Why would a business like UPS Store stoop to junk advertising?

I see a lot of searches for opting out of junk mail. They’ve actually picked up over usual, so I realize I’m not the only one who’s experienced an uptick in my junk mail receipts. The other day I got a piece that didn’t even have a fixed addressed – the post office is so desperate for money, they distribute mail without addresses. What next – will we see a person in a USPS uniform blanketing cars along the street with junk mail ads? 

This ad is about 8 x 10, slick, disguised as some kind of “shop local” news sheet. 

Ooooo - Chico Issue, Fall 2015!

Ooooo – Chico Issue, Fall 2015!

Butte County Supervisor Larry Wahl owns the UPS stores in town. The fact that a county supervisor would practice “total market saturation” is questionable to me. Is UPS hurting for business? Is Wingstop hurting for business? Cause that’s what I assume when I see a business stooping to garbage advertising – they’re desperate.

These businesses, including a substance abuse treatment center? - seem desperate to me. I wouldn't step in the front door of businesses that stoop to garbage advertising.

These businesses – including a substance abuse treatment center? – seem desperate to me. I wouldn’t step in the front door of businesses that stoop to garbage advertising.  Is Larry Wahl advocating tanning booths? 

Here’s what really sucks about this mailer – it’s not addressed to you, or any specific address, so we can’t ask to be removed from the list. 

But here’s the thing – it’s got a phone number for the mailer – that’s any UPS store in town really, but I called the number listed at the top. I left a message saying, this kind of advertising offends me, and then I said I’m calling every business on the mailer and telling them that. I started with Wingstop. I told them this was no way to impress anybody when you move to a new town. I’ll be telling the other businesses same throughout  the day. I don’t care who answers the phone, I’ll be polite and quick – essentially, I want them to know, these junk mailers will get them the wrong kind of attention.

As for Larry Wahl, next time you see him somewhere, like at his UPS store on East Avenue, you might just hand him the mailer and say, very politely, “No Thanks Larry.”

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