Letterboxes are an essential addition to the overall look of houses and business complexes. Be adventurous when it comes to design, give it some personality – after all it is the first element of your home seen from the street.
Aside from their practical use, they also have an aesthetic aspect and can speak volumes about the style and formality of the homeowner or firm, if chosen right that is. However, the formality and class that needs to be revealed means better design, quality material and impeccable craftsmanship, and all this adds on the price, in most cases. If you want to take your time and do a more extensive research, you will find out that with the help of a few tricks you won’t have to pay too much to get what you want.
The first thing you need to do when replacing your letterbox (whether for residential or commercial purposes), is to contact your local postmaster. This contact may lead to the opportunity to get the letterbox replaced with a brand new and identical one. If a new identical letterbox is not quite what you planned, than this might not be the right solution for you.
Saving on letterboxes is possible if you order online, of course. You can order a letterbox that has plain base which you can paint yourself, or you can choose from the many sleek designs available, from timber to stainless steel and custom-made. Look for experienced and prominent companies from the field, those that put the customer first, promise great after-sales experience and are keen on avoiding errors. Avoid buying a letterbox from online call centers that rely on the drop-ship principle. They are simply not safe; you may lose your valuable time and money.
Another way to save when buying letterboxes is to ask for mechanical drawings. The company you are in contact with, should be able to provide it for you, if they are reliable and understand that all you want is to make sure that you are not wasting your time and money.
Buying in quantity also helps get a discount. By getting a second letterbox you are sure to get a significant lowering of the price that can furthermore decrease if you order a third one.
Preferably, find a company that will allow you to order online and maintain communication. Contrary to the popular belief, more prominent companies that offer high quality products are not going to add to the cost of the letterboxes, especially since durability and longevity is on their side.