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View Poll Results: Where do you put flyers in this situation
Put them at the front door 41 59.42%
Put them at the mailbox 18 26.09%
Both 10 14.49%
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:55 AM
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A bit of both I am ditching the ferris as a reg mower it is now a spare. I will just keep it in my grage for if I ever need it. But it is also an addition
Cool! I don't have much use for anything that small around here unless I start going after the cottage lots...but most of them are little more than some clumps of grass and sand.

Early grats on the mower, and don't go parking it in front of any mailboxes, it's illegal to obstruct them you know.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:56 AM
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Cool! I don't have much use for anything that small around here unless I start going after the cottage lots...but most of them are little more than some clumps of grass and sand.

Early grats on the mower, and don't go parking it in front of any mailboxes, it's illegal to obstruct them you know.
A 32 will definitely get you into almost all gates and small opening. You will want a big one though on the open lots.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:31 AM
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it is against the law to touch someones mail box. just put them at the front door!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:10 PM
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Hey man this is the way we do our flyers, knock on the door first, then talk to the person face to face you will get more business that way the people wiil think you are serious about your business, if nobody answer the the door get you some door knob hanging bags. I think this is the right website address.They are pretty cheap here.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:56 AM
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i had a newspaper route when i was a kid and the mail man told me it was illegal to even put the newspaper in the mailbox. stick with the door handle that way if the people see you, you get a chance to introduce yourself.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:39 AM
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So, I guess the question is what do you "legit" guys do?

Literally walk to every door? Send a bunch of flyers out with the postman? Ad's?

I'm going to have to stick to rubber band on the mailbox for now. No time or money to do the others. People in my area could care less. There is a new landscaping company flyer ON or IN my mailbox everyday.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:46 AM
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If i ever saw anyone messing with my mailbox, I would be pissed off.
Why? If they were allowed to do it so would you. I never say anything to someone who tapes something on my mailbox. If I dont like what it is they are selling I toss it in the trash just like the junk mail inside the mailbox.

The way I see it is I had to walk to the mailbox anyway, no skin off my back. Now what would bother me is if every flyer they taped to the mailboxes fell off and littered my neighborhood.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:02 PM
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I stick them in the door because there's just too many laws to mess with and too many people to piss off with the mailbox. Seems like no matter where you put it someone gets mad.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:12 PM
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This is the actual regulation section covering this:

3.1.3 Use for Mail
Except under 3.2.11, Newspaper Receptacle, the receptacles described in 3.1.1 may be used only for matter bearing postage. Other than as permitted by 3.2.10, Delivery of Unstamped Newspapers, or 3.2.11, no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail.


I think that makes it pretty clear! You can't legally put your flyer in or on a mail box or it's post. You can put it in a mail slot in a door though. Where I am, the postal carrier will collect any flyers they find and you will be charged the postage that would have been due if you mailed them.
If what I read is the exact wording of the regulation, I believe there is a loophole. It says "no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage". It does not state that it must be correct postage. You could put a one cent stamp on your flyer and put it on the mailbox, or for a matter of fact, inside it legally. Also, It does not state who must deliver it. So you would be able to do it yourself.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:42 PM
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Wrong! Next.
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