We had a family friend create a really nice mailbox & post for us. It lasted about 9 months before someone (in the middle of the night) went off road, and nailed it with the side of their vehicle. The impact smashed the top half of the post (along with the mailbox) clean off. And, the person who caused the damage chose the old hit and run, over informing us of the damage. So, we had the damage fixed, and our mailbox had been standing perfectly fine since. That's right, someone ran into our mailbox AGAIN! This time it was a legit accident, and the guy who hit the mailbox actually came to the door. Anyways, the weather caused his car to slide off the road (he tried to stop but couldn't), and our mailbox post was pulled completely out of the ground and smashed by the impact. The driver also came about two feet from smashing into a telephone pole, so things could have been much worse. I can't really be mad about it (sh*t happens), but I'm really getting sick of having to fix/replace my mailbox.