1. Norman3000
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    Norman3000 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey everyone! Good day! Not sure where to put this but May i ask you? What do you do with your GBA Boxes? Do you keep them or throw them away after getting the cartridge? if you do keep them why do so? i also keep mine but im not sure if i should throw them! what must i do? [​IMG]
     


  2. wilddenim

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    I threw mine out. Which I regret since I couldn't sell it for couple of quid cos of the lost boxes. So keep them just in case you want to sell unless you are REALLY sure that you want to keep the carts and out the boxes out.
     
  3. JPH

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    I keep mine.
    Same way with other boxes, such as the ones that come with the DS or Wii.

    I like the box...the smell and the color and whatnot [​IMG]
     
  4. Urza

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    I kept mine for years, but a couple weeks ago decided they were taking up too much space and threw them out.
     
  5. Joe88

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    have all mine
    only took the games out and left everything else
    have them together with some GBC and GB boxes also
     
  6. 2dere

    2dere GBAtemp Regular

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    When you buy a movie or album do you take out the disc and throw the casing away? I don't. Same with my Game boxes and cases. Its hard enough finding a GBA game you want with its box and manuals let alone biffing then. I also keep reciepts too. Don't know why but they don't take up much room in the box cases. Though, I have less the thriry GBA/DS games, everything else go on my cd/dvd wall unit so space isn't really an issue for me to keep it.
     
  7. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    I threw mine out,except for a couple.
    I dunno,i find it hard to find space empty card board boxes.
     
  8. suppachipmunk

    suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

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    I keep all of mine. I find it easier to crush (unfold) the GB and GBA boxes. the ds games and console games are lying in one of my under-the-bed storage tubs.
     
  9. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    the boxes wear and tear overtime so they are destined to be thrown out, i have old gameboy colour game boxes like that.
     
  10. Vater Unser

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    I only have a single GBA box left, it's from Metroid Fusion...
    I wish I still had all the boxes of all the SNES, N64, GB, GBC and GBA games I threw away [​IMG]
    A nicely arranged shelf of video game boxes is simply beautiful, so if you like your games, keep the boxes...I was stupid enough to throw them all away back then, because all I cared about was the cartridges...
    But now that I can play most SNES/N64/etc game on other systems anyway, the cartridges themselves are of less value for me than the boxes and instruction booklets...you may be able to emulate the games, but you can't emulate this:
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    (not my collection [​IMG] )

    Even if you don't care about the look of the box, you should at least fold them together and keep them safe, that way they're not taking up much room and still allow you to sell the complete games for loads of cash some day later [​IMG]
    Remember that you can easily sell a game for twice the price if it comes with the box and instruction booklet (if they're in a decent condition)
     
  11. shadow1w2

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    I keep my boxs and collect them. My little cousin throws them away, wich I suggest against. The value is always up when it comes with the origonal box. Though it seems too common to throw the darn things away. What a complete waste.
    I dont think the lack of boxs save us money on the used games either, so theres really no reason we shouldn't have them in shops too.
    Thank fully the DS box fix this problem but its sad to see perfectly good box art jsut get thrown away.
    At the very least recycle it.
    So ya, I suggest saving the box and using it to store the manual.
    Why be so wastefull?
    Though if you have a ton and their really in your way, then it really would save space. Just remember that origonal GBA boxs are hard to get these days with everyone throwing them all away.
     
  12. ZPE

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    Yeah, keep the boxes if you plan to resell later on. When I moved houses I threw away a lot of my box covers and I regret that to this today. :/
     
  13. Jack-Of-Trades

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    Only games i have ever really bought new/came with box's were PSX/GC/Xbox (and only a select few of the psx games came in a cardboard box Like Lunar/Star-Ocean 2 which increases the price big time)

    And only thing i can say is... why the hell would anyone in there right mind want to get rid of them?
    Increases value
    Increases the way your collection looks
    increases show off factor
    and IMO it highly increases playability of the games (hint's/control's/tip's)

    Granted my TV Center is a DVD one... All 23 GC games i have don't even take up 1 door lol
    Still have the other door and the back 3 shelves to fill on it
     
  14. muckers

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    I keep em not for resale, or for value, or for instructions...I just keep em cos it's nice.

    It's nice to have the original boxes in mint condition. Or good condition, at least. That way, you can go back (especially if they're old games) and look at it with a degree of nostalgia.

    Sometimes I like to just take an old GB box (we're talking GB classic...mid-late 90s) out of wardrobe and just look at the box. Look at the back. Flick through the manual. For no particular reason, with no particular outcome other than it's cool. [​IMG]

    Nostalgia. I loves it.
     
  15. DeMoN

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    You mean the boxes for the games? Those flimsy paper boxes? I recycle them with no mercy [​IMG].
     
  16. NeSchn

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    My brother keeps them, I always just kinda threw them away. But hey I was young.
     
  17. Doggy124

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    I only have few boxs because I pirate most game [​IMG]
     
  18. Narin

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    I don't have any boxes [​IMG] Though it might be a good idea to keep them, some games with their boxes, manuals and such may be good collector items down the road. Hell. Chrono Trigger fetches over a 1000$ now.
     
  19. Ahmedz

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    threw all mine away since 97% of my GBA Games are Pirated copies [​IMG]

    the other 3% are WarioWare Twisted, Pokemon Ruby and FireRed
     
  20. silent sniper

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    my mother seems to not understand collectorship and decided to throw them all away.