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July 28, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Give junk mail a second purpose

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In response to Jerry Perchesky’s letter, “Turn junk mail into a cash cow,” I have the answer that will help both the post office and slow junk mail.

When I receive junk mail with a postage-paid envelope, I fill it up with their worthless ads and return it to them. They pay the postage plus additional fees for the service.

Just think of the billions the post office would receive if we all practiced this. I have been doing this for years.

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  1. Privatize the U.S. postal service in part or whole. Keep government and Congress' hands out of it's operations and management. Both [Congress and government] have done nothing but makes its problems worse not better.

    Carmine D

  2. Theoretically you can tape a pre-paid business reply postcard or envelope to a brick (wrapped as needed) and the receiver has to pay the extra weight postage.

  3. I have been doing that for years. Keep up the good work.

  4. Byboftx,

    "Theoretically you can tape a pre-paid business reply postcard or envelope to a brick (wrapped as needed)and the receiver has to pay the extra weight postage."

    So who is it that you are trying to punish,the poor mailman who has to lug those heavy bricks door to door,or the person who sends the junk mail?

    Either way you accomplish nothing by doing such a thing.Business people who send junk mail are doing so as is allowed with post office rules.If you want to see a change in junk mail delivery, change the rules.Being spiteful won't solve anything.

  5. No spite involved, Sam. Businesses have every right to use the system for their own benefit. So do I. I use it to shift the trash stream from my place to theirs.