Software Boxes??

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Black&Tan, Jun 19, 2006.

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What do you do with Software Boxes

  1. Save your software boxes

    39 vote(s)
    69.6%
  2. Throw away your boxes

    11 vote(s)
    19.6%
  3. Other

    6 vote(s)
    10.7%
  1. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

    Black&Tan

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    #1
    I've got a challenge to overcome. Too much stuff, and not enough room. So it's time to weed a few things out. But I'm finding it very hard to throw away software boxes. Especially games, they have such nice box art, and the boxes are good places to store all the miscellaneous paperwork. Then again, 95% of most software boxes is wasted space. What to do? Keep or toss?

    What do you do?
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    #2
    Aww just toss it :)

    If you're questioning it, it's probably not worth keeping.
    I used to keep my LEGO Island and Putt-Putt goes to the moon boxes under my bed, and it's a lot more fun without them.

    At least get rid of the innards and flatten the pretty box. Takes up a lot less space that way.
     
  3. Black&Tan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Black&Tan

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    Hmmmm....I never thought about flattening them. That's an intriguing idea.
     
  4. MultiM macrumors 6502

    MultiM

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    If it's just the art, then cut it very carefully and put them all in a binder. That will store easily.
     
  5. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    #5
    I only saved a few - the iLife 06, iWork 06, and...well, I think that's it :eek: .
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    #7
    I really only save my hardware boxes...software boxes I get rid of.
     
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    i get rid of them, except in cases like combustion or final cut studio where there are a ton of manuals, etc to keep in a good place
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

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    #9
    I save Hardware, and most of my software, how ever iWork 05 and iLife 05 might have been put into the trah by mistake:(
     
  9. iBrow macrumors regular

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  10. floriflee macrumors 68030

    floriflee

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    I keep the hardware boxes and I've got plastic bins for the software paperwork. If I don't have room for the software boxes then they're the first to go.
     
  11. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I keep my boxes if I care about them enough. For example, my iLife '06 box is in my closet right now. :) The same will happen for Final Cut Express HD when I eventually buy it. And our Tiger box? Yup, still got it.
     
  12. lexus macrumors 68000

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    The real question is what the software coupons are for, I must have a million of them around.
     
  13. sb58 macrumors 6502a

    sb58

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    i keep most of my boxes. i don't really have any hardware boxes though. just the 360 box.
     
  14. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

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    #15
    According to a genius at the Apple store 2-3 years ago

    Genius 1 "Hey Genius 2, what are these software coupons for?"
    Genius 2 "I don't know. They've been using them for a while, but you don't really need them."

    I think it is for Apple so they can reserve the right to require those coupons for updates as proof of purchase in case piracy becomes a problem.
     
  15. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    I will keep my hardware box forever...wel..until it gets replaced by a new mac:D
     
  16. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

    mariahlullaby

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    I save mine. I can't seem to throw ANYTHING away, and some of those software boxes are just so pretty. The Adobe and Macromedia ones especially.
     
  17. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

    JurgenWigg

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    #18
    I bite my lip and deal - if it's something incredible or witty, i'll cut it and tape it to my wall or something, but as for manuals, most software has the exact same thing online, or even on the install disc!! I'd maybe flip through it once and toss it, i don't keep any of the boxes, software's not exactly a collecters item these days..
     
  18. cycocelica macrumors 68000

    cycocelica

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    #19
    I keep the big boxes (Xbox360, Xbox, Nintendo and such) but software gets tossed. No point in keeping it, just takes up room and why save it?
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    I keep most of my boxes. :eek: Drives my family and boyfriend nuts. I already have so much clutter... hee. But I'm seriously running outta space, gonna have to start recycling some of them. Ah well.
     
  20. iGav macrumors G3

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    I remember having to use one to get a CD upgrade of a version of OS X, can't remember what version though.
     
  21. adk macrumors 68000

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    #23
    I keep the boxes til I run out of space, then it's off the go.
     
  22. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i think to go from 10.0->10.1... since they made that upgrade free for previous buyers. (as they realized 10.0 was worthless)
     
  23. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Indeed...toss the ones you don't care for.


    Bless
     

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