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mailbox replacement

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Pavan Kadigari, Aug 24, 2022.

  1. Pavan Kadigari

    Pavan Kadigari New Member

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    Hi, I am looking for mailbox replacement handyman/service? Please share their details, if you have gone thru that replacement in recent times.
     
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The HOA has a company that can replace mailboxes/posts with the same styles for your section.
    Give the office a call.
     
  3. The Broadlands Community

    The Broadlands Community Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pavan, Main Street Mailboxes should be able to assist you. Their contact information is listed on our website.
     
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  4. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    I called Main Street Mailboxes a few months ago. Everything was easy since there were no choices to make. Paid via credit card and a few days later had the mailbox replaced.
     
  5. jwf

    jwf Active Member

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    How much did you pay?
     
  6. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    The going rate. Was way more than what was a fair and reasonable amount, but it is literally the only place that I could find that carries our HOA mailbox setup. Seems like a pretty sweet deal that was set up many years ago.
     
  7. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Member

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    PDILLM -

    is it more than $200?


     
  8. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember the exact amount, but was more than $300.
     
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  9. Capricorn1964

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    Over $400!!!! That is highway robbery!!!

    Does the HOA force people to use this company??? I know that Hone Depot sells black mailboxes and I’ve seen some people buy them from there!

    I’m wondering is HOA requires people to buy from that company or not because I thought Post Office controls the mail box regulations and size or did HOA take over thr PO regulations? Can HOA allow others to go elsewhere to save $$ on that or are we screwed and must use that company only? Sounds like they have a monopoly on the neighborhood!

    Wow! I’m shocked they cost THAT much for a small metal shed for mail!!! :huh:

     
  10. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Capricorn, you are making invalid assumptions and jumping to conclusions. The HOA does NOT force anyone to use this company, nor have they 'taken over PO regulations'. It's just a company that is offering the service. They are aware of all the different models and colors needed to meet the guidelines based on your address. Anyone is free to use whatever company they choose, or do the job themselves, as long as they meet the guidelines and they submit a modification application.

    Additionally, the cost mentioned above is not simply for the metal mailbox, but for the post, digging the hole, pouring concrete if needed, etc. It's essentially a full service they offer, which is why they charge what they charge. Personally, I don't recall paying that much when we used them 2 years ago, but I can tell you they did an amazing job and the mailbox and post looked like the original, except obviously it was brand new. The post is VERY sturdy and painted the exact color per the guidelines. We placed a call, got a replacement scheduled, they came and took care of everything and then we paid them. It was a professional job and we were very satisfied and we know that this post will last another 20+ years.
     
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  11. ASB929

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    The HOA does not FORCE anyone to use Mainstreet Mailboxes. They are recommended by the HOA because they initially installed all of the mailboxes in the community and know all of the requirements/guidelines. If you are just replacing the actual mailbox portion and not the entire post/assembly, then yes, you can do it yourself and get a black mailbox from Home Depot/Lowes.
     
  12. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Member

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    ASB929-

    Thanks for your response, which was much more well received by me than the one above yours-

    Have a great day!

    a
     
  13. RobertD

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  14. RobertD

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    This is the original HOA supplier: waves-end.biz/mainstreet/display/mp-100/. The closest office is in Manassas, 8759 Meadows Dr; Tel: 571-379-8454. The mailbox model is MP-100. Check for their current prices, if they are still operating.
     
  15. wmh

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    The price noted above is significantly more than I paid recently for Main Street to come out and do a full replacement, including post in ground with concrete etc.... Great service, couldn't have been easier. I'd use them again in a heartbeat.

    There are two mailbox types in the neighborhood, so maybe one is more? Regardless, easy to call and ask.
     

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