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#51 OFFLINE   Ivaylo

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:52 AM

I always keep my boxes because for me they are a part of the whole collector's model! To toss the box in the garbage is like to tear off the car's emblems. :dizzy When I don't have enough space I'd rather stack the boxes at the basement than throw them. Every box has unique design, photos - especially some of the DE ones. Well it's not a big deal if I buy a model without a box, after all the car is most important, but if it has a box - I always keep it.

Few years ago I had to move to another apartment and then I was so happy that I kept all the boxes! :wink

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#52 OFFLINE   carbonsigma

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:59 PM

BMW dealer edition boxes are too nice to throw away!

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:42 PM

I only keep the boxes of the dealer versions, which has the car nicely printed on them! it makes the model more special!!
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:36 AM

I keep them!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:21 AM

I've never thrown away a single box, and I've never purchased an unboxed car. It's partly a fear of shipping an unboxed model, and partly a slight form of OCD I suspect! It really winds me up if things aren't 'just so'.

Apart from the issue of storing them, I see no reason not to keep boxes. They are the best way of shipping a model, it's bound to help the value on resale, and since moving to 1:43 the added advantage of the widely used acrylic cases is that they make an excellent dust-free display solution until I can get alternative cabinets.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:03 AM

I keep all my boxes.  In fact, one corner of the attic is already full and I need to rearrange things so I'll have additional room as my collection continues to expand.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:38 PM

View PostRat, on Apr 18 2004, 12:10 PM, said:

Yeah, I keep my boxes...  :lol  :lol  :lol

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:26 AM

Of course,

Packaging is part of the model in which it occurs also in the way and quality of packaging you can see what a company that produces models of thinking about their models.
The main rule: better packaging and better model and that's it
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:30 PM

My collection consists of CMC and Exoto, so all of my models came with the nice styrofoam "clamshell" boxes. Needless to say, I keep my boxes. After moving to another apartment, I was very thankful that I kept them. Posted Image

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:24 AM

Generally I keep the Boxes...but now I don´t have enough space , so I´m getting rid of some Bburago-Maisto Boxes (well, i don´t have many )....I´ll keep the  AutoArt,Minichamps and Kysho boxes , of course...
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:43 AM

I absolutely keep the boxes, but I don't use them for display purposes. To me, leaving the model in the box is like not committing to the purchase. I do have one or two models that I purchased without boxes only because that particular model was either hard to find or to be used as a donor car. Original boxes are like gold to collectors. Sometimes they fetch more money than the actual model.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

YES but  I REALLY need to get into storage some day and decide to ATLEAST get rid of the cheaper car's diecast boxes like maistos etc.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

well if its a Ferrari die cast I usually dont keep the boxes I throw them away because the contents of it are for my keeps... AutoArt and Kyosho boxes are the ones I keep  :wavetowel2:

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

I am surprised at how many people keep their boxes. So far I threw away all of them. I figure the hassle of storage/lack of space is not worth it. When I move or sell them I can use soft grey foam to enclose them securely.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

View Postchamade, on 21 November 2011 - 02:58 PM, said:

I am surprised at how many people keep their boxes. So far I threw away all of them. I figure the hassle of storage/lack of space is not worth it. When I move or sell them I can use soft grey foam to enclose them securely.

I keep mine, but then only a few are on display....  :bawling:   And most therefore are stored in the attic, and they DO take up a lotta space...

....but what better storage than their box!!  :twocents:

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

It depends on the car. If its $$$, rare (or will be rare), then I'll keep it. Some boxes I break down, fold then stack.....which helps reduce space. I don't do that with my pricey cars though, their box stay intact....and they stay in their box.
I ran out of space long ago, but that hasn't stopped me! :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

I keep mine, plus I never really buy a model without a box.

Edited by Craig T, 22 November 2011 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:13 PM

I did not keep my boxes as a kid and now all my old UTs are destroyed. After seeing some of my models go for several hundred with the box, I now keep them. I only buy model without boxes if I plan to mod them. I have about 15 Ferrari's without boxes and do not plan to keep them. I'll mod them as practice and try to sell them.

Now I have a closet nearly full of just boxes, but when I move next year it is nice to know my models are protected. I am still afraid to have them shipped, but oh well.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

I keep all my boxes of the cars which i bought with box.
Unfold them, and keep them in a large box, same for the displays,
all together i have 5 large moving-boxes to store all.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

yes i keep my boxes. most my diecast are 1/43 so no real biggie but my 1/18 ones are a PITA,take up waaaaay to much room but if my kids want to sell or i move house i know i wont regret hiffing them away...

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:41 PM

I collect diecasts not boxes.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:51 AM

View PostNZCarguy, on 23 November 2011 - 11:41 PM, said:

I collect diecasts not boxes.


really...when did this start...  :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:12 PM

We definitely keep all of ours. Throw out the boxes and you may as well throw your wallet down the toilet. There's probably a good 50-60 of them stored in our ceiling (inside a TV box and a washing machine box) and the rest are above my closet.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:42 PM

Yes, much to my wife's dismay. They are all over the place.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:50 PM

View PostRandy Theroadrunner, on 28 November 2011 - 01:42 PM, said:

Yes, much to my wife's dismay. They are all over the place.

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