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28 December 2005 @ 03:04 pm
Go away, please, Capital One.  
Inspired by something I read a while back, where I can't remember, and by the sometimes-daily Capital One pre-approved-credit-card mailings, and by my housemate's return envelope to cease mailing her, I am sending them an envelope today.

I am sending them a business reply envelope with the reply form, on which I have written, "No thanks. Please stop wasting paper and my time."

I have also enclosed the following: Four CDs, edges broken off so they'll fit (3 of them AOL CDs); two metal brackets, ends broken off so they'll fit; and a handful of pennies. I taped it shut with packing tape, and taped over the window also, so none of it will fall out.

It weighs in at about half a pound (masses in at 229 grams). Postage will be paid by addressee, it says. I wonder if they'll keep trying to get me to sign up now.
 
 
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Brother Flaming Sword of Moderationjohno on December 28th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
AMEX screwed us over a few years ago and we told them then that we didnt' want to hear from them again.

Every once in a great while, we get an offer.

No metal bits or broken cds, but we do stuff the envelope so full of other junk mail, it must cost them more to handle it as well.
Nikithespatula on December 28th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
Good Tood (headpats)

hehehe though so far my attempts don't seem to be working. the fact that it's been sitting in the mailbox for days cuz the postperson isn't getting it out, and i don't want it ruined in the rain by making it more obvious... You should get a working flag on the mailbox :)
Nikithespatula on December 28th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
being polite
I decided to be polite(ish) about the whole thing just now. I looked up their phone number, and talked to them and asked to be removed from their mailing list. OMG did they jump hoops! it was funny. As soon as i nicly said the words "The amount of mailings from your company is bordering on harrassment". they said sorry and that mailings should stop within the week. and some more appoligising. We shall see. And if not, they will be getting an envelope of dead fruit flys from me :P
ashi: Give Wayashi on December 28th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Re: being polite
We'll see who they stop mailing to first. :)
Nekk~nekk_ on December 28th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
will steal the idea :))
ashi: arrrr!ashi on December 28th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yay. Hmm, I could send them that yaoi Dragonball doujinshi I have lying around here somewhere... freebie from Anime Oasis...
Nekk~nekk_ on December 29th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Nooo... send d doujinshi to me instead!!! <-- at the office now, posted out your xmas card that prolly would reach you about Chinese New Year...
TJcheeseboy on December 30th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
I got discover to stop sending me offers by sending the part that you fill out back to them, with "remove from mailing list" in sharpie written over most of the "fill in the blanks" lines, making sure to not disturb the pre-printed numbers/name/address.

I don't receive mail from discover anymore. Amex has slowed down also, and may have actually stopped.