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It was just as it was pictured, and it works!
About Me Budget Shopper
Comments about New Mail Alert Ball:
easy to install-and it works
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love the idea, but it doesn't fit my mailbox.
About Me Midrange Shopper
It is useless because it doesn't fit my mailbox.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Install requires additional hardware!
from Olney, Maryland
The newer, standard rural mailbox does not have the two top metal brackets to open and close the door. As a result additional hardware is required on many rural mailboxes for this item to function as advertised.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
Love it! No more unneeded trips
from Bremen, KY
I love this. No more trips to the mailbox to see if mail had run.
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from batesville indiana
i previously had mail box alert but 20 years old and ball disappeared i really missed it so i was delighted to find it on your web site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to please, but disappointed in this
from Palmyra, VA
I've had a yellow mailbox FLAG for years and loved it. My rural box is across the road and the house is set back from the street. The flag saved me steps and time almost daily. I was dependant on it. It finally broke and I searched for a replacement with no success. Finally gave the little ball on a spring a try. I'm so disappointed! It's barely visible from my window and then, often, I can't tell what position it's in. Besides that my son-in-law had to drill new holes in the mailbox to install it. It would have been nice if they had just matched up.
We use this alert flag on our snail mail boxreally like it,but so do the mockingbirds..they soon destroy the ball.
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from Muhlenberg Co., Ky
I love this. No more trips out in bad weather. don't mind when weather is good, but when weather is bad and you need your mail when expecting something this is a time saver and weather protector saver. I am a female and had no problem putting it on. Debbie
very simple to install.Works perfect.
By James by the lake
I installed it on my mail box, when the mail arives the ball pops up. Great time saver.I have used mine for over 1 year,I installed another ball by drilling a hole into new ball & screwing it onto the spring(hollow golf ball) then I painted it W/ bright paint. I also have bought 2 more for some of my cousins.
Insufficient information in catalog
It's a great idea and I wish I could use it, but it can't be attached to my type of mailbox, which is the large Rubbermaid one that does not have the metal opening brackets. It is not a unique or custom-made mailbox; it is carried by all the major hardware stores. The only way to attach this signal balI would be to drill holes in the top of my mailbox, and that wouldn't guarantee that the pop-up would work properly -- and then I'd be stuck with holes in my mailbox. The description should carry a warning that the mailbox must have a metal opener bracket. Bummer. I was looking forward to not hiking to check if the mail had come.