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Everything You Need to Know About Selecting Letterboxes and Mailboxes

An ideal letterbox or mailbox protects the letters and parcels that are sent to you or that you want the post carrier to pick up from you. Many of these mailboxes and letterboxes also offer decorative elements that are aesthetically appealing and can coordinate with your home's colour and style. On eBay, you can choose from different materials, sizes, styles, and colours of mailboxes.

What materials are the mailboxes on eBay made from?

The new and used mailboxes on eBay are made from materials such as:

  • Aluminium: This material is lightweight and resists rust and corrosion.
  • Cast iron: This durable material resists impacts.
  • Steel: Powder-coated or stainless-steel offers resistance to rust and corrosion.
  • Other metals: Brass or chrome may be used to construct the door-frame styles of mailboxes.
  • Wood: Pressure-treated wood may be used to create a post-box style of mailbox.
What are the design styles of the affordable mailboxes?
  • Street post box: These styles are mounted onto a wooden or metal post and located close to the street instead of on the house.
  • Exterior box: This is a box mounted onto the exterior wall of the house.
  • Door flap: This is a cut-out in the door with a flap to cover the cu-tout. The postal employee lifts the flap in order to insert the mail, which drops onto the floor or into an interior box.
  • Cage: This consists of a cage to catch the mail and a door flap for inserting the mail.
What are some features of the mailboxes on eBay?

The features of the durable mailboxes on eBay include:

  • Locking: The boxes may have a built-in lock for stopping anyone from taking letters or parcels out of the box.
  • With hardware: The boxes may come with the necessary hardware for mounting.
  • With cover: This prevents moisture or draughts from getting into your home.
  • With newspaper holder: The rolled newspaper fits onto the arms of the holder.
How do you choose an affordable mailbox on eBay?

When you are shopping on eBay for an affordable mailbox, consider its:

  • Brand: Some of the available brands include Gibraltar, Architectural Mailboxes, and Salsbury Industries.
  • Colour: Some of the options include black, grey, silver, white, red, blue, and green. There are also multicoloured designs available.
  • Condition: There are new and used boxes available.
  • Theme: Select farmhouse, traditional, or American post-box style.
  • Mounting options: Select a door frame box, wall-mounted box, or post-mounted box.
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