View Poll Results: What would/should you do??

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  • Return merchandise to sender

    0 0%
  • Throw the merchandise away

    2 5.88%
  • Use merchandise without sending a donation

    31 91.18%
  • Feel guilty and send a donation

    0 0%
  • None of the above

    1 2.94%
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Thread: What do YOU do??? - A POLL

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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens

    What do YOU do??? - A POLL

    What do you do, or think is right to do, when you receive unsolicited products in the mail, and the sender is asking for a donation for this product? What comes to mind, since I received some today, is return address labels printed with your name and address. I used to get these all the time from different charities such as VFW, Humane Society, Arthritis Foundation, etc, etc, etc, and then they stopped for a good while. Today I received another batch from the Arthritis Foundation.

    I didn't ask for them, so I feel no responsibility to send any donation for them. Will I use them?? - sure - why not? Is this wrong on my part?? - I don't think so. What do you think - and why?
    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
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    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    When I receive these items I use them. I do not feel the need to send a donation as I did not ask for them.
    I pick and choose what charities I donate to.
    Forever in my heart...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Middle of Germany
    I use these items occasionally, or - if it's something I don't like - throw them away. When I still had more money, I occasionally made donations to charities that are important to me, but not to all. I simply can't do that.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    I have used the return address labels in the last, cards I generally have recycled unused. They are making a gamble sending stuff out HOPING you will feel guilty and send something. But as it is completely unsolicited, you never asked them to send you anything, you are not responsible, and should feel no guilt.
    I've Been Frosted

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Since most address labels sent unsolicited to me have the wrong last name........ I throw them away. I don't need to be made to feel guilted in to donating to a cause.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    New Jersey
    I just received today in the mail, address labels from the HSUS, also a key chain and a new card. I haven't sent money to them in a few years, just can't afford it. I do use the labels tho and throw the key chain in a drawer with the rest of them.

    I wish these people would stop sending stuff out, save the money you spend sending this stuff out and feed the animals instead.

    "Happy is the home with at least one cat" - Italian Proverb

    Every life should have nine cats. Anonymous

    "I've been frosted."


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