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Converting a Tone Dialer into a Red Box (the best "scam" ever)
(Finally get some free phone calls out of all those payphones you see everywhere!)
I have nothing to add regarding scamming-- I used to scam copies from my work, but I have a job I don't hate now. So I don't want to risk getting in trouble. Plus, this job actually pays enough for me to afford copies. And they don't care if I have pink-ish hair sometimes or a nose ring. It's a job I want to keep. Back when I had a hateful job? I made tons and tons of copies.
But, I did want to say that I love that people are talking about scamming in D&D alignment terms. I consider myself to be Chaotic Good.
what's 'Media mail''?
I think it is very oppressive to have to think about the implied morality of unemotional reactions in the zine scene (i.e. alignment). Can you at least post some links to articles where the zine community has agreed to operate on a level of D&D alignments and unemotional reactions? This seems highly non-normative based on 99% of the reactions here.
As far as scams go, if you've got keys to your job, just sneak in at night. Make sure you save the keys after you leave that job, to keep sneaking in at night long after you're not working there anymore. Yes, it's breaking and entering but tough times call for tough measures.
"Another trick she used to do I always thought was classic: She would address review copies with our address and put the place she was sending it to in the return address place."
I've thought of something like this, but if I was trying this trick mailing something from MA to CA wouldn't the PO workers in MA wonder how something being mailed from CA made it to MA w/o any postmarks?