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Re: news of the day: t-shirts

Yes, but the printing is "part of doing business" and business costs get
tax breaks.   If the mailings get a certain return, I don't know what the
average is, then it is worth it to the business...like advertising dollars.
Not everyone who sees the ad will buy but if enough do, it is worth it.  I
have noticed that some mail order companies will drop you if you don't
order after a certain period of time.  The ones that really get me are the
ones that send a new catalog every other month. 

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/14/2003 1:27:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day: t-shirts
> > From: Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > One of my relatives used to work for a company that sent out mail
> order
> > catalogues.  When I complained of the same thing, he explained that
> it was
> > more expensive for a company to delete you than to continue to mail
> out the
> > catalogue...they can mail for pennies.  
> ----------
> That just does not make sense to me.  Mailing costs are only part of
> it - printing costs are pretty heavy; 'course I don't know what that
> catalog was like, but still, even B&W on newsprint ain't free these
> days.
> Yes, it costs something to purge your address list, but it is so hard
> for me to believe that, in this day of computers - this is more
> expensive than printing and postage.  I've looked into bulk mail and
> it isn't really pennies????????  
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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