Do you save your Mac boxes?

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  1. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Most boxes for electronic devices end up in the garbage. My Mac boxes, however, are another story.

    Who keeps their Mac boxes?
     

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I keep my Mac boxes, although when I sold my iBook G4, I had to give up that box :(.
     
  3. ClassicBean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain. In the photo I'm missing my original G3 iMac box and my G3 iBook box (don't have the iMac anymore). I still have all the components for the rest of the boxes, except for the powerbook box at the bottom (sold it).
     
  4. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    I save them cause they look so damn nice even in storage.
     
  5. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    I keep them because we're going to move next summer, and again three years after that. I don't trust anything but the original packaging.

    (And Apple's packaging is @#$%ing sexy)
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Yup..I even kept the box from my work laptop; it's in my guest bedroom closet at home ;)
     
  7. zane macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't everyone at macrumors save their boxes:confused:
     
  8. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    I only have 4 Apple boxes:

    -Apple Macbook
    -Apple iPhone
    -Apple Wireless Keyboard
    -Apple Bluetooth Mighty Mouse

    and these oter boxes I've kept (they aren't Mac sexy :p)

    -Sony Cybershot
    -Griffin Elevator
    -And the iKlear packaging/Apple bag it came in

    :p
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yes, I keep them. But the main reason is because I know I will eventually sell the hardware to finance the upgrade to bigger and better things, so the box will be essential down the road. :D
     
  10. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    i do..
    i have five (soon to be six)
    -Macbook Core Duo 2.0 ghz white
    -Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz white (replacement for the first one and i kept the old box)
    -iPod nano (1st gen 2 gb)
    -iPod 5.5g 80gb)
    -and can't forget my apple usb iPod wall charger Lol..
    -and my soon to be iPhone
     
  11. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Yup, I keep all my boxes. Let's see here...

    - 2GHz Core Duo MacBook :apple: :D
    - 5.0G 30GB white iPod
    - AirPort Express
    - Universal Dock
    - In-ear Headphones
    - iPod wall charger

    No pics though because all my boxes are at home and I'm not. :cool:
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I do when I get them, I have bought all of my Macs used, and I probably won't bother getting a new one until I graduate from highschool. I have the box for my powerbook, iPod Nano 1G and for my iPod shuffle 2G, and for my Apple keyboard.
     
  13. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I always keep boxes for warranty purposes, but usually toss them once it expires or I need space. I only keep them longer if they will add resale value. Boxed Apple products go for a very nice premium on eBay.
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yep, that's why I keep my boxes. You don't get as much without them.
     
  15. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    I keep all the boxes to my electronics. They always sell better when you have the original box. Since I upgrade fairly frequently, I'm usually selling my old equipment to help pay for the new stuff.
     
  16. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I'd save them just because I see people selling them on ebay..... and getting money!
     
  17. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I'm a saver too. My attics like a mac box grave yard :D
     
  18. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    Yep I'm an :apple: box keeper

    One reason is that if you keep the box and then decide to flog on eBay it's always worth more when "boxed, as new!"
     
  19. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    *Raises Hand*

    Nope....I don't....it's only coloured cardboard to me....it all goes in the bin!
     
  20. aspro macrumors 6502

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    I keep 'em until the actual product leaves my possession, easier to sell them when you have the original packaging. :)
     
  21. furious macrumors 65816

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    :word:
     
  22. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I keep 'em until I sell 'em on to upgrade to bigger and better things!
     
  23. dcv macrumors G3

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    Yeah I keep all my Apple boxes. The MBP box is nice and slim; I had it open on a chair in the corner of my lounge and on iChat recently someone caught sight of it in my background and thought I'd been eating a huge pizza :D
     
  24. Loge macrumors 68020

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    I mostly don't keep empty boxes due to space constraints of living in an apartment. Logic Pro box is an exception; that one is just too nice and is useful to store the manuals etc.
     

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