting a number of those “Please clean out your mailbox so that we can deposit your mail” leaflets we got a No junk mail sign. Keeps the postie happy and i dont have to sort through all the crap to find the mail. No angst required.

sepi 10:01 am 14 Jun 09

IF people are putting junk mail straight from letterbox into the bin, why not just hang up a no junk mail sticker and save a few trees?

astrojax 9:30 am 14 Jun 09

the story is about junk mail people, not politics.

all stories is about politics, innit? the politics of mail, politics of recycling, mainly though the politics of junk…

Pommy bastard 9:17 am 14 Jun 09

Junk mail is a big source of litter.

As The Chronic is too.

It’s a waste of resources and energy. Though I feel for those who want to earn an honest buck by delivering such stuff, I have no desire to clog up my mailbox and recycle bin with it.

I’m off to the UK soon, and although I have made arrangements for my mail to be collected, I don’t want a huge pile of junk crap to come home to.

goose 8:47 am 14 Jun 09

Gungahlin Al said :

GnT said :

I guess she doesn’t consider it junk? I always thought junk mail was advertising material, catalogues and the like.

Personally, I have a problem with people complaining about everything the government does and politicians being out of touch, then refusing to get involved in the democratic process.

+1

If you read my comments I don’t state that I don’t get involved in the democratic process(vote) – on the contrary, I do vote (liberals) – but even junk mail from them I don’t want 🙂 – the story is about junk mail people, not politics.

Gungahlin Al 7:20 am 14 Jun 09

GnT said :

I guess she doesn’t consider it junk? I always thought junk mail was advertising material, catalogues and the like.

Personally, I have a problem with people complaining about everything the government does and politicians being out of touch, then refusing to get involved in the democratic process.

+1

Thumper 10:39 pm 13 Jun 09

My junk mail goes directly from letterbox to recycling bin.

Seems quite a waste really but I guess it keeps someone employed somewhere.

GottaLoveCanberra 10:35 pm 13 Jun 09

What annoys me the most is that I have to put a “No Junk Mail” sticker on the box in the first place.

It should be an opt in thing rather than an opt out thing.

Aeek 10:33 pm 13 Jun 09

removing the plastic

Aeek 10:33 pm 13 Jun 09

The Chronicle I will deplastic eventually, its the the offensive propaganda like howard’s fridge magnets that I refuse to acknowledge by as much as refusing the plastic.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site