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Old 05-06-2010, 05:46 AM
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Is anyone else getting this "What's the Deal Orlando" advertising newspaper thrown at their house every week, from the Orlando Sentinel? I've called them to try to stop it but it keeps coming.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:03 AM
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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They need to keep the numbers up for the advertising coupon's revenue.

Hope this helps,
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:18 AM
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The HOA I live in has told them that if they come back throwing things on lawns and driveways the police would be called. Hasn't happened a second time.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:19 AM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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People are paid to deliver to specific address locations. These customers were called ahead of time to ask their permission to deliver this publication. The carriers are supposed to bring any left over publications back to their pick up station to be properly recycled. They are too lazy to do that, even though it is a simple task, and throw them all over the place instead.

I'll check today to see if there is a better number for you to use or you can feel free to send me a message with your physical address and I'll report it for you. The paper DOES make money off of advertisement, but without consent and an address, then it isn't really the valid circulation number needed for advertisement sales cost. It becomes a great waste of paper and resources and aggravates consumers such as yourself.

I apologize to you in advance!!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:59 AM
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It keeps happening to me, even after talking to an agent supposedly in charge of cancelling it. I live alone and I am worried to leave town for a few days and have my home broken into. I will appreciate if someone tells me if the paper would have to be legally responsible if something happens. Unfortunately my immediate neighbors cannot always be trusted.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:49 AM
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Send the editor a cease and desist, and let them know that you will be contacting local authorities about littering if they don't.

Thank goodness my HOA is guarded and gated and these idiots can't get in. If it doesn't come in the US Mail or isn't the paper people actually pay to subscribe to, it doesn't get delivered.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:17 AM
Location: Orlando
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some folks pick up those papers for couponing. one man's trash is another man's treasure-
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:45 AM
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Default What's the Deal

I'm so tired of these trashy little newspapers cluttering up the gutters , streets, and right of ways. Who do I contact? And most , if none, of my neighbors have requested these.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:17 AM
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I have the same issue but in wa. in the past they stop for a while but then start again. I must find out if I can force them to stop this.

I Also feel we should be able to sue anyone leaving leaflets , notices etc on private property, after all it is private property not public how can it be legal to leave anything on someone else's door front without express permission.

I get that people need to make a living, but why can they throw a paper on either my property or the citie's?
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:39 AM
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The local rag used to do this in our neighborhood. I got really tired of picking it up and recycling it. Phone calls/emails/snail mail to the publisher accomplished nothing.

One day I was in my front yard when I saw the delivery vehicle coming down the street, tossing these ads on peoples' driveways. When they got to me, I picked up the paper, got into my car, chased them down on the next block and tossed the paper back at them through the open window.

The look on the guy's face was priceless.

I had considered following along behind the delivery minivan and just picking up each paper as they went, then dumping them all at the publisher's office.
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