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Get your own back on junk mail

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Duke, 28 Jul 2010.

  1. Duke

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  2. GinG


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    Dont think that will work over here in the UK.

    Usually only ever have 1st or 2nd pre-paid envelopes in junk mail...could always curl one out and send it back.
  3. Cosimo

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    It's only for some out our idiotic cousins across the big pond. :p
  4. FatBoyObese


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    Funny idea although unlikely to work over here
  5. matt_fsr


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    It works better when you dont use the pre-paid envelope, and just write the companys' head office address on the parcel.

    Oops, I typed that out loud?
  6. Nanoman


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    Yea doesn't the recipient have to folk for the postage costs? Sweet.
  7. qwerty

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    I had a long dispute over around £50 that I owed to a phone company. After about 6 months I gave up and just sent them a cheque. To show my displeasure, I put a fairly large amount of salt in the envelope with the cheque. My dad warned me someone at the company might sue me due to a salt related injury but I felt I should stand up for what I believe in and left the salt in the envelope. About 5 days later, I had a letter from the company saying that they had received the cheque but had also decided to drop the dispute and offer me a refund of the cheque!

    Salt. Wins all arguments.
  8. meghatronic


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    Wait. No.
  9. Vonhelmet


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    I hate all the 'To the occupier' stuff that th Royal Mail deliver to prop themselves up, so I write expletives on it and put it back in the post.

    I do much the same with other junk, especially things like credit card applications with those envelopes. I don't stick extra stuff in, it's enough of a pain for them to get an application form full of useless info.
  10. yermum

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    A friend of mine returns the envelopes with gravel inside - but not the charity ones I should point out, except Oxfam.