Warranty & Returns Policy
At Adelaide Letterboxes we manufacture our boxes out of aluminium. All aluminium letter boxes have a 5 year guarantee against faulty materials, corrosion and workmanship. The Powder Coat has a 3 year warranty. Locks have a 1 year warranty. We require the mailboxes/faulty parts returned to our factory together with purchase receipts for our inspection in order to honor any warranties.
What is not covered?
Other Companies' Products
They are served by their own warranty. This warranty does not cover improper installation done by an installer other than Adelaide Letterboxes. The policy also does not cover general daily wear & tear, misuse or field repairs by the customer/and or user.
No guarantee can be made for the Powder Coat warranty where certain weather conditions such as extreme heat causes part discolouration, damage caused by use of abrasive cleaners, bleach or other harmful chemicals or where atmospheric pollution can make an impact.
Warranty does not cover lost or misplaced keys. Locks but must be lubricated every 6 months or the warranty is invalid.
We do not guarantee that letterboxes are waterproof but they do conform to ‘Water Resistant’ conditions. Whilst we endeavour to make all boxes as weather resistant as possible with weatherhoods, boxes can be subject to certain geographic locations such as high winds & rains. Some leakage may occur through folds, doors or even the slot – we also advise keeping junk mail away from slot. Junk mail can sometimes act as a funnel for rain, which runs directly into the box.
‘I Don’t like It’
Simply changing your mind does not mean we are obligated to refund a purchase. However, in some cases we will negotiate with the customer on why they have changed their mind. We may in some cases agree to refund as long as the customer repacks item to proper standard for freight, pays upfront freight costs for return & a return handling fee/restocking fee of 20% the original cost.
All refunds are repaid only as customer’s original payment. For example if a customer paid by credit card, they will be refunded on credit card. All items must be returned in their original condition. All payments for freight & handling fee to be settled before a refund may occur.
Products with numbers and/or plaques bolted on, custom made & laser cut items are not refundable.
Any letterbox with post purchase damage or marks is not refundable.
Please ensure you choose wisely, ask questions.
For special mailbox plates, we advise you...
1) Draw up a template on cardboard and place your numbering, slot with dimensions set out. Please remember that if you have a box at back of plate,we will leave space on the plate (approx 110mm) before cutting out numbers & addresses, otherwise it will show in the box.
2) Get a swatch of colour from the Powder Coat Manufacturers. We do not take responsibility for colours chosen over the net. You can ring and request a colour sample, which the company will post to you.
Adelaide Letterboxes carries insurance for all goods freighted. Once goods are set down at designated drop off point, they are no longer insured by Adelaide Letterboxes. Therefore, the Customer needs to give clear instructions on where goods are to be delivered. Adelaide Letterboxes is not responsible for any goods lost, stolen or damaged after they have been signed over to the customer, their designated person or dropped at a stop instructed by the customer, (except in the event of damage which has occurred whilst being freighted as outlined below).
If no person is available to sign or no instructions have been left for the drop off of goods, then the goods may be taken back to the nearest depot and cost to retrieve goods will be the responsibility of the customer. Adelaide Letterboxes packages all goods appropriately to avoid and or minimize any damage being sustained during freight. Unfortunately, damage can occur which is beyond our control. It is the customer's responsibility to look over the goods when signing for delivery and making a note on the delivery cartnote of any damage they perceive.
In the event that no damage was perceived, and the customer has acknowledged that the goods have been delivered in good order and condition. It is the Customer's responsibility to unwrap and inspect goods within the first 48 hours of taking delivery. If damage is evident, the customer must notify Adelaide Letterboxes within this set time, in writing, outlining all damage sustained, accompanied by photographic evidence to this effect.
Adelaide Letterboxes, require the goods to be repacked by the customer to an adequate standard for freight. In most cases, Adelaide Letterboxes will have damaged goods refreighted back to our factory, where goods will be inspected. In cases where claim of damage is proven - replacement of same will be sent back to customer. All goods must be returned in same condition as sent, except for damage sustained in freight. Claims of damage are limited to damage to goods only.
Adelaide Letterboxes does not cover any consequential loss or damage suffered by the customer as a result of the damage of goods.
It is the customer's responsibility to check over their goods within 48 hours of receiving them to ensure that the item/items are exactly what was ordered. Faulty items need to be sent back to Adelaide Letterboxes.
Adelaide Letterboxes, require the goods to be repacked by the customer to an adequate standard for freight. In most cases, Adelaide Letterboxes will have goods refreighted back to our factory, where goods will be inspected. All goods must be returned in same condition as sent. Adelaide Letterboxes will view and determine if item is faulty or not what was ordered. If the item is deemed to be in good working order, not damaged and represents what was ordered then the cost of freight will be at the customer's expense.
Change of mind and not liking what was ordered from website is not deemed as sufficient for return or refund. If Adelaide Letterboxes is notified within 48 hours of customer receiving goods and an item is deemed to be either faulty or not what was ordered, then Adelaide Letterboxes will make all reasonable efforts to correct situation.