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Old 05-06-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Default Annoying "Free" newspaper thrown on lawn

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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