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Old 01-08-2002, 02:02 AM
LAWNGODFATHER LAWNGODFATHER is offline
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On one of my customers?? YES. I consider it picking up the trash.
Oh yes I agree.

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The mailbox is not your property so I do as you, do not touch.
And it's not the ones who put the fliers there either.

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I did have a LCO leave a flyer in the paperbox while I was in the front mowing, I called and expressed my feelings on him doing this.
I love to put fliers there while other LCO's are servicing.

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it is illegal to put anything besides the mail postal carrier delivers into a mailbox.
IN, ON, or AROUND. in all 50 states. But I do it anyways.

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Alot of issues I think with some here. Seems like some scrub actions throwing others fliers away. How would you like it?
I know it must happen to me. So why not do it. I wouldn't assosiate that as being a scrub. I call it business.
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Old 02-02-2002, 01:36 AM
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Eventhough this is "your yard" they do have a right to place out their flyers... we all start somewhere....

Now that not saying they would remain there for "my customer to see"
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Old 02-02-2002, 02:35 AM
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I take em for two reasons, so I can look at them for kicks and I dont want my customers calling them because they can beat anyones prices.
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Old 02-02-2002, 02:47 AM
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Leave em.....
Why? Taking that flyer is like saying if I get rid of all the booz in my house our kids will not ever think about drinking........If the customer is happy they will not go through the hassle of calling anyone else......If they do they then they also have a phone book! Do you guys throw away those too? hehehe

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Old 02-02-2002, 08:27 AM
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I agree with skyphoto. Leave them. If you have built a solid relationship with the customer the won't be interested in changing. If the call they most likely were going to change anyway. I found that most customers in lawn service want a service that they can depend on, does good work, calls back when they call and will pay better for this type service. If all they want is a cheap price let them shop!
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Old 02-03-2002, 05:01 AM
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I think Im gonna call the postal police on Lawngodfather!
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Old 02-03-2002, 06:40 AM
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I have never seen or heard of fliers being passed out around here. I think it is considered tacky in these parts . People would consider that as unprofessional . But a mass mailing would be ok. In a nice glossy brochure would be a bonus . If by chance there was one on my job, I would leave it . Hidding it from customers would demonstrate fear ,and fear is not good for the soul.
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Old 02-03-2002, 09:16 AM
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Get the Bic out and burn it right on the box! I never touched it.

That's happened to me once but it was a house I was maintaining until it sold, noone lived there. I did trash it cause it would never have been looked at anyway.

I don't do fliers, I target and mail a letter.
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Old 02-03-2002, 10:33 AM
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if its in the mailbox, without going through the post office, or if it is put on the mailbox (anywhere on the box or post) it is a federal offense, if you doubt me, call your local post office.
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Old 02-03-2002, 10:52 AM
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When did the mailbox become the property of the U.S. Postal Service. The home owner purchased the box or built it, so then it is the property of the home owner and placing a flyer on the box is no different than having the "mailman" place your mail inside of it?????
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