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Old 12-24-2019, 09:12 AM
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Blank mailbox keys are 80 cents and up on eBay. So much for not being able to get one.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:18 AM
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The lock is called an 1172c. Available on Amazon with three keys less than 16.00. if you can post on this forum you can install one
I don't know, just speculating.. But I would not recommend changing a lock on your mail box as it is not YOUR mail box. It is property of the USPS. I doubt it is ok to change the lock on someone else's property especially that of a government agency. But I'm just speculating...
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:16 AM
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I don't know, just speculating.. But I would not recommend changing a lock on your mail box as it is not YOUR mail box. It is property of the USPS. I doubt it is ok to change the lock on someone else's property especially that of a government agency. But I'm just speculating...
When they come after me for removing my pillow tag I'll worry about this
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Hello Amazon..... I need another key board shipped out. Don't send the bill to Nucky this time.
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I don't know, just speculating.. But I would not recommend changing a lock on your mail box as it is not YOUR mail box. It is property of the USPS. I doubt it is ok to change the lock on someone else's property especially that of a government agency. But I'm just speculating...
Actually it's a FEDERAL offense! You could find yourself sleeping next to Paul Manafort in the big house!


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When they come after me for removing my pillow tag I'll worry about this
Not the same. The pillow tag giver YOU permission to remove it (along with the mattress tag and the mattress pad tag) right on the tag!

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The lock is called an 1172c. Available on Amazon with three keys less than 16.00. if you can post on this forum you can install one
You might even be posting to this forum from a room overlooking Fenney at The Fed in Coleman!

EDIT: Never mind, they don't allow cell phones in the big house.


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Old 12-24-2019, 11:45 AM
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I am a Federal employee and with 4 decades in I can assure you that no one is going to harass you on a mailbox key. We have more pressing matters to attend to. In my area I can't even get a US Attorney to touch case with less than a quarter million in recoverable assets
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Old 12-26-2019, 12:16 PM
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You have to request a new key if you're using a mailbox at a U.S. Post Office.
If you lost your key for a Villages mailbox, you can get a replacement made at Ace hardware store.
I recently had one made for my sister.
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Old 12-26-2019, 01:35 PM
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You have to request a new key if you're using a mailbox at a U.S. Post Office.
If you lost your key for a Villages mailbox, you can get a replacement made at Ace hardware store.
I recently had one made for my sister.

You are wrong and ACE was wrong.

Those boxes are no different than the ones at the USPS physical locations and the keys are clearly marked USPS DO NOT DUPLICATE. It's more likely ACE, as a business, could have a problem for doing it than any individual bringing them in.

Not that anyone would ever be punished for it, it's just a point of information.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:52 AM
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Will they give a 3rd key or can you get 1 made ????
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