I read the articles in 15 different blogs daily and came accross probably the best bit of advice I have found about getting even with junk mailers. Between the mailers, phone calls and faxes, I estimate about 5 to 15 minutes is wasted most every day dealing with things I never wanted. If you live to be 80 and use an average of one hour per month throwing out this junk, you’ll spend at minimum 960 hours or 40 days in a lifetime dealing with this. I can think of many other things I would like to be doing with my time.
I have copied the photos here from the article about this on Sellsius Real Estate Blog. Basically it suggests you use the prepaid mailing labels, which often come with these solicitations, and send them back a brick, maybe a old book or, if you want, a stack of old newspapers. Now if someone would come up with an automatic re-dialer to call all the phone soliciters who provide a toll free response phone number, maybe we could put a few of these junksters out of business. Wouldn’t that be great news.