Unboxing

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  1. King Hal

    King Hal iPad Enthusiast

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    Much as I love my various Apple products and I think their packaging is second to none, I just don't understand all the mental masturbation and videos of unpacking the iPad, unpacking the iPhone 4, etc, etc.

    Can anyone explain? Where did it start?

    Hal
     
  2. Seadog

    Seadog Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It usually has to do with the excitement of having something new. Think about how many people will take pictures or videos of a new car, boat, or other toy. Since computer users are more into digital video, they are just more likely to take pictures.
     
  3. Matth3w

    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    I'm with you. I couldn't give a crap less if the item came in an egg carton so long as it worked.
     
  4. King Hal

    King Hal iPad Enthusiast

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    Good to have you back on the forum Matt. Hope you enjoyed your time in Europe.
     
  5. Matth3w

    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    Glad to be back home, as much fun as I had!
     
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    ivanmarkchang iPad Fan

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    i open my boxes carefully and store them neatly in my closet just in case i want to return/exchange or do a private sale in the future. people will pay just a bit more when it comes in the original packaging :)
     
  7. King Hal

    King Hal iPad Enthusiast

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    I agree with keeping the packaging, but making a video of unpacking??? I'd still like to know where it started. Did an Apple fanboy start it?
     
  8. Matth3w

    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    They do it with just about every major electronics these days...
     
  9. BrennB

    BrennB iPad Addict

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    Usually to make those who weren't standing in line in the freezing rain regret our decision to wait for another day to purchase. LOL
     

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