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Old 06-03-2011, 12:11 PM
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Taping business cards to exterior of mailboxes

Is this illegal?
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:34 PM
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I cannot say for sure yes or no, but Pizza Hut does it to my mailbox
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:47 PM
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Yes. Inside or outside is illegal.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:48 PM
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I cannot say for sure yes or no, but Pizza Hut does it to my mailbox
They tape to the lid of your mailbox?
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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It's illegal. Anything in or on a mailbox (why on?) has to go through the post office first. They gotta make there money, of course.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:58 PM
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It's illegal. Anything in or on a mailbox (why on?) has to go through the post office first. They gotta make there money, of course.
Well I thought maybe I could escape being illegal by putting it on the exterior of the box.

Ok then...I guess I should try just going door to door and putting the cards in the crack of the front door or maybe tape to door knob?

I'm just trying to target a few sub divisions. I have a mass door hanger distribution going out in other cities soon.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:33 PM
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A card in the crack of the door jam (at eye level) is fine. Tape something to my mailbox, or especially my doorknob, and I'm going to be pissed. Not many people are going to like the sticky residue left behind when they pull your card off and toss it in the garbage. If you really want to do the doorknob thing, I would get an adhesive made for what you want so that it doesn't stay stuck to the surface when the card is removed.

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Old 06-03-2011, 03:44 PM
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Well I thought maybe... I have a mass door hanger distribution going out in other cities soon.
Oh NO! It's the "Thought Maybes".

What? Dallas isn't big enough? Where are you gonna flyer next? New York? LA?

All kidding aside.

You're not allowed to put anything in or on any mailbox or it's post.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:48 PM
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Tape something to my mailbox, or especially my doorknob, and I'm going to be pissed. Not many people are going to like the sticky residue left behind when they pull your card off and toss it in the garbage. If you really want to do the doorknob thing, I would get an adhesive made for what you want so that it doesn't stay stuck to the surface when the card is removed.
You gotta think outside the box sometimes. Just use blue painters tape. Put the tape on the backside of the card. That way when they see it they will be forced to flip the card over to see who sent the business card. Guaranteed exposure.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:04 PM
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A card in the crack of the door jam (at eye level) is fine. Tape something to my mailbox, or especially my doorknob, and I'm going to be pissed. Not many people are going to like the sticky residue left behind when they pull your card off and toss it in the garbage. If you really want to do the doorknob thing, I would get an adhesive made for what you want so that it doesn't stay stuck to the surface when the card is removed.

Just my perspective though. YMMV

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As a different perspective... tape can/will damage wood/painted surfaces. It annoys the #$%^ out of me to see some stupid company running around taping stuff to people's door. When I last advertised (6-7 years ago... haven't lost customers since), I would purposely tape only to a surface that could not be damaged by tape like glass or metal.

Richard Martin has the best solution to all the debate... just use blue painter's tape... no damage, no residue and no way for it to be missed/blow away. If I have to advertise in the future, I will use that idea for sure!
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