iMac shipping box

Discussion in 'iMac' started by roadkill401, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. roadkill401 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2015
    I bought my first iMac about 9 months ago along with Apple Care. I am not sure if it's a wise idea to try and keep the box for the unit as it's rather big. But then again the 27" iMac is rather big too.

    I have taken the iMac to the apple store once for the genius bar, and could see a benefit from that perspective, but it is a huge box and hard to store.

    I am wondering if keeping the shipping box is simply just something every mac owner does ?
  2. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    For my 2009 iMac I still have the box. I have moved a couple of times and for that it is extremely handy to have the box. It will also be easier for a future buyer to bring the iMac home, if you ever decide to sell it.
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    Keeping the box is a big bonus when you sell the computer. I always show a photo of all the original shipping materials in my ad (usually Craig's list), and this helps the prospective buyer to verify that I really did buy the computer new and that I am a organized person who takes good care of my equipment. And, of course, it will make things much easier and more carefree for you if you ever do need to move or ship your iMac. Please keep the box if at all possible.
  4. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I have a 20" and 27" iMac, plus MBP. All of which I have kept the boxes. Hard to move those iMac around without them. You never know when you may have to take in for a repair. Plus the added sale value. Not worth anything really, but will makes yours more appealing and a possible quicker sale.
  5. bent christian Suspended

    bent christian

    Nov 5, 2015
    I keep boxes for everything. It helps moving and also in returning items for repair.

    If you have a garage, rafters make a great storage space. Rest some particleboard along the supports and throw your boxes up there. That is what I do.
  6. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Previously I kept the boxes, but now we have an iLugger and we discard the boxes. It is so much better for transporting an iMac.

    I primarily use it to bring my Apple Thunderbolt Display with me to our beach house when I am working there for a week or so... but I also use it if I need to take one of our iMacs in to the Apple Store for service.

    We first got the iLugger when my oldest daughter was getting her masters and she was routinely bringing her iMac with her when she drove home to visit. That box was getting beat up, and the iLugger takes up less space, and easier to handle.

  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Having the box adds value and ease of shipping for sale or repairs. Personally every device I have I keep the box. Yes it takes space but it's one of those things.
  8. mossy macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2013
    Keep it if you plan to sell it. They sell on eBay so maybe you could make a few bob.

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