Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 112
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by StolenMail Mail Slot TOO BIG, our MAIL is getting STOLEN
Mail Slot too big, so our MAIL is getting STOLEN. They are just putting their hand into the mail slot and getting our mail. Now have to figure out a way to make the incoming mail slot small enough so that they can't steal anymore mail. If it wasn't for that, I would give it a higher rating.
September 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MYSELF Mediocre Design
Simple design. This pedestal mailbox is held together by one small diameter threaded bolt running through the center, results...not very secure. It is light weight, tends to move a bit if gently pushed[high winds?]. It is top heavy. Being out in the elements, this mail box should come with stainless hardware. These must be purchased separately. Other reviews mention no outgoing mail holder. I place the mail inside the pull open door and close it for there is no other place to put it. Key mechanism seems flimsy and cheap...to have duplicate keys made is impossible. I tried several locksmiths in town and no one has the correct blank. This mail box will serve its purpose for awhile, but I have doubts it will hold up well.
November 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by E1966 Check the box
I got 2 mailboxes and they were both broken in the box. Check the mailbox before you leave the store.
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TOM Disinegrating Mailbox............
I purchased this expensive Gibralter Mailbox approx. a year and a half ago. I was impressed with the design and it's locking features. In the past 6 months however, it has started to disinegrate. The paint is flaking off exposing a white powdery surface. I thought at this price point it would be the last mailbox I would ever own at my current home in Tarpon Springs Florida. I truly believe that it should be replaced at "no charge" to see if I simply purchased a unit with a defective coating? Please see the attached photos.
September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Preet Really good look
It has impressive look and also strong. Really happy with product. It's been almost 2 weeks. I like the fact that it has lock that leaves only owners to access.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldGuy Tip on Creating the Cement Pad
The other reviews helped me make the right decision to get this mailbox by Solar Group. We're very pleased. Here's a tip on creating the cement pad. The mailbox base is 13 1/2" x 10" so I made a frame box of 3" board, 16" x 14". The hole was only about 4-5" deep and a 1/2 CU FT bag of cement was perfect. I put the base on the pad while it was still wet and it molded to the base. I lifted the base off when the pour was still damp (bolts could still move so I was careful). Here's another tip, go to the Solar Group web site and download the install instructions to get comfortable with the project you're getting into. Good luck.
October 30, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bean Great Style, Great Value
I was so happy to find this post and box combination- it is unique, stylish, sturdy, and a great value.
I can't remark on the installation- it looked easy, but I had my husband install. He dug a hole, poured concrete, and made sure the bolts were still level and evenly space before it dried.
I was nervous when purchasing after reading some of the other reviews. I have to say, the only reason I didn't rate this mailbox 5 stars was because we, unfortunately, are experiencing the same problem- the mail gets wet when it rains. He was able to to line around the top (pointy piece) of the box with silicone caulk and that has taken care of the issue.
It did arrive slightly damaged- there was a very small crack in the side of the box by the door. I believe this was from shipping, and not a defect. We were able to put some JB Weld on it which fixed it up in no time, and was much easier than returning. Just wanted to include that incase this would be an issue for others.
Other than that, everything functions well, and it seems high quality. Hopefully it lasts through our Michigan winter!
September 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sodapop Nice Mailbox but only accepts letters
I just bought the mail box today. Took it out of the box and was impressed with the look and quality. Then I opened the door where the mail delivery driver would put the mail. Back in the box it went. you can not accept any size package in this thing. its strictly for receiving letter style mail. The slot was about an inch wide. We buy stuff from ebay and amazon all the time that would fit in a normal sized mailbox. yea not going to happen with this one. So if you receive normal letter mail then this is the box for you. If not, keep looking..
March 15, 2015