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Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #91
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A "No Junk Mail" sign would annoy the mail carrier. They would have to push it out of the way to put your junk mail into the mailbox.
We have forty plus mailboxes. Depending on who delivers the mail, some of them just leave a pile of the junk mail on the shelf. Other mail folks put them in the individual boxes. Then when the residents come to get their mail, all the junk mail ends up on the shelf anyway.

I am sick of getting junk mail from Comcast everyday.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #92
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Dont you guys have "No Junk Mail" sign that you can stick onto your letterbox?

We have one and we get no junk mail at all...it is great!
I'm not sure I'd want the mail carrier deciding what's junk and what's not.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #93
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I'm a little disappointed too. Sometimes, when I'm expecting a package, I feel like I have to be "Tied" to the house on the weekend. Depending on the carrier, the package is either crammed in the mailbox with the junk mail, or brought to my door w/ the junk mail.

Re the junk mail... If I understood my carrier correctly, they love junk mail, & get paid to haul & deliver it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:43 AM   #94
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Just read that this may not be happening now. Congress needed to vote to lift a ban on 5-day only delivery and they failed to do so. Unless the ban is lifted the post office will continue to deliver mail on Saturdays.
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I've noticed a very big improvement in USPS package delivery. In my experience 2-3 day priority is just that. I'm usually very happy to see something shipped USPS. I mailed a return to California on a Tuesday from NC, it arrived on Thursday. They shipped the replacement from their NJ warehouse via UPS, it took 6 buisness days and two weekend days to arrive. That's a pretty poor delivery time considering it was only a few states away.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:58 PM   #96
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A "No Junk Mail" sign would annoy the mail carrier. They would have to push it out of the way to put your junk mail into the mailbox.
You dont have the sign sticking "over" the slot of the letterbox...you place the sticker above or below the slot

There are some posties that still ignore the sign, but the majority dont ignore it and you do not get the junk
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #97
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I'm not sure I'd want the mail carrier deciding what's junk and what's not.
GG, the junk mail that we get here in Australia is things like supermarket pamphlets, pizza coupons, department store catalogues, things like that!

What do you class as junk mail over there?
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GG, the junk mail that we get here in Australia is things like supermarket pamphlets, pizza coupons, department store catalogues, things like that!

What do you class as junk mail over there?
Kylie, here's an example: I now get Mom's mail, which consists of life insurance offers (she's dead), credit card offers, numerous catalogs, Publishers Clearinghouse junk, little plastic catalog packages that Mom subscribed to. I wouldn't want the PO to determine what is junk and what's not, but at the same time, I would love to not have to rip out and shred everything with name and address on it.
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GG, the junk mail that we get here in Australia is things like supermarket pamphlets, pizza coupons, department store catalogues, things like that!

What do you class as junk mail over there?
Depends on who you ask. Some people consider credit card offers, insurance offers, and free samples to be junk. Some companies you already do business with send related stuff they think you might be interested in.
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Kylie, here's an example: I now get Mom's mail, which consists of life insurance offers (she's dead), credit card offers, numerous catalogs, Publishers Clearinghouse junk, little plastic catalog packages that Mom subscribed to. I wouldn't want the PO to determine what is junk and what's not, but at the same time, I would love to not have to rip out and shred everything with name and address on it.
DL. on all those you should put "return to sender" on them, see if that helps
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