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LoneStarLawn
01-22-2002, 07:50 PM
To me this is bad advertising. Not only does it look bad, but it is considered littering.

I think people use this method because it is the fastest and easiest (delivering) method. I think it is tacky and lazy to be honest with you. Save the time spent on putting rocks in each bag and actually take the flyer to the doors and get some good exercise.

kutnkru
01-22-2002, 07:58 PM
Are you sure that just wasnt a sample of what was being solicited??? LOL!!!

Seriously though. Wasnt their someone who was exctatic on how well this idea worked for them last spring when the topic was up then about putting out flyers???

Randy Scott
01-22-2002, 08:34 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was discussed and used by someone here. That would be my first thought, it's littering. There's enough of a chance when a flyer blows off a paper box let alone the item starting on the ground. Hey, to each his own.

Stonehenge
01-22-2002, 08:37 PM
I've received a few of those and just wish I could return them to the sender in the same fashion.

LAWNGODFATHER
01-26-2002, 02:03 PM
Trash!!

What is worse that or BIZ card with paper clips on them?

Bob Minney
01-26-2002, 05:27 PM
A guy has been doing this trash in our neighborhood for 5 years.
Either he is one stubborn sob or it is working.:confused: :confused: :confused:

groundsguy1970
01-28-2002, 07:34 PM
Looks like what you find when you empty trash cans in the park!
The operator needs to work on his image.....if it was fancy and sat there like a mini billboard we'd like it!!!!;)

landscaper3
01-28-2002, 11:39 PM
Looks like a dope bag! No really that doesnt look good at all and 99% will be thrown out for it looks like trash. We have door hangers made up by Nebs and put them on house doors or thumb tac them to post on mailbox not to upset the postmaster!

fshrdan
01-29-2002, 10:41 AM
I don't know guys, I did this my first couple of years and it worked great. In fact, I'd probably do it again. Granted mine had rigid postcards the same size as the ziplock bag, and a few deco pebbles, it looked really good I thought.

In fact I had 2 customers in a flyer saturated area who said they saved my flyer just because they thought it was a creative approach.

LAWNGODFATHER
01-29-2002, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by fshrdan
I don't know guys, I did this my first couple of years and it worked great. In fact, I'd probably do it again. Granted mine had rigid postcards the same size as the ziplock bag, and a few deco pebbles, it looked really good I thought.

In fact I had 2 customers in a flyer saturated area who said they saved my flyer just because they thought it was a creative approach.

Good proof of how the different areas produce different results with different methods.

gusbuster
01-29-2002, 10:23 PM
There's two guys of the same family that uses this all the time. I know though somebody put a complaint out to one of the local cities. They did get cited for litter. Oh yah, the reason they got cited, it was clogging up the storm drains.

John

MOW ED
01-30-2002, 06:42 AM
I use gold coins to weigh the bag down. I haven't had one complaint or one call all year.
I just can't figure out why the neighborhood kids follow me like an ice cream truck.:D

Nebraska
02-04-2002, 04:30 PM
That is outrageous!

At first impression it looks like a bag of trash or even worse drugs...

That would be the best time to get your fliers out after these guys went through the neighborhood...Imagine the weight of the rocks if they deliver 20,000 fliers!