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janikphoto 03-10-2010 08:10 AM

Do you keep boxes?
 
I'm about to possibly move and I have many of the original cardboard boxes that my firearms came in. Do you keep them for any potential collecting purposes, or do you just toss/recycle them? I'm tempted to toss some/most of them, since I never really intend on selling any of these, anyway... thoughts?

DrumJunkie 03-10-2010 08:22 AM

I keep mine if they come in one. Just in case I choose to sell it later. It does help in keeping value if you have the box and paperwork

Franciscomv 03-10-2010 09:02 AM

I toss most of my knife boxes, with very few exceptions. But I keep all of my gun boxes, it makes it easier to sell them.

cpttango30 03-10-2010 10:42 AM

Of all the ones I have bought in the last few years yes I kept them all. It will add to the value some day if I ever get sick enough to sell them.

TXnorton 03-10-2010 11:59 AM

People actually SELL guns after they have bought them? Don't tell my wife!

I have noticed that firearms with their original boxes do command a higher asking price at my local pre-owned gun shop. Having said that I don't have room to keep the boxes, so I toss them.

Hunt SD 03-10-2010 01:15 PM

I keep every one of them. It will be worth it to someone down the line that I did. Guns with original boxes command a fair amount more money.

gadrooning 03-10-2010 01:37 PM

Yup same reason. Makes firearms easier to sell in future.

skullcrusher 03-10-2010 02:43 PM

I keep my boxes as well. I bought a used S&W that the dealer said he had the original box. When he could not find it, he dropped the price by $25.

amoroque 03-10-2010 05:30 PM

I keep all my boxes too. I jsut stash them in the basement. If I sell them or hand them down when I'm an old fart I think it really keeps the value up. :cool:

janikphoto 03-11-2010 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoroque (Post 245007)
I keep all my boxes too. I jsut stash them in the basement. If I sell them or hand them down when I'm an old fart I think it really keeps the value up. :cool:

Texans don't have basements... :(

I will keep my boxes then. Thanks!


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