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Old 10-05-2007   #1
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Mailing tires

Many of you will remember that a while back I said that I mail my old spent tires to companies that send me unsolicited credit card offers. I simply use clear packing tape to secure the prepaid return envelope to a clean used tire and drop it off to the post office. I always put my return address on it in hopes that the card company will ban me from their mailing list. (Thatís never happened) I mailed the last one on Monday and it has not come back and I have the matching front tire addressed in the back of the car now, Iíll drop that one off today at lunch.

This does work.
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Old 10-05-2007   #2
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Re: Mailing tires

Love it!
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Old 10-05-2007   #3
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Re: Mailing tires

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Old 10-05-2007   #4
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Re: Mailing tires

Thanks Dave, that really helps promote motorcyles and motorcyclists.

Couldn't you just send old golfing or cornhole equipment?

All kidding aside, I bet stuff like that never makes it out of the Bulk Mail distribution centers. Any USP employees out there that can fill us in?
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Old 10-05-2007   #5
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Re: Mailing tires

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I bet stuff like that never makes it out of the Bulk Mail distribution centers.
I don't think so. I think they are bound to deliver the mail. I would bet it makes it to the addressee. Not sending would be tampering with the mail.

Tomorrow, I'll see an uncle that retired from the postal service. If I remember, I'll ask him.
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Re: Mailing tires

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Any USP employees out there that can fill us in?

I think they roll them down the hill and get used as moving target practice.
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Old 10-15-2007   #7
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Re: Mailing tires

OK while they are a little vague as to if it’s illegal or not, they certainly have the ability to interpret this into making my life miserable for a while. He did however give me some good advise as to how to stop unsolicited letters.
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OK while they are a little vague as to if itís illegal or not, they certainly have the ability to interpret this into making my life miserable for a while. He did however give me some good advise as to how to stop unsolicited letters.
Actually looks like a pretty nice letter. If you you read between the lines, it kinda says "Haha... that's a good one. Please stop.".
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Old 10-15-2007   #9
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Re: Mailing tires

Priceless! So if you don't put your return address on, then what?
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Old 10-15-2007   #10
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Priceless! So if you don't put your return address on, then what?
If you don't have it on there they may not take it at the post office. But if they are not suppose to take them, why did the local office take it from me in the first place.
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Old 10-15-2007   #11
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Re: Mailing tires

Still, I t was nice of him to suggest some alternatives. He could have just been an A@#$!@# and sicked homeland security on your tail!
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Old 10-15-2007   #12
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Re: Mailing tires

the number for the credit bureau's marketing company is
1 888 567 8688

they remove your name from the list within 5 business days, but you may still receive offers for several months.

This is only good for 5 years!


oh, and be ready to have 3 - 5 minutes. It's voice activated.
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If you don't have it on there they may not take it at the post office. But if they are not suppose to take them, why did the local office take it from me in the first place.
Because it was easier than arguing with someone who thought it was a good idea to mail a used tire to a credit card company?
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Re: Mailing tires

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If you don't have it on there they may not take it at the post office.
hehehe what if you put someone else address on there?!?! Nancy Zimpher (fuh..errrr i mean president of UC) deserves a little flack!
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Old 10-15-2007   #15
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Re: Mailing tires

Just put another credit card company's address as the return address, then either way you win.
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