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...is when using a Tory party election leaflet to save you having to handle it seems like a good idea.

However, it did stir a slothful attempt at minor political activism... which was foiled by Hope Not Hate being useless.

It's a nice idea, but they seem like a bunch of flailing incompetents. I wanted to download an A4 poster image, that I could print out and stick in the front window. You'd think that would be a no-brainer for them, hm? "I want to give you free advertising with no effort whatsoever on your part." After the six-pointless-steps-to-send-a-form-letter episode I had from them the other day, this is irritating me unreasonably.

What they do want to do is mail me ten posters if I pay them £3.00 (including P&P, at least) or 100 for £20.00. And they don't specify the size of their posters anywhere, either. Really very helpful, isn't it...

I mean, I can see the win for them in getting people to hit the streets and convince others to display posters. However, that's not me - the cost-benefit analysis comes down firmly on the wrong side of that for me. And it's not as though they're making any noticeable profit on those posters - it'd cost me as much as the highest per-unit price there to print out my own onto half-decent paper.

Anyone in a sensibly contiguous London location got some? Or, alternatively, are there enough sensibly contiguous people interested to make it worthwhile ordering a batch? (I'm not going to faff around mailing them to people I can't meet up with.) They do have badges too, but if the total goes above £5 then I'm going to want micropayments in return.

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Date: 2009-05-26 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildeabandon.livejournal.com
I was going to do some leafleting in my area, as those are downloadable. Possibly I should try to organise with other people.

Date: 2009-05-26 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Mm, it's always easier in company.

Date: 2009-05-26 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildeabandon.livejournal.com
Okay. I've pinged them an email to find out whether there's anything larger organised, as I don't want to recover areas that have already been leafleted, but once they get back to me I'll post something on LJ and make a plan. It'll probably be next Sunday, as I'm busy on Saturday. I'll keep you posted.

Date: 2009-05-26 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Cheers for that. I've no plans for Sunday, so joining in is quite possible but would depend on spoons.

Date: 2009-05-26 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-alchemist.livejournal.com
I may well be up for some leafleting on Sunday.

Date: 2009-05-26 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildeabandon.livejournal.com
Cool. I'll probably be doing it in the morning, so I can go to Holly's High School musical in the afternoon - I don't know how well that will fit around church for you, but once I've got a better idea if anyone else is going to volunteer, and where they're based, I'll let you know and we can make a plan.

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