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How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« on: December 12, 2011, 04:57:46 PM »
The subject line explains it all.

I will keep boxes until they get in the way then dispose. Should I be keeping them? How long? Does it make a difference what its from?

Lets discuss: Pro/cons..

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 06:56:14 PM »
The subject line explains it all.

I will keep boxes until they get in the way then dispose. Should I be keeping them? How long? Does it make a difference what its from?

Lets discuss: Pro/cons..
Depends.  Big boxes from strollers etc i keep for a few days to make sure the thing works.  Cell phone boxes, well, I can open a recycling facility in my living room.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 11:58:03 PM »
I usually flatten them and stick them in my storage room to hang onto for a little while just in case. It always comes in handy to have different sized boxes for when I sell something on ebay...

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 12:03:02 AM »
I generally keep the box as long as I can still return the item.
-well, more like until i get around to throwing it out sometime after I can no longer return it, which can end up beinga long, long time...

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 12:06:18 AM »
I generally keep the box as long as I can still return the item.
-well, more like until i get around to throwing it out sometime after I can no longer return it, which can end up beinga long, long time...
So in the case of Costco/BBB, you keep the box forever? ;)

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 12:09:57 AM »
until my wife forces me to :o

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 12:32:12 AM »
I keep they waaaay to long....

Basically until I decide that if I am not able to return the item I got my monies use out of it

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 10:59:05 AM »
if the thing i bought works or if i know im keeping it then the box goes out right away otherwise i keep it till i return it or i keep it if im going to use the box for storage

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 11:34:02 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 11:38:17 AM »
I don't know why you guys keep you boxes.. Come to my building and i can give you tones!!!  ;)

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 07:54:41 PM »
I keep them about 3 months or longer for most things.

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 09:04:03 PM »
So in the case of Costco/BBB, you keep the box forever? ;)

Actually, you can return to costco without the box (at least I have). That's why I like buying from costco - I know I can return without the hassle.

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 09:21:21 PM »
Actually, you can return to costco without the box (at least I have). That's why I like buying from costco - I know I can return without the hassle.
not in brooklyn.

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2011, 07:51:31 PM »
Depending the items. The required minimum is a couple of months.

However, about a week after disposing of it, I need something badly for which I need the box...

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Re: How soon do you throw away the box after purchase?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »
if i think i might return it (which most times not) i just leave it around until i get sick of looking at the box than chuck it!