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#261798 15-Dec-2019 19:20
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Do you keep the boxes all the purchase's come in or do you biff them. If an item is over a certain price do you stash the box away incase of resale ??.


I tend to try and keep all my hi end tech stuff incase of resale but monitor box's and TV box's take up to much room and find their way into the skip at work (we have a cardboard recycling skip).






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  #2375939 15-Dec-2019 19:32
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Much to my wife's disgust, the roof of our garage is full of cardboard boxes.

 

Many of them came in handy for the two times we had to abandon our house for earthquake repairs. I had the TV's, Blu-ray player, and home theater components etc all packed in their original boxes when the house movers arrived to pack up the house. Made their job a lot easier and we didn't have any damage, or lost items, from either shift.

 

I do plan to rearrange the garage roof in the near future, so a few of the boxes will get dumped.


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  #2375940 15-Dec-2019 19:34
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I keep quite a few, including TV boxes, in case we're going to move (it'll never happen) or I need to return something to be fixed (happened once).

 

The TV ones go down the side of the garage.

 

After a while I chuck the packing and fold the boxes flat and keep them in a cupboard.





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  #2375951 15-Dec-2019 19:58
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Same as rb99





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  #2375952 15-Dec-2019 20:01
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Store them inside each other - saves space.


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  #2375955 15-Dec-2019 20:07
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I keep small boxes. Computers, TVs and other large ones are recycled.




 

 

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  #2375979 15-Dec-2019 20:35
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We have loft area above our 4th bedroom that allows me to keep all of my boxes including the TVs. 

 

 

 

I had to show this post to my wife to show that I'm not the only one.




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  #2375993 15-Dec-2019 20:59
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Senecio:

 

We have loft area above our 4th bedroom that allows me to keep all of my boxes including the TVs. 

 

 

 

I had to show this post to my wife to show that I'm not the only one.

 

 

Hahahah I do that all the time with lots of things, See I am not the only one.





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  #2376001 15-Dec-2019 21:15
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I keep boxes for small valuable things (no bigger than laptop size) only, mostly for resale if I need to. I also keep stands for various screens that are on mounts.

Obviously there needs to be some balance between the increased value of resale by having the box / stand, and the value of the storage space it occupies.

I also keep a handfull of plain boxes for outbound courier packages.

I am amused by the people keeping giant TV boxes. Space is super valuable in my house. No way I could justify storing a giant TV box for years for the small increase in resale value of a boxed TV. With the bigger TV's, they are easier to fit in a car without a box anyway.


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  #2376007 15-Dec-2019 21:20
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You can sell the Apple boxes on Trade Me. People pay circa $10~ for some reason.


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  #2376039 15-Dec-2019 22:50
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I usually recycle the boxes a couple of weeks after purchase (when I'm certain I'm not going to return it for faults etc) unless I am fairly certain I'll need it again in the future (i.e. for moving or resale value if getting rid of the box will have a major impact). This rule sees me recycle >90% of boxes. Space is at a premium where we are currently though so I suspect I may revise this rule when me and SO buy our own place and we have more space...


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  #2376043 15-Dec-2019 23:16
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most of the time i just recycle the box for anything that is not expensive

 

or keep the box until warranty runs out

 

or to store other boxes


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  #2376056 16-Dec-2019 07:03
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Yup. I’m the same as most of the replies above, and for similar reasons. In addition I tend to put a copy of the receipt in each box along with the accessories I’m not using. The expanded polystyrene foam in some packaging is a nightmare to dispose of, thankfully its use is diminishing.

 

I have the luxury of huge attic and underfloor storage space so still plenty of room for more boxes (much to my other half’s disgust).





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  #2376061 16-Dec-2019 07:40
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I am amused by the people keeping giant TV boxes. Space is super valuable in my house. No way I could justify storing a giant TV box for years for the small increase in resale value of a boxed TV. With the bigger TV's, they are easier to fit in a car without a box anyway.

 

 

 

 

I rarely sell any of my gear. I keep my gear for a good few years so by the time I'm finished with it it has little value. I keep boxes because in the last 5 years I've moved across the world 3 times. Nothing better than the original manufacturers box to protect equipment in transit. No shortage of space at our place so no cost to store them.


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  #2376067 16-Dec-2019 08:12
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Keep most boxes, as others have attic storage so they are our of view (most often just store them on the roof trusses if they span the gap, save space on the floor of the storage).

 

Intention is for moving or returning / repair purposes, not necessarily resale


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  #2376070 16-Dec-2019 08:25
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I keep boxes for higher value things i care about.

 

Came in handy when I lost my Bose QC35's... insurance was happy with seeing the box as proof of purchase.


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