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Convince me either way, keep or throw NIB box?


By joemagiera

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    I've bought only one NIB pin, WOZ ECLE. I really don't plan to buy any other NIB. Knowing it would likely be my only NIB pin, I kept the box. Been looking at it recently. Sure is taking up a lot of space for an empty box.

    Convince me either way, should I keep it or toss it? Anyone who keeps their NIB boxes, do you break them down so they can lie flat? Will I regret tossing it? Why on earth would I keep it?

    Joe (joemagiera at Ameritech dot net)
    joemagiera@ameritech.net

    #2 4 months ago

    Unless your shipping the game to someone whats the point? Cut off the important part of the box and toss the rest if it's that important to you.

    john

    #3 4 months ago

    It’s, like, just a box, man. Toss it.

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    #4 4 months ago

    If you ever go to buy another game from a private seller, it's nice to have pin sized cardboard to lay flat in the back of your vehicle and slide the pin in/out without snagging any shards of wood from the wear on the cab.

    #5 4 months ago

    cut it up and save the pieces for storing and transporting games. big pieces of cardboard are great to have laying around.

    edit: just realized this was already mentioned. sorry davebart5 !

    #6 4 months ago
    Quoted from davebart5:

    If you ever go to buy another game from a private seller, it's nice to have pin sized cardboard to lay flat in the back of your vehicle and slide the pin in/out without snagging any shards of wood from the wear on the cab.

    This! Always keep one around for transporting.

    #7 4 months ago

    Just cut up my maiden box from 2 years ago ship a de starwars.

    #8 4 months ago

    This thread has helped me realize that I can reclaim a lot of space in my garage attic if I do something with the three boxes from my three NIBs.

    Especially since the three pins are long gone!

    #9 4 months ago

    Break the box down and push it flat up against a wall in your garage. Put the foam in a garbage bag and stick them on a shelf. You can use it to ship any other pin which is much better than all the other crazy ways people try to ship pins. At least this is what i do.

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    #10 4 months ago

    If you have kids, let them turn it into a cardboard spaceship to play around with and decorate. Then just toss it when they're done with it.

    #11 4 months ago

    Recycle it.

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    #12 4 months ago

    For my first NIB game, I cut up the box to reuse as needed, but did this...

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    #13 4 months ago

    I'd keep it if you can store it in a safe, out of the way place.
    Still kicking myself for not keeping the box my ST:TNG came in.
    Steve

    #14 4 months ago

    The box has never even made it inside the car.

    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    If you have kids, let them turn it into a cardboard spaceship to play around with and decorate. Then just toss it when they're done with it.

    This. It’s fun for cats too.

    If and when you do cut it up, save the piece with the serial number on it. It is a good reminder of the serial number of your game and may be desired from a documentation standpoint if you ever sell.

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    #16 4 months ago

    Here is a good use for the old box (was my first NIB TSPP). Kids spent many hours playing in the Stern Bungalow. We added vinyl decal sides, carpet, and lights.

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    #17 4 months ago

    My only NIB was STLE... and the box was cut up and recycled as soon as I confirmed no damage and "working".
    I briefly stored the foam pieces; but even they are gone now.

    I've never asked if a game had it's original box; just don't see the point.

    #18 4 months ago

    Keep it or brake it down so you can reuse it if you ever move and want your pin safe it is nice to have the box also if you plan to sell the game having the box makes shipping it easier and some buyers may want the box.

    #19 4 months ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    For my first NIB game, I cut up the box to reuse as needed, but did this...
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    Yes, definitely do this!!!

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    For my first NIB game, I cut up the box to reuse as needed, but did this...
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    #21 4 months ago

    Toss it. I never understood why some people keep them. It’s no different than all the other boxes you throw out.

    #22 4 months ago

    Throw it off the roof.

    #23 4 months ago

    Only piece of a box I ever kept.

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    #24 4 months ago

    used the box as leg protectors

    #25 4 months ago

    First NIB for me was also WOZ ECLE. I recycled the box. While cardboard is nice to use for the above reasons I personally am a bit worried about storing it ever since I heard that cockroaches like laying their eggs in corrugated cardboard.

    If stored somewhere hot and dry it would probably be fine though.

    #26 4 months ago

    Its just a box not a bar of gold, throw it away.

    #27 4 months ago

    Depends how long you keep a game for and how collectable it becomes in the future.

    A BBB with original box and paperwork would sell for more than one without.

    Most collectables sell higher with boxes.

    But, it's a complete pain when they are pinball sized!!!!

    #28 4 months ago

    I fold mine flat and stand them sideways behind the pins. Can’t see them and great for shipping out if sold later.

    #29 4 months ago

    Cut out the serial number and frame it. I like that idea.

    #30 4 months ago

    do you keep all of your amazon boxes?

    #31 4 months ago
    Quoted from Charliew65:

    do you keep all of your amazon boxes?

    Yes, many of them. I use them and the packing materials to sell and ship parts. Saves lots of money.

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    #32 4 months ago

    I vote keep it-it will come in handy later.

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    #33 4 months ago
    Quoted from joemagiera:

    I really don't plan to buy any other NIB.

    Famous last words.

    Oh and its cardboard, break it down, burn it, make a fort for urself, whatever.

    #34 4 months ago

    I use mine for under the car when changing the oil.

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    #37 4 months ago
    Quoted from Aquapin:

    Here is a good use for the old box (was my first NIB TSPP). Kids spent many hours playing in the Stern Bungalow. We added vinyl decal sides, carpet, and lights.
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    If you added just one more thing, it would be well suited for most Pinsiders.

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    #38 4 months ago

    Here’s what Gomez and Ritchie did at TPF a few years ago. Pinball confessions skit. When it was over, I ran up and grabbed the sign that Steve was using during the skit. He was gracious enough to sign it too!

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    #39 4 months ago

    Cut the box up and use the cardboard to help move future games.

    #40 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    I vote keep it-it will come in handy later.
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    I am disappointed in pinside. It took 32 posts for this picture to be posted

    #41 4 months ago

    Unless you are making a house, throw it out. It's a box.

    #42 4 months ago

    Careful talking about how useful the boxes are, next thing you know Stern will charge for one.

    #43 4 months ago
    Quoted from jp1985:

    Careful talking about how useful the boxes are, next thing you know Stern will charge for one.

    Its already built into the cost but they would raise it if were not careful.

    #44 4 months ago

    I used to keep them and then realized I was crazy. Get rid of it unless you need some card board for some reason.

    #45 4 months ago

    What I am really getting tired of is all the pallets that come with the games. My local dump says no more pallets. I guess bond fire time at some point.

    #46 4 months ago

    I saved the part that said Metallica LE and tossed the rest -

    #47 4 months ago

    Save the box if you were/are into break dancing. Those refridgerator boxes back in the day were perfect for doing all kinds of break dance moves. The pics are stock photos. Didnt have a pic of a Stern box. I threw mine out.

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    #48 4 months ago
    Quoted from nerbflong:

    Throw it off the roof.

    Just remember to take the machine out first...

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    #49 4 months ago
    Quoted from ctviss:

    Just remember to take the machine out first...

    Unless it's a Thunderbirds.

    #50 4 months ago

    Much better than trash bag for moving garden or lawn branches as you trim your trees and bushes Big open hole ez to toss waste in . Drag box to compost or burn pile . Just dont tamp the waste so pours out easy when unload . When box too ragged out from that use repurpose a poor mans concrete slab for crawling under car for oil change . Last use target backer plinking / or archery . All valid reasons to explain to your wife why you bought another NIB game next time .
    Enjoy the day Shane

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