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Old 01-07-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Stop with the phone books!!!

I just pulled into my driveway and found a new phone book - jeeez, straight into recycling. I haven't looked (or wanted to) look at a phone book for at least 10 years! My 94 year old Dad doesn't even use them anymore. When are they going to stop wasting the resources to print and distribute these dinosaurs?

Of course I know I many be proven wrong here...hence the poll.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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They still print phone books? I haven't seen one in years.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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They still print phone books? I haven't seen one in years.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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I get two of them every year. One from the nearby city, and another covering just the part of the county where I live.

Never open either of them.

But as long as the publishers can keep convincing businesses to buy listings in the books, they will keep delivering them.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:04 PM   #5
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We used to live in area area with far more retailers and restaurants- I don't know how they all stayed in business- and probably got 4 per year. I don't think I've seen one since we moved in mid-2015. And they always had a picture of a bunch of lawyers with a wall full of legal tomes in the background on the back cover. Darn it, how will I know whom to call for a free in-hospital consultation if I'm injured?
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:31 PM   #6
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We get a couple a year as well where Advertiser's still pay to have a magnetic adhered to the front. So when I need a plumber, I am going to go find where I put that magnet. LOL.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:39 PM   #7
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I have been known to still utilize the yellow pages on occasion.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:52 PM   #8
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I'm still getting a couple of them every year. I check to see if there are any coupons then they go in the recycling container.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:16 PM   #9
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Like them for the yellow pages and the government listings. Haven't used the white pages in a long time.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:26 PM   #10
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Yes, I use them, for pressing leaves for print making and imprints in hypertufa.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #11
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In some places, the law requires the phone company to distribute phone books. In Phoenix, we recycled them but haven't seen one in Colorado.
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We only get some very local yellow pages... when we were getting the whole city it was in two large volumes.....

Just got one two days ago... never took it out of the plastic bag... went into the garbage... maybe I will go and move it to recycle....
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Yep still get one. Keep the new and throw the old one away. Don't use them much but handy whey I do.
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I get 2 every year, just rip them in 1/2 and toss them in the recycle bin.

.....at least in my dreams I rip them.....
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Oops - what about the option that we don't get a phone book?

We don't have a landline, so we don't get a phone book. Maybe that's the trick - drop your landline?
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We don't get phone books anymore, nor do we need them.
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I hate them, but my DW loves them and is upset that they don't come more often (it seems new ones are about 2+ years apart).
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:28 AM   #18
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Oops - what about the option that we don't get a phone book?

We don't have a landline, so we don't get a phone book. Maybe that's the trick - drop your landline?
We dropped our landline at least 10 years ago, but that hasn't stopped yellow page phone books coming to our home once or twice a year. I'd stop it if I could.
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I don't get them anymore but the most recent one I retain says on the cover that you can opt out of receiving them by calling a number. Check yours and opt out.
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I keep mine on the metal TV stand, between the Beta Max and the slide projector.......
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