Mailbox Misery

Gibraltar Mailboxes Elite Galvanized Steel Post Mounted Black Mailbox  10-1/2 in. H x 8-1/2 in. - Ace HardwareThe mailboxes have become a source of frustration and understandably so. The post office used to change the locks for us but have made a decision not to do it anymore. It is unclear if this is a policy from above or if we have somehow fallen out of favor with our local office.  However, no matter the reason we have to take on the task.

Some locks are broken and falling out and as some are aware, the post office will not deliver to those boxes that cannot be secured. We have sent out several email pushes over the years asking homeowners not to drill out their lock when moving, yet it is still occurring.

Finding locks that will work with the boxes has been a problem. The company the boxes were purchased from has gone out of business. Many people have been working on finding the proper locks. No one has been successful so far.

I want you to know Sherry is working hard to locate what is needed to remedy the situation. I would ask for your patience but I’m not sure I would have much if I were in your shoes. In fact, Sherry is running out of patience. Whenever she thinks she has a solution, she finds out she has to start over again. She knows that screaming at post office employees won’t buy her much either. We definitely don’t want them going “postal” on her or her on them.

This is simply an update, not an excuse.

5 thoughts on “Mailbox Misery

  1. Try Mailbox Hell!

    Since July 31st….

    Lock was changed by?

    Notification to HOMACO several times.

    Driving to Show Low Post Office 191 S. Deuce of Club’s …..8.2 round trip for the last 26 days for my mail so far!

    213 miles + the wear and tear on my vehicle just to get my mail because no one can figure out why it was changed in the 1st place?

    Or put me in a new lock?

    Sherry has not responded to where I should submit my mileage report so far to.

    Please advise,

    Brenda Cruse

    On Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 6:01 PM Whispering Pines – Show Low, Arizona wrote:

    > Liz McCarty posted: “The mailboxes have become a source of frustration and > understandably so. The post office used to change the locks for us but have > made a decision not to do it anymore. It is unclear if this is a policy > from above or if we have somehow fallen out of favor ” >

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  2. Don’t know what the yearly $36 mailbox fee is for nor how many owners actually have a mailbox, but if 300 people have a mailbox for example that’s $10,800 a year going ‘somewhere.’ What’s it used for?

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  3. We can repair/replace your mail box lock. We’ve left emails and messages for Sherry but have yet been able to connect. We’ve already done one for a neighbor. If you would like help please see us at lot 78 on Mule Skinner Lp.
    We are a licensed and insured locksmith. Gordon Remington.

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