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NIB Noob. Why save the box?

By FamDocKevin

2 years ago


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    “Do you save your box from NIB purchase?”

    • Nope. 47 votes
      57%
    • Yes, I save the entire box. 12 votes
      15%
    • Yes, I save just one panel of the box. 23 votes
      28%

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    #1 2 years ago

    Relatively new to the passion of pinball (2 years.). I've read people sometimes save their box for NIB purchase.

    Do (m)any of you do this? Seems pointless to me.

    1.The box takes up space & collects dust.
    2. I can prove I am the first owner with a receipt when selling.
    3 Does a second-hand owner really want the box anyway? Why?

    Thoughts?

    #2 2 years ago

    Never kept a box from my entire collection. No space as it is. Recommend toss them, serves no purpose after game is set up. If you sell just pack/wrap it good.

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    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    Relatively new to the passion of pinball (2 years.). I've read people sometimes save their box for NIB purchase.
    Do (m)any of you do this? Seems pointless to me.
    1.The box takes up space & collects dust.
    2. I can prove I am the first owner with a receipt when selling.
    3 Does a second-hand owner really want the box anyway? Why?
    Thoughts?

    A HUO NIB Box that's lightly used will sell for $2000 these days that's why!!!

    #4 2 years ago

    Some people save them to ship that pin or a different one.

    Some people may want the box for same reasons.

    Cut tape top and bottom and fold, doesn't take too much space.

    LTG : )

    #5 2 years ago

    Only thing I use the boxes for is using them for a backdrop when I’m painting something to catch the overspray.

    Only part of the packing materials worth saving are corner protectors IMO to reuse when your picking up and moving a machine.

    #6 2 years ago

    Never save the box. Super lame.

    I kept a couple sides to lay on when changing the oil in my car.

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    #7 2 years ago

    As other have said it makes a good piece of cardboard for things like painting or changing oil. My girls had a lot of fun with the box before we got rid of it

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    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

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    LA one bedroom, $450,000.00
    I say keep the box.

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    #11 2 years ago

    Bragging rights!

    #12 2 years ago

    I mean...if people are paying $2500 for a Fisher Price GB topper...I can see them paying $500 for an opened box soon....

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    I mean...if people are paying $2500 for a Fisher Price GB topper...I can see them paying $500 for an opened box soon....

    Some hobbies, empty original boxes go for a lot.

    I hope that doesn't happen to pinball. Or professional grading companies like for stamps, coins, comic books, etc. etc.

    LTG : )

    #14 2 years ago

    I cut them up into panels and use them for moving games.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from Parkshow30:

    As other have said it makes a good piece of cardboard for things like painting or changing oil. My girls had a lot of fun with the box before we got rid of it[quoted image][quoted image]

    In 10 years time, we will remind you that you had them in the box and you did not send them away

    #16 2 years ago

    Kept mine but I only have 2.

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    #18 2 years ago

    Someone find that pic of Steve Ritchie using a box as a confessional booth at TPF.

    I like the cardboard for shipping playfields to CaptainNeo

    #19 2 years ago

    A friend of mine has a Gottlieb Barb Wire box that he saved simply because it was the last production Gottlieb game, I remember him showing me specifically because I had a bunch of Gottlieb games in my collection. If memory serves he also had an Addams Family box but its been several years and I could very well be thinking of the wrong game. Either way he saved a couple of boxes for specific reasons.

    #20 2 years ago

    The might/maybe factor.
    "Yes, I have the original box"

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

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    Nice! You outdid my house for sure! Working castle gate! Too bad it wasn’t a Medieval Madness box!

    #22 2 years ago

    You got it. Take a photo and recycle.
    Thought about doing something creative with the pallet once, but realized I just had a lot to drink.

    #23 2 years ago

    Here is the last game that was shipped to me on 9-9-21. I said keep the game and the box it came in too! Still waiting for a replacement.

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    #24 2 years ago

    Fill it full of bricks and sell it to someone in the RAZA pre-order thread

    #25 2 years ago

    I cut out and keep the part of the box that has the serial number mostly to show that I was the original owner on a future sale, then toss the rest of the box.

    #26 2 years ago

    Don’t ever save pinball boxes, but will save just auctioned off by DR liquidators, DR HQ property Tree Roots delivery box. Since they’re not going to deliver any pinball machines, this box should become a collectors item for sure.

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    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Someone find that pic of Steve Ritchie using a box as a confessional booth at TPF.
    I like the cardboard for shipping playfields to CaptainNeo

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    #28 2 years ago

    Only one NIB, but I saved the box and cut out each panel to use them as wall protectors when moving games in and out.

    Also, someone once posted this, might be cool for the future

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    #29 2 years ago

    I cut a door and window in my Rick and Morty box and the kids played with it for months.

    #30 2 years ago

    I have single panels cut out. I have them in the back of a closet. Once in a while I see them, and they remind me of some games that are long gone. Each one had a story to tell. That very first game played. The adjustments to get it to work right. The smell of the wax before the first ball. The friends helping me lug them up the stairs. Nobody sees them or would care except me.

    #31 2 years ago

    I have a NIB Box for sale if needed

    #32 2 years ago

    I throw away the game and keep the box

    #33 2 years ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I cut them up into panels and use them for moving games.

    Me too. It's nice to lay down a single piece of cardboard in my SUV.

    #34 2 years ago

    Really good box to work with in a move . Add extra packing tape to bottom seal before you start . Add a big yard leaf bag of shipping air bags to keep things moving in the box .
    Can move closet full clothes to assembled Xmas tree .Most everything will fit , beware too much weight !

    Shane

    Good reason buy another NIB

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