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

by Hobie-wan Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:26 pm

I keep boxes myself. Heck, I usually keep the plastic baggies and twist ties too. If you move again, having the original box helps protect stuff instead of having to stuff them in random boxes and maybe pad with towels or shirts or something. But yeah, another vote for getting them to someone else if you decide you need to get rid of them.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Josh Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:45 pm

Well I'm seeing a DS, I think it is, up there, Noise, if that's your cup of tea. It's close enough, even though it's not Game Boy, but still, I'd jump on that and the Wii.

But yeah, I mostly collect boxes just for looks, I do like the feeling of having boxes instead of bulky consoles. It looks a bit more uniform and organized, to me anyway. It depends on how you set them up.

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But I agree with giving them to someone else.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Erik_Twice Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:11 pm

I don't think you should. You will have your consoles connected so keeping the box is kind of redundant. They boxes are big and do not look very well in the shelf so I prefer not to keep them. I keep them for the games but not for systems.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by corn619 Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:25 pm

I'd keep them if I were you. Clothes look better in a hamper anyways. :)
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by thelolotov Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:40 pm

gtmtnbiker wrote: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 Bradtemple87 Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:40 pm

I keep the boxes always now, learned from the past
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by jfrost Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:25 pm

Can't you flatten the boxes?
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by dedalusdedalus Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:34 pm

No, it's not silly. Aside from whatever personal gratification you may or may not get from having the boxes, the boxes will bring a premium if you decide to sell your stuff down the road.

So as with all things, just run a basic cost-benefit calculus through your head. Weigh the cost of the space against personal satisfaction plus whatever premium you think you'll get.
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by Erik_Twice Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:58 am

dedalusdedalus wrote:No, it's not silly. Aside from whatever personal gratification you may or may not get from having the boxes, the boxes will bring a premium if you decide to sell your stuff down the road.

Of course, you don't throw boxes away, you just don't buy boxed systems :lol:
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Re: Is it silly to keep system boxes when space is at a premium?

by anth0ny Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:18 am

If you ever plan on selling them I'd flatten them down and put them in a closet or something.

The only box I have is my PS3 box, everything else I've eventually gotten rid of over time. But I'm not a crazy about collecting like some people though, that's just me.
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