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Windows 7: Do you save your boxes?

04 Jan 2011   #1
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Do you save your boxes?

I have been saving most of my boxes for years and last night I decided to clean out the closet and get rid of most of them.

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04 Jan 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

lol - upgrade much?
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04 Jan 2011   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nice box collection.
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I am a pack rat so I keep everything. My New Years resolution is to start cleaning and organizing my junk. Normally I use the boxes to store extra cables, paper work and manuals for that item. Then if I update I place the old unit back in the box. Someday they may be worth a lot of money as antiques.

Jim
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04 Jan 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
lol - upgrade much?
Some of the video card boxes are from customer builds but all the Asus mobo boxes are mine.
I usually do a major upgrade every 3-4 years.

In the past 2.5 years I did a few major upgrades back to back to my main rig since it didn't cost me that much.
Started with a P4 3.4Ghz, 2GB, X1950Pro
to
Core2duo E8400, 4GB, 9800GT
Swapped the E8400 for a Core2Quad 9400.
Sold the Q9400 and 9800GT and bought a Q6600 and GTX260
added 4GB more ram for a total of 8GB
upgraded the GTX260 to a GTX285
Sold the GTX285 and got an HD5850
Sold the Q6600/mobo/4GB DDR2 800 ram and bought the corei7 870, mobo, 8GB DDR3
Sold the original 8GB of ram from the Q6600 setup which was DDR2 1066.
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04 Jan 2011   #6
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

jeeeeeeeezzzeee that would drive me nuts.

bonfire time.
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04 Jan 2011   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I save boxes until the item is past the date I can return it to the store, then I pitch them.

Exceptions would be for things like a Monitor box, which would be handy if I need to make a long-distance move or sell the item and need to ship it somewhere.
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04 Jan 2011   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I save boxes until the item is past the date I can return it to the store, then I pitch them.

Exceptions would be for things like a Monitor box, which would be handy if I need to make a long-distance move or sell the item and need to ship it somewhere.
That can make life easier....till you try to pack it back in the box.....
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04 Jan 2011   #9
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I save boxes until the item is past the date I can return it to the store, then I pitch them.

Exceptions would be for things like a Monitor box, which would be handy if I need to make a long-distance move or sell the item and need to ship it somewhere.
That can make life easier....till you try to pack it back in the box.....
LG monitor packaging is pretty good, as well as the ease of taking it apart to rebox it. I had to send in my LG 19" a year and a half ago and just took a couple of minutes to box it back up.
They replaced it for free with pre-paid label to get the old one back to them.
3 year warranty and mine failed after 2 years and I was pleased with the service.
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04 Jan 2011   #10
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I save the boxes until the warranty is up.
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