Do you keep the box?

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  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

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    Just thinking about if, "heaven forbid", I need to take in for warranty
    Or do most recycle?
    ....Gary
     
  2. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Cut it up small, or your trash person will know that you own a computer.
     
  3. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    i would keep it in case like you said you had to take it in.
     
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    I keep it for two reasons:

    1. So I can move the iMac (moving house; taking it in for repair; etc.)

    2. Because people pay more when you sell it in the original box. It clearly has little relation to the actual condition of the iMac itself, but it's one of those "nice to have" things that buyers go for.
     
  6. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, definitely save the box. You'd be surprised how much you might need it & really, it doesn't take up that much room.

    I made my mom swear never to throw hers out, she did of course. :mad: Then she had to borrow mine to take her iMac in to the Apple Store. So much easier to use a box than trying to tuck the thing under your arm. ---And a friend recently moved across country --he also didn't listen & threw out his box, thought he'd be okay because he hired a professional packer. iMac was damaged and wouldn't start when his stuff got to the new place.

    KEEP the box!
     
  7. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely keep it. So much easier to carry it to the Apple store, ship or sell with the original packing material. Better resale value as well I'd imagine.
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    I keep all my computer and peripheral boxes. Added bonus when I decide to sell them. Sometimes even get a slight bit more in value. As long as you have a place to store them. Why not?
     
  9. nycmi macrumors member

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    Cut cardboard out around the screen and keep the computer in the box the whole time.
     
  10. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Guys

    General consensus -Keep it
    I will give it a go for 12 months and see what happens
    ....Gary
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    I keep the box until I get rid of the computer. It helps bringing it in for warranty work. And if I sell the computer it means I have a box to ship it in.
     
  12. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I threw away the box from my 24" iMac and had to lug it to an Apple Store last year for repair and wished I had kept it. If it's a 27" I'd for sure keep the box, for the 21" it's debatable I suppose.
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I kept the box for about three months and then got rid of it.
     
  14. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    I buy my dad a new iMac every 3-4 years and get way more money when I have the box it also makes it impossible for them to be like hey man is it stolen? I also update my macbook every 2-3 years as well tho sadly the iMac doesn't retain it's value as much :D
     
  15. ggf macrumors member

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    Depends on the machine

    Imac - yes, makes it much easier to transport safely later
    Mac mini - no
    Macbook air - no
    iphone no
    ipod no
    ipad no
    Real issue for me is the shape and the difficulty of packing it safely later
     
  16. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    I love Apple boxes so definately a YES for me! Especially with the iMac, I think it's important to keep it for transport etc... when you need to. Unless you have a better way to protect it.
     
  17. DavidG328 macrumors regular

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    Whenever I head in to the Apple store, it's amazing to see how many people are bringing their iMacs back in the box. Smart thing.

    I'll keep mine. The box for this MBP is sitting next to my desk. You just never know.
     
  18. steve119 macrumors 6502

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    Ye's for all the above reasons. Also kept ipad/iPhone/iPod box, again for all the above reasons. ;)
     
  19. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    Getting the outer box

    I plan to purchase my iMac when I travel to the states later this year. Does anyone know if its easy to get one of the outer brown card board boxes at the store?
     
  20. Bear macrumors G3

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    iMacs are shipped by Apple in their "fancy" boxes, they do not put them into another box. There is no brown outer box for them.
     
  21. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Things may have changed but when I got my iMac that was purchased from Apple online (3 yrs ago) it came with an outer brown box that was just big enough to hold the white iMac box inside. I even remember that it was hard getting the white box out even with its handle as it was almost air tight in there between the two boxes.
     
  22. Bear macrumors G3

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    Or it may vary as to when they actually use the outer brown boxes. In any case, an Apple Store won't stock them. The only time I ever received a Mac in a brown outer box was a laptop.
     
  23. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    I keep all mine.

    I even still have my box from my 1st gen iPod nano.
     
  24. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Yes

    I definitely keep the box for this exact reason. I keep all of my apple products boxes.
     
  25. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I always keep most of my apple boxes . but i upgrade frequently and it makes selling and shipping so much easier. I couldn't imagine shipping an iMac without the box.
     

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