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  # 2315349 12-Sep-2019 07:08
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timmmay:... Parcel Protector ...


Thanks for this. 


Having a house build at the moment so I started to read this post and thinking about what mailbox to have. This looks good.



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  # 2315374 12-Sep-2019 07:53
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Bunnings I think have something similar.


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  # 2315400 12-Sep-2019 08:51
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timmmay:...Bunnings I think have something similar.


This one?




Thinking about how secure any delivered package would be with either product and I have a couple of questions:



  1. With the Parcel protector. Will the delivery guy actually insert the parcel and then pull out the sliding floor to secure the delivery?
    Not much point in a solution that isn't used.
  2. With the Bunnings product. I couldn't see how any delivered package is secured
    I also checked the suppliers website but this doesn't have any additional information.

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  # 2315402 12-Sep-2019 08:54
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Yeah I think it's that one. Couriers will typically do whatever is easier for them I think, but a box where you put a parcel in and make it drop down is easier than filling out a card to call, so they might. Go have a look at the Bunnings one, I didn't examine my friends' letterbox ;)

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  # 2315421 12-Sep-2019 09:14
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Everywere in the public for parcels to receive and ship at no extra costs:

- ISP1: T-OneBox FTTH modem, 1/0.5G, Dual Stack @VLAN 7, VoIP phone & ipTV streaming flat -


- ISP2: TL-MR3020 + 4G/LTE USB modem, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback @power cut) -


- NET: 2 EdgeRouter, ZBOX, 2 C2960X-48TS-L, EL1600USB, 2 GWN7630, GWN7610 -


- SRV: E3C236 32GB/20TB, 3 HC2 4/1/1TB, 2 C2, 42 Jetson | remote: HC2 14TB, HC1 1TB -


- IoT: LoRaWAN, 5G test, CCU3 (HomeMatic, FS20, Gardena, mycroft, Roborock, Sonoff, Trådfri, WeeWx ...) -


- Clients: NUC8i7HVK, Aspire E5-575, EliteBook 840 G3, N2, X300, NC10, Galaxy Tab, smartphones, 2 smartTV 4K -


- ipPBX: GRP2613, GO-Box 100, SPA112 (for Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone w/2 hell's bells) -

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  # 2315429 12-Sep-2019 09:25
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The drawback to the Parcel Protector as rogercruse has mentioned is that the courier has to pull the slide or the parcel stays in the top compartment unsecured. Elephantrunk is an alternative where closing the flap automatically drops the parcel into the lower chamber. When the flap is open a shutter blocks access.

If size wasn't a problem you could easily make a box with a zig zag baffle that would stop anyone just reaching items in the lower box using their arm. If they were more determined well even ATMs get stolen.

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  # 2315447 12-Sep-2019 09:39
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Bung:... Elephantrunk is an alternative...


Yes, found it on Amazon. It looks much better but the shipping costs are crazy...  


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  # 2316419 12-Sep-2019 10:20
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If you didn't have a letter box, how would the courier's know your house number on the street?

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  # 2316466 12-Sep-2019 12:09
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MuzaNZ: I would say yes.


Ours doesn't get used much for letters, but it gets used quite a bit by the courier to put small items in when we're not home 


Similar - but couriers in my area (apart from Courier Post) are good and leave parcels at my door - I'm down a shared drive then up a decent length private drive. The Courier Post person doesn't even bother bringing the parcel, she pre-fills out a card to collect and puts that in my letterbox. Found this out one day when I intercepted her putting the card in the letterbox and said I'd take the parcel directly.


JaseNZ: Where's all my Aliexpress junk that I bought going to go. Our little dog would also be no longer be able to bark at the postie in their cool buggy. They must stay I say. 


This. And from a few other places (here and overseas) that I purchase from. And from a couple of places that are too backward to have electronic statements. And government/local government...



Have found the couriers come so early that you are in bed and therefore not answering the door so they leave a card. Must save them a lot of time


Authority To Leave will sort that.







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  # 2317292 13-Sep-2019 17:27
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With most mail coming electronically these days do we still need a letter box on the street?





 Well some mail comes. Not much  but a bit.




The form my mum has to complete for her pension, changes....Yes she has the login but they insist on sending that form.


And small parcels of course.  The main reason.



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  # 2317518 14-Sep-2019 08:48
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Some mail comes, I agree. Thanks for all the comments. It is however getting less and less each year as more businesses and finally even medical appointments switch to email. I wonder if we will still have snail mail 5 years from now, or perhaps only once or twice a week? NZ Post has to make a profit after all. Perhaps only couriers will deliver mail - maybe to the door rather than the letter box. We'll see.

Oh no, not another end of the world prediction

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  # 2317591 14-Sep-2019 10:03
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Bung: Easier to do when the front door opens onto the footpath.

I was once going to put a mail slot on the front of the garage but didn't like the idea that mail might not be the only thing put through it.




Yes, but not every front door opens onto the footpath. It still works!

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  # 2318553 16-Sep-2019 14:28
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Yeah we do, I always get a little excited when I look to and there's something in there. Don't take that away from me as well.

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