Goofy question about Apple’s awesome looking boxes....

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  1. PrismStudios

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    Just curious, Who else saves their Apple product boxes? Would Apple think I’m even nuttier than usual if I enquirer about finding a box for my iPhone X ? It was given to me sans packaging, and I just really want the freaking box! I KNOW they throw quite a few out, as I admittedly watched a few you tube Apple store dumpster diving videos( yeah, I did, sigh), and there were several boxes, some even had the charger still in them. Then again I may hit up the local Verizon ( the polite one),as they do the same thing. Can’t imagine walking off without my box.... or charger! Yep, I have the box my iPad 6 came in safely tucked in a file drawer. I may need some “special”help.
     
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    I keep all the boxes that contained my Apple products. They‘re stored safely in my dresser.

    That‘s partially, because I don‘t need all the cables and chargers that came with them (1 charger and cable is used for 2 or 3 devices), and I don‘t use the EarPods - I prefer headphones. Also, if I sell them, which happens from time to time, I send them with the original boxes.

    I like their design as well, so I can imagine how you feel.

    You can charge the iPhone with the charger for the iPad as well, if your iPad has a lightning connector. It‘s not necessary to get an additional charger for the iPhone.
     
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    I save my boxes too for the same reasons as J. A.
     
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    You could probably also buy iPhone boxes on eBay or another sales site but iPhone boxes have the serial number of the original iPhone printed on them, if that matters to you.
     
  5. PrismStudios

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    I tend to hoard cables , in case I or someone I know lose one, or someone needs one. I’ve become the go to among my friends! I use a wireless charger ( built into the base of a table lamp, it’s really cool) for the phone, and if I’m going to be staying somewhere , I use a portable charge pad. I keep that in my travel bag. I carry a small zipper bag in my purse with the iPhone charger, my powe bank, and a spare non original cord for mooching purposes . The iPad cord stays here unless I’m traveling with it and it’s charger goes too, of course. Just can’t imagine why anyone would walk off from the purchase without the box and charger. Yes, you can buy used boxes on eBay. I watched an empty iMac box go for $150! I’m just trying to stop one from hitting the bin. Did not know about the serial # on the box. Wonder if resellers know that? As I have no intentions of reselling my numbers not matching are OK. Seeing what came out of the dumpster behind the phone store and Apple store was interesting to say rhe least... I’m not jumping in there, but ..... interesting.
     
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    I’m glad I’m not the only one! I still have my box from my iPhone 3G. Plus all my other Apple tech :)
     
  7. PatS

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    I always save the boxes as having them helps when you upgrade and want to resell the old device
     
  8. John Petrie

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    Now that's strange, i thought there was only one box hoarder in this world, my wife. She won't throw out a shoe box. There is a cupboard in my house where the shoe boxes (plus contents) are kept, stacked with the precision of King Tuts pyramid builders.
    The type of shoe/boot/sandal is written on the face of the box, even the colour. I do believe if i even swapped positions with two boxes there would be a riot, mibbe even punches thrown in my general direction.
    As for phone or tablet boxes.....watch out, you may just end up like my wife.
     
  9. PrismStudios

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    I dare you to rotate one of those shoe boxes.... I’ll even donate some iodine for the contusion later. I’m not that bad, but I do love Apple’s boxes.....just not the micro fonts on the inserts!
     
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    Iodine! Iodine! You can't be serious. We're talking cancellation of cooked breakfasts, washing and ironing restrictions plus dog house conditions. Prism, there is more to this box hoarding than you realize.....iodine indeed.
     

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