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#26 Guest_SmartBrabus_*

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 05:03 PM

I`ll keep all my boxes..even the screws i keep...

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 06:16 AM

Boxes?  :confused  What boxes?  :lol

Yes, I keep mine, but I fold up the ones to my Maistos.
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:34 AM

i have kept the clubsport box its not see threw but so im going to have to buy a model case for it i also just got 3 other models 2 corvetts and 1 dubcity suv and don't have those boxes but i will buy them all display cases and once i can afford it i will make a huge display case and not have single ones even tho i think that might b better

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 12:29 PM

SmartBrabus, on Apr 19 2004, 07:03 PM, said:

I`ll keep all my boxes..even the screws i keep...
:iagree I tape them individually in the holes.  :giggle I keep the plastic shipping straps too.
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:03 PM

SmartBrabus, on Apr 19 2004, 08:03 PM, said:

I`ll keep all my boxes..even the screws i keep...
I collect the screws. The cars are a bonus.
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:50 PM

THeres no reason for me not to keep the boxes

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:17 AM

LUW, on Apr 20 2004, 08:03 PM, said:

SmartBrabus, on Apr 19 2004, 08:03 PM, said:

I`ll keep all my boxes..even the screws i keep...
I collect the screws. The cars are a bonus.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 01:43 PM

I keep all the packaging,including the support plastic moulds like the ones in Kyosho as well as the screws.
LUW we should compare screw collections sometime. At least they take up less space than the cars. :giggle

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:58 PM

I've only kept a whopping 3 - the Minichamps Pink Pig box (for obvious reasons), the Signature 770K box, and for a reason I cannot explain, the box for my HW61 Challenger R/T. Both of my AUTOart's came in ratty boxes (for a hefty discount).

The others have been recycled, possibly into new boxes for new models.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:23 PM

DiecastX, on Apr 18 2004, 08:38 PM, said:

Now thats a lot of boxes :happy

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.......and screws !!! :dizzy

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:27 PM

I also keep the boxes ... and screws for that matter  :giggle But one of these days I'll have to choose what will stay in the garage - the boxes or my 1:1 car  :lol

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

Yes, I do keep most of them
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:15 AM

I make my wife mad with all those damned boxes. :giggle

I fear the day I move, it wil cost me weeks to find the right model for the box. :happy

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:12 PM

yes i do keep the boxes in Australia if you go te sell a model you can lose up to 40% of the going price without a box
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:48 AM

Yes i do and i make sure i do when it's a GMP

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:50 PM

So long as the box arrives in good shape, it's stored in a closet.

I am not a 'sealed box' guy at all, as my cars aren't 'investments' but instead are 'toys for adults' (as opposed to 'adult toys' which my wife collects and does not save the boxes for).

My reason for keeping the boxes is future trading or selling off cars to regain space for others that are ordered. The best protection for the model is most likely the very box it arrived in, so repacking them as they arrived is good practice. And a proper, original box doesn't hurt the selling price, as we all like the ritual of removing the screws and and tossing the plastic base over our shoulder for good luck (We all do that, right?!?).

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:41 AM

View PostjwrAMC, on Dec 1 2008, 08:50 PM, said:

So long as the box arrives in good shape, it's stored in a closet.

I am not a 'sealed box' guy at all, as my cars aren't 'investments' but instead are 'toys for adults' (as opposed to 'adult toys' which my wife collects and does not save the boxes for).

My reason for keeping the boxes is future trading or selling off cars to regain space for others that are ordered. The best protection for the model is most likely the very box it arrived in, so repacking them as they arrived is good practice. And a proper, original box doesn't hurt the selling price, as we all like the ritual of removing the screws and and tossing the plastic base over our shoulder for good luck (We all do that, right?!?).

I agree, a die cast whit the box is easier the sell in general, I got some bad surprised when I buy on Ebay a die cast who come without the box, also some collectors display their die cast in the box, so it's better to keep it.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:59 AM

I keep mine too. As well as the boxes of my AUTOart acrylic cases.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:05 AM

A qualified yes.  I started collecting Ferrari's about 20 years ago and they are the only cars I am able to display.  I only have a few boxes for them, recent purchases mostly. All my other diecast are still in their boxes but will be saved when I can display them.  I collapse those that can be broken down for storage.

As someone earlier mentioned I also keep the screws and mounting plates even if I discarded the box. The small pedistals that Bburago used to ship their cars with come in handy for displaying cars on two levels.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:50 PM

Yep. Maybe it would be different if I owned a house somewhere where I intended to live out a few decades at least. But being able to pack diecasts in their original boxes for moving seems much safer than wrapping them all in newspaper or bubble wrap or whatever.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:57 PM

I kept the boxes for all my models, it's the only way I could organize them in my room.  My Countach did not have a box when I got it for my birthday so I got a case for it.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:44 AM

I keep boxes for the cars I purchase new or second-hand w/box. I have several models that I bought used without boxes.

When I move, I'll repack them, and if I ever switch to 1:12 scale (i.e. when I've got a lot more money), I'll be glad I saved the boxes to resell my 1:18's.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:05 PM

View Postkeo, on Apr 17 2004, 06:11 PM, said:

Do you keep all your boxes to your models. I do becasue then if i ever do want to sell them i will get more for them

I keep all my boxes, and never knew why until I moved and found out it was the best thing I could have done for my collection.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:01 PM

Definitely a YES. My display cab is open to dust so I keep my models inside their boxes. They're also useful when transferring places/cribs or when you need to bring models for outdoor photo-ops.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

I keep all my boxes, except for the non-race Maisto bikes.  I've moved my collection from North Dakota (where it started) to California to another house in California to Illinois and not a single broken model!!!  My line of work requires a move every 3 to 5 years so you can bet I keep my boxes.

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