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Mailbox Saver Post

Mailbox specially designed to be vandal-proof. The special features of this new post are daytime hours the mailbox lays at the roadside, so the mail carrier can put the mail in the mailbox. And night time hours it lays 10-12 feet off the roadside take the mailbox out of striking range. Please tell me what you think about this new vandal proof mailbox post.
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Comments
Sep 15, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

2 suggestions, First either

2 suggestions,
First either stop pissing off the local teens then they dont look at your mail box as a baseball...
or
purchase a 12 guage shotgun...

Sep 16, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Still Disappointed

I previously mentioned that this is a good idea, but that the background picture was distracting and should be replaced with something more appropriate. Months later, the same picture is appearing. Jeers?

Well, at least my "captcha" contains "nix[r]"--weird coincidence.

Nov 8, 2007
by SPC Jagta (not verified)

First off how does this move

First off how does this move off the road? does my grandma have to move it? I wouldnt think about baseball bats ,I lived upstate NY and the snowplows took about 3 boxes a year . My dad and I tried alot of different things but a huge salt truck with a huge plow and side blade pushing a ton of snow is way more devastating than a bat . If this thing moves in and out after the plows come thru and old people dont have to climb into the ditch to pull it back out so the mail carrier can get to it , it would be fantastic . I really dont see many cul-de-sac dwellers buying this , but if it works, then Im sure it would sell you could sell lots of them to stores like Quality Farm and Fleet . Just remember it will have to pull itself out of 10ft packed snow. hope it works

Jul 23, 2008
by Anonymous

where are you living that

where are you living that teenagers with baseball bats are a big threat??? maybe you should consider moving instead...

Oct 26, 2008
by Anonymous

why don't you make a mailbox

why don't you make a mailbox that lowers to the ground at night?

Jan 28, 2009
by Anonymous

I guess I'll be the first to applaud?

I think your mailbox saver is actually quite innovative Mr. Sutton. I understand the previously mentioned concerns, however it seems that your critics aren't grasping the fundamentals of your design. If the mailbox lowered to the ground at night...Wouldn't it be even more susceptible to demolition by the snow plows, road graters, street sweepers, bad drivers, bad weather, or bad luck? (I would think so.) Secondly, bored adolescents don't need a reason to target someone's mailbox. They are bored... that's why they are driving around with baseball bats, aiming for solitary objects... If the mailbox is resourcefully placed out of range, it prevents intentional and unintentional damage. The added bonus is that it's actually safer for 'grandma' to check her mail if she doesn't have to risk standing in the path of oncoming traffic!! Brilliant!
Anyway, I like it. If I run into any prime candidates for the mailbox savor post, I'll be sure to mention it.
~Best of luck to you

Jul 10, 2010
by Anonymous

I had a neighbor who made

I had a neighbor who made his own vandal-proof mailbox by taking a large mailbox, setting a smaller box inside it and filling in the shared space with concrete, filling the pole with concrete, and resting it in a base also made of concrete. The only thing the vandals could do to it was rip the doors off. There was merely a single dent on it last I saw it so I'm guessing they didn't try to hit it more than once.