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By seekay 28 November 2008 33

We got home tonight to our place in the inner-south and found 24 – count ’em – 24 separate items of junk mail* in our letterbox. Is this some sort of record?

In one way it’s tempting to contact the advertisers to let them know that the scumbags they have delivering their junk are ripping them off, but as it’s their crap that’s clogging our letterbox they can suffer.

*I include the City News in this category. I think that’s fair.

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bd84 4:29 pm 29 Nov 08

p1 said :

I love reading the catalogues for places like ubercheap auto, who sell lots of cool toys I’ll never buy, but like to look at in wish-books. It is really disappointing when you get a nice pile of junk mail and it is all made up of mattress and fishing adverts.

Too true, the harvey norman and dick smith catalogues great reading material of all the things i’d like but can’t afford at this time. Christmas time bulk catalogue deliveries are the best!

If you don’t want the catalogues, put a damn no junk mail sign up and quit ya damn whinging.

Overheard 11:59 pm 28 Nov 08

jakez said :

Whether your piece of advertising material is included with other pieces of material or not is part of the pricing structure.

Agreed.

Overheard 11:57 pm 28 Nov 08

Back when I worked for Salmat (before some of you were born!), we had two different types of requests from advertisers. 1. Do not deliver with/fold with any other advertiser’s material, and 2. Go nuts.

So if you received 24 separate pieces of advertising pamphlets from category 2, and you could physically fold them together and deliver them as such, there was nothing stopping a deliverer doing so. The only drawback being that you could only actually carry so many multi-folded pamphlets at the one time.

Whoever it was who mentioned deliverers as ‘scumbags’ can GAGF. Some of the people who were working for us were in circs (not circuses) similar to those of the modern day ‘Big Issue’ sellers, and they would jump at any work we could throw their way. They were out getting scads of exercise and earning an honest quid. The balance were school kids, Uni students who didn’t want to wait tables, retired people propping up their pensions — all walks (no pun intended) of life.

jakez 11:42 pm 28 Nov 08

Whether your piece of advertising material is included with other pieces of material or not is part of the pricing structure.

Felix the Cat 9:19 pm 28 Nov 08

I like junk mail too, but only the quality stuff like store catalogues. I rarely get a store catalogue these days, mainly only Dominos menus/vouchers, Asian restaurant menus and curiously, real estate property management offers. I get The Chronicle delivered but not City News.

astrojax 8:45 pm 28 Nov 08

i was under the impression that ‘no junk mail’ has no legal standing – only something of the order of ‘no unsolicited mail’ can legally deter the deluge…

miz 7:35 pm 28 Nov 08

Tee hee Thumper! – “The Great Junk Mail Stuffing of 1887. . . .”

Shades of “twas the night b4 Xmas . . .” ?

I-filed 6:42 pm 28 Nov 08

Canberra’s printing industry is doing it very hard thanx to the public service cutbacks – public servants stop doing stuff so they can keep paying themselves. I’ve taken the ‘no junk mail’ sign off my letterbox, because those pamphlets are keeping printers in work!

mutley 6:18 pm 28 Nov 08

You do know, however, that there’s pizza coupons on those domino’s menus.

Yeah, but it’s for Dominos pizzas.

Deadmandrinking 5:59 pm 28 Nov 08

tylersmayhem said :

I save junk mail and use it to stuff those pre-paid return postage envelopes I keep getting with other junk mail.

So it’s not just me! Nice work Poptop, and I agree that it’s karmic rebalancing! I’ve recently changed address, so luckily I’m starting fresh with no reply paid crap…yet. As soon as I do, those bastards will be getting a collection of Domino’s and Fortune Cookie menus.

You do know, however, that there’s pizza coupons on those domino’s menus.

tylersmayhem 3:59 pm 28 Nov 08

I save junk mail and use it to stuff those pre-paid return postage envelopes I keep getting with other junk mail.

So it’s not just me! Nice work Poptop, and I agree that it’s karmic rebalancing! I’ve recently changed address, so luckily I’m starting fresh with no reply paid crap…yet. As soon as I do, those bastards will be getting a collection of Domino’s and Fortune Cookie menus.

qwerky 2:58 pm 28 Nov 08

I have a ‘no junk mail, but please deliver The Chronicle’ sticker that I got from The Canberra Times. Seems to work wonders.

poptop 2:45 pm 28 Nov 08

It isn’t my original idea. I would give kudos if I could remember where I got it from.

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