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I would buy more if I had more boxes.
I am a disabled vet with a mail box out front, about 100 ft. The other is at the bottom of my chair ramp, about 60 Ft. I can see both from inside my house. My mail lady puts larger mail in the ramp box. She loves these. I asked all over Huntsville, AL with no help, checked other mail outlets. I knew that I could find them at Drake. I will tell other handicapped people about them. I had to drill two holes for each, but it was easy, I think they will last a long time. By the way, I replaced the yellow ball with a USA Flag ball. My house is decorated with USA Flag objects inside and out.
April 20, 2012
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Easy way to see if mail carrier has come
Attached to my parents mailbox. Now they can see from the front door whether the mailman has come or not. Especially helpful on the days they had nothing to mail out.
March 17, 2012
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I love this gadget!
I love this mailbox gadget. It has saved me so many trips to the mailbox. Bright yellow ball is very easy to see.
April 20, 2012
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If you can see the Ball you have Mail
This is the perfect product to save trips to the Mail Box
July 4, 2011
The most usefull gadget on the market
I have owned one of these for years until it was stolen. I am so glad to see it back and can't wait for the new one to arrive.
March 8, 2011
June 2, 2015
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Great to see if you have mail from a distance
We would always walk to the mailbox at work and never know if the mail was there. This can be seen from inside the office so it saves a lot of wasted time. Great product.
January 5, 2017
So convenient
Our mailbox is quite a distance from our home. Being able to see that the mail definitely has passed is very convenient
May 11, 2019
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its great
October 22, 2011
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Like BUT
We use this alert flag on our snail mail box
really like it,but so do the mockingbirds..they soon destroy the ball.
July 3, 2014
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Miles Kimball Store
So I don't have to walk to the mail box only to see that I don't have any mail to get.
J O on Jul 11, 2019
Price and free shipping
Elizabeth G on Jan 26, 2019
So I don't have to walk to the mail box only to see that I don't have any mail to get.
J O on Jul 11, 2019
I think this would be a time-saver.
Stella C on Apr 12, 2019
Price and free shipping
Elizabeth G on Jan 26, 2019
My mail box is not near my house and this flag is easy to see.
Janet L on Dec 18, 2018
Couldn't find this anywhere else.
Debbie G on Dec 9, 2018
To know when the mail carrier delivers mail without constant walking to the mailbox.
SHELIA W on Nov 29, 2018
I hope this works. It's a long walk to my mailbox.
Barbara J on Jul 17, 2018
I have one & love it ordering one for my neighbor who wants one.
Keith V on Mar 12, 2018
My house is a ways from the mailbox and I dont always see the mail carrier. This visual aid is helpful. No other catalog carries this item.
Janet L on Feb 25, 2018
Over the years members of my family have ordered many of these, not only for our own use but as gifts. They are a godsend for those who have a distance to walk to their mailbox or for the elderly who don't want to make multiple, unnecessary trips to their mailbox just to see if their mail has arrived.
Brenda M on Jan 16, 2018
It was exactly what I was wanting to order, but have never seen anything like this offered before anywhere.
Karen H on Nov 30, 2017
We are far away from the mailbox and now can tell when the mail is here from the house.
Mary B on Nov 17, 2017
the simplicity of the product compared to the Rube Goldberg I have found on line
James C on Jul 13, 2017
Now I will know when my mail is here,Glad that I seen this.
Mrs. Dorothy H on Jul 4, 2017
Fred B on Jun 12, 2017
I live this especially in the winter we have a long drive it saves trips to the mail box
susan J on Jun 10, 2017
This appears to be a convenient way to know if the mail has been delivered.
Elizabeth D on May 12, 2017
to keep from walking to the mailboxwhen the mail has not arrived
Eugene J on May 3, 2017
makes it easier to know when your mail has passed especially on rainy days
Rebecca H on Apr 8, 2017
I never know when the mail comes and now I won't walk out to check. Post comes at different times here so this will really help.
Anthony C on Apr 7, 2017
see, when mail has ran
Kathleen C on Apr 4, 2017
save steps to empty mailbox
Judith R on Mar 1, 2017
Been looking for a replacement for a long time
PATRICIA N on Feb 20, 2017
My mailbox is a distance from my home and this ball saves me many steps. I have one now but it is 9 years old and the spring is getting weak. Well worth the money I paid.
Jimi H on Feb 2, 2017
no need to keep checking if mail arrived.
Ed L on Jan 3, 2017
I really needed one--it's snowing here
Evelyn C on Jan 2, 2017
Elderly 85 year old husband who likes to get mail and can wait for alert to pop up.
Mary L on Dec 26, 2016
We make various trips to the mailbox some days to check the mail because it wasn't there the first time.
Roxanne H on Dec 15, 2016
buying this for my mother who lives in the country and the mailbox is a long walk for her. this product will let her know if she has any mail to pick up...
Ted O on Dec 13, 2016
Live on a dirt road and the mailbox is 1/2 mile from house. This way I can see if mail has been delivered and my husband does not have to stop if I already got the mail.
DEBORAH G on Dec 8, 2016
Have a country mailbox and was tired of trekking out to get mail before it arrived. This could be better as the mailbox door now opens in a strong wind or when a bird lands on it.
Mulmerry on Dec 8, 2016
I like to know when the mail has been delivered
Laura C on Dec 6, 2016
we are old and can't make several trips to the mailbox to see if the mail has arrived
Donna W on Dec 6, 2016
Had the need and found the solution.
Dave on Dec 3, 2016
Tired of walking to the mail box unnecessarily
terrance k on Nov 16, 2016
Easy to know when mail has arrived.
Jean R on Nov 14, 2016
So I can see when my mail comes without having to go out to look many times.
R E on Nov 11, 2016
I got one for my mom years ago and she loves it so ordered another one for her and my mother-in-law
J I on Nov 8, 2016
So I dont have to walk to the mailbox to see if I have mail/
Louis A on Nov 3, 2016
Needed it
vern c on Oct 21, 2016
We had one that lastedt longer than another style.
ann b on Oct 20, 2016
I like to know when my mail is delivered because i have health issues and cannot keep going to the mailbox. This is a wonderful gadget.
Dorothy M on Oct 19, 2016
Could not find any place locally to purchase one.
Jean W on Oct 8, 2016
have had 1 for years and then ball split and you did not have and kept looking and it now available so ordering. My parents love it so getting them another too.
Beverly H on Oct 1, 2016
Needed new flag to alert us as Parent cannot walk that far.
Cat R on Sep 29, 2016
it works great
Rae Z on Sep 27, 2016
No flag on mailbox
Connie J on Oct 29, 2015
To try it out, looks as if it might be good.
R G on Oct 17, 2015
It's handy, just what we need to know when the mail has come.
Rachel B on Oct 11, 2015
it is hard to know for sure when the mail has run
Sandra V on Oct 8, 2015
I think this would be a time-saver.
Stella C on Apr 12, 2019
My mail box is not near my house and this flag is easy to see.
Janet L on Dec 18, 2018
Is the spring (to which the ball is attached) likely to rust, or is it made of stainless steel or galvanized steel that won't rust? Thanks, in advance, to all who respond.
Bill O on Nov 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have had our Alert Mail for awhile now, and it has never rusted at all. So it must be of stainless steel. I worry about the plastic braking that holds the ball down. But so far so good and I really like it a lot. Our mailbox is about a block away and I can still see the yellow ball when it is up in the air that far away.
How do you install it? Does it stick on? is there a screw?
Bobbie B on Apr 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It screws on. Very simple to install. I’ve had mine for years and bought one for my neighbor. We both love this handy little device. If the ball is up, you should have mail, if not, no need to go check.