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Bulk Rate Mailbox
Mail sent "Bulk Rate" goes into a different box (connected to the trash can)
Currently, it is my frustrating daily ritual to stand over the trash can sorting through all the junk delivered to my USPS mailbox, looking for that single bill or letter that I might actually want to read. Oftentimes, the entire load is junk. The lion's share of the junk mail comes via bulk rate mailings.
What I want is an additional Bulk Rate mailbox. All mail with standard postage affixed gets delivered to my standard mailbox; all bulk rate junk goes into my Bulk Rate box (which is convieniently connected to a chute going right into the trash can). If advertisers really, really want to reach me, they can damn well pay the higher rate, making it much more costly for them to do buisiness.
||So, what is the invention idea here?
||I suspect that charging their biggest customers extra fees for doing so much business with them will cause the snail-mail system to quickly ride off into the sunset of bankruptcy. Thank goodness I dont have any issues with getting email I dont want
||Why not just sign up for the 'Do Not Mail' list -
||You ought to take all of the Business Reply Mail pieces out
of your mail and drop them in the mail box, without filling
them out. Every time a BRM piece gets sent back to a
mailer, the mailer gets charged, anywhere from 37 to 90
or so cents depending on how much mailing they do. If
enough angry recipients start sending blank BRM pieces,
the solicitations won't be a profitable anymore and the
bulk mail will stop.