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Thread started 21 Jan 2013 (Monday) 21:57
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POLL: "Boxes? Keep ot Toss?"
Keep all boxes
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89.2%
Break them down for easier storage
6
6.5%
Throw them out. They don't add any real value.
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CxThree
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Jan 21, 2013 21:57 |  #1

I have been keeping all boxes for my camera gear. When I have sold lenses, some people seem to want the box and others do not care. I'm beginning to get tired of the space they take up in my home.

Considering
1) getting rid of all boxes.
2) or breaking all the boxes down and storing them in a Rubbermaid box in the attic.

Question:
Do you think its worth it to keep boxes for camera's and lenses?


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Jan 21, 2013 22:04 |  #2

I keep them all, not just camera gear and I had no idea prior to finding this site. Either way, I keep them all.


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Jan 21, 2013 22:10 |  #3

We just had that poll. Consensus by an overwhelming margin was to keep the boxes.
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1264710


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Jan 21, 2013 22:23 |  #4

Wow. My apologies for not finding the other poll. Sorry for the duplication.


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Jan 21, 2013 23:42 |  #5

I would keep them sometimes people will pay more for if it comes with original contents


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Jan 21, 2013 23:51 |  #6

I think it's pretty clear from the poll that photographers are obsessive when it comes to providing accessories and packaging with used gear. This is probably a good thing and shows we care about our equipment!


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Jan 22, 2013 00:17 |  #7

The boxes make items significantly easier to sell later down the road. With that said, I only keep the boxes for big ticket items ($1K+).


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Jan 22, 2013 00:17 |  #8

I used to throw away all my boxes, but I then found it was easier to convince used gear buyers that my gear was in better condition because I still had the box :lol:, even though having the box has absolutely no bearing on how the lens has been treated by me!


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Jan 22, 2013 01:06 |  #9

I drive my wife nuts, but I keep all boxes to just about everything.


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Jan 22, 2013 13:21 as a reply to  @ Staszek's post |  #10

If I plan on selling it, I'll keep the box. But if it's something I plan on to keep, the box usually goes.


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Jan 22, 2013 15:12 |  #11

Keep em all. I don't even break the plastic seal that wraps the manuals, neckstrap or anything else I don't use. When I sell gear I like the item, box and contents look as new as possible. Good way to make people happy and get a good reputation. I'd like get used items in that shape so I do it.


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Jan 22, 2013 15:59 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #12

I keep all photography boxes and most of my gadget boxes (intuos, iPad, etc). And I have a great storage closet in my office with everything lined up neatly. Actually my boxes are more organized than anything in my life...


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Jan 22, 2013 16:12 |  #13

I keep the ones that I get.. while it may not affect actual $ value, it can make it easier to sell items.


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Jan 22, 2013 16:16 |  #14

For the items you're not going to sell you can always sell the boxes. YES just the boxes! they bring quite a few dollars on ebay.


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Jan 22, 2013 17:29 |  #15

I save original packaging like the box and styrofoam for the reason of safer shipping should I sell something or need to ship gear for service or whatever. It kept the photo gear safe during transit from factory to me! On perceived value added on used gear sales, one can tell if a lens was part of a kit or in retail packaging.


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