LPSF Mailbox

Hi All,

  Good meeting today, thanks to all who were able to make it. One item I forgot to get back to that was on the agenda is our mailing address.

  We had a mailbox rental at a place called the Wash Club on Frederick Street that cost $35 a year. Unfortunately they have permanently closed the location and moved to Folsom Street, and no longer offer mailboxes at their new location. They left a check for the balance remaining on our rental term, which Nick told me he received.

  Doing some research, I found out that the mailbox place that used to be on Sanchez Street near my place has also closed. I checked three other places in my neighborhood and found out they are way pricier, by an order of magnitude. The least expensive (and most conveniently located, if I were the person picking up mail) one (Mail Access at 2261 Market St.) is $340/year ($28.33 per month); the two others I looked at are even more (PO Plus at 584 Castro St. is $372 a year, and the UPS outlet at 2370 Market St. $498 a year).

  While we have the money, I'm not sure it's worth paying so much, and I'd still like to see if there's a more reasonable option out there.

  One interesting feature some of these places do offer is allowing multiple people to receive mail at these addresses under one mailbox. If we had at least a couple people who were willing to pay part of the cost in exchange for being able to receive personal mail there, that could reduce the expense to the party considerably.

  Another option could be for mail to go to someone's personal (home) address. There are drawbacks to this however, both to the person's privacy, and to the party potentially not receiving stuff if something happened with that person.

  I'd like to see if we can find a less expensive mailbox rental first, so if anyone has any leads, or thoughts on the situation in general, please share.

Love & Liberty,

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LPSF Chair

There are cheaper mailboxes. Offix Edge is $192 a year, but it's in the Sunset district.http://offixedge.com/physical-mail-boxes/

Another suggestion I have is renting a digital mailbox. You can check your mail through an app without picking it up. If there's something you want, they can open it and scan it, or mail it to you. I don't think we get a lot of mail.
If we get less than 3 pieces of mail for month, we can rent a box for $99 a year.https://www.anytimemailbox.com/s/san-francisco-584-castro-street