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Old 03-06-2015, 01:35 PM
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First of all, welcome to TV! As to your question, here's how you get your postal box assignment: The person closing your home purchase measures your height at closing, then cross-references that figure with available boxes. If you are of above-average height, you are assigned a box as close to the bottom row as possible. If you are short in stature, you will find your box in the top row, or as close thereto as possible. Simple algorithm, used universally in similar situations.
They did it perfectly for me. If I stand on tip toes i MIGHT be able to see into my mailbox on the top row.
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We paid $190 for our mailbox in November.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:50 PM
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We closed in Sep 2014 and paid the $100.00.... and got one key! I understand we need to go to the post office and pay $40.00 (?) to get new keys...
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At our closing in Febuary 2014 we paid $190 for the mail box key and $130 for the gate keys. On a yearly basis the VCDD is making a lot of money.
NOT yearly.
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At closing you will get a small brown envelope with 3 keys (as I recall). The envelope will have your BOX number, the keys will have an entirely DIFFERENT number on them, this is so that if the key is lost, the finder will not have access to your mail, but the post office can trace the key back to you.
Hope this helps.
PS I think all of the mentioned costs were ONE TIME costs and not yearly.

Just exactly what HE said. Thank you once again, sir.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:43 PM
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NOT yearly.
Gracie,

I didn't mean the fees for the keys were paid yearly. What I was referring to was the $190 paid at closing for the keys x the number of closings per year equals approximately $570,000.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:03 PM
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First of all, welcome to TV! As to your question, here's how you get your postal box assignment: The person closing your home purchase measures your height at closing, then cross-references that figure with available boxes. If you are of above-average height, you are assigned a box as close to the bottom row as possible. If you are short in stature, you will find your box in the top row, or as close thereto as possible. Simple algorithm, used universally in similar situations.
To their credit, if you are assigned a bottom box they will provide knee pads at a nominal costs of $85.95 per year.
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Ha ha ha ha ha..............you guys are hysterical.

Thank you for all the responses. We were wondering how the numbers came about.

Now, after all of those responses, ........let's see............I am short and my husband is tall! So, I guess I will let them measure ME......then HE will have to get the mail everyday!
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Gracie,

I didn't mean the fees for the keys were paid yearly. What I was referring to was the $190 paid at closing for the keys x the number of closings per year equals approximately $570,000.
I am sorry for misunderstanding theorem painter.

I have wondered what all that money goes for? Maybe to build and maintain the postal stations? They are air conditioned so medicines are safe and they are painted every year and the grounds have to be maintained.
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Wonder what all that money goes for. Maybe to build and maintain the postal stations? They are air conditioned so medicines are safe and painted every year.
Maybe to remove stickers. :snicker:
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Gracie,

I didn't mean the fees for the keys were paid yearly. What I was referring to was the $190 paid at closing for the keys x the number of closings per year equals approximately $570,000.
Post office gets a cut to pay for air conditioning in the stations. LOL
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They are air conditioned so medicines are safe .
I don't order medicines on line but have to wonder how hot they get setting in trucks before they get to your air conditioned box, especially in summer.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:15 PM
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I don't order medicines on line but have to wonder how hot they get setting in trucks before they get to your air conditioned box, especially in summer.

If you have concerns, and the medicine needs to be refrigerated, the pharmacy should be willing to ship it in dry ice to your door.
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