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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 23 May 2013 7:17 pm

Arent they Account Payee cheques? How does it help the Buddhist temple?

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 23 May 2013 8:31 pm

Wd40 wrote:Arent they Account Payee cheques? How does it help the Buddhist temple?


It was for shits and giggles.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 May 2013 9:02 pm

Wd40 wrote:I wonder if there is a way to prevent people from putting these promotional crap into the letter box. It never happened much when we were in AMK, but here in Tampines its a lot.


Some newer HDB mailboxes let you lock the letter slot from the inside. Since the Singpost guy has a key anyway, only he can deliver then.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 23 May 2013 10:13 pm

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Steve1960 wrote:Alternatively I could open each letter and write to, call or email the companies concerned but that may be a little over the top and I ahve better things to do with my time.


Your time deserves of your attention better than that.


Yah, and don't bother calling them .. 'some' of the credit agencies will start to hound you as soon as you call and they have your contact number.

Return to sender is the best solution.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 23 May 2013 10:15 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:I wonder if there is a way to prevent people from putting these promotional crap into the letter box. It never happened much when we were in AMK, but here in Tampines its a lot.


Some newer HDB mailboxes let you lock the letter slot from the inside. Since the Singpost guy has a key anyway, only he can deliver then.


and if the box doesn't have that slot, and the post man has a master key - some old block don't have- just jam the flap closed. Solves the problem anyway.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 May 2013 11:24 pm

I've tried to help out debt-collectors in these circumstances too.

Figured it was the right thing to do, and would stop the torrent of mail.

Forget it, then they just start targeting you, assuming anyone with the time to reply/redirect/help, must be connected with the debtor.


It's a really dirty game: Bin it all, forget it all ...

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 25 May 2013 8:18 pm

I just tore up the previous owners $170 dividend cheque and threw it in the trash. If he can't be bothered after two years to change addresses I can't be bothered to send it back. Even getting a pen to write 'return to sender' is too much now. Impolite arsewipe karma.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 25 May 2013 8:54 pm

Yah but If I was called Mike and had a pair of tits I'd probably be pretty upset with life too.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 27 May 2013 12:48 pm

JR8 wrote:Yah but If I was called Mike and had a pair of tits I'd probably be pretty upset with life too.



Really?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 May 2013 1:19 pm

Or a boy named sue?

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 29 May 2013 6:37 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:I wonder if there is a way to prevent people from putting these promotional crap into the letter box. It never happened much when we were in AMK, but here in Tampines its a lot.


Some newer HDB mailboxes let you lock the letter slot from the inside. Since the Singpost guy has a key anyway, only he can deliver then.


Thanks for that tip. Today I noticed my letter box had that small ledge kind of thing from the inside, to prevent that slot from opening. I have closed it now, so no more trash

After doing that I just ran my fingers over the remaining letter boxes about 9 out of 10 of them had the slots closed. :)

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 30 May 2013 9:24 am

Wd40 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:I wonder if there is a way to prevent people from putting these promotional crap into the letter box. It never happened much when we were in AMK, but here in Tampines its a lot.


Some newer HDB mailboxes let you lock the letter slot from the inside. Since the Singpost guy has a key anyway, only he can deliver then.


Thanks for that tip. Today I noticed my letter box had that small ledge kind of thing from the inside, to prevent that slot from opening. I have closed it now, so no more trash

After doing that I just ran my fingers over the remaining letter boxes about 9 out of 10 of them had the slots closed. :)


Then again, some persistant spammer will still squeeze one or two slips in :D

Especially the upraded boxes, even though they have the lock to stop the flap, they have a gap just nice to stick a flyer ..

I always wondered where the flyer-posters get trained .. if the flaps aren't closed, they do like bang bang bang bang with a wooden board ..

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:37 am

Well, inspite of closing the slot, yesterday I found large pamphlets, one from courts and one from BHG in the letter box.

Surely there is no way they could have been slipped from the slot. My wife was actually telling me the Singpost lady who operates the master key and opens from the rear, also puts these brochures along with regular mail.

I guess, its still better, atleast no more property agent handouts

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:40 am

Wd40 wrote:Well, inspite of closing the slot, yesterday I found large pamphlets, one from courts and one from BHG in the letter box.

Surely there is no way they could have been slipped from the slot. My wife was actually telling me the Singpost lady who operates the master key and opens from the rear, also puts these brochures along with regular mail.

I guess, its still better, atleast no more property agent handouts


If only one can have a paper-burning cooking stove.....

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:42 am

Wd40 wrote:Well, inspite of closing the slot, yesterday I found large pamphlets, one from courts and one from BHG in the letter box.

Surely there is no way they could have been slipped from the slot. My wife was actually telling me the Singpost lady who operates the master key and opens from the rear, also puts these brochures along with regular mail.

I guess, its still better, atleast no more property agent handouts


Some advertisers engage Singpost to deliver brochures, yes, it's correct.

http://www.singpost.com/market-your-bus ... rvice.html

You can run, but you cannot hide from Admail !!!


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