Do you keep your boxes?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by captoats85, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. captoats85 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006
    I'm wondering - is anyone else like me and keeps the boxes their Apple stuff comes in? I know several people throw them out without a thought, but the damn things are so nice, I just keep them. The boxes to my Mini, Apple keyboard and iPod Shuffle are sitting on a shelf and are like new.
  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I do. I have no idea why. I think it's about re-sale, although I never would.
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i do. i just like the boxes, and just incase i resell.
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    I do too!

    I only recently got rid of my PowerMac 7500 box, it'd fallen apart.
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Uhm, I believe the answer is HECK YEA!

    I even brought two iBook clamshell boxes out of the heavy trash.
    I dunno--it's a sickness! :eek:
  6. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    I think I remember seeing a thread like this a while back, and yes I do keep my Apple boxes. I still have the boxes for my 5G iPod, Universal Dock, and In-Ear Headphones. :D
  7. captoats85 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006
    That's an interesting story... I had no idea it was carried so far. I certainly don't keep my plain jane brown PC boxes though.
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    I once saw a documentry of some guy who made his furniture out of apple boxes:eek: he had a bed, couch even a Duvet all made outta old apple boxes, how cool is that!? I have no place to keep my new iMac box so it resides right in the middle od my room. It's quite an attraction:D
  9. mac-convert macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2006
    Are we there yet?
    But - I might need it later!!! I do have lots of original boxes, stashed away in the basement. The next move though, they become recycled - probably - well maybe.
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    you know you can't recycle that pretty box
  11. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    I do, we still have the original boxes at my house in near mint (and mint for the printer) condition of our old Performa (which the computer/printer themselves and every piece of paperwork is included with them). They were kept originally just in case of an issue then never discarded. My mom tried to toss it this summer but i fought her on it because of the quality and they are now sitting in our basement waiting... for what i don't know :p
  12. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
  13. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    I've kept my first gen. iPod nano box, and I KNOW I will be keeping my Macbook C2D box.

    The wait until I can get it is really getting to me.

    I feel like a druggie without any crack. :p
  14. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    I have the box for my 4th gen iPod, 5th gen iPod, iMac, and PowerBook.

    I am thinking of selling my 4th gen iPod box... think I'd get any money for it on eBay?
  15. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Me too. MBP box in the corner of my office (with camera boxes), iPod boxes in desk drawers somewhere...but I always keep them.
  16. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    yup, and i keep my wii box, psp box, and soda box. (the soda boxes get a little messy though, i recomened cleanin them up every month or 2;) )
  17. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2004
    ct, us
    I do. With Mac stuff and camera stuff. It definitely does help with resale, although I would be lying if I said thats the only reason. :eek:
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    Yep, for everything electrical I buy, well, not TVs and such, so thats a lie, but any Mac stuff and Xbox 360 stuff I do...
  19. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    No, I simply don't have the space. We only have a small apartment and by the time we've found room for my diving equipment, bike stuff, musical instruments, clothes, the wine rack etc. there's only enough room for me, the boyfriend and the dog.
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Seek help! ;) :p :D

    I am just about as bad. Until just recently, I had the boxes for my HP-71 computer system which I purchased in 1985. Unfortunately, the boxes had finally deteriorated and had to be thrown out. :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Yes it was a sad day for me. A very sad day...

    Much to my wife's dismay, I keep the boxes for everything electronic it seems. :eek:
  21. Poeben macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2004
    Generally, I keep all the boxes for everything electronic >$100-200 in value. The big exception are roadworthy items (PA speakers, rack gear and the like.) Yes I have a lot of boxes, but the thought of sending out a $3000 piece of gear for service in a box filled with peanuts and newspaper doesn't sit right with me. I would also never want to be one of the people who I've seen lugging their G5 into an Apple Store carrying it by the handles after removing it from their towel-padded passenger seat.
  22. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    I keep the boxes for all my Apple kit.

    a) because they're great boxes
    b) because when I hand anything on the new owner will get the 'unpacking a mac' experience
    c) in case they ever need to be returned :(
  23. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    I remember with vivid clarity the alarm and dismay I felt when, in trying to slide open the box of my 4G 60GB iPod, one edge tore about an inch. I sat there, unable to continue the ceremony for about 20 minutes. :(

    I still have the box, aesthetically-challenged though it may be.:eek:
  24. bozigle macrumors regular

    where did i land?
    I tear of my boxes and keep the serial number if printed on the boxe and basta!
    Last week i bought a mighty mouse wireless that didn't fit my bag... needless to say that the box left the store...

    well now regarding that i'm outnumbered i should probably keep a low profile...


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