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An Post Delivery Box

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,858 ✭✭✭farawaygrass


    I think we will be getting one soon. Was talking to a postman and he said they’re brilliant (for them anyhow)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,946 ✭✭✭Grueller


    gozunda wrote: »
    Anyone have one of these? How do you find it works out for deliveries etc?

    Delivery Box

    https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Receiving/Home-Delivery-Box

    Have one. Keeps out ****e junk mail too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭wiggy123


    have one--are a great job


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,153 ✭✭✭Melodeon


    Another thumbs-up from me!

    The amount of junk/flyers has dropped to zero, it'll accept a pretty sizeable package (including registered/recorded delivery items), and we can put our own post into it for collection.

    I set ours on a bracket standing off the wall at a handy height for the postie to use it from the driver's seat of the van.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭wrangler


    Melodeon wrote: »
    Another thumbs-up from me!

    The amount of junk/flyers has dropped to zero, it'll accept a pretty sizeable package (including registered/recorded delivery items), and we can put our own post into it for collection.

    I set ours on a bracket standing off the wall at a handy height for the postie to use it from the driver's seat of the van.

    We've had flyers left on top of ours.....feckers.
    They are very handy, I was looking for something like them when they came out as our letter box is on the bottom of our door and postie's getting older, so when these came out I jumped at it


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,269 ✭✭✭✭ Maci Round Tenure


    Looks a great idea. Useful now that my nearest post box is 7km away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭josephsoap


    It sounds like a great job, especially the email every time you get post.

    I have electric gates and a post box built into the entrance wall ....I wounder would it possible to change the post box that is built into a stone wall or anyone have the 2 boxes on a entrance wall?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭148multi


    josephsoap wrote: »
    It sounds like a great job, especially the email every time you get post.

    I have electric gates and a post box built into the entrance wall ....I wounder would it possible to change the post box that is built into a stone wall or anyone have the 2 boxes on a entrance wall?

    Have one, find it great, don't get emails, heavy precestant rain by direct hitting leaves letters a bit damp, there's no seal on the top lip of opening door, key holes are to the right side, one for post man, one for customer, so you can't recess without leaving place for hand and key on right side. Think the emails are for registered letters and parcels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭patspost


    Its a shame couriers cant use them too. Folks have one & think its great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 554 ✭✭✭el_gaucho


    148multi wrote: »
    Have one, find it great, don't get emails, heavy precestant rain by direct hitting leaves letters a bit damp, there's no seal on the top lip of opening door, key holes are to the right side, one for post man, one for customer, so you can't recess without leaving place for hand and key on right side. Think the emails are for registered letters and parcels.

    They used to send the email every time but now I only get them for registered letters and parcels. I wasn’t sure if they changed it, or the postman just got lazy. It’s not so important for me because the box is just outside the door, but it would be handy to know if I got post when I was away on holiday.

    You can also send post by putting it in the box for the postman to pick up.

    Edit : I just checked the website. It still says “Email alerts when we deliver an item”.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭Belongamick


    I use 'Parcel Motel'.
    Very handy for buying stuff in the UK. They UK sender posts the parts to a PO Box in Belfast which resends it to a 'Parcel Motel' nearby.

    The 'Parcel Motel' is a bunch of keypad accessible lockers typically located in a filling station. Santa did much of his shopping on Ebay thanks to 'Parcel Motel'. Packet postage in usually Eur4 per item.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,269 ✭✭✭✭ Maci Round Tenure


    I use 'Parcel Motel'.
    Very handy for buying stuff in the UK. They UK sender posts the parts to a PO Box in Belfast which resends it to a 'Parcel Motel' nearby.

    The 'Parcel Motel' is a bunch of keypad accessible lockers typically located in a filling station. Santa did much of his shopping on Ebay thanks to 'Parcel Motel'. Packet postage in usually Eur4 per item.

    Parcel wizard is dpd's offering. Same price delivered to your chosen location and your told the hour timeslot it will arrive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,145 ✭✭✭Poll Dubh


    I thought it was a great idea but made the mistake of asking my postie about it. He reckons An Post can track him with these boxes. Now I can't get one for fear of upsetting him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭satstheway


    I was going to get one but see others nearby corroding. (Sea area)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 19,340 CMod ✭✭✭✭Davy


    satstheway wrote: »
    I was going to get one but see others nearby corroding. (Sea area)

    AnPost should replace it if you let them know. Send pictures to the customer service email. They are built to be outside after all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭satstheway


    Davy wrote: »
    AnPost should replace it if you let them know. Send pictures to the customer service email. They are built to be outside after all.

    Unless they are stainless or plastic they won't last here. They must be powder coated aluminium alloy and will corrode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 funnystory


    Hi Guys,

    How long it takes to get "Delivery Box", I hand delivered my application form and fee at GPO last Monday?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,247 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    funnystory wrote: »
    Hi Guys,

    How long it takes to get "Delivery Box", I hand delivered my application form and fee at GPO last Monday?

    How much are they


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,048 ✭✭✭Truckermal


    Reggie. wrote: »
    How much are they

    About 75 Euros they are a great job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 funnystory


    They are €69.99.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭Trimm Trabb


    Got one of these last week and was just thinking about how the key system works.. does the postman have a master key that could open any box in Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭satstheway


    Got one of these last week and was just thinking about how the key system works.. does the postman have a master key that could open any box in Ireland?

    I got past my corrosion fears and got 1.
    Yea the postman has a key for a 2nd lock.
    Great system and amazed the size of parcel it holds. only problem I have is couriers cannot use it but I can get around that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭Trimm Trabb


    satstheway wrote: »
    I got past my corrosion fears and got 1.
    Yea the postman has a key for a 2nd lock.
    Great system and amazed the size of parcel it holds. only problem I have is couriers cannot use it but I can get around that.

    How do you get around it?

    So postman has one key and it works on any box? Doesn’t seem that secure?


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭satstheway


    Couriers deliver elsewhere.

    Safe enough for me unless postman is a thief he needs a key.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭148multi


    How do you get around it?

    So postman has one key and it works on any box? Doesn’t seem that secure?

    Are you saying that you don't trust your postman and that they are a weak link in An Post delivery system. Parcel Motel is the same, nightline have access to the delivery box's and you get a code instead of a key.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭Trimm Trabb


    148multi wrote: »
    Are you saying that you don't trust your postman and that they are a weak link in An Post delivery system. Parcel Motel is the same, nightline have access to the delivery box's and you get a code instead of a key.

    No I lie all the postmen I know. I just thinking that if the master key is the same for every box in the country if somehow someone got a copy it might be a problem. Obviously they have considered and don't deem it much a risk but was just thinking out loud really..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,557 ✭✭✭poker--addict


    We got one. Not sure I would recommend. Large but large enough for many parcels - amazon have a habit using boxes twice the size of a product, and amazon can’t use it only An Post, and Amazon probably call more frequently than An Post at many homes these days! A more generic solution may work better, or expect to install two.


    Good question above on the master keys, can’t be that hard to get your hands on the A Post master keys if one was up to no good, must be 1000s of them around after a few years.

    😎



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,776 ✭✭✭blackbox


    If an Post have any sense they will have a different master key for each district.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,893 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Its meant to be a different master per route, allegedly. They are very basic wafer locks so could be opened quite easily with simple picking tools.



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