(Topic ID: 206403)

Do you keep your NIB pinball box???

By Blacksun

1 year ago

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  • 33 posts
  • 32 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by jorge5240
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    “To keep or not to keep the original box and packaging? That is the question...”

    • Keep it if you have the space! 13 votes
    • Throw that crap out!!! 85 votes

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    #1 1 year ago

    Curious how many of you that have purchased NIB pins keep the original box and packaging??? Curious if it may add value if I decide to ever sell... Like so many other things collectible the original box and packaging typically add value. Would like to know opinions if this translates to Pinball machines.

    #3 1 year ago

    I used to think i should.....i just throw it out now

    #4 1 year ago

    I build a playhouse for my kid.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    I build a playhouse for my kid.

    Funny you say this because my kids are DYING to get the box!!! LoL

    #6 1 year ago

    The box is only valuable if you leave the pin in it. I recycle mine personally and give it another life as toilet paper or something.

    #7 1 year ago

    I keep everyone of them, but I have plenty of room in a unused loft in one of my buildings that never gets used.

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    #8 1 year ago

    I don't keep them but admit I take a couple pics for the memories.

    #9 1 year ago

    i keep them, use them as 'sliders' in my pickup bed for loading/moving my machine in and out.

    #10 1 year ago

    No, but during unboxing my son loves playing hide and seek and his best to scare his dad with them

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    #11 1 year ago

    I let my kids play with it for 24 hours, then it's tossed.

    #12 1 year ago

    I've kept mine for now, but I only have one lol. Should probably pitch it.

    #13 1 year ago

    I wonder if Waspinator saves his?

    #14 1 year ago

    Not mine. Slammed on the breaks when passing a neighbor’s house and saw this

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    #15 1 year ago

    I take a few photos of the unboxing then throw it away. I don’t have much space for pinball machines, never mind the box.

    #16 1 year ago

    The cardboard is great to slide under my truck when I change the oil and the pallet is perfect to start a bonfire.

    #17 1 year ago

    I kept the boxes from my Tron LE and WoZ, but I don't know why. I really need to recycle them because they're just taking up space.

    The boxes for other machines I've bought in the past turned into cardboard forts for the kids and were then tossed.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mank:

    Not mine. Slammed on the breaks when passing a neighbor’s house and saw this

    Did you go knocking on the door or peek in the windows???

    #19 1 year ago

    Good lord no. Cut it up, toss it.

    If you have space to keep a big, useless, empty box that will provide zero future benefit to anyone but some fort building kids I'm super envious of your space!

    #20 1 year ago

    I keep mine incase I sell a pin and it needs to be shipped. I pack it up for the buyer for no charge.

    #21 1 year ago

    Pulpid (puhl' pid) - n. A kid who enjoys the carton more than the item that came in it.

    -Rich Hall (Sniglets)

    #22 1 year ago

    Shipped a few pins out in recycled stern boxes. Last time it was a WWE pro box and customer almost didnt except delivery, true story. Hes calling me at work saying he has wrong delivery, very mad.Trust me, take the box and open it, its your Taxi!!!

    #23 1 year ago

    Just keep a small piece.

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    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mank:

    Not mine. Slammed on the breaks when passing a neighbor’s house and saw this

    Meh. It's just a Star Wars pro.

    #25 1 year ago

    I used to enjoyRich Hall and his sniglets. I don’t think many people remember them.

    No need to keep the box once you take the game out. Waste of space. Used games are bought on condition. The box has no value. The only time a box is important is if you buy a new game to sit on it and sell later IF the value goes up.

    #26 1 year ago

    For my GoT I kept the front side of the box with the stamps on it. The rest was recycling. I figure if I have to fold up the game it will work as a nice spacer between the glass and backbox.

    #27 1 year ago

    I keep one. I have used them in the past to package and ship games I have sold, comes in handy.

    #28 1 year ago

    I do the same thing Paul,have a couple around for shipping games.

    #29 1 year ago

    Used one for my christmas tree. Beats trying to cram it back into the original box.

    #30 1 year ago

    Just cut out the stamp name of the game....save it.

    #31 1 year ago

    I saved the box that came with DI. It will come handy as packetizing material, when palletizing a pin! (No, I am not selling my DI, but some other pin!)

    #32 1 year ago

    I fold mine up and stack them behind the pins. All the foam parts go into marked bags in attic.

    #33 1 year ago

    I used to keep them but no longer do. I do keep like two in a case I need to
    ship a game if I sell one.

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