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What part of “No junk mail” doesn’t the Chronicle understand?

By Brindabella 16 February 2010 58

Rioters,

My front-yard is constantly (weekly) being bombarded by the Chronicle being tossed on it.  Fortunately the delivery date coincides with bin day.  I pick up the Chronicle from the front yard every week, put it in the bin and that’s that.  Job done.

I never subscribed to the Chronicle, I never read the Chronicle, and I don’t want the Chronicle.  Moreover, my mail box clearly displays “No junk” mail, and yet the Chronicle is delivered.

I notice that some people have a “No junk mail, but please deliver the Chronicle” sticker.  Where can you get these?  I would like to modify one somewhat…


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James-T-Kirk 1:06 pm 01 Mar 10

(sigh)

The phrase NO JUNK MAIL is on your letter box.

If you would like no CHRONICLE on your lwan, then you should put up a better sign.

Perhaps it may say something like this:

“No Chronicle on my lawn, or driveway” – It should probably be in letters that can be read from 30M away, so keep to a lettering height of not less than 15cm tall.

You will also need a couple of warning signs places 50M and 100M from your property.

Yep – That will do the trick!

Ema Chizit 2:58 pm 27 Feb 10

I have the oppersite problem. They are delievered all around my place, and yes I do have a no junk mail sign. go figure.

cleo 9:36 pm 26 Feb 10

Well I didn’t get mine delivered this week, most of the time I do ring up to have the Chronicle delivered, I can understand that they are short staffed.

tidalik 7:09 pm 23 Feb 10

Has anyone else noticed the standard of the Chronicle has declined in recent times? I mean, it used to be about ALL our little suburbs in Canberra, but lately it seems to just be about Campbell.

Mike Bessenger 1:57 pm 23 Feb 10

FFS people, if you don’t want it pick it up and put it in the recycle bin or in your worm farm.

Brindabella 1:31 pm 23 Feb 10

Danman said :

Update! I rang the Chronicle, asked them not to deliver the paper to my house, and this week, no Chronicle! Well done Chronicle – thanks.

Congratulations..Now that was a lot less stressful than ranting here huh ?

Not as much fun though. The comments on this forum always give such an insight into human behaviour.

Danman 10:48 am 23 Feb 10

Update! I rang the Chronicle, asked them not to deliver the paper to my house, and this week, no Chronicle! Well done Chronicle – thanks.

Congratulations..Now that was a lot less stressful than ranting here huh ?

Brindabella 10:13 am 23 Feb 10

cleo said :

Brindabella get a life! There is more to life then whinging about the Chronicle being delivered.

Right, like whinging about someone else whinging eh Cleo?

Update! I rang the Chronicle, asked them not to deliver the paper to my house, and this week, no Chronicle! Well done Chronicle – thanks.

cleo 11:12 pm 20 Feb 10

Brindabella get a life! There is more to life then whinging about the Chronicle being delivered.

smpc 10:16 am 20 Feb 10

M0les said :

It gets a bit verbose if you want to have broad and precise directions about what you want to be delivered:
“No unsolicited deliveries”
“No unaddressed deliveries” (“To the householder” is cheating)
“No Junk mail, advertising material or other similar spam including free newspapers and magazines such-as the Cronicle”

“Australia Post Only”

Ceej1973 8:00 am 19 Feb 10

Dude, its the law that lets em get away with this, and others sending it via Aust.Post. I have used threatening emails and letters with the words (Tribunal, Privacy Act,envelope scribes of “dont you f*+king understand RTS no junk mail”, etc) but to no avail. The Privacy dudes can do nothing, there is no law to say they cant send unsolicited mail. The Privacy dudes told me so. I have the same issue with ANZ, LJ Hooker (even confronted the Manager responsible), Readers Digest, and Australia Post too. The best you can do is write to your Local Member and ask for the laws to be changed, if you feel so.

luther_bendross 8:29 am 18 Feb 10

spinact said :

luther_bendross said :

Yes this annoys the crap out of me too, the only time I read it is when I’m trying to procrastinate a uni assignment. Google gives their address as:

9 Pirie St
Fyshwick ACT 2609

My plan is to ring them and ask for a stop to their service under the direction that if they don’t cease, I’ll simply return all their unused material to their office, all over their lawn.

If you have the time to follow through on that ‘threat’ why don’t you just take the time out to make an extra trip to your recyling bin once a week?

Because using your method doesn’t let me feel as vengeful and spiteful as my narcissistic self would appreciate.

No but seriously, if the same person came by once a week and threw the same piece of rubbish on your lawn, eventually (I assume) you would get sick of cleaning it up yourself and confront them.

s-s-a 10:40 pm 17 Feb 10

The chronicle is finding it harder and harder to find people willing to deliver it by walking

Perhaps because they pay such a ridiculously small amount to deliverers!?!?

bd84 8:52 pm 17 Feb 10

I enjoy getting the Chronicle, the deliveries here vary a bit week to week ranging from being thrown out a car window in plastic to folded up in the letterbox, sometimes we don’t get them until the weekend. The Chronicle is good for 5 minute entertainment value, the same as most cataloges too, so I can look at all the nice things I want but can’t afford.

The main problem here is that people are lazy whingers who think it’s too much of a hassle to take action that will take them a whole 30 seconds to pick it up and put it in the bin if they don’t want to read it. It would be far less of a hassle than visiting the shops to purchase some sort of signage to stick to the letterbox and ringing the paper to have a cry.

ricci 6:16 pm 17 Feb 10

What’s so hard about picking it up and putting it in the recycle bin. You could probably do with the exercise.

GottaLoveCanberra 2:35 pm 17 Feb 10

What I find odd is that the Government has all this legislation in regards to unsolicited emails, but doesn’t give a toss about junk mail going into mailboxes using only God knows how much paper product only to be looked at for a few moments before hitting the bin/recycling.

Why can’t we have an opt in approach? If you actually want to receive junk mail then feel free to put a sticker on your mail box stating so, if not, then piss off and take your stupid junk mail away with you.

I whole heartily agree with niftydog’s opinion. No amount of advertising in the world is going to make me rush out and buy something.

youami 2:24 pm 17 Feb 10

This is what you need to do in ACT:

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/Recycling_and_Waste/factsheets/junkmail

So for newspapers it looks like you can only ask them. It is not an offence apparently even to put junk mail in “no junk mail” letterboxes (just against the code), despite it actually being an offence in Victoria http://www.litter.vic.gov.au/www/html/204-litter-and-the-law.asp for example.

If they persist, newspapers, or any junk mail for that matter, I would suggest collecting them all together and one night go to CT and throw them all over their fence or under their door. Or better still post them back to them with no stamp.

candelabra 2:11 pm 17 Feb 10

I’m more worried about all the paper it uses for people who don’t want it.

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