Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 123
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by P65Cali Can be broken into easily
After months of mail theft, I assumed this product would prevent mail theft. However, the mail thieves broke into the box very quickly, probably with a crowbar or screwdriver. The metal lock simply bent back. I reset it myself with little effort, in short the metal on the lock is so cheap it bends easily.
April 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jakbri Okay so far
After some drive-by thieves were stealing mail from mailboxes in the neighborhood our adjacent neighbors and we decided to get locking mailboxes. One neighbor made a custom holder for all three. It sure looks better than the variety of brands and sizes and heights that were there before. If you have a lot of catalogs, magazines, large envelopes, etc. this might not work for you if the mailman doesn't make an effort to double check if the items have fallen into the lower locked area. We no longer put outgoing mail in the box since that raised flag seemed to be an invitation to opportunistic thieves.
January 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thaddeus9 solid build
Mailbox stands tall and mounts on bottom. Sturdy construction. Magnet closed door on top. Many mounting holes in bottom of box will work with seperately purchased mounting plate. Biggest problems are locksmiths have no blanks for keys, also does not attach well to 4x4 wood post. Recommend cap board and shelf mounting brackets.
May 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HD123 Easily broken into.
The mailbox itself is nice, works well and we have never had an issue with functionality. However, we now know that with a wedge of some sort (screwdriver etc) the box can easily be pried open next to the lock. Thieves hit each of the same boxes down our street.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CaliRes The verdict is still out...
We ordered the mailbox and post, both which arrived in a timely matter at our home.
We waited to open the box until the day we were ready to dig the post hole and install. That is when we found that the top door did not stay closed because the magnetic piece on the door didn't actually touch the magnet on the box. Unfortunately, there was no way to fix it, as the magnet is evidently put on prior to the box being put together. There is a rubber ring around the opening, which if removed, the two would meet, however there were no instructions that said to remove the rubber ring.
The box itself seems rather sturdy and next to impossible to steal mail from, which is why we purchased it.
We returned the box to our local Home Depot with no problems, but unfortunately, they don't carry the color we want. So, we have re-ordered another box, and hope the magnet issue was just a fluke. If the new mailbox is fine, I will take this review down.
April 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Was expecting better
We wanted a mailbox that would allow us to go on short trips without having to put in a stop mail order at the post office. This box covers our needs, but the construction details are disappointing.
First, the studs for the flag assembly are not long enough for the nylock nuts to fully engage. It's probably secure, but irritating.
Second, there are foam cushions on the inside to prevent the door from banging open. On ours, both cushions were floating loose inside the box, so I had to re-glue them in place.
It does look nice, but as they say the devil is in the details. I know they've been making this unit for years. You'd think they'd have everything sorted out by now.
November 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roxie My Mail is as secure as my Email now.
The mailbox is very sturdy and very secure. I do wish it was a little bigger so that small packages would fit in it and that mail was easier to slide down. Would have put a pic with this but they didn't allow enough space.
February 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Piece of junk
this product is easily broken into. I even reinforced the latching mechanism but it has had the door popped open four times, including this morning. four others on my street were also opened. don't waste your money on this product.
December 28, 2015