I also do not have a No JUnk Mail sign however notice on my daily walk, that a lot of people do have it.
I just read the supermarkets catalogues and the rest generally go straight in the bin as many of you have said, there are so many.
Only the catalogue from companies that we have actually bought from before. Catalogue from companies we have never shopped at or heard of just get thrown into the recycling. There is no point in having a 'No Junk Mail' sign because postmen are obligated to post it no matter what.
I don't have a "No Junk Mail" sign, but I rarely read the catalogues. There are too many of them. I sometimes take a look at a catalogue if it comes from a brand I like. Otherwise, they go straight to the garbage bin.
I love my junk mail. I quickly get rid of the catalogues/pamphlets that I know are of no interest & have a flick through all the others. I like to see what is on special around the different shops/restaurants & what events are going on in my local area.
I love my junk mail, particularly Aldi, Coles, Woolworths catalogues plus Tasman Meats and other local big fresh food places near me. On Tuesdays I drag them out of the letterbox, make a coffee and enjoy going through them. On the days that I get them from Kmart, BigW and Target, I need 2 coffees to see me through. And, I know that some people depend on payment for delivery of these catalogues to supplement their income. I like knowing that. Yeah, makes me feel good.
I have No Junk Mail please signs stuck to both ends of the circular mail box slot. I used to have just one sign, on the street side. The leaflet deliverer would just post the leaflets in the other end of the slot.
I 'm one of those delivery people, but don't do catalogues, etc, just smaller sized leaflets, menus and the like and I've found if people have a 'no junk mail' sign on one end of the letterbox, it's often because the walker they know usually comes from a particular direction, forgetting that others like myself may come from the other direction.
I have to check both sides before putting mine in sometimes.
what a waste of paper, I also throw them out,
we probably pay for this type of advertising in the goods they are selling. would be interesting to know how much it costs to produce them.
They are not needed, the special's are always on show in the shops.
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I am sure our goods would be a lot cheaper, if all this advertising was done away with, this also includes the TV ,
Yes but you have to GO to the shops to see the specials…..and that is a bigger temptation to buy unnecessary items. I regularly stock up on tinned fish and when they are on special I'll buy two "slabs" of them because I use one daily. Same goes for a particular brand of toilet tissue, facial tissues etc. etc. Certainly, if I know which store has the specials I am after, it is quicker for me to go straight to the store, pack up and come home.
And, there is that nice feeling everyone gets knowing that receiving the brochures in the mailbox are providing a little money to the people that deliver them, those people that will get out and work to supplement a pension or whatever.
I have a no junk sign at present I do, however, prefer the "Addressed Mail Only" sign as it is gentler. I google things if I need to find good prices. I am quite sure the catalogues cause us to buy more.