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Got fined for having my mailbox full!

Did it happen to anyone else?
I got 24 CHF fine from DIE POST for having my mailbox full!

The thing is that I stopped moving out all the commercial magazines, but there have always been a place for an envelope...
Seems unfair to me.
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:59
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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

Erm, remove all the commercial magazines, maybe?
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Old 03.02.2015, 17:03
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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

And attach a note to the mailbox that says "Bitte keine Werbung"

What did you expect them to do, take away your mail-trash?

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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!



First time I've ever heard about that, well and truly Switzerlanded!
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Did it happen to anyone else?
I got 24 CHF fine from DIE POST for having my mailbox full!

The thing is that I stopped moving out all the commercial magazines, but there have always been a place for an envelope...
Seems unfair to me.


this is a whole new level of being switzerlanded! congratulations!
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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

Well I thought that if I have place only for envelopes, they will stop putting all these tonnes of commercial magazines in...

It seems unfair to me that I have to move them out, then put them tidily all together and then track the day when I can finally get rid of them.

Does anyone know where I can get this "Bitte keine Werbung" note?
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Well I thought that if I have place only for envelopes, they will stop putting all these tonnes of commercial magazines in...

It seems unfair to me that I have to move them out, then put them tidily all together and then track the day when I can finally get rid of them.

Does anyone know where I can get this "Bitte keine Werbung" note?
You can get them from Die Poste. They're 24 CHF.
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Well I thought that if I have place only for envelopes, they will stop putting all these tonnes of commercial magazines in...

It seems unfair to me that I have to move them out, then put them tidily all together and then track the day when I can finally get rid of them.

Does anyone know where I can get this "Bitte keine Werbung" note?
Jumbo sell them
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Does anyone know where I can get this "Bitte keine Werbung" note?
It get's better!

You take one pen, and one sticky backed label...

Or I'll sell you a posh one for 23.99 chf if you like?
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Well I thought that if I have place only for envelopes, they will stop putting all these tonnes of commercial magazines in...

It seems unfair to me that I have to move them out, then put them tidily all together and then track the day when I can finally get rid of them.

Does anyone know where I can get this "Bitte keine Werbung" note?
Much of the time, commercial magazines are posted by 3rd parties who couldn't care less whether your letter box is full or not. If it is so stuffed that a postman can't post a letter, then he is unable to fulfil his function. Get a damn sticker and clear out your letter box.
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Old 03.02.2015, 17:20
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Much of the time, commercial magazines are posted by 3rd parties who couldn't care less whether your letter box is full or not. If it is so stuffed that a postman can't post a letter, then he is unable to fulfil his function. Get a damn sticker and clear out your letter box.
Hate to break it to you, but that sticker won't do diddly. I've got one and my post box needs emptying daily as it's so full of crap.
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Old 03.02.2015, 17:28
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Hate to break it to you, but that sticker won't do diddly. I've got one and my post box needs emptying daily as it's so full of crap.
It only applies to commercial ads. Not to newspapers, and not to things that are personally addressed to you (like the Coop newspaper). If you want no newspapers too, then you need a note that says

Bitte keine Werbung
Bitte keine Zeitungen

If your postman is still dumping crap in your mailbox (after you've got notes up not to), go down to your local office and complain.

You can type it up on your computer, print it out, and tape it to your box.
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It only applies to commercial ads. Not to newspapers, and not to things that are personally addressed to you (like the Coop newspaper). If you want no newspapers too, then you need a note that says

Bitte keine Werbung
Bitte keine Zeitungen

If your postman is still dumping crap in your mailbox (after you've got notes up not to), go down to your local office and complain.

You can type it up on your computer, print it out, and tape it to your box.
Or fine him!
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Hate to break it to you, but that sticker won't do diddly. I've got one and my post box needs emptying daily as it's so full of crap.
Works for us. The only magazines we get are the ones we subscribe to or get as Migros Club, TCS members etc. We get the odd flyer from mediums and the like, but that's about it as far as unsolicited mail goes.
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It only applies to commercial ads. Not to newspapers, and not to things that are personally addressed to you (like the Coop newspaper). If you want no newspapers too, then you need a note that says

Bitte keine Werbung
Bitte keine Zeitungen

If your postman is still dumping crap in your mailbox (after you've got notes up not to), go down to your local office and complain.

You can type it up on your computer, print it out, and tape it to your box.
It's mainly ads telling me they'll buy my car, or about local kebab shops. I collect the newspapers so I can compete with the neighbours at who can wrap them the most neatly in string. I would complain, but then that would be really Swiss.
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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

Thank you all for suggestions.
Will look for the fancy notes at the recommended places.

Did not do this before as I was told they don't really help. Time to test it now!
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You can get them from Die Poste. They're 24 CHF.


LMAO - good one!
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Re: Got fined for having my mailbox full!

At least you don't do what one of our neighbours does, takes them out and dumps them on the ground under the mail boxes.
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You can get them from Die Poste. They're 24 CHF.
doesn not help, i get advertisement stuffed into the box anyways.
jannitor is so nice to take care of the waste box he placed next to the
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