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 Post subject: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:32 am 
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I've always thrown them away, but now I've started thinking about keeping them, since I think a lot of them look really nice, and it wouldn't take up much room if I folded them flat.

In one way it feels pointless like it's just hoarding, but in another way, I keep all of the original boxes for my video games, so why not puzzles as well?

I've now got the original packaging for the Rubik's World (which I just recieved today) sat next to the bin, but it seems like a shame to throw it away because it looks so nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:09 am 
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Never - not enough place at home.
So, packaging always go to the bin !


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What, like this you mean? Nope. Not me. I don't do that :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:14 am 
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martywolfman wrote:
What, like this you mean? Nope. Not me. I don't do that :oops:


Cool! :D

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*looks at top of cabinet where boxes are being boxes, then looks at picture of drawer full of fold ups* Yeah I can match that amount I think LOL!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:53 pm 
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I' not a avid box keeper but since I still have some place to store them, usually I kept the box. May be in some martywolfman's way. Some of them I even didn't open the box.

If the design of the box is good enough, the puzzle should be well decorated within the box. I like to keep that kind of box. If not I'll keep the box in another place, and put my puzzles in the cabinet~


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:11 pm 
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I try to keep boxes. But then I collect factory produced old puzzles. This might not be obvious in these times of puzzle abundance, but boxes are part of the puzzles' history, and they are very important to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
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I just collect for the sake of playing with new puzzles, so I just toss the boxes. I'm sure I've thrown away thousands of dollars in value, but since I don't plan on selling anything other than inadvertent doubles, it doesn't matter to me anyway.

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I keep my puzzle boxes to use for storing spare parts. It works really well for organizing them. Otherwise, I don't collect them.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
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I keep most boxes, especially when they have nice designs or interesting information. And for some puzzles the boxes are very good to store them.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:47 am 
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darryl wrote:
I just collect for the sake of playing with new puzzles, so I just toss the boxes. I'm sure I've thrown away thousands of dollars in value, but since I don't plan on selling anything other than inadvertent doubles, it doesn't matter to me anyway.

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This!

I have made a few exceptions, only, where I kept the boxes.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:17 am 
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I'm trying to be less of a hoarder :D
So I only keep the display boxes.
And I've also bought some pouches for my pricier puzzles.
I too don't like to sell my dear puzzles so there is no point.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:40 am 
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Well, I ended up throwing away the packaging for my Rubik's World. But then I saw a Youtube video of someone showing their Rubik's World, and they had kept the cardboard base out of the packaging to display/stand their Rubik's World on.

I thought 'That looks really cool, why didn't I think of that?!'

So I had to go through the outside bin to find the packaging, and I retrieved the cardboard base. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
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RPKCuber wrote:
So I had to go through the outside bin to find the packaging, and I retrieved the cardboard base. :)


Dont throw away things to soon, when they are gone they are gone, keep them a while and after sometime when you realise that they are useless, then throw them. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:32 am 
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I always fold them flat and keep them. That way if I ever sell the puzzle, I have the box for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone keep/collect the boxes that your puzzles come in?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:04 pm 
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I try to but some come in really bulky plastic packaging which doesn't fold flat.

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