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Posts: 88
Registered: ‎12-05-2004

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

I keep getting all these offers about making money by mailing the company's letters/postcards from home. They provide you with the stamps, labels, envelopes, and letters/postcards. They claim that you don't have to pay for anything and you can make anywhere from $2-5/per envelope mailed and you can do as many as you want. Has anybody ever tried this before? Are certain companies better than others? What's the catch? Is it a scam or is it for real? I am so low on cash right now and I need an easy way of making money.
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Registered: ‎11-21-2004

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
ROTFL! Why would someone pay $2-5 per envelope stuffed? Let's just say you could stuff one envelope per minute (folding, stuffing, sealing). That means they would be paying you $120 - $300/hour to do a menial job that could be done by machines. Too good to be true = scam.

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Registered: ‎03-21-2003

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
I had a friend who looke dinto this. I am a skeptical one and was asking him questions as he was viewing the web site. What the deal with this one was that you put flyers in the envelopes for different products. If someone bought one of those products you made a commission on the sale.

With the one he looked at, you had to buy into it and pay the postage, which the said was recovered by your sales.

Hope this helps.
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Registered: ‎12-05-2004

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
Momo - Do you know how much money your friend had to invest? What were the chances of somebody actually buying something? What company was it? Was it all really worth it?
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th61
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Registered: ‎11-11-2004

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
SCAM
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Registered: ‎03-21-2003

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
If I remember correctly, it was based on how many mailers he purchased. I think the minimum was round $75 for maybe 100 mailers, and you paid the postage on it.

He said that the inserts were along the lines of foldable ladders and things along those lines. I guess the envelopes would be filled with ads that I normally through away. It sounded like stuff that was found on late night informercials.

After we discussed it some, with me asking questions, he did not get into it.

They said that the postage was refundable, but they menat that you would make the postage back in sales, not get the money from them.
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Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
Lazyeug271, I think the "lazy" part must be accurate. Thanks for the pyramid scheme, though. Are there still people who fall for this stuff?

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th61
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Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
*blinking and looking around for this person of whom you speak*
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Posts: 589
Registered: ‎11-21-2004

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
I think lazy may have received a flamingo, thus the post is missing. :smileywink:

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Registered: ‎01-24-2006

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
It's a scam. You pay them a small amount to tell you to put an ad in the paper to get people to pay you to tell them how to make money stuffing envelopes.
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Registered: ‎01-21-2003

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
Re: #10 - If you understand the word exponential, you are on your way to understanding why this can't work. Someone may make some money, but it will be at the expense of others. Like the King who agreed to pay a wager with one grain of rice doubled on every square of the chess board (1x2x2x2x2x2x2x2...) you have to involve so many people to pay those first involved that soon every person in America would be involved sending money to others. The problem is that it collapses under it's own weight very quickly. If it worked in perpetuity, we would all be sending money to other people every day. While there would be exceptions (very few), most of us would be sending out more than we took in. This is presented as a money tree and there is no such thing. If it was presented at the newspapers and television shows mentioned, it was no doubt to warn people away from it.

THIS IS A SCAM. I REPEAT: THIS IS A SCAM.

As to any envelope stuffing opportunity, you have to put your business person cap on. I can hire someone to stuff envelopes for $6 an hour. Now I find I can only hire a very lazy person and he only stuffs one envelope per minute so he does 60 an hour. That works out to 10 cents an envelope. Well, I don't think that's real great since I can do 4 per minute but I can't get anybody else. Wait. I got an idea. I'll pay someone at home $1 or $2 or even $5 per envelope. Yeah! That makes sense to me.

In fact, it would be fun to offer to these companies to go to work for them directly using the logic above. Say Mr. Remailer, why not hire me as an employee? If you'll pay me by check every week, I will stuff those envelopes for just 50 cents each! (or make up your own figure). -and yes, you will be happy to relocate. If the original offer was legitimate, they should be very interested in this chance to save/make more money for the company.
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Registered: ‎04-14-2005

Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
the "usual" work at home scams:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/invest/homewrk.htm
Disclaimer: FREE ADVICE.

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Registered: ‎07-21-2013

Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

i use to work for a company at home years ago, in the state of Orgen, i did 50 letters and made not much i receive to checks not much.  i had to pay for my own stamps they reminbrust me but i also paid for my supplies that suck that all i had to share with anyone. you have to be careful.

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Registered: ‎12-13-2013

Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
I am at a dead end seems like I have signed my life away in applications and interviews but nobody gives me a break I'm in my 50's I'm not made of stone I won't break I just need a way to make money so I don't feel useless in my life
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amarillo*slim
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Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to suebrub

Whyy resurrect a 7 year old thread.??

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annadryl
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Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret

Reminds me of "assemble in your home" gadgets and toys for companies that didn't have assmbley lines. It was a rip-off and I'm pretty sure it's illegal now.

 

"Make money in your spare time"!!!

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jackiekenya
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Registered: ‎04-10-2013

Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret

I highly doubt if there's an easier way of making money.

 

SCAM

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delilah9847
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Registered: ‎03-29-2013

Re: Making Money From Mailing Letters/Postcards At Home - Fact Or Fiction???

in reply to catdogferret
They are still playing this scam? Sheesh...I remember this scam from the 90's
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