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Old 03-28-2013, 03:18 PM
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1. I left my mail box key that was so conveniently added to my car key chain with house key and car key in the little door of our mailbox. I was in my golf cart using the car key chain from my pocket

2. By the time I noticed my dumb error; still in my golf cart, I went back to the post office in Duval on Odell street, the keys were gone. Knowing how honest Villagers are, I new they would turn it in to the mail people.

3. The next day, I waited patiently for the mail folks and they said come with us and in to the lost and found box we went. No Keys......

4. They gave me some Ideas like:
a. check with the gate guard - no keys
b. check Laurel Manner Rec Center - no keys

5. Contacted the Ford dealer to get the car key replaced and was informed it would only cost $280.00. I said let me think about that for a day.

6. Went to the post office that issued our mail box key to get another one made and found out that they do not duplicate keys, they replace the lock and keys completely for security reasons. That would only be $24.00 total. I said OK, let do that and the nice lady said have you checked our lost and found here at this post office and I said no, is that even a possibility? She said it worth a look. She came back with a box of approximately 400 sets of car keys. I skimmed the top and thought what the heck, and after combing threw all those keys and sure enough found a set that looked like mine and the ring had on it a house key and a mail box key. Excited, I ran out to the car, removed my wife's set of keys stuck these in and fired that baby up.


So, If this ever happens to you, it is worth the look into that box of 400 sets of car keys on hwy 25 in Lady Lake.

ALSO, Thank you to the honest person that turned the keys into the local mail slot on the outside wall.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:39 PM
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I've seen keys left in the boxes with the doors open. I don't do anything with them, figuring the owners would be back since they need the keys. There is nothing to steel from the PO box since they already emptied it, and if the keys were still there in the morning, the postal workers would notice and hold them. If nobody touched keys leaving them in the box, it would have saved you a lot of grief and worry.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:49 PM
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I've seen keys left in the boxes with the doors open. I don't do anything with them, figuring the owners would be back since they need the keys. There is nothing to steel from the PO box since they already emptied it, and if the keys were still there in the morning, the postal workers would notice and hold them. If nobody touched keys leaving them in the box, it would have saved you a lot of grief and worry.
Good point and I did talk to the lady and man in the two trucks that deliver our mail and they both said they do not take the keys out of the slot either. They said if you already lost the other issued key, you could not open your box to retrieve the one they could put in there, so they leave it. If someone puts your keys in an outgoing mail slot, that is dumped into a common mail back and goes back to the post office, where if noticed, is simply put into a box full of keys and they call it lost and found. The Lady at the post office said very very seldom does anyone come in to look for their keys. Well, I did and they were there, she just smiled and said spread the word.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:43 PM
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What about not getting your mail?????MY LAST THREE BOXES sent to me, the key to retrieve them was put in some other slot, took another two weeks to get all three packages, thank God the persons getting my mail did re-tape and get to the postoffice eventually, I did get them,thank you to whoever received them and returned them....I took a tracking slip dated that I received one of them on 3/8 to the mail carrier up at the box and was told"I don't know" took another ten days to get.......This has got to stop
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