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'Return To Sender'- again and again.....

Postby ozchick » Sun, 10 May 2009 2:46 pm

Anyone else have this problem? DOES Singpost actually return it to sender? The same companies keep sending mail to my address for the same previous tenants, for over 18 months now....
I've even tried phoning these companies and they say that unless the person to whom the mail is addressed contacts them personally they cannot change the address. Even when I've returned cheques to them- this is the response......
Yeah yeah... I can hear you all say just recycle it, just bin it....either way, it's a hassle or it's bad for the environment. Anyone had any success stories? Someone suggested putting the mail in a new envelope, addressing it to the sender, post without a stamp and then the sender would have to keep paying for this at their end..is that true? Dunno...sigh....
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Postby carolynW » Sun, 10 May 2009 4:49 pm

I've done quite a number of return to senders and I think the mail to the past tenants are getting less...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 May 2009 5:09 pm

I've owned my flat for almost 10 years now and I'm still getting main addressed to the former owners! :roll:

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Re: 'Return To Sender'- again and again.....

Postby jpatokal » Mon, 11 May 2009 11:09 am

ozchick wrote:Anyone else have this problem? DOES Singpost actually return it to sender? The same companies keep sending mail to my address for the same previous tenants, for over 18 months now....

Singpost doesn't give a flying flip. If you want to be nice, ring/email the company and tell them that whoever they're trying to reach ain't there anymore.

Someone suggested putting the mail in a new envelope, addressing it to the sender, post without a stamp and then the sender would have to keep paying for this at their end..is that true? Dunno...sigh....

Mail without any stamp will just get junked. You could try sticking on a $0.01 stamp bought from SAM and seeing if it's enough for an "insufficient postage" bounce :P

Slightly more seriously, if the mail you're getting is the "spam" type, there's probably a postage-paid envelope in there which you can use to tell the company to stop spamming.
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Postby mules » Mon, 11 May 2009 10:34 pm

we have the same issue - i keep sending them back with "RETURN" on them and the amount of mail has gone down considerably.

what was most annoying though, is the previous tenants kept sending a friend who lives in the complex to drop by and pick up their mail. i refused to collect for them, and told her to tell them to do a mail redirect if they want their mail. she was dropping by weekly and asking me to call her when there was a stack. they just didn't want to pay the mail redirect fees, so lump their problems on us.

what's even more amazing is this same tenant must have registered for a dbs internet token, i could feel it like the one i had in the mail, and it came here last week. i mean if they can take the time to register for that, why can't they call/visit the bank to change their address. it's pure laziness.


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