posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 04:35 PM
Six in one year??? Wow. Down here in the Carib, some of us fight for phone books. Me, I don't care if I have one or not -- last year's or the
year before works the same way it seems.
A related aside -- when we lived in the U.S., I would occasionally shop for m'Bride in Victoria's Secret. At one point I was getting four
catalogues every time they issued one. It was almost impossible to unsubscribe to them -- they seemed to have a bazillion of the damn things, and
didn't seem to be very concerned over the fact that three of the four that I got ended up in the recycle bin.
I think most of the problem is a lack of concern for resources by those that produce these catalogues. I order from NorthernTool a fair amount.
They ALWAYS send a catalogue with the order, as does JC Penny, Land's End, etc. ALL that stuff is viewable online, and they KNOW that we're
online, because that's how we order stuff. Just frittering away paper and resources.
I share your disgust with this overkill. At least those annoying leaflets that fall out of newspapers are usually specials that are unique to that