Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 103
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by BHFLorida Nice design....Poor manufacture quality
I have owned two of these boxes. The first mailbox powder coating peeled off in three months. Home Depot and the manufacturer promptly replaced the product. I have had the replacement fror three years and the powder coat has peeled off and the locking door hinge pin has broken. I solved the water leak issue with a bead of caulk on the inside. Nice design, poor manufacture...too bad. Home Depot should drop this product.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alexia Excellent pedestal mailbox
I loved the pedestal mailbox the minute i saw it advertised online,but when i receive it home it revealed to be even much nicer than in the picture..it's very elegant,roomy and sturdy. My neighbors started noticing it in my front yard and have already asked me where i purchased it and how much i paid for it .. The shipping was fast ,free of charge and easy; it left my friends and neighbors pleasantly surprised . i definitely recommend this pedestal mailbox to anyone,specially because of its beauty and the price value combined..unbelievable!
October 19, 2006
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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smokey Looks nice, but broke after 6 months
The mail box looks nice but its made of flimsy metal and it even feels cheap. The top is mounted to the stand with a piece of composite aluminum that broke after 6 months of use. The warranty is only for 90 days.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LL27 Looks great and sturdy
So far so good. It's been up for few days and looks great,and even the postwoman likes it. The only thing she said was it doesn't fit small packages but they seem secure.You can leave the mail for days if you travel without stopping the mail delivery. It took a few days to install since it needed a concrete slab to be mounted on. Poured small slab deep enough and wide enough to support it and let it dry for a few days.. Drilled 6" holes and inserted 3/8" x 5" anchor bolts. Did not use the ones that came with it because they didn't seem strong enough.Mounted ,tightened and ready to go.
July 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by notasoccormom poor design
We had this mail box for two months and the whole time it wobbled. we had to return it since it developed a stress crack. Don't be fooled by the good looks save yourself the trouble and buy a different mail box.
December 4, 2009