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Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Jerkface Killah Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Hey community. I've been thinking this over and need some input. As I've mentioned in some previous posts, I live in a small one bedroom apartment where space is a premium. Is it silly to take up a bunch of closet space (in our only closet) with system boxes? They are the empty boxes for my PS3, 360, DS, PSP, Wii, and some others. We all collect for different reasons. I personally enjoy looking at boxes years later and laughing at how things were marketed. But is it worth it with these boxes? Who here kept their current gen system boxes? Thanks guys.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by gennss Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:33 pm

I decided that having 12 systems when space was a premium silly. So I would vote, that the system boxes are less important than systems. But I think it varies person to person.

I also lived in a studio, not a one bedroom.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by gtmtnbiker Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:38 pm

Personally, I think it's silly to keep them. Could you save some space by putting some boxes inside of another box?
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Chris Leach Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:39 pm

if you are throwing out boxes...I would post them for sale cheap..the shipping could be pricey, but you might make some quick cash instead of quick trash....
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by J T Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:45 pm

Yeah, there are plenty of people here that love boxes. You should just get them to pay for shipping if you are going to throw them out.

To answer the question though, yes, I think boxes are a waste of valuable space. I have come to like digital media simply because it only takes up harddrive space, not living room space. I prefer to have pictures and decorations throughout the house rather than walls of DVD cases (not that I don't have those too). Most of my PC games are digital only. I have toyed with the idea of going all digital with my music, but I spent so much time collecting CDs that I hate to part with them even though I almost exclusively use mp3s now.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by sevin0seven Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:47 pm

it's not silly to me. you can always..(ahem) fold the box and make them thinner..or you can make them your own coffee table. :P

when i threw away my boxes yrs ago (when i didn't know better) to be recycled... i felt bad about it now. now i keep all of them. :)
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Hatta Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:50 pm

I wonder the same thing. I almost resent getting retro systems in boxes, because they're not good for anything and just take up space. Yet as an artifact I feel responsible for taking care of them. I got a boxed Apple IIgs. Now I have three huge boxes (computer, monitor, printer) taking up space in my basement. Sure I could ditch the boxes, or sell them. But someday I might need to sell the IIgs, and it will be worth more with the boxes. Ah well.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Jerkface Killah Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:09 pm

Thanks for your your input everyone. If I do get rid of these boxes, I will make a thread and offer them to the community for shipping or a small price. Here is a sample of the situation.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by noiseredux Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:11 pm

anything GB-related in that pile? :wink:
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Jerkface Killah Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:20 pm

noiseredux wrote:anything GB-related in that pile? :wink:


sorry, it's just "newer" gen stuff.
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