View Poll Results: Do you keep or throw away the box?

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  • Always keep

    176 85.02%
  • Always throw away

    6 2.90%
  • I have done both

    25 12.08%
01-24-13 02:48 AM
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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I keep the box in case I sell a device. It is much nicer to sell it in its original box, and the original box also is useful as a shipping package.
    09-11-12 01:28 AM
  2. dictoresno's Avatar
    i always keep it for resale purposes.
    09-11-12 03:08 AM
  3. ForgWorm's Avatar
    I always keep it just for collections and memories

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    09-11-12 03:20 AM
  4. timmy t's Avatar
    I've seen on the Antiques Roadshow that it is best to keep the box. That way in 50 years, it will be worth more.
    09-11-12 06:43 AM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I keep all the boxes and accessories, always have.
    09-11-12 08:05 AM
  6. shupor's Avatar
    I keep the boxes on all my electronics until the manufacturers warranty expires. Once that's done it's out with the trash
    bungaboy likes this.
    09-11-12 08:32 AM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    I keep, BUT I have on occasion accidentally crushed them.
    09-11-12 08:34 AM
  8. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I keep them all for resale. I flatten them all and throw out the manuals, plastic baggies, etc. Just keep the boxes stacked flat in my closet. Except for the LCD tv box. That's in the attic with all Styrofoam and packaging.
    09-11-12 09:01 AM
  9. OniBerry's Avatar
    Keeping the box makes it easier to sell them or keep them organized after you move on to another device.
    09-11-12 09:59 AM
  10. tfp's Avatar
    I still have the box to every cell phone I have ever owned lol most of them are in a storage box somewhere in the basement though lol the only ones that are currently in my office closet are my Sony Ericsson w810, Sony Ericsson w580, Pearl 8110, Torch 9800, Bold 9900 and PlayBook 64GB. Sadly, my Bold 9000, Torch 9860 and both Curve 9360's (one black and one white) were all purchased off of kijiji so they didn't come with boxes
    09-11-12 10:10 AM
  11. JackSadler1996's Avatar
    i've kept mine for in case i have a problem with my blackberry and i need to return it its got all the stuff in and the receipt

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using Tapatalk
    09-11-12 11:31 AM
  12. Donnee's Avatar
    With phones I keep them as long as I have them, either for resale or in case of warranty issues. Same for most other items. Particularly large boxes eg computer cases etc I keep until I decide whether I can trust them then throw them out if they don't betray me (never know when that new case might be waiting to slash your wrists!!)
    09-11-12 11:51 AM
  13. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    I often find random old BB boxes on my chair at work. Just got one from the old flat blue BBs.


    Learnt the hard way to keep the box... bought a Playbook 32 gig from Staples in Canada.... Touch Screen stopped working... Took it back to Staple but was told no box no return... was told to call RIM.. Called RIM told to take it to Staples.. Now have non working Playbook as a paperweight...... lesson learned...
    You should call RIM again if you're still within the one year window. Don't mention Staples, tell them your PB stopped working. I've read many threads on here about problems and RMAs and never heard that RIM would make someone return to the retail location...
    Last edited by TheScionicMan; 09-11-12 at 12:04 PM.
    09-11-12 12:00 PM
  14. skyrocket9's Avatar
    I keep everything in case I want to sell it, people like things in boxes and are willing to pay more. Also I sometimes look in the boxes and stuff..

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    09-11-12 12:54 PM
  15. bungaboy's Avatar
    Learnt the hard way to keep the box... bought a Playbook 32 gig from Staples in Canada.... Touch Screen stopped working... Took it back to Staple but was told no box no return... was told to call RIM.. Called RIM told to take it to Staples.. Now have non working Playbook as a paperweight...... lesson learned...
    When I took my keyboard back without box to Staples they just gave me a new one keyboard and kept the box to send the broken one back.

    Simple.
    09-11-12 01:24 PM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    I keep the boxes on all my electronics until the manufacturers warranty expires. Once that's done it's out with the trash
    Same for me (most times). LoL

    If only I could get my children to do the same when I gift them something.
    09-11-12 01:30 PM
  17. bungaboy's Avatar
    All reasonably sized boxes go in a drawer until the original devices usefullness is passed. After that they are either sold or disposed of properly. Larger boxes are used as forts and bear caves. Kids love them.
    Large appliance boxes (with staples removed) are great for rolling down short grassy slopes on the lawn as long as there are no hard obstacles at the bottom.

    Fond memories of doing this as a child and running into a wasps nest.
    Toodeurep likes this.
    09-11-12 01:33 PM
  18. just_luc's Avatar
    I keep the boxes for EVERYTHING electronic that I own.. in fact each and every blackberry in my signature below save for my current 9900, has been repackaged and sold in "like new" condition with original box, manuals and all accessories, plus a 16GB playbook that isn't mentioned. When you can sell something in the same condition someone could buy it new.. you can usually get away with selling it for 50 bucks under full retail and that goes a long way towards buying the new model!
    09-11-12 01:33 PM
  19. jeroen_13's Avatar
    I ALWAYS keep the box (from blackberry phones & the playbook)! I dont know why, but i always do it just 'normal' for me
    09-11-12 01:34 PM
  20. nuangel2's Avatar
    i too keep the boxes for electronics including cellphones.
    09-11-12 02:17 PM
  21. bdguru's Avatar
    extra micro and mini USB cords about 20 plus cases for the three BB's that I have and I never once, thought to keep the box. Nice thread. I will keep my BB10 box bc of this thread
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-11-12 06:09 PM
  22. losino's Avatar
    I buy a lot of stuff used and don't get boxes half the time anyway. So no, not really.
    09-11-12 09:21 PM
  23. icurveberry's Avatar
    I keep them for resale value.
    09-11-12 10:58 PM
  24. sybcruz's Avatar
    I always keep mine.


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    09-11-12 11:35 PM
  25. esk369's Avatar
    I cant get myself to throw my gadget boxes out is there somthing wrong with me
    09-12-12 09:33 AM
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