View Full Version : Do you keep your Apple boxes?

Jul 25, 2006, 10:23 AM
Just wondering if anyone here actually keeps the boxes for the Apple stuff they buy. I know that for computer systems it's a good idea in case you need to send it to AppleCare.

What boxes do you have?


Jul 25, 2006, 10:26 AM
I'm a bugger for doing this.

ANY Electrical item, I keep the boxes for, receipts, and the original bags.

I just think it gives a better impression when you come to sell it on. In my case, about 12 weeks after initially buying the thing in the first place :)

Blue Velvet
Jul 25, 2006, 10:28 AM
Just about to throw out my iPod HiFi box... although it's of a decent size to store filed work in. I haven't got the space to store boxes unless they're used for something.

Generally, I'm not a hoarder anyway.

Jul 25, 2006, 10:29 AM
I usually hold on to boxes until the warranty is up.

Although I do have a bunch of boxes for astronomy gear that's past warranty.

Jul 25, 2006, 10:31 AM
Yep. I am a box keeper

Jul 25, 2006, 10:37 AM
I keep them.

More to do with aesthetics I guess though! But yes, I also keep for warranty.

Jul 25, 2006, 10:47 AM
I keep them because I feel it raises the resale value when you can say "all original boxes, manuals, cds, and accessories." It's not just that the new owner might want the box, it's also that I think it projects (rightly or wrongly) a higher level of care towards your computer.

So I have boxes for my nano, macbook, ilife '06, Tiger, and Panther.

count chocula
Jul 25, 2006, 10:53 AM
i keep them too. sorry about the picture quality, i took them with my macbook (i really need a digital camera! :( )

Jul 25, 2006, 11:01 AM
yep i keep mine as well, never know when you might need it :)

Jul 25, 2006, 11:04 AM
Yeah I keep mine too.

One thing that sucks though I had to cut part of the box for the rebates which totally ruins the boxes :(

Jul 25, 2006, 11:05 AM
I am a box keeping whore:D You should see our attic, we have the boxes of every mac and the accessories that we have ever owned, including our Performa 6300CD:D

For example my PC gaming rig, all of the boxes are kept:D

count chocula
Jul 25, 2006, 11:10 AM
Yeah I keep mine too.

One thing that sucks though I had to cut part of the box for the rebates which totally ruins the boxes :(
same here, with my macbook and nano boxes. atleast i'm majoring in mac :D

Jul 25, 2006, 11:27 AM
Yes i do. I have an attic full of them dating from like 10 years ago.

Jul 25, 2006, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I keep mine too..

I guess it's because if I ever sell the item, I want it to be packaged well. (Like josh.thomas said.) But, it rarely happens, so they just accumulate.:o

Jul 25, 2006, 11:31 AM
i'm a keeper as well! i know the setup is not ideal with the lighting, and the picture sux because i took it with my phone, but you get the idea.


Jul 25, 2006, 11:32 AM
Boxes I kept:
iPod Shuffle (512 MB)
Mighty Mouse
MacBook (see sig)
Xbox 360 Premium...:D

Jul 25, 2006, 11:38 AM
Guilty as charged...



Jul 25, 2006, 11:56 AM
Yeah, I've got a ton.

iMac G5
iBook G4
iBook G4
AirPort Express
iPod 30GB
iPod nano
Wireless KB
AppleCare (soon)
Wireless MM (soon)
JBL creatures box

'buncha other stuff.

Jul 25, 2006, 11:56 AM
Wish I could but my apartment is about the size of the imac box so no I can't.


Jul 25, 2006, 12:06 PM
Guilty as charged...

Hehe iGary what a nice desktop machine you have. I can't begin to imagine a game on a 30" screen at max res.

Jul 25, 2006, 12:28 PM
I only keep computer/lcd boxes. ipods/applecare/software boxes I trash

Jul 25, 2006, 12:32 PM
Yeah I keep them.

Phat Elvis
Jul 25, 2006, 12:34 PM
I just started throwing boxes out. I used to keep them in case I needed to send something back but you don't need it. I had my powerbook repaired and they sent a new box to me to send it out.

I do make my wife marvel at the designs before I throw them out.

Jul 25, 2006, 12:58 PM
Oh yeah...I keep them ;)

Alls I got is an iMac, a couple of iPods, Tiger, .Mac, iWork...heck I even kept the box for the Apple Care Protection Plan :)

Jul 25, 2006, 02:00 PM
I am a Geek. I keep all my Apple boxes. All. Others I throw away.

Jul 25, 2006, 05:02 PM
Me too, I use the boxes to decorate my bookshelf.

Jul 25, 2006, 05:12 PM
I keep all the boxes from all electronic purchases like keyboard, motherboard, ram, hard drive, iBook G4, intel iMac, iPod etc. That's why I have the dedicated corner for my boxes :D.

Jul 25, 2006, 06:01 PM
I keep a lot of boxes. I don't know why. Used to tell myself it was because I would be moving eventually and/or might need to return stuff, but I've been in my new place for a few months now with no desire to move and most of my stuff is either beyond the return period or doesn't need the box. Good thing I have a big apartment.

Mostly I think I'm just lazy.

Jul 25, 2006, 06:26 PM
I like to keep boxes to electronics and software in general, but Apple boxes are very nice, and so I think I have the Apple box to everything I've ever bought:

- iBook G4
- iMac G5 17"
- iSight
- Wireless Mouse
- Wireless Kybd
- Extra power supply (maybe... I can't remember if I got a box when I bought this used)
- Tiger
- Oh, I think I have an iLife 06 box too.

Every one a very nice box.

Jul 25, 2006, 07:09 PM
Here are some of mine:

Jul 25, 2006, 07:28 PM
Mighty Mouse
Bluetooth Mouse
iPod mini
iPod shuffle
MacBook Pro
iPod Universal Dock

I think that is all I have...I'll try & get a picture today.

I LOVE BOXES! I keep my Nintendo boxes with my Apple ones too :cool:

Jul 25, 2006, 08:05 PM
No pictures right now, too dark out here, but I've got my MacBook and iPod boxes on the shelf next to my Eagle Scout Certificate and my brother's gun safe. It's an interesting mix. My dad also saves every box, some of which are in the attic. It pays off sometimes, I sold my previous iPod in the original box... 2 years later.


Jul 25, 2006, 08:13 PM
yea i keep boxes. my dad put out my box for the powerbook, i yelled at him..:p

Jul 25, 2006, 09:00 PM
shuffle box... soon... macbook or macbook pro box :O

Jul 25, 2006, 09:04 PM
I keep ALL my apple boxes, every one of them....


Jul 25, 2006, 09:17 PM

I regret the days when I used to throw away every single box

sometimes they just dont fit in my room

Jul 26, 2006, 01:38 AM
I have the boxes for the following:

iMac G3
iBook G4 (x2; one is mine, one is my brother's)
iPod 4G (x2, same as above)
iPod 4G Color
Apple Portable Power Adapter
iPod Remote
iPod Firewire Cable
iLife 05
iWork 05
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OS 9
iLife 06
AppleCare for iBook, iPod, MacBook
Logitech Mouse of some sort
Fuji FinePix 2600
Office 2004 Student & Teacher Edition
SimCity 4 Dexule Edition

So yeah, I have a few boxes. :p

Jul 26, 2006, 01:44 AM
I keep my Apple boxes until the time comes to sell the product. I therefore have an iMac box and an iPod box, but in the past have had iBook and Power Mac boxes too. No Panther box though, because it came from ADC :(

Jul 27, 2006, 05:06 AM
I keep all my boxes, unless I sell something.
I have the following boxes for:
iPod - 15Gb
iPod Video 30Gb
iPod Shuffle
iPod Nano - 2Gb
iPod Mini
12" Powerbook 1Ghz
iLife 2006
iWork - 2005
iWork - 2006
Mac OS X Tiger
applecare for 12" Powerbook

Jul 27, 2006, 07:52 PM
Of course, all real Apple fans do.

Jul 27, 2006, 08:06 PM
Of course, all real Apple fans do.

Hehehehehe naturally... :p

Jul 27, 2006, 11:22 PM
I have a few :D

-Apple USB mouse box
-ibook g4 box
- Macintosh Quadra 650 box
- appleshare IP 6.1 box

Jul 27, 2006, 11:24 PM
i only just started realizing it might be a good idea to keep the original packaging/boxes, so the only one i have thus far is for my MB.

oh, and except for the expensive computer items (monitors, external hd's, etc), i'll only be keeping my apple boxes. :D

i don't do this for moving purposes, mostly for resale.