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Shopping Center magazine ugh!

Original post made by Not a slave to fashion, Crescent Park, on Aug 27, 2013

I just received a very heavy, very expensive magazine, in the mail called C (for California Style). For extroverts with lots of money and not much taste.
Full of expensively dressed young women in very short skirts, very high heels, and very high prices. For soft porn it's great. For a general mailing, it's in very poor taste.
How do I stop this trash from appearing in my mailbox again?

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

>> "Full of expensively dressed young women in very short skirts, very high heels"

Sounds like University Avenue on a Saturday night.

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

You probably got it simply because you live in Palo Alto.

The customers you describe fit the demographic of Palo Alto perfectly.

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Posted by Me too
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

I got one, too, and couldn't figure out why. It looked like a subscription, very expensive to produce. Opened it up and it was pure fluff. A big waste of paper and money!

Most of them are bound for the recycling bin!

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Posted by Not a slae to fashion
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

And the poor mail carrier who has to deliver this garbage.

Plea to Stanford Shopping Center:

Please let us know how to get off your mailing list.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

We didn't get it, I suppose because we are in 94303 zip code, which gets discriminated against as merchants/mailing houses believe we are part of E Palo Alto - this is well known with some other mailings. The horror!!!
What's more, sometimes San Mateo County sends us government printed info (aimed at E Palo Alto, such as for their garbage/recycling service, and the community college district there). I am not interested, cannot use that info, and must recycle that paper.
For general reasons, not a wish for more high end sales solicitation, I wish it could be clarified that thousands of us in 94303 ARE in Palo Alto. Not only are we in a different city than E Palo Alto, we are in a different county, and that isn't rocket science.
Occasionally, despite all our efforts, computers come up with "East" Palo Alto, when one is asked for zip code first on the phone, for example, and this then requires explanation/correction, which the person on the phone often cannot understand. Otherwise, what one is requesting (insurance, or perhaps a product) might be addressed to the incorrect city.

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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

That's because ZIP codes were laid out to facilitate efficient mail delivery. They were never meant to be geographical designators. Blame sloppy address processing algorithms at the mass mailers, not the USPS.

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