Stickers on mailboxes

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 06-10-2011, 11:02 AM
skyguy79's Avatar
skyguy79 skyguy79 is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Formerly Refrigerated in Upstate NY, Now in village near Colony Plaza
Posts: 5,576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drdodge View Post
It does not seem that hard to remember you box number
It's not. I don't have a good memory but was able to recognize my box without the number after the second visit! IMHO stickers in most cases are just a vanity thing and not a necessity!
__________________
ARE VILLAGERS OLD OR ARE THEY RECYCLED TEENAGERS
At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy.
Getting up off the floor is another story.
"SMILE... TOMORROW MAY BE EVEN WORSE!"
  #17  
Old 06-10-2011, 01:23 PM
bluedog103's Avatar
bluedog103 bluedog103 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 1,436
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by autoshow View Post
If everybody put their stickers on, the place would look like a circus wagon ,and we do not want that
I like circus wagons.
__________________
New York State, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, Italy.
  #18  
Old 06-10-2011, 01:46 PM
tpop1's Avatar
tpop1 tpop1 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Clinton, CT Sarasota, FL, The Villages - July 10, 2009
Posts: 694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Imo.....

The internet is a wondrous place..one can find the answer to any question they might have.

Unfortunately you will not always receive a correct answer. There is always someone ready to provide an answer without really knowing the question.

Some observations on this thread!!!

First: I have not been able to find out who owns the mailboxes; The USPS, the developer or the VCDDs. Has anoyone else?
I might believe its the VCDDs (thats us) but I cannot find out online if thats true.

Secondly, If its not the USPS, I might believe that it is the owners right to decorate their mailboxes.you see decorative mailboxes all over the country. Therefore it might be Villagish and NOT against the law.

Someone here observed that It does not seem that hard to remember your box number but it might be for other people and boy the stickers sure make it easier.

20 some odd years that The Villages has been here and everyone has NOT put stickers so it does not look like a circus wagon.

If its not broken.
__________________
Never take a person's dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you. -Frank Barron
  #19  
Old 06-10-2011, 01:50 PM
Russ_Boston's Avatar
Russ_Boston Russ_Boston is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Buttonwood
Posts: 4,847
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Put a number on your key if you can't remember. Or if you don't want it getting stolen then put the number plus 10 or something like that. To be honest I don't know my number but I do know which box it is. After the first couple of times do you really look for the number anymore?

IMHO the stickers look awful. Our new Buttonwood station must have 15% or so covered already. And with all the Steeler fans we seem to have I don't know how they know which sticker is theirs anyway!
  #20  
Old 06-10-2011, 02:16 PM
Bogie Shooter Bogie Shooter is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14,391
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1,015 Times in 509 Posts
Default

I called District Property Management and was told the boxes belong to USPS.
USPS customer service 800-275-8777.........good luck.
  #21  
Old 06-10-2011, 03:01 PM
swrinfla swrinfla is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I've always been positive that the whole facility belongs to USPS. Accordingly, they have the right to ban stickers or whatever!

That said, there've been stickers on Sunset Pointe boxes from the very beginning! Maybe there's a new campaign to get rid of them?

Oddly, the stickers on my box were apparently put there by my neighbor who copes with my mail when I'm away. I assumed so she'd know which was mine. But, the key she uses has the number on it. And, since she's only next door, I have to think that her box is either above mine, or below it!

Ah, well, I'd better leave that subject alone!

SWR
__________________
Missouri-Massachusetts-Connecticut-Maine-Missouri-Texas-Missouri-Florida
  #22  
Old 06-10-2011, 03:09 PM
skip0358's Avatar
skip0358 skip0358 is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,266
Thanks: 65
Thanked 269 Times in 96 Posts
Default Mail box

Look at your mailbox key it says property of USPS.
__________________
Patchogue, NY; Village of Bonita Sept.09
  #23  
Old 06-10-2011, 05:50 PM
blondie56 blondie56 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool

sorry, but I don't understand the difference.....................
People decorate their "regular" mailboxes placed in front of their homes, by painting pictures on them, decorating at Christmas time etc.
So what is the BIG deal of us puttin a "little" sticker on our "little" box to help identify upon MANY boxes at the mail drops!
Maybe they should just let us have a mailbox in front of our home so could deviver to EACH home and then they might leave things alone!
Just my humble opinion
__________________
Helen (Paul's better 1/2!)


Is it 5 o'clock yet?????
  #24  
Old 06-10-2011, 06:47 PM
Bogie Shooter Bogie Shooter is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14,391
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1,015 Times in 509 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blondie56 View Post
sorry, but I don't understand the difference.....................
People decorate their "regular" mailboxes placed in front of their homes, by painting pictures on them, decorating at Christmas time etc.
So what is the BIG deal of us puttin a "little" sticker on our "little" box to help identify upon MANY boxes at the mail drops!
Maybe they should just let us have a mailbox in front of our home so could deviver to EACH home and then they might leave things alone!
Just my humble opinion
Don't those "regular" mailboxes belong to the people who place them in front of their homes?
If everyone put a sticker on their "little" box, how would you find yours??
  #25  
Old 06-10-2011, 06:56 PM
gmcneill gmcneill is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 481
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bogie Shooter View Post
Don't those "regular" mailboxes belong to the people who place them in front of their homes?
If everyone put a sticker on their "little" box, how would you find yours??
To easily find mine, I would go contra...mine would be the one w/out a sticker.
  #26  
Old 06-10-2011, 09:30 PM
skyguy79's Avatar
skyguy79 skyguy79 is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Formerly Refrigerated in Upstate NY, Now in village near Colony Plaza
Posts: 5,576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bogie Shooter View Post
Don't those "regular" mailboxes belong to the people who place them in front of their homes?
Those regular mailboxes are called rural or residential mail boxes and they belong to the Postal Service once installed. You however are responsible for taking care of them and making sure they are in compliance with USPS regulations.
__________________
ARE VILLAGERS OLD OR ARE THEY RECYCLED TEENAGERS
At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy.
Getting up off the floor is another story.
"SMILE... TOMORROW MAY BE EVEN WORSE!"
  #27  
Old 06-10-2011, 09:43 PM
ricthemic ricthemic is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KittyKat View Post
Village of Amelia still has stickers as of yesterday. Very messy-looking. I thought the stickers were used by people who rent out their homes but from reading these posts I was wrong. Write the # down on a piece of paper & keep it in your golfcart and/or car.
Polo Ridge, same zip code, and lots of stickers. look like they hv been there for years. No Big deal.
  #28  
Old 06-10-2011, 10:22 PM
skyguy79's Avatar
skyguy79 skyguy79 is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Formerly Refrigerated in Upstate NY, Now in village near Colony Plaza
Posts: 5,576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

When I get back to TV I'm gonna get and put a sticker on my postal box that sez:
NO
STICKERS
ALLOWED
ON THIS BOX
__________________
ARE VILLAGERS OLD OR ARE THEY RECYCLED TEENAGERS
At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy.
Getting up off the floor is another story.
"SMILE... TOMORROW MAY BE EVEN WORSE!"
  #29  
Old 06-10-2011, 10:39 PM
madrose madrose is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Perhaps it isn't 'villagish' to break the law, but the inconsistencies from Village to Village seem wrong. Glenbrook Post Office has stickers everywhere. ?????
  #30  
Old 06-11-2011, 06:47 AM
gmcneill gmcneill is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 481
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skyguy79 View Post
When I get back to TV I'm gonna get and put a sticker on my postal box that sez:
NO
STICKERS
ALLOWED
ON THIS BOX
And the award for the best comedic observation of the day goes to (drum roll, please): Skyguy! That is clever, funny stuff!!

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.